Winter wedding inspiration…..NEED HELP PLEASE (pic)

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Here is a really pretty warm winter wedding with flowers!

Here’s some of the table decor:


When I think of cozy winter weddings, I think of quilts, flannel, mugs, maybe apples?

I’m actually having a winter wedding, and our theme is a little bit more natural + sparkle, but if it helps, here are some of my inspiration pictures:

Post # 4
2878 posts
Sugar bee

@cmoest:  I agree with everything you said ! That’s what I find hard about winter weddings, the color are very icy (white, silver, blue) and they don’t represent the overall ambiance I would love (warm and cozy : I think fur, fireplace, hot coco, beef fondue and red wine !) The colors would rather be: champagne, eggplant, bordeaux, blush, etc. 

I actually have the same inspiration pic as you have on my computer. 🙂 I collected a few that I liked, even though I’m sure sure yet what ”theme” it would represent. By theme I don’t mean ”winter wonderland” or ”chalet” or anything like that, I mean more like a coherent guideline for colors and decorative elements. I don’t know yet, but let’s share, who knows ? 🙂


My inspiration pic right now (because it looks like the venue we’ve chosen, and I like the ”white on black tablecoth” look) :


But color is missing. It’s still a bit cold for me, it needs more candlelight or maybe a table runner that would add a suble hint of color.

Here is a palette I like, it is warmer.



You have pinecones on your picture, maybe you’ve seen this already, but for a more ”rustic” look, it could be nice 🙂




And looking for a ”tea party” inspiration at first, I found this and I think it would be beautiful for winter too. There are blue accents, but it’s warmer, it’s teal and I think with the pink tones, it looks amazing. Both colors go well with white, so if you’re looking for something that pops, that could be an option when it comes to color palette.



I’ll be following this thread. 🙂

Post # 6
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

have you thought of “icing” the branches?  you can buy it in spray form, or use epsom salt and mod podge to create the icy effect.  (I have also seen hot glue gun versions, check Pinterest).  you could do the same thing with the pinecones, or spray paint them an accent color (i think gold, silver, copper, or bronze would look awesome!).

instead of glass vases and votives, what about brass?  you can often get brass candlesticks for super cheap at thrift stores, and they have a very warm glow (not as shiny as gold, not as dark as copper).

if you didn’t want to ice the branches, you could also paint them.  solid brown, black, or other accent color could look really cool, or go metallic like I mentioned for pinecones.

would you keep linens white, or use something like a plaid flannel?? (i vote flannel!)  i can be a great way of adding texture, warmth, and a color scheme.   you could also go with velvet if you wanted a more luxe feel.  

I will also be having a winter wedding, but we are leaning towards the vintage glitz side of things.

Post # 7
2878 posts
Sugar bee

@cmoest:  I can’t answer your question, because we’re not having a wedding party (no BM, no walking down the aisle ; we’re marrying with our family surrounding us, and not us in front of them). I hope I can find a dress that is not white, but I haven’t decided on a color yet. I’m pretty much open about it : when I see one I like, it’ll be that color. But what’s catching my eyes as a color palette for a dress would be black, eggplant, dark fuschia or blush … it will be in the same color palette we thought for decor, so either the dress, or accessories will have colors, then we can play with a few decorative elements here and there. 🙂

I really want the tablecloth to be black, though. I really don’t see myself stepping into a room where everything (chairs, tables, etc.) would be white. I really like the effect of dark colors with pale colors / popping colors as accents, not the other way around. But we’ll probably just add a square runner (I don’t know the term) because the venue includes white tableclothes, not black. So if I have to spend money for this, it would cost less than buying long tableclothes. 

I hope you can post pictures of your centerpieces. Just saying, I have nothing against silver and blue for winter wedding. It’s just not colors I would choose because I don’t think it would fit our idea as much as other colors will. 🙂

Post # 10
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I may be hosting a party outdoors in winter and wonder. Thanks for posting this.

Post # 11
2878 posts
Sugar bee

@This Time Round:  Thanks. However, Google was of course the first place I looked up for ideas, but the results massively showcase the infamous silver/blue/white palette, from which I believe the OP wanted to differ. But the images / inspiration boards are indeed beautiful ! 

Post # 12
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@cmoest:  My fiance and I are planning our wedding for December 13, 2014 and are having a blast since it is so different!  We are both into the rustic theme (not sure if you are).  We have found “fake” candles that light by battery look amazing under some epsom salt in vases.  We also are having mason jars as drinking glasses and such.  We purchased some old rootbeer jugs from another couple and they had twigs and flowers in them, we took the twigs and sprayed them with fake snow from a can (looks like spraypaint) and put on a clear coat after.  Since we both hunt we are having stuffed deer heads and stuff hanging around the venue and a hot chocolate bar.  My bridesmaids will either wear black, red, green, or a champagne/gold color and possibly tights.  I’m wearing the wedding version of ugg boots since we live in Michigan and have lots of snow.  Pinterest has some amazing ideas!

Post # 13
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t really like the sleek icy/cold blue and silver winter wedding look either, so I definitely get what you mean. I also think of winter as cozy, a time for fires and cocoa and warm, soft scarves. I think you could bring color in with warmer, softer metallics like rose gold or champagne, which aren’t as abrasive as silver or gold. You could paint pinecones and/or tall glass pillar vases to incorporate the metallic. I also think that a dark color like eggplant or burgundy/maroon/cranbery would look nice. It kind of has that flannel feel, but without looking like you are marrying a lumberjack! Craft stores have those frosted branches with cranberries, that could look pretty!


Use as many candles as you can! That will help add a cozy fireplace feeling to your venue. You can do s’mores kits for favors, or cocoa


My wedding was an afternoon fall affair, but I think the color pallet/mood could work for you too, so I will attach some pics for you.


I love this thread, btw, I think these are some of the prettiest photos!


My inspo board:


And from my actual wedding:



Post # 15
1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@cmoest:  Welcome to my world, lady! We’re doing a winter wedding that says more “cozy, intimate, comfort, warmth” than “ice princess.” We’re incorperating branches and pine cones (the original pic you posted is one of the samples our wedding planner showed to our florist.) We are having some flowers, but it will be mostly pinecones, branches, and candles.

We really wanted to avoid the “typical” colors (red and green, or light blue and silver) you always see at winter weddings. Focus on natural elements, candles, and warm accents (think more luxurious textures in fabrics, soft lighting, etc.)

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