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While we are all celebrating the holidays and enjoying colder weather, brides are getting married. Yes, in the winter. Winter weddings may not be as common as summer weddings, but they are no less beautiful, fun to plan, and a blast to attend. And let's face it, they are novel. Winter weddings are more memorable for the simple reason that we're usually in holiday mode. A union of two souls during the holidays though, is a pretty special. If you are a bride with time to plan your winter wedding, consider these ideas and let your imagination take it from there!
Moody Color Palettes: Winter weddings generally employ darker and richer hues like deep reds, burgundy, navy blue, emerald green, and plum to create an elegant and dramatic atmosphere. Don't be bound by these though. Make sure that your particular passion and palette come into play.
Seasonal florals, textures & Candlelight
Consider Seasonal Florals. Incorporating winter blooms like amaryllis, anemones, poinsettias, pinecones, and evergreen foliage in bouquets and decorations adds a wintry touch to weddings during this season.
Warm Textures, like velvet, faux fur, and woolen elements in attire or decor bring a coziness to the celebration. Think about using these in areas where guests will sit, dine and gather. And of course, remember these elements for your attire!
Candlelit Ambiance enhances the romance of the season by illuminating your wedding and reception spaces. We're accustomed to twinkling lights during the winter, so adding candles, lanterns, and fairy lights for a soft, warm glow is a great idea.
Unique Food and Drinks during the holidays can offer comfort. Consider serving foods like gourmet soups, hot cocoa bars, mulled wine, or signature winter cocktails to keep guests warm. If your wedding has a theme, the food can be transporting for your guests too. Most will have tired from the usual holiday fare, so mix it up, be inventive and use the seasonal ingredients that are available.
SEasonal Outerwear for Winter Weddings
Stylish capes, faux fur stoles, or jackets for the bride and bridal party not only add warmth but also make a fashion statement.
Unique Venue Choices like cozy cabins, barns, or historic buildings complement the winter theme and make everyone involved or attending feel like they've been whisked away.
Embracing the Season by using items like sleds, skis, or snow-inspired decorations to embrace the winter theme and create memorable photo opportunities.
If you're a bride looking for ideas, we hope this is a start. And if you are a bride looking for a gown, Bridal Traditions has got you! Make an appointment to come in and start thinking about what you want to wear this time next year.