Winter Wedding Trends: Tips From a Raleigh Wedding Planner

Feature photo by Krista Joy Photography. Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh wedding planner & florist.


There is finally a chill in the air, and winter is quickly approaching! These 2017 trends are sure to win any winter wedding!


  • Leather Jackets: edgier brides will enjoy the leather look this season, being both sensible and statement making!
  • Velvet: this material has been making a big comeback lately, but it’s especially popular with colder days ahead!
  • Two Groom Looks: this winter is the groom’s time to shine, with his own flashy wardrobe change from ceremony to reception!


Groom wearing boutonniere

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  • Faux Fur: adorn your bridal party in fancy faux fur, or even offer guests their own blanket as a gift!
  • Neon Signs: this is always a cool statement piece, but especially for the trendy 2017 bride who wants a unique way to showcase her wedding hashtag or new name!
  • Dark Florals: bridesmaids have their own winter trend! Darker floral patterns on gowns is huge right now, especially in colors such as burgundy, purple and navy!


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  • Metallics: a clean look like this can pair with most other decor, making it a versatile choice!
  • Jewels: gems can be used in so many ways! Try bedazzling your bridesmaids’ arms or hair, or the handle of your bouquets!
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Winter weddings are always beautiful, but these hot trends are sure to make for a cool wedding this season!




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Simplicity is Key: Tips from a Raleigh Wedding Planner

Poppy Belle Design is a Raleigh wedding planner & florist.


Everyone knows that old phrase “less is more”, right? Well this old phrase is one of the hot new wedding themes of the year! Au naturel cakes, colors and crops make an understated pop this year that coolly declares, “enough said”.


Millennial Pink

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This up and coming color is nothing new to the color wheel, but its popularity has grown dramatically in recent years. The beige beauty has been aptly named “millennial pink” because of its fan base, and has an understated elegance about it that has audiences raving. Consider adding this muted hue to your wedding’s color scheme with whimsical hot pink offset by pops of navy. If you want a more lustrous way to incorporate this lovely shade, rose gold flatware and candelabras can give your wedding a bold yet bashful look that epitomizes romance in every way.




Naked Cake

Photo by Krista Joy Photography

After years of being all clothed in fondant, the naked wedding cake trend has been taking it off! This rustic indulgence can come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors!

  • Tall, lean and elegant
  • Short stack for an intimate event
  • Adorned with its own bouquet
  • Skip the frosting and drizzle with caramel

Truly, the possibilities are endless! Pin a flavor that appeals to your season and your taste buds (if you can pick just one!) and try out the deliciously daring cake that has everyone saying “ooh,” and “ahh.”




Green Envy

Photo by Krista Joy Photography


Adding more greenery and less blooms to your décor can cut down costs and provide an air of simplicity to your wedding.

Work a garland of green through tall candles on a banquet table to create a centerpiece full of natural beauty that will also allow your guests to talk to one another across the table!

Or have it hanging elegantly from the ceiling to create a dramatically romantic look! From flower crowns to chair décor, you can’t go wrong!










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