Cozy Christmas Wedding Ideas

If you’re planning your winter destination nuptials, the holidays are the perfect time to do it! With all your family and friends together, what better way to celebrate Christmas then with a cozy and intimate festive affair? Even if your wedding is in another country, you can bring Christmas with you by incorporating traditional ideas, like these ornament escort cards (that we absolutely love!) or a gold disk and spruce, pine, or fir leaf backdrop for a subtle, yet striking effect. Keep warm from the snow in a cozy lodge ceremony and reception adorned with hundreds of dreamy candles.

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{Top Row Left: Shari & Mike Photographers via Ruffled, Right: Rebecca Hollis Photography, Middle Row:Lauren Fair Photography via The Knot, Bottom Row Left: Caroline Frost Photography via SMP, Right: Tree of Life Films via Ruffled}


Snow Wedding Inspiration

Well, I don’t know about you but I just love winter weddings. There is just something so magical and intriguing about a wedding where the snow is falling, the fireplace is crackling, and the hot chocolate is being sipped. Speaking of snow, it obviously wouldn’t be a  winter  wedding without a sweet picture of you and your significant other in the snow! A sweet caressing photo in the snow will do but perhaps you want to be more fun and play in the snow. Check out that last photo in the set. Talk about a way cool and creative photo with the sled! I love that idea! Oh and make sure to get your bridesmaids in on the action too! Just remember to be quick, I would’t want you to freeze out there!


Snow Kiss: Sterling and Nicole, Bridesmaids: Weddings in Arkansas, Snow Hug: Ellie Asher, Snow Laughter: June Bug Weddings, Holiday Lights:, Sled: Bridal Guide


Wedding at the Four Seasons Koele Lodge Lanai, Hawaii

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Kelly and Justin wed at one of my favorite places on earth – the Four Seasons Koele Lodge on Lanai.  The uber luxury yet oh-so cozy resort is nestled high above the ocean in the hills on the tiny Hawaiian island.  One of only two resorts on the island (the other is its sister property, the Four Seasons Manele Bay on the beach), this unique oasis gives you the best of Hawaii and the feeling of something very different (and special) at the same time.  Intimate libraries, wrap around decks, wild turkeys running around, an orchid greenhouse and world glass golf course are just some of what draw guests here.  And that was no different for these newlyweds who brought close friends and family to experience the magic of all of it.

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The couple decided on a perfectly appropriate red motif with lush red roses and orchids throughout the event.

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The ceremony took place in the Koele Lodge Music Room and Asian lanterns were strung from the chandelier to enhance the theme.

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To kick off the festivities, the tradition of a conch horn was blown.

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After the ceremony, guests were ushered into the lodge library for dinner where the deeps reds poured out – perfect for the holiday season wedding this was!

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Love the unique floral and branch clusters by Anny Heid Flowers.

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White accents contrasted the color and brought in a hint of the bride’s white dress.

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Guests dined looking out over the lush grounds and pond while Christmas trees lined the inner walls.

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It wouldn’t be a Christmas wedding without a few bride and groom photos in front of the trees.

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 Congratulations Kelly and Justin!

Destination Wedding Photographer:  Joanna Tano Photography

Wedding Vendors: Location and Catering: Four Seasons Koele Lodge, Florals & Site Decor: Anny Heid Flowers


Red Winter Weddings

After the red wedding in Italy we shared yesterday, we had to show you a bit more of the winter color inspiration we just love.  An electric red accent makes for a fun-tastic color in the snow, the city, or in a far off European country like Spain or Italy.  Today’s bright red wedding inspiration hopefully gets you in the holiday spirit and gives you a few great ideas for your winter destination wedding.

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{Photos: Bride + Ceremony: Lane Dittoe via Wedding Chicks, Invitation: PS Paper via Oh So Beautiful Paper, Hot Chocolate: Emily Steffen via The Sweetest Occasion, Cake: Design Sponge, Table: Better Homes & Gardens}


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Jet Fete!  We appreciate you sharing in the season with us and we look forward to a fun and well traveled 2012 with you!christmas beach weddings{Photos from top left: Paris: Lyla & Blu, Wooden Tree: Love, Life & Hiccups, Boat: Bippity Boppity Boo, Ornament: A Diamond in the Stuff, Santa Hat: Holiday Extras, Tree on Deck: Layout Sparks, Decor: Love, Life & Hiccups, Snow Tree: Pinterest}