Wednesday, January 1, 2014

40 Bits of Winter Wedding Inspiration

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Recently, @meeshobamamama asked us for some winter wedding inspiration via Twitter! So, we scoured to find the best of the best when it comes to winter weddings. Take a peek below for 40 of our favorite inspiring photos, or hop onto our "Winter Weddings" bundle on to see more fab ideas!

 Sparklers really light the night! 

Add twigs and berries to your floral to give the feeling of winter with some color!

Warm gloves make an adorable favor! Also, can we talk about that sequined table runner? #Amazing

Provide contrast with red bridesmaids' dresses, black gloves and shawls, and white flowers.

Just because the leaves have all disappeared doesn't mean the trees are ugly! Grab some long, thin branches and carefully bend them, intertwining them into your arch or other decor.

Three words: Cardigans, tights, booties. Seriously. Your ladies will thank you!

Now, we firmly advocate awesome shoes at all times. But really, we're in Chicago people. Grab a great pair of warm, fuzzy, slipper-like moccasins to slip into while you're traveling between events!

Grooms can stay warm with a winter-y tux, gloves and a fashionable scarf around the neck.

Wear a jacket. I know you don't want to ruin the look of your dress, but think of it this way: A coat is just another way to express your fashion expertise! Plus, you can take it off when you get there.

For a more casual look (and to keep your bare arms toasty in that strapless dress), add a great cardigan that goes with your wedding color scheme. Warm and adorable -- who could ask for more?

To really keep the heat in, opt for a pretty blanket. It serves the double purpose of keeping you toasty and looking awesome in pictures.

Add just a touch of the holidays to your decor, but certainly don't go overboard. Christmas has a day, that day is (probably) not your wedding day.


Pine cones. Seriously. Pine cones.

Use your cake as art to display the winter wonderland that Chicago is December through June. 

Hang marshmallows above a sweets table to look like cute falling snow!

Remember those branches you're using? Hang a few white and ivory sparkle ornaments from them. Even if the holidays have already passed, these snowballs still look festive!

Pale blues and browns create a soft look, reminiscent of nature -- without making everything totally snow white.

Candles add warmth and intimacy to the reception atmosphere.

A crochet or knit bow tie is personal, warm-looking and ADORABLE. In fact, any bow tie is adorable...

Feathers are huge this year! Add natural elements to your bouquet, like feathers and pine cones to hint at the season. This can help boost interest in a bouquet when bright, summery blooms are out of season.

Winter props are the absolute best for wedding photos. Pull out a cute umbrella or an antique sled. Just play in the snow and your pictures will turn out perfectly!

A hot cocoa station? Um, yes please.

Branches and berries and yarn, oh my!

I don't even know what these are, but they're cute and I want them.

Get your mani/pedi ready to go with a muted shade that has just a hint of shimmer.

Everyone's going to want to see the ring, but no one likes the dry, cracked hands that come with winter weather. Get some scented lotion to keep your hands smooth and smell delicious.

White and raw wood are absolutely gorgeous together. Add a little pop of red and you're golden.

Play with your stationery. Winter is kind of the "off season" when it comes to weddings. Show off that unique aspect of your big day with your invites and save-the-dates!

Sparkly shoes. Need I say more?

Go for a natural look when it comes to your makeup. Soft colors and huge lashes complement winter-y looks. Add a matte pop of color on your lips to be playful.

Don't want to don a coat or shawl? Take a cue from Kate Middleton and wear pretty sleeves!

Clear dishes and stemware are the perfect complement to dark navy and silver sparkles! It's a really festive look! There doesn't have to be a lot of bright color in your decor to be bold.

It's okay to keep it simple. Black and white are elegant and winter-y always.

Glisten with sparkling accessories!

Short, lace gloves are super trendy right now! Grab a pair to add fashion and (a tiny bit of) warmth.

Remember that blanket we suggested for your pictures? Well, your guests get cold, too. A cute basket of blankets can be great for Grandma to drape over her shoulders while the fam is on the dance floor.

While you're at it, grab a blanket for your blooms, as well! Just kidding. But really, how cute is this little bouquet sweater. Totally sweet and totally unique!

Provide comfy-cozy furniture for your guests to relax on between dances. Their feet will be thanking you and your decor will really stand out.

What are some of your winter inspirations? What color schemes are you going for and how do you plan to incorporate the season? Leave us your tips in the comments!

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Lauren T said...

Awesome, thank you for this post. I'm planning a wedding in Vietnam next you know any vietnam wedding photographer?

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