There is something almost magical about winter weddings. Whether it’s the opulent fabrics and furs, flickering scented candles, or warm drinks sipped by the glow of cosy fireplaces, there always seems to be an air of sophisticated elegance surrounding the whole luxurious affair.
So with winter now officially upon us, we thought we’d celebrate with an inspiration session highlighting all the magic that makes for a fab winter wedding!
From lace-y long-sleeved wedding dresses and fur stoles (faux of course!), to pinecone-infused winter tablescapes and cute-as-a-button bonbonniere ideas to keep your guests cosy, we guarantee these winter wedding inspired pics will warm you up to the idea of hosting your nuptials during the cooler months!
- Winter Wedding Dresses & Outerwear To Inspire
Hosting your big day during the cooler months opens up a whole new wardrobe full of dress and outerwear ideas. Think long-sleeved wedding dresses heavy on the lace, faux fur coats and boleros, embellished shrugs, capes, all manner of tailored winter jackets, knit ponchos and even blankets! You can even throw your new hubby’s suit jacket over your dress for a gorgeous photo op!
- Winter Wedding Flowers, Fruits & Foliages To Fall In Love With
Winter has long been thought of as the season when all the ‘best’ wedding flowers go into hibernation, but there are so many beautiful winter flowers that come alive this time of year, and with the cooler weather they tend to stay fresher for longer! Think gorgeous blooms and foliages like blushing brides, sweet peas, stocks, cotton, kale, anemones, roses, double tulips, pinecones, dusty miller, snowberries, ranunculus, pussy willow, eucalyptus, and proteas, expertly arranged in muted shades of blues and greys, bold reds, crisp whites, or deep plums, browns and burgundy. Garlands of greenery and seasonal fruits can also be placed around the venue – from archways to chair backs and table runners – to create an earthy, organic ambience.
- Gorgeous Winter Wedding Tablescapes
Create a woodland ambience and enhance the wintry feel of your wedding with sumptuous tablescaping including cinnamon sticks, pinecones, log slices, fir foliage, winter nuts, low lighting, lots of candles, and plenty of seasonal flowers, foliage and fruit on your guest and bridal tables.
- Drool-WorthyWinter Wedding Cakes
Nuptials held over the cooler months call for wedding cakes that capture the season while injecting a little warmth and romance into the occasion. Here are some stunning winter wedding cake examples to get you drooling, from classic to ultra modern and everything in between! Winter is also the ideal season for enjoying a hot drink and a sweet – so make sure your wedding cake looks the part but is super tasty too!
- Winter Wedding Favours To Keep Your Guests Warm & Cosy
Possibly the funnest part of the wedding planning process comes when it’s time to decide on the wedding favours. And winter, being the season for snuggling, holds so many uniquely fun options! From practical favours like lip balms, gloves, socks, and cosy blankets or throws to keep your guests warm during the ceremony, to tasty favours like s’mores, hot cocoa sachets and individually wrapped donuts, check out these winter favour ideas to get your imagination warmed up!
6. More Ways To Keep Warm At Your Winter Wedding
And once the ceremony is over you can keep the warm feels a-coming with cute and fun hot food and beverage stations around your wedding venue. Think hot chocolate, coffee, or tea bars, mulled wine or hot toddy stations, or even a hot soup and warm toasty canapé to tick the savoury (and warm!) box. And of course, winter is the best time for lounging in front of an open fire or cosy fireplace, so opt for a venue that has at least one of these winter warmers on hand!
It’s official! Winter weddings are pure magic! Would you save a winter wedding date?
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Imagery with thanks: Intimate Weddings, Once Wed, Bridal Musings, Belle and Chic, Jamie Lauren Photography, En Route Photography, Landon Jacob Photography, Perez Photography, Un Lieu San Terre, Jessica Loren, Nelly Vintage Home, Ciara Richardson, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Wedding Chicks, Green Wedding Shoes, brides.com, Pinterest