20 Romantic Winter Wedding Ideas

Plan a special day full of love with our favorite romantic winter wedding ideas. With more couples choosing to tie the knot during this festive time of year, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite winter-themed ideas to bring some holiday magic to your ceremony and reception.

Winter is the perfect time to embrace charming seasonal ideas like snowy-outdoor ceremonies, silver or gold color palettes, evergreen table decor, and beautiful candlelight corners. In fact, this season is bursting with an array of stunning decor, colors, and themes that you can leverage for your nuptials.

So if you’re celebrating your big day during the most special time of year, then find inspiration with these romantic winter wedding ideas.

1. White Wonderland

One of the most popular ways to incorporate winter-inspired ideas is with a white theme. Make your guests feel as though they’ve stepped into a winter wonderland, with glamorous and timeless all-white decor. If you want to enhance the elegance, make sure to include touches of silver or gold throughout your decor. You can even add in some fake snow to playfully highlight the season!

winter wonderland wedding
Photography: Lisa Lafferty
gold wedding details
Photography: The Gibsons

2. Red Decor Details

Red is the ultimate symbol of warmth, passion, and love. So it’s perfect for a romantic winter wedding. Whether you’re going for a classic, modern, or boho style, you can incorporate red seamlessly. For instance, consider incorporating red hues into your table settings, floral decor, ceremony seating, centerpieces, and even statement displays.

red theme wedding
Photography: M2 Photography | Design & Florals: Robertson’s Flowers & Events | Planning: Lauren James Events
Photography: Alberto Alessandra | Design & Planning: ITAILOVE | Florals: Evelina Florence Flowers
winter wedding ideas
Photography: June Cochran Photography | Planning: root + gather events | Florals: Farmette Flowers

3. Tree Table Centerpieces

This is the perfect time of year to opt for greenery instead of flowers. So, add a nod to the festive period with potted Christmas trees. This non-traditional table decoration will make your venue smell amazing, and you can gift them to your guests when the reception ends.

centerpieces for winter wedding
Photography: Style & Story
tree wedding centerpieces
Photography: Melissa Beattie

4. Candle Accents

Candles create a gorgeous and intimate ambiance which helps to set the tone for a romantic celebration. Decorate your tables, line your ceremony aisle, fill open areas, add warmth to an outdoor space, and create a stunning display for photo opportunities.

Photography: Pat Furey
Photography: Corbin Gurkin
wedding welcome sign
Photography: Storybook Films

5. Glass Baubles

Create a winter wonderland aesthetic with delicate baubles around your reception venue. It’s perfect for a clean and modern look. Or contrast them with rustic elements such as wooden furniture, greenery, and dried flowers.

winter wedding ideas
Photography: Greer Gattuso
winter wedding ideas
Photography: Hayley Savage | Decor/Hire: Simply Flowers

6. Soft Snowflakes

Snowflakes are another great way to add some holiday magic without having it actually snow on your wedding day. They’re easy to make out of paper or fabric, and they look beautiful hanging from the ceiling at receptions, displayed on tables at dinners, or to decorate chairs. You can even take it one step further by having guests write messages on individual snowflakes.

winter wedding ideas
Photography: Sarah Kate
snowflake wedding decor
Photography: Sarah Joy

7. Wildflower Decorations

Rustic features are ideal for adding a romantic feel to your winter wedding. Opt for dried wildflowers in neutral tones. It highlights the ethereal vibe of your special day, and you can even re-use them if you want to maintain a sustainable element to your decor.

Photography: Karra Leigh Photography | Planning: 828 Coordination | Florals: Woven Floral Design
Photography: kreativ wedding | Design & Planning: Simply Si | Florals: Zimtblumen
wildflower wedding decor
Photography: Rachel Takes Pictures

8. Hanging Installations

Make an impact on your wedding day by hanging beautiful installations. This wedding trend creates an amazing ‘wow’ factor for your winter wedding. For example, a baby’s breath cloud above your tables, a greenery wreath above your dance floor, or romantic chandeliers displayed across your venue are just some of the ways to create a stunning effect.

hanging greenery installation
Photography: Paul Francis
baby's breath installation
Photography: Amber Gress
wedding chandeliers
Photography: JuMi Story | Stylist & Planner: Melissa Ortanez Events

9. Velvet Elements

Velvet is a gorgeous fabric that symbolizes the cozy yet elegant feel of a winter wedding. Decorate it with other seasonal elements such as figs, greenery, and candlesticks.

velvet wedding decor
Photography: Molly + Co.
Photography: Mango Studios 

10. Cozy Comforts

Make your guests feel warm and cozy with some home comforts. For example, consider incorporating a hot cocoa cart with different toppings and flavored syrups, a DIY hot chocolate station, a s’mores fireplace, and blankets displayed around your venue.

winter wedding ideas
Photography: Lindsay Hackney | Planning & Design: Mustard and Fig
winter wedding ideas
Photography: Annamarie Akins
wedding drinks
Photography: Abby Jiu

11. Festive Cakes

Add a festive touch to your cake to highlight your winter wedding theme. You can decorate it with seasonal elements such as pinecones and mistletoe, or add wintery tones such as burgundy and forest green. Or consider using winter flavors such as gingerbread, chocolate peppermint, cinnamon, and berries for the perfect winter touch.

festive wedding cakes
Photography: A Stone
naked wedding cake
Photography: Dan Thorson
winter wedding cake
Photography: Chris Bailey

12. Pinecones

If you’re looking for winter wedding ideas connected with nature, then pine cones are a great option. They can be included across your venue as subtle touches or you can incorporate them as small decorative details in your tablescapes, table numbers, and escort cards.

winter wedding ideas
Photography: Dani Nicole
winter wedding decoration
Photography: Kathrin Krok

13. Muted Color Tones

Take inspiration from a snowy winter scene for your color palette. Use soft grays, pale blue, white, ivory, and neutrals to style your wedding. It’s perfect for brides that want a soft and natural color scheme.

winter wedding ideas
Photography: Emma Hopp | Planning: Beijos Events
Photography: Andrea Grzicic Photography | Planning: Weddings in Croatia | Design & Florals: Cvit Happens
Photography: Peyton Byford | Styling: The Styled Affair | Planning: Heather Lane Events | MUA: Lux Beauty and Bridal

14. Moody Tones

For brides who want a modern aesthetic without traditional festive elements, moody tones are perfect. They give a cool edge to your special day. For example, opt for sleek black features, dark reds, and deep purples to highlight a cozy and intimate vibe.

Photography: Isaiah & Taylor Photography | Design & Planning: Nicole George Events
winter wedding ideas
Photography: Thyme Lane
moody wedding color scheme
Photography: Liz Zimbelman

15. Tartan & Plaid

Tartan and plaid are popular trends for winter weddings. They add a warm and rustic tone to the day, while also working with darker color schemes. You can use this look across several decoration features including blankets, table runners, invitation suites, napkins, escort cards, or even glassware and plates.

winter escort cards
Photography: Jose Villa
tartan wedding decor
Photography: Shannen Natasha
winter wedding ideas
Photography: Joshua & Rachel

16. Jewel Tones

Emerald greens, deep purples, vibrant reds, and rich blues are all jewel tones that give an elegant and intense feel to your special day. The best part about this color scheme is its versatility. You can use it for all of your decor features and elements from centerpieces to bridesmaid dresses.

jewel toned wedding centerpiece
Photography: Raelyn Ramey
bridesmaid dresses
Photography: Lianna Marie
jewel toned wedding colors
Photography: Alex Tenser | Planner: Swoon Soiree

17. Metallic Accents

Make your decoration glisten and shine with stunning metallic accents. Winter is the best time of year to include glimmering details in silver, gold, and copper hues. They can be used across all of your decor or only a few subtle aspects depending on whether you want a minimal or extravagant vibe. Metallic tones also create an elegance and modern aesthetic to your nuptials.

Photography: Susana Ríos | Planning: Narunera | Florals: Carmen floristeria | Rentals: Lenda Nejra 
Photography: Drake Studio
metallic wedding decor
Photography: Elias Kordelakos

18. String Lights

String lights are a beautiful way to add a romantic ambiance to your winter wedding. They add a whimsical and fairytale-inspired vibe that your guests will love. There are many ways to incorporate them into your ceremony and reception decor, for example, hang them over your tables, wrap them around trees and structures, or add curtains and canopies to create focal points.

Photography: Dawn Photo | Design: SueBlue Events
string light wedding decor
Photography: Brinton Studios
wedding fairy lights
Photography: Thunder and Love
winter wedding ideas
Photography: Jordan Voth

19. Mixed Textures

Mix and match textures across your wedding venue for a gorgeous aesthetic. Combine fluffy and feathery fabrics with soft velvet for your winter wedding. Or contrast hard wood with linen drapery.

winter wedding ideas
Photography: Simply Love
winter wedding ideas
Photography: Tida Svy

20. Berry Tones

Berry tones are a gorgeous way to incorporate seasonal elements. Use an array of shades including wine, burgundy, ruby, merlot, and crimson. These rich hues create a show-stopping contrast against white decor or you can combine these colors with green hues for a festive feel.

burgundy wedding
Photography: Brandon Scott
burgundy bridesmaid dresses
Photography: Anya Kernes
winter wedding ideas
Photography: Land of White Deer

Make the most of this special season with these romantic winter wedding ideas. Head to WedBoard to discover more tips and ideas for your nuptials. You’ll find more winter-related inspiration and help with other important parts of your wedding including, Breathtaking Winter Wedding Bouquets, 10 Reasons To Have a Winter Destination Wedding, and Top Tips For A Rainy-Day Wedding.

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