• 25 Unique Ideas for a Winter Wedding

    We don’t care if the wind has ruined our freshly blow-dried tresses, or we’ve stood in a puddle for the third time this week.

    We’re so excited that winter is finally upon us!

    It’s the most romantic time of the year, filled with hot drinks, cosy evenings, tasty treats and festive decor.

    And such a special season to have your wedding.

    Unique Winter Wedding Ideas | Bridal Musings Wedding Blog

    Photo by Jacque Lynn Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

    Whether you’re planning a full Christmas-themed celebration with seven-foot trees, sleigh-rides and mulled wine, or simply a wintry bash with white details and a nod to the chilly weather, this time of year is just ripe with inspiration.

    Bring it bursts of colour in the snow, or strip it back with a bare woodland palette, keep it cosy for your guests, or dig in to some cocoa and cookies.

    Get in the mood for this year’s winter weddings with 25 ideas to inspire your own seasonal soiree…

    1. Chilly Cheer

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    Photo by Jamie Lauren Photography via Monika Hibbs

    Have fun with your winter wedding with lots of seasonal signage, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, “Be Merry and Bright”, or “joy To The World” are some of our favourite festive phrases.

    2. Cold Snap

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    Photo by Anastasiya Belik via Weddings Handmade

    How gorgeous is this cosy couple portrait for a chilly winter wedding? Chat to your photographer ahead of your big day about creating something similar and have a wooly blanket on hand for the big day.

    3. Mulled Twine

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    Photo by En Route Photography via Belle & Chic

    Pair together cinnamon sticks and winter berries, for a chic and organic napkin ring alternative.

    4. Fir Feature

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    Photo by Landon Jacob Photography via Grey Likes Weddings 

    Fussy chair covers are so five years agoswap it up for something more rustic and simple, like this natural evergreen foliage.

    5. Cotton Ball Bouquet

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    Photo by Perez Photography via Ruffled for Ebay

    The look and texture of natural cotton is so beautiful for a winter wedding, use it for bouquets, wreaths and centrepieces.

    6. Seasonal Tablescapes

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    Photo by Jacque Lynn Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

    Create a festive feel with clever and creative tablescaping, cinnamon sticks, pinecones, log slices and fir foliage all create a woodland ambiance.

    7. Caped Crusader

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    Photo by Helen Cawte Photography via Rock My Wedding

    After Solange Knowles’ awesome wedding day style we’re predicting big things for capes in 2015, it’s the ultimate winter wedding accessory.

    8. Pinecone Place Setting

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    Photo by Ashley Seawell Photography via Project Wedding

    Frosty pinecones are the classic winter adornment, scatter them about your wedding for an instant (and cost-effective) seasonal touch.

    9. Let It Glow

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    Photo by Tree of Life Films via Ruffled

    Create a really cosy atmosphere at your wedding reception with low lighting, lots of candles and a touch of sparkle.

    10. Warm Up Your Wedding Dress

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    Photo by Ciara Richardson via Bridal Musings

    We just adored this ombre wedding dress from this snowy inspiration shoot last year. Winter weddings are the perfect opportunity to add deep hues and rich textures to your wedding day style.

    11. Touches of Twig

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    Photo via Un Lieu Sur Terre

    Enhance the wintry feel of your wedding with pretty woodland details throughout your decor.

    12. Mug Love

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    Photo by Sarah Beth Photography via Ruffled

    There’s nothing cosier than a hot drink in winter time. Treat your guests to a personalised mug wedding favour so they can remember your big day every time they make a cuppa.

    13. Festive Paperie

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    Photo by via Taryn Kent via Kelli Murray

    Invitations are always a pretty way to set the tone for your wedding, carry your winter theme across your paper goods so your guests know what to expect for your festive bash.

    14. The Getaway Car

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    Photo by Haley Sheffield via Ruffled 

    Add a cool Christmassy touch to your wedding day transport, with gifts on your roof, or a  festive wreath for “Just Married” sign at the back.

    15. Decorative Escorts

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    Photo by Caroline Frost Photography via Hoopla Love on Etsy

    We just love the idea of tying your escort cards to Christmas decorations – you could even hang them on twigs or a Christmas tree for an added festive touch.

    16. Cosy Cookies

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    Photo via Juliet Stallwood Cakes & Biscuits

    ‘Tis the season for eating serious amounts of cookies – why not treat your guests to some sweet treats with a festive feel?

    17. The Season for Snuggling

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    Photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography via Bridal Musings

    Give your guests cosy blankets to snuggle up, a thoughtful idea for any outdoor elements of your winter wedding day.

    18. Cocoa Bar

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    Photo by Jennifer Carroll via Celebrating Everyday Life

    Your guests will be so grateful for a hot drink during cocktail hour – try a cocoa bar, mulled wine or a hot brandy cocktail.

    19. Winter Bake

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    Photo by Ryan Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty

    Give your wedding cake a winter touch, with edible glitter, sprigs of fir, winter berries or a festive topper.

    20. Scents of the Season

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    Photo via Better Homes Magazine

    Good quality scented candles can be expensive, create your own winter wedding day fragrance with fruit and foliage of the season.

    21. The Nutcracker

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    Photo by Nelly Vintage Home

    Winter nuts make pretty, and not-to-expensive decorations to scatter along your tables or around your venue. And, if your guests get peckish, they can dig in!

    22. Light Up

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    Photo by Razvan Photography via Adelaide Brides

    Winter weddings need lots of lights. Add an extra element to your fairy lights by pairing them with candle lanterns too.

    23. Al Fresco Coffee Dock

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    Photo by Coco & Kelley

    No matter what the weather, guests will inevitable gather outside your church or ceremony venue to offer their congrats. Treat them to a hot tipple before they move on to the reception, or keep your bridal party toasty between photographs.

    24. Sprigs of the Season

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    Photo by Jessica Loren via Martha Stewart Weddings

    Such an easy way to add wintry adornments without much effort, gather some berries, twigs, and sprigs of fir and tie them to your order of service booklets or menus.

    25. Confetti Blizzard

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    Photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography via Burnett’s Boards

    How cool does colourful confetti look against a blanket of snow – so fun!

    Oh this has made me so excited about snuggling up at home for the winter (and maybe even a little snow!)

    Let us know if you’ve spotted any sweet ideas for a winter wedding, we’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

    For more unique wedding inspiration, check out Styled Shoots + Decor Ideas.

  • EAD Weddings

    obsessed with these ideas—so cozy and perfect for a winter wedding!

  • All of these examples are why I love winter weddings!

  • AHHH! That ‘to have and to hold in case you get cold’ sign is the cutest.

  • Stephanie (Fab You Bliss)

    From a winter bride, I sure do love winter wedding details!

  • There is something special about winter weddings! I love all of these wintery details, The season on snuggling is adorable.

  • Rachel

    So pretty! Love incorporating wintery scents to make the day extra memorable!

  • Beautiful winter wedding. #amoyshare

  • Shannon Scheidell

    Makes me really want a winter wedding…

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