Winter isn’t the most obvious season for a wedding, but the colder months offer wonderful opportunities to be daring and different – or to get your planning perfected before the warmer months start. With adventurous reception themes, irresistible cakes and the most spectacular winter-inspired flower concepts, this issue of Wedding Inspirations is a must-read.
Find some seasonal inspiration in our fabulous winter fashion on page 26 of the new issue, with feathers, lace and fur (faux, of course) stealing the scene. We’re also showing you how to conjure up a wedding day menu to remember on page 80, with expert advice from food journalist (and recent bride) Olivia Spadavecchia giving you the inside track on the perfect seasonal menu.
Read all about our most daring reception theme yet – would you take the plunge on an all-black wedding theme? See how to pull off this striking and sophisticated theme in Black Magic on page 94, or if you’re more of an outdoor splendour bride, we celebrate all things lush, floral and forested on page 98, where we lead you Into The Woods. And an absolute must-see is floral designer Heike le Cordeur’s spectacular take on winter floral artistry in the Winter Wonderland flower feature. Hint: think dried seed pods, white bougainvillea, tea lights and bare branches!
Another must-read is our round-up of the most essential wedding apps. Yes, you really can plan an entire wedding on your smartphone or tablet – although we make no promises that you’ll be able to get any other work done once you’ve loaded The Knot’s irresistible Wedding Lookbook app! Wondering whether the cost of a wedding planner is worth it? We have all the answers for you in our exclusive feature on a Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner on page 76 – find out exactly what this expert will do to make your wedding both memorable and seamless. And of course, it wouldn’t be Wedding Inspirations without amazing real weddings to ooh and aah over. Our absolute favourite this issue is Nicole and Dorian’s food market-themed reception – we just can’t stop admiring this innovative reception idea!
The Winter 2015 issue is now available nationwide at Pick ‘n Pay stores, CNA, Exclusive Books, PNA and Dis-Chem, as well as selected SPAR supermarkets and independent retailers.