Add some festive sparkle to your big day by including these ten winter wedding ideas
Winter weddings are all about the details: from seasonal table décor to rich colours, glamorous accessories and stunning centrepieces, you can work clever and elegant detail into every element of your wedding.
We’ve chosen 10 fabulous examples of winter wedding styling to help you build a beautiful mood board of your own
- Magical Tables
Captured by Rachel Winter photography at Sarah and Keiran’s December 2012 wedding, this timeless table uses white and silver — the classic winter colours — to create a stunning effect. Silver frosted pinecones add to the picture as do silver sparkles scattered throughout. Crisp white linen is used to awesome effect, and rich, winter food served on this table will look divine.
For more information visit: www.rachelwinterphotography.com
- Let it Snow
Normally, a subtle manicure is best for a bride, but during the winter months you can get away with something a little more daring (think deep red and glitter-topped metallic colours). But perhaps the most appropriate way to finish your seasonal bridal styling is by choosing snow-effect nails; try the new Snowflake polish by Nails Inc with glitter and sequin particles to create the illusion of snowflakes on the nails.
For more information visit: www.nailsinc.com
- Low Lighting
In the winter, lighting is best when it is soft and low. Styled by luxury wedding planner Karen Thomson of Panache a clever combination of up-lights, gorgeous florals and candles has been used to stunning effect to create this utterly romantic winter scene. This wintry look could be perfect against a blank canvas such as a marquee or could be re-created at any hotel or civil ceremony venue if the room is big enough.
For more information visit: www.panachewales.co.uk
- Seasonal Stationery
To get your guests into the seasonal mood, this beautiful, frosty invite immediately makes you think of a gorgeous winter wonderland. In ice blue and white, the snowflake motif on this hitched.co.uk invitation makes it clear that your wedding day will be one of timeless winter beauty: your guests won’t be able to wait!
For more information visit: print.hitched.co.uk
- Brooch Bouquet
Choosing an alternative to flowers in winter is a sensible (and eco-friendly) thing to do. Rich with gold, silver and pearls (that bring winter berries to mind) this brooch bouquet photographed by Sue Lloyd Wedding Photography would look particularly stunning against an ivory, gold or cream winter wedding dress.
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- Magical Winter Wands
A lovely touch if you’re having younger bridesmaids or flower girls, these gorgeous snowflake wands are the perfect winter accessory. Designed by Aisle be Yours Wedding Services they can be made with any ribbon to match your colour scheme and are much easier for little girls to carry than cumbersome bouquets.
- Wonderful Winter Display
When creating floral displays and table decorations for a winter wedding, using seasonal favourites, like holly, pine cones, berries and ivy, looks beautiful. A signature bauble or two can also look gorgeous. These amazing pillar candle arrangements by the Specialist Event Company could be used to decorate the church or ceremony space and then be moved to the reception.
For more information visit: www.specialisteventcompany.co.uk
- It’s in the Stars
Tartan is so on-trend right now and you can use this versatile ribbon right through your wedding, from customising your invites to tying napkins, decorating favours and candles and beautifying place cards on the big day. Available from One Eyed Cat this unique detail can be used to personalise your “thank you” cards too.
- Bright Stars
This beautiful, silver place card holder is a multi-purpose winter detail: candles light the table, the star holds the place names and it makes for a wonderful favour to take away afterwards. Available from Favour Haven, each one has an ivory, frosted glass votive holder surrounded by a wire base, adorned with silver stars, topped with a functional star shape to hold your place cards.
For more information visit: www.favourhaven.co.uk
- Marvellous Mince Pies
Because winter weddings are more unusual than summer nuptials, your guests might expect something a little out of the ordinary. This amazing mince pie arrangement ticks all the boxes! Arranged on a three-tier stand from Kent Cake Stands, mixing in chocolate cupcakes, and decorating with vibrant redcurrants, is a great way to present this detail. It’s a cost effective alternative to a wedding cake, as well as a great talking point.
For more information visit: www.kent-cake-stands.com