A winter wedding with snow-white table scapes and bold red flower arrangements is the perfect way to make your big day stand out. While there is plenty of inspiration for spring and summer weddings, below are some original ideas to help you pull together a beautiful winter wedding.
Winter Color Idea: Ivory and White with a Natural Green Contrast
A clean color palette of wintry whites and soft ivories look sophisticated when contrasted with natural elements such as eucalyptus garlands, foliage arrangements, or green pine needle wreaths. You can also include green-hued jewelry to add serious definition to your dress.
Winter Cake Idea: All-White Cakes with Gold Accents
White wedding cakes with clean lines and minimalist designs can be elevated with floral accents (like an oversize topper or middle-tier arrangement) and glamorous gold embellishments (a foil applique or hand-painted metallic color).
Winter Reception Idea: Cozy Spaces Softened with Fabric
Winter is the season for layering. Billowing table linens can soften hard lines and add visual interest to a landscape of tables and chairs. The combination of floor-to-ceiling fabrics can transform a plain venue into a cozy, customized space.
Winter Flower Idea: Greenery and Non-Floral Elements
Full white or ivory flowers accented with lots of greens are trendy for winter. For a soft look, go for dusty sage lamb's ear (the leaves feel velvety) or silvery dusty miller. For a more rustic style, ask your florist to use ferns or evergreen.
Winter Invitation Idea: Eclectic Calligraphy and Nature-Inspired Design
From garland motifs to elegant strokes of calligraphy, your invitations will be sure to capture your guests’ eyes. You can also incorporate unique stamps that feature an illustration, your wedding color palette, or a picture.
Winter Menu Idea: Baked Comfort Foods
Comfort foods are popular year-round, but something about winter makes them taste even better. For your menu, consider your favorites—like grilled cheese and tomato soup, chicken and waffles (a Southern staple) or a sweet bite like individual pies. You could even serve a warm cheese course before dinner or with the cake. Hot cocoa bars are also popular for winter weddings. Put a personalized touch on your cocktails with calligraphed drink sleeves, and don't forget the gourmet marshmallows and peppermint-stick stirrers. Or, warm guests up with a warm cocktail like bourbon-based hot toddies or a spiced apple cider.
Winter Hairstyle Idea: Braids
Whether you want your hair pulled up and out of the way, or a relaxed half-up, half-down look, braiding is a beautiful winter look. You can even incorporate accessories like a headband, hair comb, or flower crown.