Using Pine Cones in a Winter Wedding

lizzie79 By lizzie79, 16th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A winter wedding is an opportunity to think of some interesting themes or include interesting items in your wedding. One such item is the pine cone. Here are some ideas.

Overview

While many people choose to have a summer wedding, often because of the warmer climate in many countries, a wedding held in winter can be enchanting and magical. This choice of season opens up a lot of unusual theme choices for a wedding. One such theme is pine cones. They create images of winter woodlands and Christmas trees. Another benefit of using them is that they are one of the most economical options. There are many different ways in which pine cones can be incorporated into your wedding with some thought and creativity. Here are some tips on how this can be achieved.

Bouquets

One of the most obvious ways of incorporating pine cones into a wedding is to include them in the bouquets of the bride, bridesmaids and flower girls. Pine cones can just as easily be included in a bouquet of fresh or dried flowers. This can be achieved by using floristry wire to bind the pine cones to the centre of the bouquet.

Church or Venue Flowers

The flowers in the church and along the aisle, or in the ceremony room if you are not having a church wedding, can co-ordinate with the bridal flowers by using the same colors and using the pine cones. Another option is to attach pine cones to ribbons in the same colour scheme as the rest of the wedding and have them hanging from the end of the pews or on the backs of chairs.

Table Decorations

These do not necessarily need to be floral arrangements. A clear vase filled with potpourri and pine cones makes an interesting central feature to a table. Pine cones can also be used as unusual name place card holders on the table. A popular choice at modern weddings is to simply scatter objects across the table. Combining pine cones with glitter or confetti to use on the table can create a dramatic look.

Decorated Pine Cones

Although the plain brown of pine cones will look excellent with some colour schemes or a nature themed wedding, many brides will be hoping to add a little more glitz and glamor to their special day. This doesn't mean that pine cones will make a bad choice. Pine cones can easily be decorated to suit any color scheme. The use of spray paints can achieve any colour, including metallic colours. Another way of decorating pine cones is to use glitter. This will add a little sparkle to the day. Once decorated, the pine cones can be easily incorporated into any aspect of the decorations or floral arrangements.

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Pine Cones, Wedding Themes, Weddings, Winter Weddings

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author avatar lizzie79
I am a mum of four who has worked as a professional freelance writer for the past five years and formerly worked in education. I love to write about education, parenting, fashion, health, and travel.

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author avatar Rose*
9th Jun 2014 (#)

I love winter weddings! Pine cones look lovely, especially if surrounded with other winter greenery

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