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Dec 12, 2012

Inspired by An Elegant Winter Wedding by Matthew Robbins + Giveaway

There are no words for this gleaming wedding by contributing editor and events designer, Matthew Robbins!! This gorgeous table setting was illuminated with soft tea light candles scattered all over and was balanced with twinkling lights hanging above. Matthew incorporated a black, white and green color palette with touches of pewter, grey and silver. We love the winter blooms in the bride’s bouquet and the table setting, which consisted of Amaryllis, Anemones, Camellia Foliage and Ranunculus! Doesn’t this look like the perfect and cozy winter wedding reception?!

Matthew shared some of his winter wedding tips with us below!:

  1. Remember to use seasonal materials such as the white amaryllis I used for the bride’s bouquet and the anemones and camelia foliage.
  2. White blooms are especially beautiful during the winter months and there are many wonderful options to choose from such as ranunculus, anemones and amaryllis.
  3. If you are worried about looking to “holiday” or “Christmas” stick to a simple, chic and elegant palette such as the one I used here featuring black, white and green tones with touches of pewter grey and silver. The touch of the softest blush pink also brought a romantic, unexpected accent to the color palette.
  4. Long tables create more of a fabulous “dinner party” atmosphere which is great anytime of year but especially cozy and welcoming for a winter wedding.
  5. To create a warm, glowing atmosphere in your reception space avoid lighting with too much color such as pink, blue, purple, etc.. and stick to a range of clean, warm white tones as we did here. When a space is very busy like this one I always prefer highlighting the architecture and the decor with clean white light. Remember white light can be ambient and romantic when you add a bit of warmth to the white tones. Imagine you are trying to light your entire space with candlelight… that’s the color and tone you want to aim for!

Also, Christmas came a little early!! 🙂 We love Matthew’s work so much, that we are giving away a copy of his book! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings… all you have to do is comment below!!

**Contest has ended! Congratulations to our winner, Cori Cook!

Be Prepared to Be Inspired…

You could win a copy of Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings!! Comment below!

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  • Mandy Gomez

    There’s nothing more than I love reading cool tips on weddings! He really gave some great advice! I would love to win his book and learn some more cool wedding planning tips 🙂 Sometimes It’s hard finding direction in planning weddings, but following his footsteps of advice would be great!!

  • <3

  • Dreamy wedding aisle alert!!

  • This is dreamy and magical! Love the lighting in these photos!

  • Noelle

    Love, love the pinks and blue tones!

  • katherine

    that would be a great christmas gift indeed!!:)

  • A Morgan

    Love this. I’m planning my September, 2013 wedding, and am completely inspired by the designs.

  • I would hands down LOVE to win a book – I have been eyeing it up for some time now – thanks for holding a contest 🙂
    PS – the images above are obviously incredible 🙂

  • Mandy

    I love the florals! So pretty!


  • Swooning over this candlelit wedding aisle by @mrobbinsdesign! Sooo dreamy! Photo by @christianoth

  • Beautifully done! Stunning photos an decor! thank you for sharing!

  • Camille

    Love this table setting!! So romantic!

  • Absolutely stunning! I’d LOVE to win a book-the perfect Christmas gift! 😉

  • Amber

    I’d love to win this for my sister! I am her maid of honor and she would love it as a christmas gift!! :] So breathtakingly beautiful

  • Tara

    The florals and the lighting is just spectacular! Would love to get my hands on a copy of Inspired Weddings!

  • Gorgeous winter wedding by @mrobbinsdesign on the blog today! Enter to win his book!

  • Oh my goodness.

  • Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Beautiful wedding, and I loved the use of anemones – stunning flowers. Would adore this book!

  • RT @weddingPR Swooning over this candlelit wedding aisle by @mrobbinsdesign! Sooo dreamy! Photo by @christianoth

  • Beautiful shot!

  • Kristina

    I love the candle lit aisle!

  • Love these photos! Especially how you captured the ambience and the guests interacting over the table.

  • Alexa

    I love the way the anemones add a little drama to the centerpieces!

  • If this post is any indication of the book, it will be stunning!

  • Heidi

    I love this ! This is the look of my dream wedding!

  • Mary E

    What beautiful florals! gorgeous!

  • Elisa

    wonderful details for a stunning wedding!

  • helen

    Wow! What a venue! The lighting is stunning and the silver ware the flowers are in is such a grand idea. I want to step into this wedding!

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  • I can’t find the words to express how lovely the decor for this wedding is. The lit candles are simply beautiful, adding to the decor and helping to set the atmosphere.

  • Fantastic!

  • Juan

    Love this!!! Hope my wedding is as inspiring as this one!

  • All the photos on this post are absolutely stunning! There’s nothing more I love to do than peak at wedding ideas. This book seems to be full of inspirations. Love this!

  • I’d love a copy of this book! It’s positively BEAUTIFUL and I’m sure it’s chocked full of wonderful wedding inspirations!

  • Angelina

    Wow. Amazing! I have fallen in love with the whole look!

  • Seriously in love with that amaryllis bouquet!!!

  • Anna

    I am in love with this venue!

  • Emilee

    This is such a beautiful wedding! I love the giant teapots as centerpieces.

  • H

    Exquisite! The attention to detail, on all levels, is simply amazing. The shared tips are fabulous, especially #3 and #5. Mathew Robbins’ winter wedding tips may also inspire an elegant setting for New Years Eve!

    Thank you for sharing the visual treat…eye candy!

  • Natasha B

    Stunning. Want want want this book!

  • Regards form Spain;
    That’s an expectacular work.
    Congratulations !!


  • Alecia

    Absolutely Stunning! I love the elegance of it all and that the architecture becomes decor for the wedding.

  • Cindy

    The amaryllis bouquet is simply amazing. Out of this world.

  • NK

    I would love to win the book!

  • Barbara

    OMG these are gorgeous!!!

  • I could spend hours scouring this book, I’m sure!

  • Lots of eye candy!!!
    Just beautiful!

  • Lori

    So gorgeous!

  • Trees Atkinson

    Saw your book on Kaite Cuoric today, your natural design is amazing, so beautiful!

  • Sarah Escoe

    The go-to!

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  • ElleNash

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Its elegant with a touch of whimsey. My fiance and I adore high tea (I think it’s the scones he loves most) and dream of a black tie affair. This would’ve been perfect for us!

  • Stevie

    Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning work. Would love to know where the venue is.

  • Christine Joseph

    could you tell me where to get the antique teapots? they are stunning!

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