Winter Weddings

Winter Weddings

A breathtaking landscape of white, snowflakes gently tumbling to the ground, lakes and streams freezing over; all of what make winter one of the most beautiful seasons. What better time to get married than in the peak of winter, when crisp snow coats the ground and beautiful scenery can be found all around you? Winter weddings can be an incredible success, and here’s how to make the most of one.




Wedding Colors

Though reds and greens reflect the holiday season, overdoing them might make your wedding feel more like a Christmas party. White and gold is a good color scheme, as they compliment the winter landscape quite nicely.

The Flowers

Flowers such as calla lilies, red roses, and amaryllis are beautiful plants commonly associated with the winter season, however, there’s a wide variety of different flowers that bloom in the colder months of the year, and they would look equally stunning at a winter wedding.

Invitations

Due to the cold and the snow, most winter weddings take place indoors so that the guests can simply observe the beauty of the snow rather than be exposed to it. For indoor weddings, formal invitations are ideal, as many indoor weddings are ballroom-style.

Centerpieces

Glowing candles add beauty and warmth to a wedding, especially when it’s cold and blustery outside. Plus, they’re very romantic, and they help set the mood for the wedding that’s taking place.

Escort Cards

Holiday-related images on your escort cards can also make the wedding seem more like a holiday dinner, so stick to more elegant, generic designs that go with the winter season.

The Music

A classical pianist playing during the wedding dinner is always elegant and regal, however, don’t be afraid to step outside the box and hire a more unexpected accompaniment.

Cocktail Hour

Warm, comforting drinks are ideal for winter weddings, and to combat the cold, drinks such as hot chocolate or hot cider are a perfect choice. Don’t be afraid to mix things up a little, however, and choose beverages that are least expected.

The Cake

A wedding cake with red and green trim or red roses on top are perfect for a winter wedding, however, some bakers might be willing to make more extravagant cakes that deeply reflect the season.

Favors

Wedding favors like truffles are cookies are always a hit, but it’s always good to explore other more unique options that will send guests home with smiles on their faces.

Honeymoons

Although many newlyweds head off to warm areas for their honeymoon, a winter honeymoon to go with the winter wedding can be just as enjoyable. A snowy landscape is a beautiful one, and a beautiful honeymoon is a memorable one.