A winter wedding is a fabulous thing. Many brides opt for a winter wedding over a summertime wedding for several reasons. The crisp, sparkly snow outside with a roaring fire inside with lots of candlelight makes for an uber romantic atmosphere.
A winter wedding can also give a bride more options for vendors as typically wedding professionals deem the spring and summer months as the peak season and have more open dates in the winter.
Wintertime Wedding Wonder
If you’re planning a winter wedding you might be wondering how you can add your own touch of unique to the festivities.
Here are 5 ideas that will help make your winter wedding pop:
- Bring the outdoors inside – We had a couple that wanted to have a winter wedding that oozed elegance and grace but also brought the outside indoors. We created a tree lined aisle for their nuptials and lit each tree with chilly blue lighting which picked up the sparkles on the icy branches
- Make your guests feel at home – In the wintertime there’s nothing better than a nice cup of hot chocolate. If you’re a wintertime bride why not make your signature drink a hot one with a Mexican Hot Chocolate (hot chili powder mixed with cinnamon and unsweetened chocolate)
- Chic winter fashions – I think one of the coolest things about winter is wintertime fashion. You definitely could wear a little fur caplet, or a little fur hat would be adorable!! And big furry boots for when you go to take pictures. I think men look great in hats in the wintertime. Winter brides often wear lovely long gloves in the winter or have long sleeved lace dresses which I think is really pretty
- Savory Food – I love wintertime entertaining because there are so many food options. In the summer sometimes it’s so hot out you don’t even feel like eating, but in the wintertime everyone loves a hot meal. I think the use of savory herbs like thyme, sage and rosemary are perfect for your caterer to use in your wintertime cuisine
- Winter Colors – Some people just go with winter white and sometimes venture into blues but with wintertime you can really go into so many deep rich colors. Jewel tones like purples and green are beautiful at this time of year. If you’re going for blue I love a sapphire blue. I think reds this time of year don’t have to be Christmasy but rather deep rich scarlet red and merlots are stunning. I also love all whites, creams, and ivories as a combination.
If you’ve never considered a winter wedding before you should take a good look at the fun of winter as it rolls in this year. It may be a nice change for your guests to attend a winter wedding rather than trying to cram in another summertime wedding.