‘Tis the season to be married

It’s not that we’re turning our noses up at a summer wedding, after all there’s nothing more enjoyable than sipping a cup of Pimm’s on the lawn as the sun beats down. It’s just that if you’re looking for true romance, nothing beats a winter wedding with faux fur stolls, blanket-on-the-knee carriage rides and crimson roses stealing the show.

From little Christmas touches through to a fully fledged festive theme there’s a Christmas to suit every couple.

Every year we create a host of decoration themes that fit in with both the hottest trends of the year and the classic themes of the past, either of which would translate perfectly into your wedding plans. This year’s hotties range anywhere from Highland Fling right across to Nordic Enchantment, enabling you to find a colour palette that suits your big day.

Here at Pines and Needles we can even provide you with a Christmas tree at any time of year, just in case you’re planning your Christmas wedding in the middle of July (no judgements here, we start planning as soon as we’re back in the office in January!).

There are so many other ways to bring Christmas into your nuptials without taking it all the way to Lapland, so we’ve come up with some top tips to ensure you’re Wedding is perfect.

Decorations

Christmas decorations are a great way to incorporate the magic into your special day! Create a theme, or enlist the help of one of ours. You don’t want your wedding to end up as a mash up of blue and white Jack Frost thrown together with traditional red and gold!

Christmas Decorations Tree Delivery

This year, we highly recommend our Highland Fling selection. There’s just something about mixing Christmas crimson with tartan and heritage that makes the Scottish theme perfect for weddings.

Crackers

The perfect table entertainment for little ones, and big ones! Everything from Tom Smith’s luxury crackers to Robin Reed’s Champagne Frost will keep your guests entertained from wedding breakfast to midnight dancing!

Christmas Tree

A tree decorated in your colour scheme is a fabulous addition to your wedding decor and can transform any room into a Christmas hideaway in an instant!

Decorated Christmas Tree Delivery

A Nordmann Fir is the perfect indoor tree, especially for those venues that are anti-needles! They are full and fabulous and will last for weeks after the wedding as a perfect reminder of your big day!

A Norway Spruce is the epitome of Christmas, with a scent to match! The needles will shed quicker, making it the perfect tree if you’re leaving it behind. They also work really well outside!

Christmas Cocktails

 

Never mind your usual Prosecco or Mojito, break the boundaries and try a White Christmas cocktail! The change in tradition will leave a part of the wedding that will always be remembered, and the guests will be drinking them right up to the big day (Christmas Day that is!)

Planning a Christmas Wedding would be a dream to us at Pines & Needles. We love everything about Christmas (obviously) and combining the decorations, the food and the sprit alongside that of a wedding is nothing short of perfection. Check out our Pinterest board for more ideas!

Catwalk Style for your Tree

The biggest lesson we learnt from fashion week this year, aside from the fabulous trends, was the instant pick up of these on the high street. It was an almost instantaneous reaction, and the biggest S/S17 trends turned into street-style straight away.

This is something we’re used to in the Pines and Needles offices. Everyone from our delivery drivers to our decoration team and tree managers in Scotland have to work and react in an instant, be it decorating an on-trend tree, picking the perfect time to chop your fir down or even the perfect time to deliver it to your door – we’re at the cutting edge and time is never on our side.

Our designers and the army of experts we work with all answer to a similar timeline to those involved in London Fashion Week. Christmas trends are just as big in our industry as the change of seasons is, however we only have one month a year to display all of our hard work. We started planning Christmas 2016 back in February!!

Mixing Christmas with fashion is the ideal blend, the opulence and glamour creates the perfect crossover. With seasoned professionals like Gisela Graham on board, we make sure your tree will always look runway ready.

Fashion week once again bought a few new trends and a few adaptions to old ones. It was only natural that at Pines and Needles we’re one step ahead of the game with our decorations, and, of course, they fit perfectly with the trends displayed in London last week.

Novelty Factor

christmas decorations classic

Tea-light holder £24.95 | Elf Tea-light £12.95 | Gold Candle£3.50

Cut it Out

christmas decorations hearts

Crystal Heart £3.99 | Tom Smith crackers £65 | Hearts £12.95

Texture

Christmas decorations peacock

Peacock Feather Bauble £3.95 | Peacock Feather Wreath £49.95  

Micro Florals 

Christmas decorations winter

Rose Bauble £3.50 | Winter crackers £19.95 | White Roses £14.95

Picking a trend for your house/office/room is the most exciting thing! This year, one of our favourites is Royal Peacock. This theme combines a few of our favourite Fashion Week trends. like ‘cut outs’ and ‘textures’ as well as the novelty factor of course! Royal Peacock means that you will stand out from the crowd, with the beautiful rich berry tones and fabulous teals, it’s perfect for a home that demands something deliciously different and totally on trend.

If you’re after something a little bit more classic, like your old trusty Mulberry handbag, you’ll be pleased to know  our ‘Santa’s coming’ selection fulfils just that need. Teaming bright colours, popular Christmas characters and good old fashioned Christmas cheer this theme is perfect for those who love following trends, but also appreciate classic style.

From matt colours to glitter finishes, here at Pines and Needles we have everything you need for your perfect Christmas. Be it family orientated and perfectly messy, or bang on trend and beautifully stylish. We cater for everyone’s dream Christmas.