Dreamy Winter Wedding Ideas: Décor & Palettes

Have you always dreamt of a winter wonderland wedding? The winter season has a unique way of bringing people together and can be an ideal time to celebrate your wedding. Maybe you’re a fan of the colder season and looking to incorporate soft, powdery snow on your special day. Or Perhaps you imagine your wedding ceremony tucked away in the scenic snowy mountains with your dearest friends and family. Picture all your guests dressed in elegant winter attire with faux-fur coats and velvet gowns. That’s right, whichever way you’ve imagined it, know that it’s completely possible to create the perfect festive wedding with the prettiest winter wedding decor!

If you’re planning your wedding around the months of December through February, then you’ll definitely want to explore our selection of best winter wedding decor and ideas to get you inspired!

Dreamy winter-style reception

Have a dreamy winter wedding ceremony, small or large, with festive greenery to match a beautiful forest, or consider having part of your ceremony outdoors in the pristine, fresh snow. Think of all your favorite winter-themed decor with accents of pine trees, twinkling string lights, and rich, red holiday berries. The winter season has a way of warming everyone’s heart and even more so on your wedding day! So, consider serving your favorite holiday treats such as warm hot cocoa or warm cocktails to be the sweet cherry on top of your unforgettable winter wedding. For more inspiration, think of bringing in the same vibe and the feeling of wintery scenery indoors for your reception.

Photo: Melissa Fe Chapman Photography

Festive reds and berry shades

For your winter wedding consider warm deep reds that flow into sultry berry tones. Add some spice to the classic holiday reds and greens for your winter wedding by choosing a deeper and more alluring red tone. Using warm reds and shades of berry with creamy whites or with bright metallics can help create the dreamiest winter wedding!

Photo: Matt Lien Photography | Floral Design & Planning: Artemisia Studios

Frosty and ornamented wedding cakes

Bring in the frost and get inspiration from the dreamy winter landscapes for your wedding cake! Think of an all-white cake ornamented with frosted pine cones and greenery to match your winter wedding venue tucked in an enchanted forest. You can also go with classic white on white to match the powdery, soft snow of wintertime. There are so many ways to approach your winter wedding cake to match the unique scenery of your winter wedding, especially through various color palettes.

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Design & Planning: From Sophie With Love

Velvets and winter shawls for your bridesmaids

Dress your beautiful bridesmaids with warm, winter shawls on your wedding day! Faux fur is the way to go and adds some elegant winter style, especially paired with a long velvet dress. The softer and sultry fabric of velvet brings the warmest, winter vibes and adds some flare to your winter wedding decor. Consider deep forest greens, warm reds, and classic blacks as color options for your bridesmaids’ dresses. It would be hard not to notice how stylish and elegant they will all look with you on your special day!

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Candle-lit tablescapes

There’s something utterly romantic and welcoming about candles, so why not incorporate that into your winter wedding decor? Create a dreamy, winter tablescape and adorn it with warmly lit candles. Choose a winter wedding color palette of angelic whites, elegant black, or deep greens. Using candles is also an affordable way to incorporate romantic and dreamy lighting on your special day, especially during the winter. Lastly, think of choosing scented candles, such as warm vanilla, peppermint, or even cinnamon sugar to create the homiest and most wintery ambiance for your winter wedding!

Photo: Elizabeth Wells | Planning: Revel Wedding Co | Florals: Mint Green Design

Iridescent white and icy accents

Have a true winter wonderland wedding iridescent and icy accents! Get inspiration from fresh powdery snow and gentle, soft snowflakes. Explore iridescent decor with clear and glass-like accents that can create a shiny and bright ceremony. Also, you may feel angelic and pristine with this white-on-white palette. Your guests can enjoy your winter wedding and will feel like they are in a magical, dreamy snow globe!

Photo: Silvia Falcomer | Floral Design: Anneris Flower Farm | Planning: More Than Weddings | Venue: Open Dream
Photo: O’Malley Photographers | Florals & Wedding Planning: Valley & Co. Events

Metallic tableware & copper tones

For your winter wedding reception, choose shiny metallics to embrace the festive season. Keep the holiday spirit throughout your wedding day from the ceremony down to the table details. Opt for deep golds, polished silvers, and even romantic rose golds, for your entire tableware. To create an even more festive vibe, you can even mix and match your serveware to incorporate glittery accents into your wedding reception.

Photo: Melissa Fe Chapman Photography

Whichever you decide, hopefully this gets all of your creative, wedding planning juices flowing for your winter wedding!

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Feature Image Credits: Photographer: Thijs Huizer | Design & Planning: Robbins Otoya

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