Recently, when lamenting of the coming dark, cold & dreary season on its way I was given a particularly excellent piece of advice: How should one survive the entire winter? Celebrate every bit of it! Give all three months the festive ring that we give the few weeks of holidays.
And in the wedding biz, we're added a few extra ‘holidays' for every bride & groom that plan their festive nuptials for the first few cold months of the year. In the same spirit, we think celebrating winter (rather than my usual ‘pretend it away' tactic) is the best way to ad unique seasonal cheer to your wedding day.
So, in that vein, our friends at Be Inspired PR rounded up their resident experts for some festive advice on how to add subtle hints of winter to your wedding decor. From cozy linens to candles on candles on candles – these ideas will make you oh-so-glad you embraced the magic of winter for your celebration.
1. Winter Blooms
“Nothing more wintery and pinker than the first pink forsythia blooms. It was perfect blushing winter wedding. That’s winter done right.” – Stephanie Allen, Owner, Allenbrooke Farms
2. Seasonal Drinks & Garnishes
“Winter weddings can be magical, merry and bright. And the decor can follow suit! Mixed metallics, fresh greens and a little bit of sparkle go a long way to making spirits bright. Include fun, quirky elements throughout- like disco balls with trays of jingle bells; sprigs of rosemary or berries as cocktail toppers; or even give your nutcracker a place of honor perched on a silver platter, covered with a glass cloche.” – Amrit Dhillon Bains, Anais Events
3. Craft the Perfect Winter Palette
“There are so many classic ways to decorate for your winter wedding and I think it's all about keeping designs clean, finding the right colors and knowing what is tacky versus what is classy! You can use deep, rich colors in your florals and table settings or go for fun and sparkling bridesmaid dresses to spice things up.” – Kari Dirksen, Founder + Head Designer, Feathered Arrow Events
4. Fill Your Space with Candles
“Winter weddings can be so fun! I like to incorporate lots of candles, rich floral tones (such as burgundy), and unique lighting to make the spaces feel warm and intimate.” – Tyler Speier, Tyler Speier Events
5. Go Clean & Simple
“Nothing screams romance like a warm, cozy winter wedding. No need to go red and green plaid everything, keep it simple, elegant and timeless with simple touches of the season!” – Nora Sheils, Founder, Bridal Bliss
6. Add Texture & Warmth
“Winter is the perfect backdrop to add texture, color and warmth to your day! Whether it’s a cozy fireplace, dark textural greens or details and food and drink to warm your guests up, there is so much potential for a wedding in the colder months to really wow!” – Danielle Aspromatis, owner, d'Luxe Events
7. Get Fancy with Fashion!
“There can never be enough glam to warm up your senses for a winter wedding! Fur in fashion, holiday decor at venues and tasty winter treats are all amazing ideas to bring in the festivity.” – Valarie Falvey, Kirkbrides
Find even more winter wedding ideas in our Wedding Decor section & give us a follow on Instagram for daily seasonal inspiration.