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100 Ideas for Winter Weddings

From color palettes to centerpieces to cakes, get tons of inspiration for a winter wedding.

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Engagement Photo

    Engagement Photo

    This beautiful engagement photo idea truly captures the spirit of the holiday season.

    Photo Credit: Melissa McCrotty Photography

  • Engagement Photo

    Engagement Photo

    Create a heart with candy canes for a fun holiday-themed engagement photo.

    Photo Credit: Kristin Hornberger Photography

  • Invitations

    Invitations

    Red and green invitations set the tone for a Christmas-themed wedding.

    Photo Credit: Jason Kaczorowski Photography

  • Escort Cards

    Escort Cards

    Instead of individual escort cards, create a snowy seating chart — gather one snowflake per table, and print the guests' names on the appropriate snowflake.

    Photo Credit: Turner Creative Photography

  • Place Cards

    Place Cards

    Place cards adorned with glittering snowflakes.

    Photo Credit: Jessica Lauren Photography

  • Favors

    Favors

    Who can resist a cup of cocoa on a chilly winter’s day? Learn how to make this favor.

    Photo Credit: Jack Deutsch, © 2012 The Stonesong Press, LLC.

  • Guest Book

    Guest Book

    Instead of a traditional guest book, have each guest sign an ornament with his or her name and a wish or piece of advice for the newlyweds. These wonderful keepsakes will remind you of your wedding day as you decorate your Christmas tree together each year. 

    Photo Credit: Two Chics Photography

  • Favors

    Favors

    Gather fun props for a holiday-themed photo booth.

    Photo Credit: Jason Kaczorowski Photography

  • Favors

    Favors

    Having a candy buffet? Use snowflakes to label each treat. 

    Photo Credit: Red Loft Studios

  • Desserts

    Desserts

    A ski-themed groom's cake.

    Photo Credit: Darko Sikman Photography

  • Desserts

    Desserts

    Classic gingerbread cookies.

    Photo Credit: Debra Gulbas Photography

  • Desserts

    Desserts

    Try holiday-inspired flavors, like gingerbread, eggnog, and chocolate peppermint. 

    Photo Credit: Jason Kaczorowski Photography

  • Desserts

    Desserts

    For dessert, serve cupcakes accented with sugar snowflakes.

    Photo Credit: Debra Gulbas Photography

  • Wedding Cakes

    Wedding Cakes

    A rich chocolate cake covered in delicious cake balls.

    Photo Credit: AMS Photography

  • Wedding Cake

    Wedding Cake

    A silver and white cake accented with snowflakes.

    Photo Credit: Zenobia Studios

  • Wedding Cake

    Wedding Cake

    A snowball-covered cake.

    Photo Credit: Viera Photographics

  • Wedding Cakes

    Wedding Cakes

    Red rolled fondant embellished with gold accents and trimmed with pine cones.

    Photo Credit: Kismis Ink Photography

  • Wedding Cake

    Wedding Cake

    Inspired by wrapped gifts, this cake is perfect for a wedding during the holiday season.

    Photo Credit: Red Loft Studios

  • Wedding Cake

    Wedding Cake

    Dress up your wedding cake display with illuminated trees.

    Photo Credit: Meg Baisden Photography

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    A romantic cascading bouquet.

    Photo Credit: Casey Fatchett Photography

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    A crystal brooch bouquet.

    Photo Credit: William Innes Photography

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Consider a Glamelia bouquet — a single handcrafted bloom fashioned from dozens and dozens of petals. 

    Photo Credit: Luciana Pampalone/Bouquet by: In Bloom New York

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Use cool, muted hues in your bouquet.

    Photo Credit: Davina + Daniel

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Celebrate a Christmas-themed wedding by including poinsettias in your bouquet.

    Photo Credit: Jason Kaczorowski Photography

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Dress up a winter white bouquet with crystal brooches.

    Photo Credit: Mel Barlow/Created By: Tantawan Bloom

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Black Baccara and Black Beauty roses.

    Photo Credit: Luciana Pampalone/Created by: Bardin Palomo

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    Incorporate classic red and green in your bouquet.

    Photo Credit: Debra Gulbas Photograph

  • Bouquet

    Bouquet

    A bouquet with deep red and purple blooms.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    Textured tablecloths add warmth.

    Photo Credit: Joy Marie Photographers

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    A snowflake menu card.

    Photo Credit: Red Loft Studios

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    This red belt conjures images of a certain jolly old man we all know and love.

    Photo Credit: Cathy Lee Photography

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    Snowflake candles perfectly accent a table.

    Photo Credit: Turner Creative Photography

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    Silver chargers, a snowflake-shaped white chocolate favor, and glimmering "snow" on the table create a beautiful winter place setting.

    Photo Credit: Turner Creative Photography

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    A frost-covered table number.

    Photo Credit: Turner Creative Photography

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    Place a single red rose at each table setting.

    Photo Credit: Pickerill Creative

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Glamorous crystal candelabras. 

    Photo Credit: Jean Smith Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Winter weddings are all about drama; massive rose centerpieces fit right in.

    Photo Credit: Fred Marcus Studio/Created by: Tantawan Bloom

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Bonus: Guests can take these wreaths home after the wedding to decorate for the holidays.

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    From the glittering tablecloth to the dangling ornaments, this table display is a winter dream. 

    Photo Credit: Emily Steffen

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Mix richly-hued high and low centerpieces.

    Photo Credit: Pickerill Creative

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    A single pillar candle on an icy blue tablecloth.

    Photo Credit: Turner Creative Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Romantic red roses on dark-hued tableclothes, illuminated by candlelight. 

    Photo Credit: Fred Marcus Studio/Created by: Tantawan Bloom

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    A classic centerpiece filled with roses, berries, and greenery.

    Photo Credit: Debra Gulbas Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    A wooden vessel overflowing with pine cones and pomegranates.

    Photo Credit: Kismis Ink Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    All-white flowers, branches, and hanging candles create a stunning winter centerpiece.

    Photo Credit: Mel Barlow/Created By: Tantawan Bloom

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Add a festive touch to your tables by filling glass vessels with ornaments that fit your color scheme. Add wreaths of holly, ivy, berries, and pine cones around the base.

    Photo Credit: Lisa Thornberg/istockphoto

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Masses of baby's breath on gleaming silver candelabras make truly impressive, budget-friendly centerpieces.

    Photo Credit: Red Loft Studios

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Glitter-covered cones and a feather centerpiece tree evoke a fantasy forest setting. 

    Photo Credit: Kismis Ink Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    A silver and white color palette with hints of purple. 

    Photo Credit: Sherman Chu/Created by: Sasha Souza Events

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Dangle berry-filled ornaments from a tree-inspired centerpiece.

    Photo Credit: Melinda Le' Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    White-painted vases topped with baby's breath.

    Photo Credit: Chrissy Lambert Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    All-white centerpieces accented with crystals and gold pop against purple uplighting.

    Photo Credit: John Labbe/Created by: Preston Bailey

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Hanging orchids resemble falling snowflakes.

    Photo Credit: Bob and Dawn Davis

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Dramatic all-white centerpieces.

    Photo Credit: M Bénédicte Verley/Flowers By: Tantawan Bloom

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Snow-covered branches, a snow-filled vase, and snow-white flowers perfectly reflect the time of year. 

    Photo Credit: Forever Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Add instant holiday appeal to your escort card table with a traditional poinsettia.

    Photo Credit: Jason Kaczorowski Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Wash the room with blue uplighting.

    Photo Credit: Jessica Lauren Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Images of wintry branches were projected onto the dance floor, and decorated fir trees marked the perimeter.

    Photo Credit: Red Loft Studios

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Surround the windows with garlands and twinkle lights.

    Photo Credit: Javier Gomez/Created by: Bardin Palomo

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Dress up the place card table with a tray of ornaments.

    Photo Credit: Zenobia Studios

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Silver stars and golden ornaments above the dance floor. 

    Photo Credit: Zenobia Studios

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Crystal-dripped chandeliers inspired by icicles.

    Photo Credit: Desiree Spinner Events

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Candles nestled among berries.

    Photo Credit: Melinda Le' Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Snowflakes projected onto the walls mixed with blue uplighting give off a frosty feel.

    Photo Credit: Tantawan Bloom

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    An icy blue and white color palette, with snowflakes hanging above the dance floor.

    Photo Credit: Turner Creative Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    White birch branches adorned with feathers, white orchids, and crystals.

    Photo Credit: Dasha Wright Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Is your venue decorated for the holidays? Snag a photo in front of a Christmas tree.

    Photo Credit: Jason Kaczorowski Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Icicle-inspired centerpieces and frosty uplighting create a dazzling winter wonderland.

    Photo Credit: John Labbe/Created by: Preston Bailey

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Transform your reception space into a magical snow-covered forest.

    Created By: Dreammakers Weddings & Events

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Bonus: Guests can use your holiday décor to snap adorable holiday card photos.

    Photo Credit: Jason Kaczorowski Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    The perfect photo for your first holiday card as a married couple!

    Photo Credit: Turner Creative Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    A dreamy white wedding photo.

    Photo Credit: Rebekah J. Murray Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    The quintessential winter wedding photo.

    Photo Credit: Rebekah J. Murray Photography

  • Attire

    Attire

    Keep your bridesmaids warm (and happy!) with fur stoles and elbow-length gloves.

    Photo Credit: Zenobia Studios

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Getting married near a ski destination? Snap some photos on the ski lift!

    Photo Credit: Rebekah Westover Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Turn your ring into the prettiest ornament on the tree.

    Photo Credit: Kristin Hornberger Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Capture the falling snow as you walk down the aisle.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Take advantage of your town's holiday décor.

    Photo Credit: Becky Brown Photography

  • Beauty

    Beauty

    Go bold with your makeup; red lips are ultra-romantic for winter weddings.

    Photo Credit: Zenobia Studios

  • Attire

    Attire

    Slippers for your bridal party to keep their feet toasty while getting ready.

    Photo Credit: Blink of an Eye Photography

  • Attire

    Attire

    An adorably warm ring bearer.

    Photo Credit: Rebekah Westover Photography

  • Attire

    Attire

    A chic and sophisticated color palette.

    Photo Credit: Pickerill Creative

  • Attire

    Attire

    A lightly-colored fur jacket keeps you looking bridal during outdoor photos.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Attire

    Attire

    A gorgeous winter white coat is the perfect accessory for your gown.

    Photo Credit: Darko Sikman Photography

  • Attire

    Attire

    Dress your bridesmaids in tweed skirts, metallic tops, and boots.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Attire

    Attire

    Keep the flower girls cozy with fur wraps and warm boots.

    Photo Credit: Darko Sikman Photography

  • Attire

    Attire

    A pretty cape will keep you from freezing during outdoor photos.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Attire

    Attire

    Bring on the bling with crystal-embellished shoes and a bedazzled clutch. 

    Photo Credit: Misty Miotto

  • Attire

    Attire

    A champagne-hued gown with a dramatic train won't be overpowered by the season.

    Photo Credit: Joy Marie Photographers

  • Attire

    Attire

    The embellishments on this silvery gown are reminiscent of snowflakes.

    Photo Credit: Turner Creative Photography

  • Transportation

    Transportation

    A horse-drawn sleigh is a wonderfully romantic method of transportation for your wedding day. 

    Photo Credit: Rebekah Westover Photography

  • Ceremony Program

    Ceremony Program

    Silver and blue ceremony program adorned with a shimmering snowflake. Learn how to make this program.

    Photo Credit: Jessica Lauren Photography

  • Ceremony Program

    Ceremony Program

    Wintry pine cone motif ceremony program.

    Photo Credit: Red Loft Studios

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Decorate the chairs along the aisle with ornaments and berries that match your color scheme.

    Photo Credit: Debra Gulbas Photograph

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    A white floral chuppah dripping in crystals.

    Photo Credit: Mel Barlow/Created By: Tantawan Bloom

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Adorn your chairs with holiday-inspired covers.

    Photo Credit: Debra Gulbas Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Have your ring bearer carry a soft floral pillow as light as snow down the aisle.

    Photo Credit: Mel Barlow/Created By: Tantawan Bloom

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    A cozy ceremony in front of a gorgeous stone fireplace.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    A truly magical winter wonderland wedding ceremony.

    Photo Credit: John Labbe/Created by: Preston Bailey

100 Ideas for Winter Weddings

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