Setting a new Hollywood trend for weekday weddings, actress Cameron Diaz wed rocker Benji Madden on a Monday in January in a star-studded backyard celebration. They combined Hollywood glamour with rock-and-roll elements for an event that was true to the couple's individual styles.
To achieve a similar romantic, edgy ambience, consider a winter color palette of black, white, and metallic with candlelit tables, and outdoorsy details to create a cozy atmosphere. Also, take a cue from their snowy honeymoon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and set off on an intimate winter getaway.
When planning an outdoor wedding, help guests arrive prepared for the elements by indicating on invitation inserts what types of coats or outerwear to take along. Black and white are crisp, timeless neutral colors that complement other hues and metallic tones.
From L-R (top to bottom): Photo by Kristina Lee Photography; “Belle” invitation by Checkerboard; “Weiss” white Champagne cup with gold lining and “Ca’ d’Oro” black-and-white Champagne cups by Fürstenberg, Gearys; “Discus” votive by Orrefors; Photo by Kristina Lee Photography; “Los Angeles” marble coasters by Studio Vertu; 2014 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by Kim Crawford Wines; “Kissing Birds” bottle stopper; Art Deco “Chandelier” cake by Pink Cake Box
Work with your florist to create a bouquet that ties into the location. For a backyard wedding, choose a design that appears freshly picked.
From L-R (top to bottom): Diamond “Ribbon” drop earrings by XIV Karats Ltd; Antique diamond bracelet by XIV Karats Ltd.; “Backyard Boho” bouquet; “Lily” box clutch by Marchesa; “Gabrielle” lace gown by Anna Maier; Stackable band set with 8.5cts. by Rahaminov Diamonds; “Tiara Moment” nail polish by Jessica Cosmetics; “Smashing” lip gloss by Model Launcher; Crystal sandal in silver by René Caovilla
Dress Change & Honeymoon
If you are opting to change dresses for the reception, also switch out your accessories, shoes, and clutch. You should reemerge in a whole new head-to-toe look.
From L-R (top to bottom): Sunglasses in 22K gold plate by Linda Farrow; Drop earrings with Tahitian black pearls; “Margot” clutch by Jimmy Choo; “Bee” gold leather sandal by Chelsea Paris; “Lilia” beaded gown by Theia; “Watercolor” echo touch gloves by Echo Design; “Zelie” light down jacket by Mackage; “Natasha” faux fur bag by Z Gallerie; “Juneau” fur boot by H Williams Design
If you choose to have your bridesmaids wear black frocks, have fun with different textures and lengths. This will show off individual styles, yet give the cohesive appearance of a chic wedding party.Give your gals a gift with meaning. Pick a piece of jewelry that is special to you and can be worn with their dresses. They will appreciate having something to wear on the big day that also serves as a keepsake.
From L-R (top to bottom): Earrings with pink opals by Andi Alyse Jewelry; “Morley” clutch with lace overlay by Kotur; Jeweled asymmetric bangles by Yael Sonia; “Fabris” sandal by Jimmy Choo; Organza dress with embroidered floral appliqués by Marchesa-Notte; “First Crush” contour powder duo by Model Launcher; Homestead “Ambrosia” candle; “Bathina” body oil mist by Benefit Cosmetics; “Mudslide” nourishing hair mask by Benefit Cosmetics
Groom & Honeymoon
Let your groom’s personality shine through. If he has a hobby or style that is uniquely his, work it into his wedding attire and the event décor to make him feel like it is just as much his day as it is yours.
From L-R (top to bottom): Retro unisex sunglasses by Oxydo; “Wildflower Wedding” boutonniere by The Velvet Garden; “Legend” ring by Alan Friedman; Diamond skull pendant by Alan Friedman; Black onyx cuff links by Alan Friedman; “Sloane” slipper by Jimmy Choo; Limited Edition seersucker tuxedo by Brooks Brothers; “Airbrake” snow goggles by Oakley; Tumblers by Nachtmann; “Abarth Chronograph” watch, breilusa.com; Skull wood flask by Paper Source; “Merino” travel kit by Parachute Home