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.
Dress above: Kendra by Mori Lee
Dress above: Karissa by Mori Lee
Create an elegant and playful look with flowing organza ruffled skirts.
Dress above: Milly by Mori Lee
Combine softness and sparkle with a fairy tale feeling that is truly inspired by the snowy scenery with shimmering silver accents on a ballgown that would make any Disney Princess jealous.
Dress above: Lisette by Maggie Sottero Designs
Charm everyone in graceful and stylish long sleeved lace gown that is truly romantic.
Dress above: Hailey Lynette by Maggie Sottero Designs
Dress above: Style No. 3936 by Sincerity Bridal
The Hottest Ways To Stay Warm
The most traditional way to cover up is with fur draped around bare shoulders. You and your wedding party will look luxurious in fur stoles, wraps or shawls.
Dresses above: Mix and Match styles by Mori Lee in Bordeaux
These are beautiful, mix and match Bordeaux bridesmaid gowns from Mori Lee paired with pashmina shalls. We have a variety of styles in store that will compliment your gown perfectly!
If you want a more modern and edgy style switch out the fur for a leather moto jacket. From classic black to lace and white leather you will be remembered as a fun and fashion forward bride.
If you are looking for a more dramatic flair, choose a beautiful beaded caplet or full blown feathered cape. Bridal capes are trendy, unforgettable and perfectly suited for a winter celebration.
For a soft, sweet and simplistic cover up opt for a knit shawl in a warm plush fabric. Brides and bridesmaids will look lovely and stay comfortable wrapped in delicate cashmere pashminas. Hand crocheted wraps also create an enchanting and bohemian feel.
Plaid, Plaid and More PLAID!
Let's be real, winter is the season of plaid. You can add little touches to every aspect of your wedding day. Traditional black and red will give that mountain feel to your big day or add in a variety of colors such as green, champagne, navy blue and white.