How to incorporate holidays into your wedding

It is not all that uncommon that we have requests for weddings that fall on holidays. Some couples intentionally choose to have their weddings on a holiday (my parents got married on New Year’s Eve because it is a family tradition), and for some people the holiday just happens to fall on the weekend they want to get married.  If your wedding falls on July 4th, Halloween, or close to Christmas, like three of our 2015 weddings did, how do you honor the holiday without making your wedding feel like a theme party?  Our best advice is to have the wedding you would want to have if your wedding day wasn’t a major holiday.  Then, find small details where you can add in a fun pop of that holiday.

At our July 4th wedding, the bride chose to use a blush, pink, ivory, and gold color scheme.  It was BEAUTIFUL!  To honor Independence Day, the groom and groomsmen donned american flag socks, and their exit included handheld american flags!

Even though her wedding was the day before Halloween, our October 30th bride chose to have mini cotton candy as a late-night passed appetizer.

Finally, and perhaps my favorite, is Christmas!  There are so many different ways to incorporate this holiday into your wedding.  A couple of years ago, we made these adorable place cards out of jingle bells.  Their escort cards were also festive since they were attached to champagne with St. Germain and rosemary- which looked like little Christmas Trees in the flutes.

We also love, love, love these invitations that inspired our December 2015 bride! The boldness of the emerald green, paired with the regal look of the gold lettering just makes our hearts flutter.  And, what is a December wedding without beautiful, lush garland? One of our favorite Spring 2015 William Aiken House weddings used this beautiful lemon leaf garland from Tiger Lily Weddings.