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Eight Styling Ideas for a Winter Wedding

Advice    05.12.2023

The colder months are a magical time to get married and winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular.  If you’re thinking of having a winter wedding, here are just a few ideas for styling the big day.

Have a chic warm layer 



When it comes to your wedding dress, you might want to think about choosing a long sleeve dress frock or opting for a dress made from a heavier fabric such as velvet. If you prefer something strappy or backless, make sure you have an extra layer to slip over your dress to keep you warm. A faux fur bolero or stole, or a feathery or sparkly jacket ramp up the glamour and look gorgeous for winter weddings.

Opt for sparkly lights



If you can’t deck the halls with fairy lights at this time of the year, when can you? For your winter wedding, hang fairy lights and festoon lights all over your venue. Entwine lights around hanging garlands or drape them around your table decorations and create a sparkly and celebratory vibe. When it comes to lights, more is more.

Have a wintery colour palette 



A dark, rich colour palette is perfect for winter weddings. So when it comes to your bridesmaids dresses or décor, choose rich jewel tones including deep orange and purple or classic festive colours including green and red. Or opt for a simple black and white combination. It looks sophisticated and elegant and is perfect for weddings at this time of the year.

Have lots of candles 



Candles are a must-have for winter weddings as they make a wedding venue feel warm and welcoming even if it’s freezing outside. Opt for pillar candles, taper candles or tealights in white and incorporate them into your table décor or have them placed around the venue.   

Choose snow confetti



There may not be any snow on the ground but it’s easy to get that winter wonderland experience. Instead of rose petal or dried flower confetti, choose snow confetti instead. Opt for biodegradable snow confetti that looks like the real thing, and create beautiful wintery images of you and your partner as you step outside after the ceremony.

Pick flowers in season  



For your winter wedding bouquet, choose flowers that are in season. You can’t go wrong with red roses at this time of the year. But also think about other flowers and foliage too such as anemone, ranunculus, lisianthus, pussy willow, eucalyptus, heather, holly, ivy and berries.  

Go for wintery table decorations    



You can use berries for your table decorations too, as well as pine cones and green foliage such as eucalyptus and ivy. They’re a cost effective option and look really festive too. 

Have a winter inspired wedding cake



And finally. When it comes to your wedding cake, keep it wintery-themed and decorate it with greenery, berries, and red fruits, then sprinkle it with icing sugar for a snowy look. Think about the flavours too. A rich fruitcake, stem ginger, spiced apple and red velvet all make good winter wedding cakes.

Looking for a Devon winter wedding venue? Give us a call for pricing and availability.