A red and green color scheme mixed with snowflakes and Poinsettias may cause guests to think they’re at a Christmas party rather than your wedding. Don’t feel obliged to these seasonal traditions. Here are some ideas to recreate your whimsical winter wedding.
Red and green are definite statements of the season, but incorporating them into your wedding color scheme may yield a more holiday-oriented motif than you anticipated. Neutral colors with some sparkle, such as metallic, bronze and silver, are a great way to stay aligned with the season without crossing the barrier between a wedding and a Christmas party. Snow white is also a classic color and can be enhanced with luxurious textures like silk and velvet.
The season is dedicated to richness and warmth. Although Poinsettias, ivy, mistletoe and red roses may scream winter, it’s time to introduce something different and new! Consider flowers that offer fullness and bounce, like white hydrangeas or even soft feathers. Sprinkle snow-like glitter on top for a little something extra.
While summer is notorious for casual and easy vibes, winter certainly leans toward the prim and glitzy end of the spectrum. That being said, your wedding invitations should be formal, crisp and rich. Think about using heavy cardstock and deep colors such as chocolate brown or lush plum with a crème font. Calligraphy is also very hot this season and creates a special personal touch.
Crystals and fine china are the epitome of a glamorous winter wedding. Bring the icy outdoors inside by incorporating ice sculptures and frosty up lighting. Want to warm it up a bit? Add some candles nestled among berries or feathers.
Tis’ the season for champagne and sparking wine! Fancy up your drinks with sugar crystals. Hot chocolate is a winter favorite, but heighten the drama with white hot chocolate. Macaroons on the side are an adorable and delectable addition.
Peppermints and chocolate-covered-anything are rarely complained about, but consider throwing in something unusual like Turkish Delights. If you’re hosting an outdoor wedding, fleece blankets or mittens will keep guests warm. Want to take it to the next level? Give your guests personalized mugs when they get a drink from the hot cocoa bar!
Top It Off
It’s often the little details that make a wedding unique. Crystal-dripped chandeliers will make your venue feel like a winter wonderland. Consider having a warm stone fireplace or a horse-drawn sleigh to set a romantic and fanciful tone. May your whimsical winter wedding be merry and bright! Cheers.