For some, dreaming of that magical winter wedding day evokes a romantic image of falling snow in nature, a first dance under twinkling lights and a warm cosy cocktail to raise that special toast. Getting married in the winter months takes you out of the traditional wedding season, meaning that it can be hard to pin down those details which perhaps aren’t as mainstream as a spring summer affair – fear not! We’re on hand with whimsical ideas to inspire your day to make it the winter wonderland fit for a fairytale.
It can really help to kick-start your creativity for a wedding by thinking about the theme you’d like for the day. This doesn’t have to be gospel throughout the planning but it’s a great way to set the mood for what feeling you would like for yourself, and for your nearest and dearest.
Into the Woods
This theme is all about embracing the beauty of nature, leading with Emerald Green and bringing in organic influences and textures. Keep it simple and let the subtle details of shine through. For your venue, why not bring in lush winter leaves, wrap vines around beams and scatter fairy lights really give it that winter wedding feel.
We adore the use of texture in floral bouquets, go subtle on colour and big on shape for gorgeous impact. Incorporate dried cotton stems into your winter bouquet which will not only look amazing in photos, but you can echo on table decorations to soften the layout.
For a more contemporary feel, go simple and striking with a taupe colour scheme and accents of contrasting green foliage. Go low key and festoon your tables with branches, pampas grass and dried flowers. For more flair, add metallic touches to keep it fresh. This more neutral theme would work with any venue and is so easy to customise if you change you mind as you go with wedding planning.
A huge trend for 2022 is colour pops, the Blushing Bride theme is the perfect canvas for you to bring in bold colours to make a statement through your flowers.
Red is a dominating colour, which can make it hard to pull off in a wedding scheme. Choosing a colour which has a red base, with a pinkish hue such as Berry, creates a warm festive vibe without being too obvious. Our Berry colourway is perfect for all skin tones and the touch of sparkle from the sequins elevates to sets off the other accents in your scheme.
For your Festive Folly bundle of blooms, we recommend traditional roses in pale tone, rustic berries, pinecones, and lush foliage.
If you have your heart set on one colour, it can sometimes be hard to marry other colours to the vision to add accents for a cohesive feel. This is where fantastic sites such as Design Seeds come in, this resource provides a fun archive of colourways to be used for inspiration. Simply choose a base colour and you’ll see palettes of co-ordinating colours.
Once some of the details start to come together such as the theme, the dresses, the flowers – it becomes a lot easier to see the full picture of your special day. You can then start to pin down some of the details for your venue, photographer and caters so that they know exactly the vision you have. Creating mood boards of imagery or examples from other weddings you have seen is a great idea to make sure you get your ideas across to companies you’re hiring. The more detail, the better – It’s your big day and you deserve to get out of it what you put in.
Look at these gorgeous images of ‘just married’ moments, by letting your photographer know that you’d like 40minutes of the day to go and achieve these shots – they can prep the props and set the lighting to capture these specials flashes for you.
A wedding is the perfect opportunity to add touches of grandeur that you wouldn’t allow yourself to have for any other occasion. Think about if you want a veil, a flower crown, statement jewellery and how can that co-ordinate with the bridal party?
While nuptials in the summer months call for easy floaty dresses, winter weddings require warmer fabrics, long-sleeve gowns, and most importantly, chic and winter-appropriate coats. Faux-fur coats are the perfect statement piece to accessorise alongside a delicate wedding dress. Go traditional with a co-ordinating pale shade or add a colour pop to be bold. Shop faux-fur styles for your winter wedding on Lovedrobe.
The Bridal Party
It’s so exciting inviting your closest gal pals to be a part of your big day, which not do it with flourish? In the past few years, a rising trend of creating invitations to choose bridesmaids has
Make your Maya Maids feel special with the perfect dress and add fun details to tie in the look for your photos, including matching dressing gowns, customised bracelets. Another touch, as it’s a winter wedding is to think about gifting little handwarmers to everyone in the ceremony to keep them warm in the chill!
The Finishing Touches
The cherry on top of the perfect wedding day is all the little touches to make it quintessentially you and to cater for your guests to make it the most memorable day for everyone.
Instead of raising a glass with traditional champagne or prosecco. Why not swap in mulled wine to warm the soul. And for those non-drinkers or kids – a hot chocolate station with all the treats.
Your entertainment contributes to the look of your venue too, so think of who your hire as part of your overall aesthetic. A live s band set up on a stage is infinitely glam and will get your guests dancing. Set the mood during the day with US swing band Postmodern Jukebox for a touch of pazazz.
If you’re tying the knot in the winter months, think about bringing your theme into the cake – this could be through the taste or the aesthetic. Popular people pleasing flavours include fruit cake, spiced carrot cake or decadent chocolate to echo the warming winter vibes.
In terms of decoration, the sky is the limit! Go simple with a rustic naked tiered cake, or all out with a cake blanketed in icing which looks like pristine snow.