Winter wedding décor elements to bring the season to life
Winter is a season of beauty. Still, long nights, glistening snow, and a crisp chill in the air. While it’s often too cold to celebrate your entire winter wedding from start to finish outside, you can bring the magic of the outdoors in to create your own winter wonderland with the help of some gorgeous winter wedding décor.
From evergreen trees to holiday wreaths, greenery is abounding in the winter. Hang wreaths inside or outside your venue (they’re not just for Christmas). Garland is a wonderful solution to dressing up empty space with decoration. Drape it on the front of your sweetheart table, wrap it around the banister of any staircase in the venue, scallop it from the ceiling, the options are limitless! As an added bonus, your wedding day will be filled with the refreshing scent of pine
Getting married in December or January? Save money on your evergreen accents by clipping them from friends’ and neighbors’ Christmas trees.
Silver trees and details
The metallic shimmer of silver gives the impression of snow’s iridescence. Sadly, snow melts indoors, but silver details are the next best thing. Spray paint twigs and small branches silver to surround candle holders and create centerpieces. Stand up large painted branches and small trees to create an enchanted winter forest. If the venue allows, hang branches from the ceiling to enhance the feeling of being in the middle of a woodsy winter scene.
Hang blankets over the back of each guest’s chair to give a pop of color to your venue or, choose to welcome family and friends with a basket of blankets as they enter the ceremony space. Perfect for outdoor weddings in the crisp winter air or for drafty barn weddings to keep guests toasty. “To have and to hold in case it gets cold,” is a good line in our book. Choose colors that match your wedding décor to create a stunning visual, especially if you’re gathering together to take a group photo while wrapped up in your blankets.
Believe it or not, your dessert (and all food) offerings can inspire your décor! Decorate your tables and other surfaces with bowls of sugar frosted fruit, which can be used to decorate pastries and cakes as well. Sugar frosted cranberries provide the perfect bold red color for a winter color palette, and frosted fruit brings the visual look of natural frost indoors.
Unfortunately, you can’t control whether or not you get snow on your wedding day, but you can create the illusion of magic falling from the sky by decorating your venue with string lights. Whether strands of Christmas lights or globe lights, stringing up lights can really brighten your venue.
You may be dreaming of spring and all the gorgeous flowers that come with it, but it isn’t spring just yet. Embrace the floral offerings of winter and create the perfect arrangement with seasonal flowers. From bouquets to centerpieces, winter floral offerings include peonies, poinsettias, snowdrops, roses and many more. Add in seasonal assorted greenery and evergreen clippings to enhance the winter theme and bolster the bouquet.
Light up the night in the dark of winter with glowing light. Lots and lots of light. Guide guests down walkways with luminaries, perfect for directing them from the ceremony venue to a nearby reception venue. Highlight your aisle with candles, from candles on the ground to candle holders of varying heights. Bring light to a deep winter sky with a paper lantern send-off as the newlyweds head off into the night.