{design palette} Fire & Ice

From the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

Fire and Ice Design Palette Inspiration Board

Ancaster Mill () (read review) hosted this elegant, high-end winter wedding on February 24th, 2012. To set the tone for a winter wonderland on a snowy day, guests were greeted with hot apple cider, complete with cinnamon sticks for stirring. Bride and groom, Siviwe and Amanda Ngubentombi, wanted a fire and ice theme that carried throughout their décor.

They started by choosing pillar candle holders made of ice as a focal point. “The candle lights danced beautifully off the ice sculptures.” Other icey features included a card box made of ice and an intermezzo sorbet, served on ice plates! Siviwe and Amanda created a “snowball effect” on the tables with their tall, elegant centrepieces at varying heights on guests’ tables, which were then filled with white Hydrangeas and fine baby’s breath.

A location with a fireplace was a winter wedding must-have for the couple. The Ancaster Mill Falls Room was the perfect setting for their reception, offering a gorgeous wood burning fireplace.

Then Siviwe and Amanda added touches of “fire,” including a menu full of comfort food. They served warm apple pie for dessert and personalized take-out coffee cups with hot chocolate and coffee. To keep the décor soft and elegant, Siviwe and Amanda created a palette of whites, silvers, muted greens and soft gold’s.

To add contrast and punch things up during the cocktail hour, they added deep red to the palette. “Roses, linens, and décor… All were in a variation of a deep red… it worked really well and added some fun, visual variety to the evening,” explains the couple.  Amanda says that she had always imagined winter to be the most romantic time of year to get married, and it turned out that she was right. “The cold and snow adds a lovely contrast to the celebration inside.”

PHOTOGRAPHY: Vine Images (www.vineimages.ca) LOCATION: Ancaster Mill (www.ancastermill.ca)

FLORALS: Fasination Rosery (www.fascinationroseryflorist.com)

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