5 Things We Love About Winter Weddings

Written by Katharine Warden on January 8, 2019

5 Things We Love About Winter Weddings

Winter weddings are absolutely enchanting. Set against a backdrop of sparkling snow, evergreen trees, and cozy fireplaces, there’s just something ethereal about getting married in the middle of the cold months. From the attire to the atmosphere to the photography, there are so many things to embrace. Here are five things we love about winter weddings.

The Fashion

Your dress options are endless. From strapless to long sleeves, every cut is gorgeous for a winter wedding. Think the cold temps will be an issue? Incorporating luxurious layers in a variety of textures like silk, lace, and embellishments will beautifully complement every type of look, from elegant to boho chic. With glamorous accessories like faux fur shawls, tartan capes, and leather coats, there are infinite ways to make sure you keep cozy and stylish throughout the event.

The Fireplaces

Utilizing the fireplace at your venue is an absolute must. It adds a romantic element to your evening that you just can’t get in the warmer months. Serve warm drinks around the fire pre-ceremony to invite your guest in from the cold, then keep the fire stoked for a night cap when all the dancing is done. Fireplaces are also an amazing opportunity for décor. Adorn the mantle with florals, greenery, and twinkling candles for an absolutely intimate fireplace vignette.

The Snow

There’s something truly magical about snow. Everyone’s eyes light up at the first snowfall of the season and were given the chance to embrace the wonder that is winter. This natural background guarantees a memorable moment, while a fresh blanket of snow gives your photos a captivating and unique dimension. And if it starts to snow during the ceremony, be still our hearts. All the more reason for guests to cuddle up and feel the warmth and love radiating from the two of you.

The Greenery

Winter florals and greenery are available in a wide array of rich, feminine, and muted tones. From bright berries to lasting succulents, to delicate silver dollar eucalyptus, the enduring style of winter blooms provides a timeless and contemporary feel for your day. We’re loving magnolia and wintergreens paired with roses and amaryllis. Including pheasant feathers gives your florals an organic accent with lots of texture. Embrace the subdued shades of cream, silver, and evergreen for your wedding to create a soft and otherworldly ambiance.

The Honeymoon

There’s no better time than winter to schedule yourselves a tropical honeymoon. Escape from the cold and jump into turquoise seas, bask in the hot sun on a white sand beach, and take an adventure tour through the jungle. Then return home from your trip with glowing skin and memories that will keep you warm through the rest of winter.

Some Other Ideas

Transform a raw space to create a winter wonderland with natural décor such as live trees surrounding a rustic fireplace for a completely custom and intimate vibe.

Book a venue with beautiful holiday décor that will instantly and effortlessly enhance your theme, like The Union League in Philadelphia.

Including thoughtful details, such as offering your guests chunky throw blankets and knitted mittens during an outdoor ceremony or a hot cocoa bar post-reception will make all the difference on your big day.