White bowed chairs line up ahead, and fairy lights twinkle up above. You’re carrying a silver and white rose bouquet. You walked down an aisle lined with silken drapes and dotted with holly. You meet the eyes of your husband-to-be. He’s smiling. Soon, you’ll be dancing in front of a cozy fire. If you’re lucky, there is snow falling softly outside the window.
The winter season lends itself well to romance, so a winter themed wedding full of gorgeous winter colours is a wonderful alternative to the classic summer ceremony – and one that avoids excessive sweating on a hot July day!
When we think of winter, we think of snow and holly, fireplaces and warm coloured lights, reds paired with greens, silvers and glitter or classic white and black. Winter is a time of families gathering close together to ward off the cold. It is a time of rebirth, of promise, and of planning for the future.
Winter can be a truly heart-warming time, and what better way to celebrate this special season than by designing a wedding around a winter theme? To get you started, here are some of our favourite theme ideas to whet your winter whistle…
Deck the halls with holly, tulle (silk-like material), and poinsettias. Line the aisles with white drapery (or let us do it for you!). Cover the tables with velvet, and let your winter light shine
with lanterns and candles on every surface and fairy lights on the ceiling. Dance to a few Christmas classics among the usual tunes while you enjoy the
romance and keep each other warm!
Scandic Wood Cabin Ski Retreat
Marry in style in a little chapel and rush to the warmth and coziness of a
ski-lodge reception. If yours is a small wedding, you could hold it in an
actual ski-lodge or a cabin complete with glowing hearth fires. Serve drinking
chocolate and hot toddies and show off your moves on the dance floor, with the décor and guests styled in faux fur fashion.
White and red
Mirror the season with dress, invitations, and tablecloths the colour of fallen snow. Hang swags of tulle from the pews at the church and pillars and walls at the reception. Carry a stunning bouquet of blooming red roses as you walk down the aisle to your groom who is dressed in a dashing white tuxedo. Decorate the reception hall with a profusion of white lilies and a few red roses and poinsettias to add drama. Using any two colours in this way creates a dramatic effect that will showcase the beauty of the bride and the event.
Throwing a themed wedding with the creative use of colour, by emulating the season in your decorations and incorporating themes from a favourite movie can al help you pull off the perfect winter wedding. So start planning and creating your winter paradise now!
Themes are not necessary, but they bring continuity and sense of fun to your wedding, helping make it something truly unique and an event that you and your guests will remember for years to come. Need more ideas about winter wedding décor and lighting? Get in touch with our team who can help you bring your winter wedding to life.