A White Christmas Wedding

Pssssst!  Do you want to know a secret? We’re as busy at work in the L’Atelier Rouge studio as the Elves are in the North Pole. In fact, we’d like a face off to see who is busier! We’re creating holiday decorations with glitter, snow, and gold leaf all around.  If you’re willing to listen, we’re ready to share our chic holiday decor secrets with you and no one else!

We’re dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones we used to know! From L’Atelier Rouge Christmas flowers to the 2014 trends of holiday decor, we have so much to show you! It may seem like last minute, but just breath. We’re here to help inspire you to create your perfect holiday atmosphere by sundown, one step at a time.

Like the 1954 classic film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kay, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, a White Christmas is something we all dream about.


The trends of this year’s holiday weddings ranged a spectacular spectrum of metallics, and we took note of the subtlety in preferences. A blend of matted versus lustrous silver and golds, along with frosted and glistening accents, have donned the decor of your wedding ceremonies and receptions this holiday season.

The sophistication of L’Atelier Rouge winter brides is comparable to none. Clean designs with subtle sparkles and frosts were the heart of the season. Have a look for yourself!

For elevated holiday glow, gold sparkling floating candles like those pictured above, were a L’Atelier Rouge favorite! With white Phalaenopsis orchids at their base, they are all the more elegant.

On the note of orchids, pictured above are some L’Atelier Rouge white Phalaenopsis orchids done right; low lit rooms with metallic votive candles and floating candles at winter wedding receptions are divine. As light as snow…

As you can see, our gold leafing doesn’t mean to upstage the bride, but it is just as gorgeous as can be!

We love to play with ornament details like the golden mirror tree we designed and the reception table strewn with silver bulbs, as pictured above.

As you can see, to play with artificial snow, pinecones, and sparkles during the holidays is a L’Atelier Rouge must!

With the true spirit of winter in mind, silver leaves and branches are a L’Atelier Rouge hit as well.

Simplicity and balance sometimes works best, as shown above in L’Atelier Rouge holiday home decor.

Are you ready for L’Atelier Rouge to reveal their secrets to quintessential holiday flowers? We are…

Helleborus, also known as “The Christmas Rose”

The appropriate named white snow drop, as seen above.

Elegant winter white quince is a wonder.

Fit for the future Queen of England herself, white hyacinth is royal for winter.

And French tulips of course, how very divine they are.

A final glance at chic decor details to inspire your holidays!

Long, communal tables

A white Christmas wedding cake is decadent with metallic accents

Beautiful metallic branches with glitter and crystals

Pinecones are perfect for a White Christmas bride

Metallic gold table accents make for striking table settings

Wintery sparkling invitations make an everlasting impression

Beautiful gold glass wear and silver wear details add a regal touch

Silver candle votives make the room twinkle all the more

The combination of crystals and candles are the perfect marriage for an overall warm glow

Creative classic Christmas elements are very charming

Happy Holidays!

With Love,

L’Atelier Rouge


by Bernadette Lords

A Winter Wedding

Last Wedding Wednesday we were preparing you for the proposal, and this week we’ve got you walking down the aisle.  The holidays are magical.  There’s no time to waste, our pretty Winterette Brides!


A holiday scene is very romantic and inspiring.  How cozy to slip into a comfy robe and slippers by the fireplace, while planning your wedding!  Sip on some mulled wine or a warm whiskey toddy beside the menorah or the Christmas tree, while writing out your guest list!  The holidays are an ideal time for saying I do!  Do you want to know why?  Here are some helpful tips, ideas, and inspirations from previous L’Atelier Rouge winter weddings…


Holiday color schemes in your linens dress up your reception beautifully.  From silver or gold accents and embellishments, to shimmering white, off white or blue hues, set your tables capes with icy beauty.  Your reception makes a wonderful winter wonderland!

  • Adorn your centerpieces with ornaments and decorative berries to add a festive touch.
  • Crystals will resemble icicles when hung from the branches of your centerpieces.
  • Glass votives with metallic accents also have an icy affect.
  • Table numbers are another great opportunity to add holiday personality, so have fun with them.
  • Lucite or mirrored table tops look like ice and expand the room.
  • Mirrors lining a lucite dance floor is reminiscent of an elegant, evening ice rink.
  • White chocolate truffles as favors for your guests remind them of little snowballs.
  • Hanging candles, crystals, and berries.
  • Garland, twinkling lights, and under glow are beautiful and wintery.
  • Glitter, sequins and metallics shimmer gorgeously under soft lighting, like snow.
  • Bold color choices don’t compete with the colors of the season.

For Jessica and Jay at the Pierre Hotel, it was metallic gold accents, candles hanging from centerpieces, crystal votives, a shimmering gold table runner, and the warm, romantic glow of large candles in alternating sizes.


For Howard and Carrie’s Country Club wedding, it was metallic silver accents, hanging crystals, candles of alternating sizes, and glass trumpet vases with spraying bouquets!  A dark tablecloth is a lovely contrast with all the crystal.  Lucite chairs also resemble ice and keep thing rather light.



For our bride Allessandra at the Bowery Hotel, it was a rustic mix of greenery with gold accents, and large glass candelabras.  As you can see, crisp white linens do not compete with the colors and textures incorporated into centerpieces, like these.


Some flowers bloom in winter and some flowers look like winter.  Wether you are privy to bold, dramatic colors or light, monochromatic schemes, you may channel the holidays in your arrangements!

  • Alternate high and low centerpieces!
  • Red and green is a classic holiday color scheme easily accomplished by a bouquet of any red flower (like roses).
  • White orchids look like snowflakes.
  • Winter pines look as nice and Earthy as they smell.
  • A spray of white blossoms or Babysbreath resembles a snowfall.
  • Fruits accents (pears, grapes, pomegranates) are a breath taking touch.
  • Pine cones, wreaths, holly, branches, and ivy will bring that rustic holiday vibe.
  • Illuminated trees are magnificent, of course.
  • A Chuppah covered with white flowers and crystals looks like a little castle in the snow.
  • Gold leaf knows no boundaries.

For Jessica and Jay at the Pierre Hotel, large round arrangements of pink, white and peach Juliet roses, white hydrangea, and pink orchids stood tall next to smaller versions of the same in gold vases. The bridal bouquet was a simple but elegant white arrangement of roses.


For Howard and Carrie, large glass trumpet vases contained a spray of baby breath and white orchids with silver branches and hanging crystals.  The lucite Chuppah was strung with crystals that hung like icicles and a canopy of babysbreath which appeared to be floating like a snow cloud overhead.



For Allessandra at the Bowery Hotel, it was all about the stunning touch of gold leaf accents.  For the bride, it was a bouquet of spraying white orchids with gold leaf, and simple bouquets of white roses with gold leaf for the Bridesmaids. A rustic assortment of various green and white floral accents with succulents lined the center of the tables.



The bridal party.  The dress.  Winter weddings are a runway for elegant bridal fashion!

  • Wear a classic winter cape over your gown to keep warm but chic.
  • Fur wraps, fancy boots and classic muffs will keep the hands warm elegantly.
  • A fancy white coat is a yes!
  • Long gloves and fur stoles are very flattering and feminine.
  • A bold and contrasting color palette (like black and white) is winter chic.
  • Gift bags with slippers inside and gloves to stay warm are a great  idea.
  • Pair holiday gifts with wedding favors like ornaments or candles.
  • Wedding gowns with a colored tint or hue work well in winter ceremonies.

For Jessica and Jay at the Pierre Hotel, the bride wore a gorgeous lacy gown with bridesmaids dressed in all black.  The contrast was stunning and very formal.



For our bride Allessandra at the Bowery Hotel, she chose different dresses for each bridesmaid in varying shades of gold and black.  The metallic and matte alternations were just stunning in contrast with her elegant gown and sheer, lace lined veil.



The festive holiday decorations in the city are naturally the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos!

  • A light snow fall is a romantic and dreamy addition to your wedding photos as well.
  • Your rings will photograph beautifully on the Christmas tree or by the Menorrah.
  • Your wedding photos also make good holiday cards.
  • Get creative with the winter landscape all around you!
  • An umbrella is a lovely wedding prop in the winter.
  • You and your spouse under an umbrella in the snow is all you need for the perfect winter wedding photo.

Allessandra and her groom pose in the regal Bowery Hotel for this beautiful wedding photo



Winter inspirations make for beautiful wedding cakes!  Wrap them with a golden bow that resembles a gift like Jessica and Jay did at the Pierre Hotel!



  • Props for photo booth like empty frames, and holiday props.
  • Have the guests write on the ornaments like signing a guest book.
  • The possibilities are really endless when it comes to winter theme wedding!
    • Ski resorts make for excellent honeymoon getaways!
    • On the other hand, a tropical getaway is a much needed in the dead of winter.

L’Atelier Rouge is ready, willing, and able to create your dream holiday wedding at the snap of your fingers.  Happy Holidays brides and grooms!

With Love,

L’Atelier Rouge




by Bernadette Lords