Fresh Ideas for a Winter Wonderland Wedding

Planning Advice

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Of all the seasons, winter is probably the most underrated for a wedding. But really, there’s nothing quite like the kind of cozy intimacy you can create when it’s cold outside. Even though the festive season is behind us, there’s plenty of time to enjoy those wintery vibes and to be inspired to plan a beautiful winter wonderland wedding of your own. Here are five fresh winter wedding ideas that you’re sure to love!

Wedding cape. A cape is the ultimate bridal accessory for a winter wonderland wedding. You’ll look (and feel) like an ice princess! Capes have been all over the bridal runways recently, so you should have no problem finding a beautiful cape wedding dress. Otherwise, you can opt for a removable cape, or cape-style veil.

Outdoor bar or drinks cart. There’s nothing nicer for your guests than to be treated to a hot toddy as they come out into the cold after your wedding ceremony. This works especially well if you’re getting married in the snow. Guests will be able to appreciate the winter scenery without catching too much of a chill.

Scandi luxe. A touch of rustic Scandinavian style is always beautiful, especially when combined with luxe, cozy touches. For example, faux fur rugs draped over raw wooden benches or winter greenery twisting along a table set with fine china.

Laser cut elements. Intricate laser cut paper details are reminiscent of snowflakes. This makes them perfect for a winter wedding. The place settings at the Engage gala (pictured above, stationery by Two Paper Dolls) featured paper cutout scenes of the Canadian Rockies and they looked fabulous!

White-centric décor. Ok, white décor for a winter wonderland wedding isn’t exactly new, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t gorgeous! Sticking to a crisp, white-on-white palette allows you to focus on layering with texture. White décor also looks incredible when combined with hundreds of candles and twinkle lights, creating the feeling of a magical world of ice and snow. Or opt for an all-white candy or dessert buffet, which your guests will love! Of course, if all-white isn’t your thing, there are lots of other options. Bold jewel colors are a current favorite and perfect for winter!

Which of these ideas is your favorite?



Top image by: Genevieve deManio Photography/Carla Ten Eyck