Winter Wedding Inspiration
As cooler breezes begin to blow through Colorado, our thoughts are drifting to the upcoming days of snow flurries, twinkling lights and snuggling close to loved ones. It is a magical time of year and if you are planning your wedding, winter is a wonderful time to create an event filled with romance. No matter your style, a winter wedding offers a multitude of inspirations to celebrate your love with family and friends.
Colorado is known for beautiful snowy mountain scenery that sets a natural tone for a romantic rustic wedding. Consider using elements of nature in your decor to highlight the natural beauty all around you. Accentuate rustic components with pine cones, various seasonal greenery and other forest inspiration.
Centerpieces and tablescapes are not the only place to bring attention to natural aspects. Add a unique twist to your groom's look with a custom boutonniere by going beyond traditional floral and instead, featuring woodland elements. Envision using natural cedar, mini pine cones, rosemary, dahlia buds or hops wrapped in jute or leather. Throw in seasonal touches with cranberry springs or juniper combined with tiny pearl details. Complete the outdoorsy look with a textured tweed vest under a wool jacket.
If your setting is more formal than woodsy, an all navy or charcoal grey tux is always perfect for any season; however, this winter consider giving your groom a more modern and stylish look with a colorful suit. Wine is one on the most popular colors for 2019 and it’s not just for bridesmaids. The gentlemen in your party will look sharp in a sleek ultra slim fit tuxedo with a bold burgundy tone.
Create a Cozy Celebration
Since the icy weather tends to draw us altogether indoors you can really create a cozy, intimate setting for your guests! Soft pashminas draped over chairs add to the comfortable atmosphere. Your guests can keep themselves warm and be able to take them home as a nontraditional wedding favor.
Warm everyone up from the inside out with drinks like apple cider and hot chocolate. You can also take things from warm to hot with spirited cold weather cocktails such as hot buttered rum and Kentucky Bourbon coffee. Delight everyone's taste buds with simple comfort food. Miniature grilled cheese appetizers served with tomato soup are sure to satisfy as well as mini pot pies, and mac n cheese muffins!
You can set a relaxed but elegant tone with a cool color palette. Imagine your bridesmaids in flowy skirts of soft grays and dusty blues. Beautiful green gowns are also stunning with hues ranging from soft sage to a bold emerald jewel tone. You can also choose to make your bridesmaids really pop against the wintery background in bold colors like cranberry red or forever flattering colors such as navy or bordeaux. A simple but rich color palette will look elegant paired with classic floral elements or trendy greenery. Take things in a different direction altogether with the striking statement of all white everything. This look is clean, classic and timeless. Your bridesmaids will look ethereal and angelic is coordinating cream dresses that really play up the natural opulence of the winter season.
Dresses above: Style 21517 by Mori Lee in Bordeaux
Dresses above: Adrianna Papell Platunum Collection by House of Wu in Silver
Of course, New Year's Eve is a perfect time to celebrate not only the new year but your new life spent with your one true love! December 31st is probably the most popular date for a winter wedding because it is an excellent excuse to throw an epic party focused on sophisticated fun. But no matter the date you can add as many glamorous touches to your wedding as your heart desires. You can bring tons of glittering detail into any part of you decor by choosing sequined tablecloths, lavish gold accents, mercury glass or sparkling fairy lights.
Dresses above: Christina Wu sequin dresses in Rose Gold
Dress above: Musidora by Mori Lee
Winter Wonderful Wedding Gowns
In the midst of all of your dazzling decor, make sure to choose a captivating wedding gown that makes you the center of attention.
Consider rich fabrics such as satin or mikado for a more formal feeling.
Dress above: Cassidy by Maggie Sottero Gowns
Show off in sparkling sequins mixed with eye catching deco inspired detail.