Winter Wedding Inspiration: 8 Ideas That Are Pure Magic
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and so are winter weddings fit for a snow king and queen! A December wedding can be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the season and throw the best holiday party ever – surrounded by loved ones.
Here are 8 ideas to help plan your stunning winter wedding.
1) Long-sleeved Dress
Winter brides have a difficult decision when it comes to their wedding day attire – warm or stylish? Surprise, you can have both! A long-sleeve dress keeps you warm but shows off a unique style that adds some dramatic flair to your big day. Some of the most iconic wedding dress looks in history are adorned with long sleeves. Celebrity brides, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Princess Diana pulled off this stunning look with lace. Simply put, long-sleeved dresses are timeless and should be embraced immediately. Whether you desire soft and beautiful Chantilly lace accents or sheer long sleeves, they can be crafted to exceed your expectations.
2) Carriage, Sleigh, or Trolley
Transport from your wedding ceremony to your reception in style via a carriage, sleigh, or trolley ride. ‘Tis the season to ride in a horse-drawn carriage and live out a real-life fairytale.
You can even incorporate the carriage, sleigh, or trolley as part of your arrival to the ceremony. Guests will be in awe when they see the bride step off the ride and walk down the aisle. It can also be sentimental to include the Father of the Bride or any special person that is giving the bride away.
Not only does this create a memorable experience, you can take some beautiful pictures as well. You and your bridal party will look amazing posing in front of the majestic horse and romantic carriage, vintage sleigh, or trolley.
3) Christmas Cocktail
The holidays are here! Let’s get a little festive! A glass of sparkling wine is a great way to welcome guests and celebrate the day. Tavola’s Christmas cocktail, the Poinsettia, is a festive and elegant drink that is sure to be the hit of your reception. The Poinsettia is made with Avissi Prosecco, pomegranate liqueur, cranberry juice, and a sugar rim. Tavola’s winter cocktails are stunning drinks to serve at your holiday extravaganza
Photographed by: Tavola Restaurant + Bar
4) Embrace Texture
If there is a particular time of year to embrace texture, winter is it! Don’t be shy to go a little extra and channel your inner snow queen. We’re talking Velvets, Satins, Laces, Furs! Throw in a sprinkle or two of glitter. Heck, you can dump the whole bottle on if you want. Go for some luxurious embellishments like beading or embroidery. There are no limits to your artistic vision be it a lavish cake or bedazzled shoes!
Photographed by: Carley K. Photography
5) Arrange the Scene
Envision the winter wedding of your dreams – greenery, Christmas trees, red velvet ribbons, chandeliers, fire places, magical twinkle lights! Your day can be warm, cozy, and elegant.
Photographed by: Ron Soliman Photojournalism
6) Table Presentation
While the ceremony and I do’s are the most essential elements to making the wedding official, the wedding reception is where the fun really begins. Table Presentation is everything! You can brighten up the setting with candles, evergreen touches, frosted pinecones, and ice crystals. Since this is the season of gathering, you should use your table décor to do just that!
7) Festive Favors
Show your appreciation to your family and friends with a thoughtful holiday-themed momentum they can take home. A personalized glass ornament or jingle bell would be a lovely remembrance of your special day.
8) Make It Snow
Last, but not least incorporate snow! If snowflakes are not in the forecast, make it snow!