Winter weddings have an enchanting quality that can transform your special day into a moody, romantic affair. Planning a winter wedding comes with its own set of considerations. To help you plan and have a magical winter wedding, that captures the beauty of the season while ensuring a seamless and unforgettable celebration, the team from The Wedding & Event Creators is doing a deep dive into 6 must-have dreamy winter wedding styling elements that need a place in your wedding plan. Accompanied by a beautifully styled shoot by the team at the stunning venue Eleven Eighty.
Embrace The Winter Palette
When considering your colour palette, choose tones that compliment the season’s charm. Consider incorporating rich jewel tones like deep burgundy, emerald green, or royal blue to evoke a sense of elegance and warmth. Alternatively, opt for a softer palette with blues, silvers, and whites for a whimsical and ethereal feel. These colours will enhance the winter ambiance and create a visually stunning backdrop for your wedding day.
Tip: Incorporate the beauty of the season into your floral arrangements too! Be sure to choose blooms that are in season during winter. Complement the flowers with accents of greenery, berries or fruits, and other natural elements like pinecones to give them a wintery feel.
Dressing for the Season
The cold weather is an integral part of a winter wedding, so make sure to dress appropriately while still looking fabulous of course! Consider a long-sleeved or illusion neckline gown crafted from luxurious fabrics like velvet or lace. Add a faux fur stole or a stylish cape to stay warm and make a fashion statement. When looking at suit options, consider a heavier fabric and complement your attire with a cozy woolen overcoat. Don’t forget to provide your wedding party with warm accessories like shawls or wraps to keep them comfortable throughout the day.
Tip: Boots can be a stylish but also practical option for a winter shoe, especially if it rains.
Create A Cozy Atmosphere
One of the highlights of a winter wedding is the opportunity to create a warm and cozy atmosphere for your guests. Enhance the ambiance by incorporating soft lightings, such as candles or fairy lights, to add a romantic and intimate feel. Decorate the venue with plush textiles, such as velvet or faux fur, if your venue has heaters or a fireplace be sure to make use of these to lend to the atmosphere!
Offering warm drinks, like mulled wine or hot cocoa, and baskets of blankets will also help your guests stay cozy and enjoy the winter spirit.
Plan For The Cooler Weather
Winter weather can be unpredictable, so it’s crucial to have contingency plans in place. If you’re planning an outdoor ceremony or reception, make sure to have a backup indoor option readily available. Consider hiring a marquee or hall with heating options that can also provide a cozy outdoor space for your guests. Communicate your backup plans to your vendors and guests well in advance to avoid any last-minute surprises. Being prepared will ensure a smooth and stress-free experience, regardless of the weather.
Tip: If at all possible, try to have the ceremony and reception all in one venue, this will make transport easier in case of bad weather. We also recommend having a few clear umbrellas on stand by for outdoor wedding photos, and don’t forget the rain makes for absolutely breathtaking images!
Delight your guests with a menu that incorporates seasonal flavors and comfort foods. Consider serving warm and hearty dishes like roasted root vegetables, braised meats, or creamy soups. For dessert, offer a decadent hot chocolate bar, or perhaps a pudding/dessert station with winter-themed treats! Mulled wine is always a beautiful, warming beverage at a winter wedding.
Winter Wedding Favours
A fun way to incorporate the winter wedding charm is by gifting your guests with personalised pashminas, cookies, mulled wine spices, or little bottles of Baileys!
About The Wedding and Event Creators: At The Wedding & Event Creators, our team is able to offer a comprehensive approach to your wedding by having everything in-house! We can cover all your styling, hiring, planning, coordination, setup, and floral needs. We can assist from the beginning with styling concept and design through to set up, hiring goodies, florals, and then execution on the wedding day.