38 Magical Winter Wedding Ideas

From your colour scheme to the wedding cake and bridesmaid dresses - this is our ultimate guide to planning a winter wedding

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Winter is such a fabulous time of year to tie the knot – from crisp, festive weather to glamorous colour schemes, there’s just so much to embrace.

To help you along the way with some winter wedding inspiration, we’ve rounded up the best and most stylish winter wedding ideas to make sure you nail your wedding theme!

Winter Wedding Venues

Your venue plays one of the biggest parts when it comes to shaping your wedding, so you need to make sure you book one that’s truly fit for a winter celebration. Here are some of our favourites…

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Waterton Park Hotel

Couples searching for the real-life winter wonderland wedding venue need look no further than Waterton Park Hotel. Set on its very own island, surrounded by a picturesque lake, it looks simply breathtaking when covered in snow and icles.

Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Wollaton Hall and Deer Park is a winter wedding venue steeped in fabulous architecture and crisp, stylish details. If you want our advice, green and white florals are the perfect way to decorate this venue for your stylish winter bash.

Preston Court

Preston Court is home to a beautiful outdoor space where you and your guests can brave the crisp British winter weather and enjoy a ceremony outside. The interior is just as incredible too, FYI!

Harvieston Hall

Nestled in the Scottish countryside lies the incredibly charming Harvieston Hall – ideal for winter wedding couples who want a small and intimate wedding held in one of Scotland’s most beautiful settings.

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Winter Wedding Colour Schemes

Winter weddings have so much potential and choice when it comes to colour schemes and decoration themes – we’ve rounded up our top picks, and they’re seriously pretty!

All White Everything

Of course, one of the most fabulous winter wedding colour schemes is the wonderful white. We love the way Dorfold Hall have decorated their coach house – not only is it the perfect ‘white wedding’ setting, it’s super glam, too.

For the smaller details, Styleboxe have really nailed the white wedding colour scheme. The white china pieces, combined with the wooden table, add the perfect winter touch.

Rustic and Cosy

Winter really is a time to embrace cosy settings, and this can definitely be reflected in your wedding. This wedding ceremony set-up at Upper House Hayfield really is one of the most beautiful settings we’ve seen.

We also love the rustic and cosy layout here at The Barn at Herons Farm – the vines wrapped around the wooden beams and scattered fairy lights really give it that winter wedding feel.

Metallic Glamour

Going back to the metallic glamour of winter – is there any prettier setting than this wedding ceremony captured by Nicholas Lau Photography? The gold chairs against the white backdrop are everything – and that chandelier finishes the theme off perfectly!

When it comes to the finer details like your wedding guest’s place settings, we just adore the gold-studded plates and red rose favours at Sheene Mill – they’re such simple, yet stand-out ways to maximise on the theme.

Christmas is Coming

If your wedding is just before the Christmas period, why not use that to your advantage? The décor here at Preston Court is beyond festive. Everything from the intricate fairy lights to the festive foliage and wooden chairs just screams winter wonderland to us.

For a more modern festive vibe, why not take inspiration from Oxleaze Barn’s wedding décor? The simple white colours, along with the festive green shrubbery give the space a really stylish and Christmassy feel.

Winter Wedding Stationery

As well as informing guests about the details of your day, your wedding stationery also acts as a way of introducing your guests to the wedding theme and giving them a taster of what’s yet to come – making your stationery really important in representing the type of day you’re planning to have.

Metallic Wedding Stationery

Metallics are a lovely theme for a winter wedding. The gold foil used in this stationery by Adorn Invitations, along with the intricate laser cutting, is perfect for couples who are planning a really glamorous do.

Marble Wedding Stationery

Those of you who are planning a stylish, minimalist winter wedding should definitely consider marble prints for your wedding stationery – it’s really on-trend and looks fabulous with a hint of metallic, just like this style by Project Pretty.

READ MORE: Marble Wedding Ideas

Monochrome Wedding Stationery

A simple black and white theme for your stationery is also really fitting to a winter wedding celebration. The leafy print on this design by Studio Sophie is really pretty and complements the bold and simplistic font.

Floral Wedding Stationery

Floral wedding stationery designs aren’t just limited to spring and summer weddings. This design by Wonderland Invites uses dark red and green colours to illustrate a seriously pretty wedding invitation and RSVP. The colours have a subtle festive feel, making them the perfect choice for a winter wedding. 

Winter Wedding Décor Ideas

There’s so many ways to accentuate your winter wedding theme, and these are the prettiest ideas of them all.

Fairy Lights

This fairy light wall at The Normans makes for such a romantic backdrop when it comes to the wedding pictures and it’s wonderful to look at, too.

Fairy lights can also be used as ceiling décor, as seen here at the Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel. The gorgeous beams are linked by lines of lights which creates such a warm ambiance in the room.

Candles

As well as fairy lights, candles are also a really nice way to cosy-up your winter wedding. We love the way Launcells Barton have used candles to light up the wedding aisle in their ceremony room. The whole place looks so magical!

Add a slightly gothic vibe to your wedding venue by using mounted candles on the wall – just like Cripps Barn have done. If there’s one thing that can add to a wonderful, wintery atmosphere, it’s a candle-lit room.

Arches

Add a wintery wedding arch to your ceremony if you want to really impress your guests. This one at Kings Chapel is the perfect addition to any winter wedding – especially if you’re going with that all-white décor theme.

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Florals

If you’re a floral-loving kind of couple, fear not, because floral décor is NOT off the cards for you. Upper House Hayfield is the perfect example, as their floral lighting is the dreamiest winter wedding addition of them all. The hanging light bulbs look like baubles, giving it that ultimate Christmas feel.

Winter Wedding Cakes

You didn’t think we were going to forget the cake did you!? Winter wedding cakes come in all different shapes, flavours and sizes – your choice all depends on your personal taste, literally!

Metallic Winter Wedding Cake

If you want to add some glamour to your wedding cake, why not opt for a white and gold style, just like this cake used in a styled shoot by Hayley Jayne Wedding Events? The drip effect and meringue toppers make it the dreamiest choice for a metallic wedding cake.

White Winter Wedding Cake

For the all-white theme, we’re huge fans of this buttercream wedding cake captured by Jenny Maden Photography. The crisp, white colour is brought to life with the help of greenery and pastel blue lavender – a strong choice for a winter wedding cake.

Rustic Winter Wedding Cake

If rustic is your theme, why not have a cake with a semi-naked finish and some fruity toppers, just like this one, photographed at Black Swan Studios. The colours and choice of toppings give it a really festive finish – perfect for the time of year.

Winter Wedding Dresses

Winter wedding dresses are by far some of the most beautiful designs around. Whether you're looking for something simple and chic or more dramatic, there's plenty of styles to choose from that will still fit your theme! 

Gold and Feathered Winter Wedding Dress

Gold is such a festive colour, as well as being totally glamorous – so why not embrace that in your choice of wedding dress? Olga by Kelly Faetanini does just that, and also incorporates another of our favourite festive fashion choices, feathers. This gown really is something very, very special!

READ MORE: 17 Glitzy Gold Wedding Dresses

Long Sleeved Winter Wedding Dress

Mira Zwillinger continues to steal our hearts when it comes to bridal fashion, and Elia is no different. This intricate, long sleeved gown is delicate and detailed – everything a winter wedding dress should be!

Crochet Winter Wedding Dress

If you’re the kind of bride who wants to push boundaries with your wedding day look, why not dare to be different in this crochet Paolo Sebastian design? The high neck, edgy detailing and intricate floral embroidery all come together to make a seriously cool wedding dress for the winter.

Winter Wedding Veil Inspiration

Hair & Makeup – Natalie Kamal

Brides looking to wear a veil on their wedding day will love what this bride-to-be has done with her look. The beautiful detailed veil really complements her overall look and hair-up style, and the sparkles on the veil itself really suit the winter theme.

Winter Wedding Hair and Make-up

When it comes to your bridal hair and make-up for your winter wedding – it’s important to find the perfect balance between your style and taste, and your winter wedding theme.

Natural Winter Wedding Hair and Make-up

This bride has opted for a really natural, wavy hair-do, paired with neutral face make-up, created by Marina Mazza. The tinted lip and soft, smoky eye really are a gorgeous combo for a bride who wants to stay looking natural and fresh on her wedding day.

Glamorous and Girly Winter Wedding Make-up

This bride’s beautiful look, captured by Gomes Photography, is feminine and fabulous. The warm metallic shade of her eye shadow is perfectly matched with the blush pink lip and natural complexion.

Edgy Winter Wedding Hair and Make-up

Brides wanting to make a statement on their big day will adore the French plait half-up, half-down style that Make Me Bridal have created here. The long lashes and grey eye shadow add more drama to the look and we just love those earrings!

Winter Groomswear

For the grooms, winter wedding wear is all about choosing the right colours, and feeling super confident in your suit.

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Traditional Winter Groomswear

For a really strong and traditional look, consider a handsome dark grey suit, paired with a bow-tie. It looks super smart, and is really easy to fit into different wedding colour schemes. We adore this shot, taken by Rabia Q Photography.

Velvet Winter Groomswear

These two gorgeous grooms have both opted for velvet suit jackets, and they look just incredible. We love the contrasting colours and the way the light reflects off of the fabric. The two got married at Victoria Warehouse wearing these fabulous suit jackets.

Seasonal Winter Groomswear

Winter groomswear doesn’t just have to be reflected in the suit you wear. This groom’s buttonhole, pictured by Imagications Photography, is super seasonal and really reflects the theme of a winter wedding.

Winter Bridesmaid Dresses

Winter bridesmaid dresses can be almost any colour – it all depends on the type of detail on the dress and how you accessorise them, too.

Lace Winter Bridesmaid Dresses

This grey, lace bridesmaid dress shot by KN Vision makes for a really stunning winter bridesmaid dress. The detail on the bodice is subtle, and the colour is super pretty. Scalloped and sheer lace are a great fabric choice for winter and this picture proves it.

Embroidered Winter Bridesmaid Dresses

Another really on-trend theme for winter bridesmaid dresses is lots of embroidery – just like these two maids at The Groucho Club have on their dresses. The sparkles really accentuate the winter theme and not to mention, how incredible they look next to that show-stopping wedding dress, photographed by We Heart Pictures!

Mix and Match Winter Bridesmaid Dresses

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If you can’t decide on one winter bridesmaid dress, why not do what this bride did and have all of your gorgeous bridesmaids in different dresses, that all complement each other. The mix between lace, embellishment and that phenomenal colour palette really is amazing! Shot by Dominika Miechowska Photography.

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