A wedding held during the winter months, besides being less expensive than its summer and spring counterparts, brings the benefit of glamorous seasonal decorating techniques. Combine these ideas for your own personalized take on winter wedding elegance.
Feathers – especially white ones – call to mind the soft, light qualities of freshly fallen snow. Use feathers to adorn your bridal wear, whether headpieces or shoes, or incorporate them into your bouquet. A groom can easily incorporate feathers in his boutonniere. Sprinkle small feathers on your cake or on tables at the reception. Peacock feathers add extra elegance to the event with their rich color palette.
Use the natural, rustic beauty of bare winter wood in any elements of your décor. A homemade tree branch jewelry stand can make a simple yet stunning centerpiece or can be used to hang seating cards. Wooden interiors add the warm qualities of a ski lodge to a reception, and pinecones can serve as place card holders or be worked into a winter bouquet. Consider adding pinecones or small twigs to an all-white cake for a stark, dramatic contrast. Lean towards bare wood for other accents, too, from napkin and place card holders to large 3-dimension monogram letters placed in a prominent location. Even traditionally paper goods such as invitations can be made from thin pieces of wood.
White or metallic glitter is another perfect winter wedding touch, alluding to the sparkling qualities of snow and creating a glamorous atmosphere. Glittery shoes peeking out from beneath a gown are a subtle touch. Tossing loose glitter on tables or sprinkling edible glitter on your cake adds a bit of sparkle to otherwise plain surfaces. Invitations, thank you cards, menus and programs are some more excellent places to add glitter.
Tiny, twinkling lights make a magical winter wedding all the more special. Use string lights to create your own weightless chandeliers or drape them generously around the reception area. Fill wide vases with jumbled string lights for instant elegant centerpieces. Candles achieve the same sparkling results; consider filling candelabras or covering a table with candles of different heights for a dramatic effect.