It’s the most romantic time of the year, filled with hot drinks, cosy evenings, tasty treats and festive decor.
And such a special season to have your wedding.
Whether you’re planning a full Christmas-themed celebration with seven-foot trees, sleigh-rides and mulled wine, or simply a wintry bash with white details and a nod to the chilly weather, this time of year is just ripe with inspiration.
Bring it bursts of colour in the snow, or strip it back with a bare woodland palette, keep it cosy for your guests, or dig in to some cocoa and cookies.
Get in the mood for this year’s winter weddings with 25 ideas to inspire your own seasonal soiree…
1. Chilly Cheer
Have fun with your winter wedding with lots of seasonal signage, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, “Be Merry and Bright”, or “joy To The World” are some of our favourite festive phrases.
2. Cold Snap
How gorgeous is this cosy couple portrait for a chilly winter wedding? Chat to your photographer ahead of your big day about creating something similar and have a wooly blanket on hand for the big day.
3. Mulled Twine
Pair together cinnamon sticks and winter berries, for a chic and organic napkin ring alternative.
4. Fir Feature
Fussy chair covers are so five years ago, swap it up for something more rustic and simple, like this natural evergreen foliage.
5. Cotton Ball Bouquet
The look and texture of natural cotton is so beautiful for a winter wedding, use it for bouquets, wreaths and centrepieces.
6. Seasonal Tablescapes
Create a festive feel with clever and creative tablescaping, cinnamon sticks, pinecones, log slices and fir foliage all create a woodland ambiance.
7. Caped Crusader
After Solange Knowles’ awesome wedding day style we’re predicting big things for capes in 2015, it’s the ultimate winter wedding accessory.
8. Pinecone Place Setting
Frosty pinecones are the classic winter adornment, scatter them about your wedding for an instant (and cost-effective) seasonal touch.
9. Let It Glow
Create a really cosy atmosphere at your wedding reception with low lighting, lots of candles and a touch of sparkle.
10. Warm Up Your Wedding Dress
We just adored this ombre wedding dress from this snowy inspiration shoot last year. Winter weddings are the perfect opportunity to add deep hues and rich textures to your wedding day style.
11. Touches of Twig
Photo via Un Lieu Sur Terre
Enhance the wintry feel of your wedding with pretty woodland details throughout your decor.
12. Mug Love
There’s nothing cosier than a hot drink in winter time. Treat your guests to a personalised mug wedding favour so they can remember your big day every time they make a cuppa.
13. Festive Paperie
Invitations are always a pretty way to set the tone for your wedding, carry your winter theme across your paper goods so your guests know what to expect for your festive bash.
14. The Getaway Car
Add a cool Christmassy touch to your wedding day transport, with gifts on your roof, or a festive wreath for “Just Married” sign at the back.
15. Decorative Escorts
We just love the idea of tying your escort cards to Christmas decorations – you could even hang them on twigs or a Christmas tree for an added festive touch.
16. Cosy Cookies
Photo via Juliet Stallwood Cakes & Biscuits
‘Tis the season for eating serious amounts of cookies – why not treat your guests to some sweet treats with a festive feel?
17. The Season for Snuggling
Give your guests cosy blankets to snuggle up, a thoughtful idea for any outdoor elements of your winter wedding day.
18. Cocoa Bar
Your guests will be so grateful for a hot drink during cocktail hour – try a cocoa bar, mulled wine or a hot brandy cocktail.
19. Winter Bake
Give your wedding cake a winter touch, with edible glitter, sprigs of fir, winter berries or a festive topper.
20. Scents of the Season
Photo via Better Homes Magazine
Good quality scented candles can be expensive, create your own winter wedding day fragrance with fruit and foliage of the season.
21. The Nutcracker
Photo by Nelly Vintage Home
Winter nuts make pretty, and not-to-expensive decorations to scatter along your tables or around your venue. And, if your guests get peckish, they can dig in!
22. Light Up
Winter weddings need lots of lights. Add an extra element to your fairy lights by pairing them with candle lanterns too.
23. Al Fresco Coffee Dock
Photo by Coco & Kelley
No matter what the weather, guests will inevitable gather outside your church or ceremony venue to offer their congrats. Treat them to a hot tipple before they move on to the reception, or keep your bridal party toasty between photographs.
24. Sprigs of the Season
Such an easy way to add wintry adornments without much effort, gather some berries, twigs, and sprigs of fir and tie them to your order of service booklets or menus.