15 Creative Winter Wedding Ideas

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    Embrace Winter Weddings

    Sometimes the mere thought of a winter wedding sends couples running toward the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Many feel the warmer temperatures are more desirable, some fear there aren’t as many flowers in season (hint: there aren’t, but what’s in season is beautiful!), while others, still, look at the snow as something to fear. With all of that being said, when you step back and truly think about it, why not host a winter wedding? Everything we just mentioned opens the door for a truly beautiful wedding that honors the season in its own way!

    Whether you’re convinced and ready to jump on the winter wedding bandwagon or you need a bit more coercing, we have you covered with 15 ways to embrace the season and recite your vows with your partner during the year’s coldest months.  

    Photo by Melina Wallisch via Style Me Pretty


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    Winter Wedding Fur Stole

    If you’re planning a winter wedding, one of the top things to do is cover up! You will love having a (faux) fur stole or coat on hand, especially if you and your photographer roam outside to capture couple’s, family, and wedding party portraits. If fur isn’t quite your style, add a leather coat or jean jacket to your look for a style with a slight edge. 

    Photo by Shannon Von Eschen via Wedding Sparrow

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    Winter Wedding Tartan Stationery

    If ever there was a pattern that feels as though it defines the winter, we think it would have to be plaid! We love how this wedding invitation suite incorporates pops of tartan, which lends a festive and cozy feel. Remember, your invitation suite offers your guests a preview of your wedding style and helps set the tone for your wedding day.

    Photo by Hannah Hudson Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings

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    Winter Wedding Ceremony Candles

    Candles are lovely during any season, but the warm glow they produce feels especially fitting during the winter. They are wonderful to add to centerpieces during receptions, and we love how they look here lining the aisle during this modern and warm ceremony. 

    Photo by Katie Harmsworth via Nouba

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    Winter Wedding Rose Bouquet

    There are plenty of flowers in season during the winter, and one of the blooms that’s readily available is roses! Here, the bride embraced a winter white bouquet with roses, Dusty Miller, and snowberries. We think the look is perfectly elegant, timeless, and glamorous. 

    Photo by Brumley & Wells via Style Me Pretty

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    Winter Wedding Snow Photos

    We always encourage couples to embrace the rain on their wedding days, and you and your love should absolutely embrace the snow! Think about capturing portraits in it, and wrap up in a blanket for an extra layer of cozy. 

    Photo by Rebecca Douglas via Rock My Wedding

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    Winter Wedding Dress with Sleeves

    Wedding dresses with sleeves are continuing to trend, and the winter is one of the seasons in which you will be most comfortable embracing the look. We love this bride’s beautiful deep-V gown, by Kenneth Winston, complete with lace sleeves.

    Photo by Melina Wallisch via Style Me Pretty

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    Winter Wedding Fireplace

    If your wedding venue has a fireplace, winter is the time to use it! Getting married in front of the fire will allow you and your partner to welcome your new season together in a very cozy way, plus a fireplace can act as a wonderful backdrop for a sweetheart or head table during a reception.

    Photo by Justine Milton Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings

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    Winter Wedding Boots

    If snow is on the ground or in the forecast for your wedding day, you may want to slip into a warmer pair of shoes! Photographer Emily Steffen captured these boots, and we’re certain the bride was warm throughout her wedding day! If you don’t want to wear boots all day, bring a pair of flats or heels to change into once you’re inside at your reception. 

    Photo by Emily Steffen

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    Winter Wedding Evergreen Escort Cards

    Escort cards are a great opportunity to embrace your theme in a whimsical way. Here, calligraphed tags are tied with gold velour ribbon onto evergreen. The look is elegant and luxurious while still wintery. Hanging escort cards in front of stacks of firewood or rustic red sleds is another fun way to embrace the season.

    Photo by Alicia King Photography via WeddingWire

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    Winter Wedding Dark Color Palette

    Winter Wedding Dark Color Palette
    Emmanuel Pinte Photographie

    Deep hues always work for winter, but we love how this tablescape mixes rich black elements with lighter shades of pink. The black linens and gold dining pieces feel rich, while the ranunculus, anemone, hydrangea, and eucalyptus add softness.

    Photo by Emmanuel Pinte Photographie via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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    Evergreen Wreaths Winter Wedding Backdrop

    Evergreen wreaths are synonymous with the winter season, and we love how they’re incorporated in this wedding as a ceremony and drink station backdrop. 

    Photo by Kelly Ginn Photography via Junebug Weddings

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    Winter Wedding Lounge Blankets

    If any part of your wedding day will be happening outside, offering blankets or scarves to your guests is a must. It will ensure everyone stays warm, comfortable...plus it makes for cute photos. 

    Photo by Uttke Photography & Design via Style Me Pretty

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    Winter Wedding Cocktails

    Mulled Spiced Wine
    The Spruce

    There are plenty of drinks that feel all too appropriate during the winter, such as hot chocolate, apple cider, or an Old Fashioned! Talk with your bartender about ways in which you can spike the classics, or develop something seasonally appropriate together. 

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    Winter Wedding Cake

    If elaborate tiered confections aren't your style, consider a selection of simple layer cakes. Top with cinnamon sticks, seasonal fruit or greenery for a festive touch. If cake isn’t in your wedding day plan, consider serving s’mores fireside or offer a buffet of warm cookies with milk. 

    Photo by Jacque Lynn Photography via Hey Wedding Lady

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    Winter Ski Resort Wedding

    Ski resorts are one of the most desirable spots to celebrate your wedding day during the winter. If you are planning a wedding at a ski resort, a photo on the ski lift has to be on your list (as long as your resort will allow it)! We’ve also seen couples ask guests to sign skis in lieu of a guest book and top their cake with a mini pair of skis. 

    Photo by Shutterfreek via Rocky Mountain Bride