Magical Winter Wedding Ideas December 23, 2015
Winter is probably my favourite time of the year: icy blue skies, sparkling frosty mornings and of course, Christmas. Winter weddings are absolutely magical and there’s so much you can do to create a unique, enchanting wedding day in terms of decoration, styling and colour schemes.
Rich reds and deep berry tones are perfect for a romantic feel, whereas metallic accents and icy blues create a glamorous theme for your day. If you’re feeling festive, ivy greens and Father Christmas red will create a magnificent winter wonderland!
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First things first: wedding stationery. Once you’ve decided on your colour scheme, give your guests a subtle clue about how your wedding is going to look! There are hundreds of beautiful, wintery designs to choose from out there. I particularly love this elegant, navy wedding invitation by Christina Elizabeth D, which features chic snowflakes and atmospheric hanging lanterns.
Winter Wedding Dress
Choose a wedding dress that sparkles – that’s what winter is all about! Gowns adorned with sequins, diamanté and lace are the perfect choice. Think extravagant, opulent and glamorous! Wrap up warm and dazzle your guests with a faux fur shrug – it’ll add an extra dash of luxury whilst keeping the chilly weather at bay. If you’re not that keen on a faux fur shrug, a sequin cardigan will look just as fabulous, especially if you decide to keep your wedding dress simple.
Wonderland Wedding Cake
Queen of all things cake, Rosalind Miller has created an utterly beautiful 5 tier wedding cake. The Winter Garden masterpiece is made of soft blue and delicate ivory icing, decorated with intricate sugar flowers and classic pearls. This cake is the perfect addition if you’re creating an elegant, sparkling wedding theme.
The sparkles don’t need to stop at your wedding dress! Recreate winter snowflakes and crystals with a gorgeous pearl wedding tiara, brooch or crystal necklace for brides. The Snowflake of Beauty Brooch will add a subtle twinkle to a bolero or bridesmaids dress, and will fit in flawlessly with your winter wonderland theme. If you’re opting for a more dramatic look, choose a statement necklace that has maximum impact. Silver jewellery will complement your enchanting theme perfectly, and you’re guaranteed to turn heads.
Magical Wedding Bouquet
Depending on your preferred colour scheme, there are so many whimsical bouquets options to choose from for your winter wedding. Soft, delicate pastels and natural flowers will achieve a rustic, earthy feel to your big day. Why not incorporate pine cones into your wedding theme for an extra element of festive magic!
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Festive Venue Decoration
When I think of winter, the word ‘cosy’ comes to mind. Create a warm, festive glow with fairy lights or candles. An enchanting atmosphere will immediately make your wedding day unforgettable. A simple, yet effective way to create an ethereal setting is to drape fairy lights around your venue, and if there are a lot of trees outside, help your guests find their way in by lining the trees with cute lights and Christmas decorations – this idea will also look amazing in your wedding photographs!
Going back to pine cones, they’re a brilliant way to decorate your wedding. They’re super versatile: spray them gold or silver, use them as place names, hang up them up around your venue and let them do the talking!
Chances are your guests will get a little bit chilly in the evening, so be sure to provide snuggly blankets for people to use, just in case. They’ll hugely appreciate this, and it’ll make your wedding venue look extra festive.