Winters! The most romantic and cozy time of the year. When all you want is some hot cocoa or hot chocolate and the love of your life wrapped in a cozy blanket with you against a fireplace! Everything about this season is extremely romantic and inviting! But, there are times when the weather outside is frightful, but that should not make you stressed as you can still host a wedding that is nothing but delightful!
Talking about winter weddings, then there is nothing quite magical and incredibly romantic other than hosting a winter wedding no matter where you are residing! From exciting and soothing holiday-inspired music to pretty wintry blooms, pristine blankets of gleaming white snow, endless snow-filled wedding photography and videography photoshoot opportunities to sparkling and bold wedding decor ideas, everything about this season is all about love and magic! All these beautiful seasonal wedding details can add warmth and charm to even the frostiest of days! A wedding during the winter months is nothing but a kind of a best-kept secret! From scenic and incredibly photogenic forest overlooks to cozy candle-lit spaces and the enthusiastic cheer of the holiday season, winter weddings always bring a whole new level of romance, excitement, and bundles of happiness!
Well, there is no denying the fact that winter weddings are absolutely magical, but if by any chance you live in an area or state where you are not lucky to get a snowfall or two, we understand that it gets kind of hard to find inspiration for an authentic winter wonderland wedding that you actually desire! So, don’t worry we have got you covered under these circumstances! With the below-mentioned ideas, you can bring plenty of winter season magic to your wedding even if you won’t get a single real snowflake!
All the couples who stay in California, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and other such states that have pleasant months all year round, really want to have a classic winter wedding in warm climates, this blog is especially for you! So, what if you don’t get to witness snowflakes or can’t have a pristine blanket of sparkling white snow as the backdrop for your wedding portfolio, trust us, these amazing and out-of-the-box ideas will get you going, and help you to host a magical and stunning winter-themed wedding!
Make “Snow” for the Bride to walk on
For a bride, the most memorable moment is when she made her way down the aisle all decked out in the glowing and expensive designer wedding gown! At that exact moment, all the eyes are glued to her and she just becomes the center of attention! The wedding guests can’t keep their eyes off her and even our professional photographers and videographers just can’t’ stop capturing her in their cameras! In order to bring in the true and real winter vibe while a bride walks down the aisle without the actual snow, you can consider getting a gleaming white carpet runner and sprinkling white or silver glitter into it! This kind of setting will create an illusion of walking on the snow to get to the altar! To make a bride’s entrance more swanky and winter authentic, you can also consider lighting the aisle with candles leading to the altar that is decorated with seasonal blooms such as roses, hydrangeas, garden roses, and white cherry blossoms! You can also consider bringing in ivory-colored curtains placed in such a way that they reveal the aisle edge which you can consider garnishing with sprawling seasonal greenery!
Make Use of Lighting
It does not matter whether you are yourself planning to decorate your wedding venue or just hiring a professional decorator to elevate the entire look of your wedding venue, to keep the winter feel alive throughout the celebration from start to finish, make sure that lighting is being used to its full potential! You can bring in soft, blue lights as they create a romantic illusion of “cold” and make the entire ambiance feel more wintery than it really is!
But if you don’t wanna play around with soft, blue light for your wedding day lighting decor, fairy lights are always the best option! They make everything appear more magical and romantic! With a white aisle setting inside, a spring of glistening twinkle lights can help set the overall mood and tone of your winter wedding in warm climates! For more unique and creative lighting decor ideas, you can consider dangling them from the ceiling, or even adding them into the tablescape decor, or even stringing them into a majestic canopy at your wedding reception! But if in case you are planning an outdoor winter-themed wedding for your wedding day during warm climates you can consider creating a Narnia-esque winter scene by stringing lights around the trees along with some artificial snow!
Bring in Winter Colors to Your Wedding Decor
Well, when it comes to the winter wedding color palette, then there are some incredibly fantastic combinations that actually feel like winter! For instance, silver and blue when paired together give a very cool feel and gracefully go with the season while highlighting the true winter vibe! But, it is not just the cool colors that bring in the magic of the winter season or are perfect for a winter-themed wedding, some other color combinations like red and silver when paired together also bring out a very winter-ish, holiday-inspired feel!
Apart from winter colors, you can also consider adding a few greenery garlands, swags, wreaths, and pine cones, as these wedding elements can easily turn any wedding space into a perfect winter wedding backdrop! If you can’t suspend greenery wreaths from your venue’s ceiling or chandeliers, tie them to chairs or line your ceremony aisle with lush runners.
Choose a Barn Wedding Venue for True Winter Season Essence
To get the ultimate winter vibe for your wedding day, choose a barn-style wedding venue as the rustic feel of a barn wedding venue will definitely bring in the winter vibe alive in its own way! A barn wedding venue when adorned with minimal winter-inspired decorations like long garlands of greenery will undoubtedly transform the space into a cozy cold setting for your winter-themed wedding! This kind of wedding venue will not only help you in bringing all the wintry vibes to your wedding day but will also set the overall tone for the ultimate wedding photography and videography experience! Our experienced wedding photographers and videographers will have a great time capturing your winter-themed wedding at this kind of wedding venue even when it is hot outside!
Neon Sign on Wooden Backdrop for Classic Winter Vibe
So, now that you have booked a rustic barn wedding venue for your wedding day, bring in the neon signs to elevate the entire setting! There is no denying the fact that a rustic wooden backdrop indeed feels warm and cozy, but just with the addition of neon signs, the overall setting will have a modern and chic vibe! Talking about neon signs, there are endless options available for you to choose from! Go for the signs that say, “Love Made Me Do It”, or “Always & Forever” or something more romantic and catchy that resonates with both of your personalities and love story!
Decorate Your Wedding Arch with White Floral
Who says that only red flowers bring in the winter vibes alive in the best possible way? Well, that is not a hundred percent true! If you are planning on having an indoor winter wedding celebration, you can consider garnishing your wedding arch with sparkling and impeccable white florals as they will definitely make your wedding guests feel like they are walking in a winter wonderland indoors! Exchanging your wedding vows against this charismatic white floral arch will also elevate your wedding photography game! Trust us, with this kind of floral setting your wedding photographs will look like they are straight out from a romantic fairytale book!
Emerald Color Outfits for Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
When it comes to wedding colors for bridesmaids’ dresses, emerald is indeed a great choice! It looks especially stunning in the wintertime! So, while you are slipping into an impeccable white designer wedding dress, you can ask your lovely ladies to get decked out in emerald-colored short or long gowns, depending on their choice of bridesmaids’ dress! The same can work for groomsmen too! The groom himself can opt for an emerald-colored suit and allow his handsome and charming groomsmen to color-coordinate their suits and make a perfect winter celebration to remember!
Add Velvet Accent to Your Bridal Bouquet
Winters and velvet always go hand in hand! So, what if you are staying at a location where you don’t get the chance to experience the cold days as it always stays warmer, you can still have a winter-inspired wedding day with all the winter elements! And talking about winters, velvet is a must-added element! Adding them into your dresses might be a bit of a daunting task, so, instead of that, you can add a touch of velvet to your bridal bouquet! Tie your wedding day bridal bouquet together with a beautiful velvet ribbon as will it instantly add a wintry vibe to your fresh flowers! Just a small addition to your wedding bouquet will elevate your overall bridal look for your big day in no time!
Seating Chart with The Combination of Silver & Blue Color
As already mentioned above, there is a certain combination of colors that work best to bring out the wintry vibes, no matter what kind of climate you experience on your wedding day! One such classic winter combination is blue and silver! Blue and silver, when paired together, bring out the best vibe of the winter season. The blue highlights the cold whereas the silver brings in the illusion of snow! So, elevate your winter-themed wedding game just by adding a winter wonderland vibe to your wedding space with a silver and blue seating chart! This kind of color combination will do wonders to your wedding day pictures, indeed!
Metallic Stationery- A Big Yes for Winter Wedding
An authentic winter wedding is incomplete without sparkle! If it is a winter wedding then sparkles are mandatory, no matter what! So, why not introduce some sparkle and glitter through your wedding stationery! You can gracefully add a touch of winter snow sparkle to your wedding stationery by incorporating metallic foil accents! This will not only make your wedding decoration a cut-above-the-rest kind of setting but will also give endless photography options to our professional and creative wedding photographers and videographers!
Classic White Wedding Cake Adorned with Greens
A wedding is incomplete without a wedding cake! And when you are planning a winter wedding a white wedding cake is an incredible and the best option! An impeccable white wedding cake when adorned with green accents makes a perfect wedding cake for a memorable winter wedding! The reason we are saying that you must consider a white wedding cake for your wedding day is that an all-white wedding cake looks like it is covered in snow! To make it more personalized you can top off your white wedding cake with some edible greens to bring in the happy and romantic festive winter touch to the overall look of your wedding cake!
Add White, Green, & Red Centerpieces
White, red, and green are the ultimate color combination for an ideal winter wedding! And if you are in search of an ideal centerpiece for your winter-themed wedding that becomes the center of attention then look no further than having a classic combination of white, green, and red florals! These three color combinations together will not only look festive and chic but will bring out the best of wintry vibe to your overall wedding celebration look! These three stunning colors are the most desired color combinations when it comes to winter weddings! You can also incorporate these three colors into your winter wedding decor and bring in the true winter vibes alive in the best of frames!
Opt for a Cozy Sweetheart Table
Well, your sweetheart table is indeed the showstopper of your wedding reception! So, for your winter wedding make it cozier so that your wedding guests and wedding photographers can’t take their eyes off it! Add a satin runner, warm candles, and simple greenery at your sweetheart table to bring in the romance and coziness in abundance! This kind of sweetheart table setting will not only bring in the festive vibe to your table setup but will also make the entire mood of your wedding reception inviting and incredibly romantic!
So, summing everything up! No matter where you are staying in the States you can always work and bring in the magic of the romantic winter season to your wedding day celebration! Whether you experience cold and freezing days or not in your area, these above-mentioned ideas will definitely help you plan a perfect and unforgettable winter wedding even in warm climates!
Happy Winter Wedding!