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Get married in a winter wonderland!Winter is a wondrous time of year full of festivity, new beginnings, and snow! One of the most popular and perhaps chicest themes for a winter wedding is inspired by the glittering white fluffy stuff. If you find it romantic to hold your loved one close while soft snowflakes float down around you in the chilly air than this theme is for you!
Winter Wonderland Decorating Ideas
- Use a color palette with cool tones and mixed textures. Also, don’t shy away from adding a glittering rose gold or silver as an accent color.
- If you are brave enough, go for an outdoor wedding in the snow! These are some of the most chic events we have ever seen, but they do take extra care to ensure you and your guests are comfortable.There are a lot of unique ways to bring the “snow” into your wedding decor too.
- The glow of candlelight will be really beautiful reflected in glass or crystal accents, mirrors, and your dinnerware.
Make your wedding the festive welcoming winter event of the year!Scandinavia, a chilly region that’s full of natural beauty, hygge, and an emphasis on quality family time. It’s no wonder that the Nords are some of the happiest people in the world! A Scandinavian theme brings together a cozy contemporary style with natural elements that is perfect for a wedding in the winter.
Scandinavian Inspired Winter Wedding Themes Ideas:
- Create an atmosphere that is warm and intimate with smaller round tables at your reception. It will encourage lots of conversation between your guests.
- The flickering glow of a lit candle is totally Hygge and a must for any Scandinavian wedding theme.
- Nature elements and wildlife should also be included in the decor. Nothing is cozier than providing a warm faux fur wrap or blanket for each guest during your wintry nuptials.
One: A Winter wonderlandA classic for winter weddings for sure with icy blues, prim whites and every shade of grey. Winter wonderland weddings can be full of fantasy and magic and pretty easily accomplished with a simple color scheme, barren branches, and anything that shimmers! That may be over simplifying it, but it does tend to be the bread and butter of any winter wonderland wedding.
Two: Light and Airy Winter WeddingWinter weddings bring with it the brisk air, cool colors, and a white blanket of change. Even if you don't live where it snows, there is an undeniable sense that everything is just different. This theme is more of a feeling than anything. It is captured by using a pale and somewhat monochromatic wedding colors, modern accessories, and simple styling. Three: Christmas Not everyone celebrates the Christmas holiday and not everyone loves it, BUT for those that do, it can be the perfect touch of magic for your winter wedding. The nice thing about a Christmas theme wedding is that it really lets you play up to the idea of magic, wishes coming true, hope, giving...I could go on and on (SPOILER: I love Christmas).
One trick pony?Plus, there are many different variations of what a Christmas wedding could look like ranging on focusing on the nativity to Christmas from different cultures to Rudolph the red nose reindeer. All of which can be done without being over done - giving you a classy, magically, pure joy filled kind of day. Four: New Years for a Winter Wedding Another holiday to use to bring some age old holiday magic to your wedding, New Years! This is great if you want glitz, glam, and a bit of a party-like atmosphere. And as the above picture shows, the New Years look doesn't have to be cheap party hats and music makers (though we think those can be totally fun party favors!). What's more is that you can only really have a new years themed wedding on or pretty dang close to New years. Five: Cabin in the Woods There is something warm about the sight of a log cabin, blanket by snow. It makes people think of snuggling by they fire, drinking hot chocolate, and reading their favorite book. It is the kind of image that just works well with the dream to grow old together, laughing with the grand kids running around. This makes it a perfect winter wedding theme (and venue!),
Wedding Cake Toppers for all Four Seasons
As a year ends and a new year begins, all of the brides to be that are deciding on their wedding dates have the full scale of wedding seasons to choose from. Will you be a spring bride? Full of light laughter and twiterpated lovey-dovey-ness? Will you choose to exchange vows on a sandy beach with the summer heat sinking down with the sun on the ocean shoreline? Will you be a fall bride taking advantage of the vibrant and warm colors of the changing leafs? Or will you be a winter wonderland bride snuggling up with your groom, serving hot chocolate, and warming your fingers and toes by a fire? With each season comes a new set of wedding themes and styles, and Wedding Collectibles has the perfect favors, wedding accessories, and darling wedding cake toppers to help you fit your theme and your season.
Twitterpation Season Spring has been the "IT" season for weddings for....I don't even know how long. To be a June bride is like entering into a secret club of getting everything you ever wanted. If the Spring bride is you, congratulations you have hit the "It" season mark. You might decide to look into vintage, floral, butterfly, or shabby chic wedding themes. Each of these fit nicely with the colors and flowers that come with the Spring. Everything should be light, smile-ready, and focused on new and butterflies-in-the-stomach love. Cake Toppers like the adorable "Leg Pop" one above will help you reach that twitterpated mood of spring because it embodies that same lightness and new energy of romance.
Sand-between-the-toes Season Summertime equals sunshine, warm nights, starlight picnics, and summer love! Summer love may indicate that fleeting love, but let's go with the Grease version where the summer lovers end up back together happily ever after. Summer is one of the funnest seasons in that it is a perfect dating season and generates ideas and the option to go to fun theme parks, circuses, to go see fireworks, on boat rides, hiking, fishing, camping, and all sorts of outdoor activities that either end or begin with you holding hands. Each of these summer activities can inspire unique wedding themes; For example, the circus or perhaps a festival with carnival like games can translate wonderfully into a creative and active wedding reception. Playful cake toppers like the wedding cake topper of a bride and groom cuddled lounging in the sand is perfect addition to a summer wedding because it acts a a cut out of what those long summer days and nights entail: Fun, romance, and dreaming of forever.
Blustery Days Season Fall can sometimes be a season that gets skipped over as an in between season that just acts as a separator between the summer sun and winter snow and rain, but it is such a beautiful season that it deserves to have its day: Your wedding day! Fall is a season of warm, rich, and vibrant color schemes. You can use reds, purples, oranges and any other color that a green leaf turns into at the season change. The Willow Tree cake topper is an absolute perfect choice for a fall wedding cake topper. It's earth tones and simple carving creates a tone that just says fall. This would work with vintage, country, shabby chic, storybook, and fairy tale wedding themes.
Sleigh Bells Season We have talked about what makes a winter wedding great before, but to recap, it is uber romantic. Winter often equals cuddling close, mistletoe kisses, and whispering I love you along side the soft fall of snow. With winter being so magical, you will want a wedding cake topper that will equal that feeling. The above "Glass Heart Dancing" cake topper works great for winter in that the glass and crisp white implies a winter wonderland and the couple dancing creates that feeling of intimacy and romance.
Winter Wedding Wonderland
There are a lot of Brides that will decide to have a longer engagement in order to avoid a winter wedding. Perhaps they have always had their heart set on that spring wedding, but I would bet they may only be seeing winter as the wet, cold, gray, and maybe a little sad, season. But there really is something magical about winter. Try and think about the first time you saw snow. If you grew up with snow, you might not be able to pin point it, but the feeling people get as they watch the soft snowflakes dance down and kiss their lashes and cheeks, is truly unforgettable.
Winter is the time of year that forces you to realize how much love you have. We often describe love as a feeling of warmth we have inside our chest, a feeling of renewed exhilaration, and even a childlike giddiness. The cold of winter let's you feel that warmth in your heart. As you cuddle with your special someone watching the snow or rain fall, the warmth between you can feel like it seals you together. Winter is a time that people (and your guests!) will come closer together.
A Winter Wedding: Add That Cuddly-Love Touch
In winter, the air becomes crisp, giving you the physical manifestation of what exhilaration feels like. As you drink in that crisp winter air, it feels your lungs with a feeling of a fresh start. Despite the fact that the flowers are closing up and the leaves have fallen, that winter air gives the feelings of the beginnings of something new because underneath those past blossoms is the rumblings of new roses. This is just like how as your single life comes to a close, your new adventure as a married couple begins.
For brides that think of winter as a sad time of year, don't forget about the child-like joy it inspires. There are snowball fights, sledding, hot coco, snowman building, and the building excitement of Christmas day. This can inspire your wedding to be light and playful, and full of a joy that is pure.
Winter could be said to be the most romantic and love inspiring season of the year!
Winter Wedding Toasting Glasses for the Colder Months
Winter Wedding Toasting GlassesToasting glasses are an important part of a bride’s keepsake arsenal. They’re often personalized and are a relevant part of the proceedings during a wedding reception. While Spring, Summer, and garden weddings often feature lighter beverages (such as light white wines and champagnes) in their toasting glasses, winter wedding toasting glasses offer some fun and unique opportunities for cold weather brides. Switch up your beverage choices. Winter wedding toasting glasses accept more than champagne. The cold winter months allow you to change things up a bit and pour beer or spiced cider in your winter wedding toasting glasses. For dry weddings, no one will say no to a pint of hot chocolate or cider, especially if you drink yours out of special winter wedding toasting glasses.
Winter wedding toasting glasses also allow you to switch up your materials and design. Find winter wedding toasting glasses that feature frosted glass (to mimic the frosty weather), or the foliage of the season (like pine cones, conifer leaves, etc). Though most winter wedding toasting glasses will keep to the traditional shape, don’t be shy about switching it up. Everything looks sleek and delicious in the right set of winter wedding toasting glasses.