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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.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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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 SparrowContinue to 3 of 16 below.
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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.Continue to 4 of 16 below.
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Winter Wedding Ceremony CandlesContinue to 5 of 16 below.
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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.
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Winter Wedding Snow PhotosContinue to 7 of 16 below.
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Winter Wedding Dress with SleevesContinue to 8 of 16 below.
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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.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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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.
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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.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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Winter Wedding Dark Color Palette
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.
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Winter Wedding Lounge BlanketsContinue to 14 of 16 below.
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Winter Wedding Cocktails
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.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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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.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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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.