As the snow begins to fall and the city is sprinkled with festive lights we know winter wedding season is soon arriving. Winter offers a cozy and naturally beautiful backdrop for a magical celebration of love. From warm atmospheres to sparkling decor, here's some winter wedding inspiration that will leave you and your guests enchanted.
Winter Wonderland Decor
Embrace the beauty of the season by transforming your wedding venue into a winter wonderland. Imagine walking into a space decorated with glistening snowflakes, twinkling fairy lights, and magnificent white drapes. Incorporate silver and gold accents to add a touch of glamour. For a more rustic feel, bring in natural elements like pinecones, evergreen branches, and birch logs. Consider an all-white colour palette with pops of deep burgundy or green for an elegant, wintery touch.
While summer weddings feature vibrant blooms, winter weddings have their own unique charm when it comes to flowers. Opt for rich, deep-coloured arrangements featuring burgundy, emerald green, plum and deep red hues. Don't shy away from incorporating evergreen branches, pinecones, or even cotton stems for added texture and a nod to the season.
For your winter wedding bouquet, look for flowers that are in season like Amaryllis, Anemone,
Camellias, Casablanca Lilies, Forget-me-nots, French Tulips, Gardenias, Holly, Jasmine, Orchids, Mini Gerberas, Paperwhites (Narcissus), Poinsettias, and Roses.
This gorgeous Phalaenopsis Orchid bouquet was created by Jackie O.
Winter weddings provide the perfect excuse to indulge in luxurious fabrics and cozy couture. Brides can opt for long-sleeved lace or velvet gowns that not only keep them warm but also add a touch of vintage elegance. For the groom and groomsmen, consider stylish velvet or wool suits in rich, deep tones. Faux fur shawls and wraps can be a cozy and chic addition to the bride's ensemble.
Combat the winter chill with warm beverage stations that add a touch of comfort to your celebration. Set up a hot chocolate bar with an array of toppings like marshmallows, whipped cream, and chocolate spoons. Include a coffee station with flavoured syrups and herbal teas. Incorporate winter flavours like peppermint, cinnamon, maple syrup and hazelnuts. Consider serving mulled wine or cider to keep your guests warm and in the winter spirit.
Create a cozy and romantic ambiance with an abundance of candles. Line the aisle with flickering candlelit lanterns or use them as centrepieces on dining tables. Candles not only add warmth to the atmosphere but also create a soft, intimate glow that enhances the romance of the occasion.
Snowy Photo Opportunities
Take advantage of the winter landscape for breathtaking photo opportunities. A snowy backdrop can add a fairytale-like quality to your wedding photos. Capture candid moments in the snow, or consider having a winter-themed photoshoot with your bridal party. And be sure to bring cozy blankets for everyone to use between pictures!
Warm your guests from the inside out with a menu inspired by the season. Consider hearty comfort foods like roasted root vegetables, creamy soups, and savoury stews. Serve up a dessert table featuring winter-themed treats like spiced gingerbread cookies, cranberry-infused sweets, and a show-stopping winter wedding cake decorated with edible metallic accents.
A winter wedding is an opportunity to embrace the enchantment of the season and create a celebration that is both beautiful and magical. From the decor to the fashion, every element can be tailored to reflect the cozy elegance that makes winter weddings truly special. So, as the snow falls gently outside, let the warmth of your love and the charm of the season come together to create a winter wedding that will be remembered for a lifetime!
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Winter Wonderland Decor
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