Fresh Ideas for a Winter Wonderland Wedding

Are you considering a winter wonderland wedding? 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. Now that the festive season is here, it’s time to really enjoy everything the season has to offer and get inspired to plan a beautiful winter wonderland wedding of your own. To start things off, here ere 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! Over the past couple of seasons, I’ve spotted some stunning capes on the bridal runways, so you should have no problem finding a beautiful cape wedding dress that you love. Otherwise, you can opt for a removable cape or cape-style veil. Whichever you choose, a cape makes a stylish, regal statement.

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. (Plus, outdoor or open-air elements are always a good idea during Coronavirus.)

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. Think hygge meets Game of Thrones.

Laser-cut elements. Intricate laser cut paper details are reminiscent of snowflakes. This makes them perfect for a winter wedding. At the Engage! gala in Banff a couple of years ago (pictured above, stationery by Two Paper Dolls), the place settings and centerpieces featured paper cutout scenes of the Canadian Rockies. They looked fabulous!

White-centric décor. Okay, 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. Another idea is to 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. For example, bold jewel colors are perfect for winter!

Which of these winter wonderland wedding ideas is your favorite?


Image: Genevieve deManio Photography