While some couples dream of a warm summer wedding under the stars, other couples dream of a romantic winter wedding with snow falling outside. If you’re a bride or groom who prefers the idea of a winter wedding, then we have some great ideas to share with you!
Carefully Choose Your Color Palette
The colors you use will greatly impact the feel of your entire day. Get inspired by the colors you see in nature this time of year. Think cool and icy tones like white, silver gray and light blue. But don’t forget about deep, rich colors like brown, green and burgundy also found in nature this time of year. One you’ve determined your color palette, use this to theme your invitations, attire, flowers, linens and centerpieces.
Bring Elements of the Outdoors Inside
Speaking of getting inspired by nature, don’t forget to bring some elements of the outdoors inside. Pine cones and wood are very wintery elements. You can also use faux snow and snowflakes to turn your reception into a magical winter scene. If you really want to up your “wow” factor, consider incorporating an ice sculpture!
Theme the Menu
Your winter menu should be warm and rich, using in-season produce. You can also take a new spin on traditional holiday favorites, like a turkey and cranberry appetizer. And don’t forget about your cocktails! Create a signature drink that plays up your theme like a white chocolate snowflake martini that uses large sugar crystals to garnish the rim.
Create an Icy Effect with Lighting
If you really want the winter wonderland effect when guests enter your reception, focus on your lighting! White and blue tone lights will mimic the lighting created by snow. You can also use crystals as part of your centerpieces to reflect this lighting and further amplify the effect.
Opt for In Season Décor
Finally, focus on using details and décor that represent the season. For example, your bouquets and floral arrangements could include baby pine cones, sprigs of holly, tulips and maybe even some mistletoe! If your wedding date is close to Christmas, you can incorporate mini Christmas trees, ornaments and stockings to really enhance your theme!
Do you dream of having a winter wonderland wedding someday? Share your own ideas by commenting below!