Planning a winter wedding can be daunting, with the short days, chilly nights and the limited natural colour palette, where do you start, but if your idea of romance and your ideal evening is a roaring fire, enjoyed by those closest to you then winter is your season and to make your planning just a little bit easier, here’s what’s trending this winter.
9 Winter Wedding Trends
Vintage Bohemian Chic
Couples are gravitating towards a slightly less formal approach to their winter weddings but teaming it together with elements of the traditional elegance. Ceremonies in this style use soft lines, warm lighting, different textures and a variety of colours. A truly beautiful winter wedding trend.
Deep Rich Hues and Metallics
From flowers to draping, colour is an element we expect to see more of this winter. In sharp contrast to the chill of the evening, deep colours bring a warmth to your venue and help create a cosy atmosphere. Deep red roses, teamed with rich seasonal foliage in Mercury vases for a touch of height and old-world charm.
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Colour isn’t only for décor winter wedding trends, burgundy and navy are being seen more and more often in the men’s wear as well as in shoe colour.
Use touches of metallic to enhance the elegance of your evening, gold champagne coolers filled with soft blooms or copper candle holders can be used to bring a touch of charm.
Faux Fur and Velvet
The wedding trend towards faux fur continues this winter. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your retinues ensemble, either as a stole or hand muff, it’s both practical and looks fabulous. Draping chairs with faux fur blankets as favours for your guests will add warmth and texture to your décor and aid in creating a cosy ambience.
An exciting addition to this season’s trending fabrics is velvet, it’s the perfect winter warmer. Shoes, blazers or ring boxes in forest green or navy, it’ll be a hit.
From bridal gowns to table overlays, vintage lace adds a touch of traditional elegance while providing texture and softening the use of deep colours.
Whimsical Wedding Gowns
One of the highlights for any bride is choosing her gown and this season we are seeing some sensational styles. A stunning winter wedding trend is soft floating gowns of off white chiffon and vintage lace, soft lines with a structured bodice. High necked, low backed, plunging necklines with full vintage lace backs, the styles are stunning and varied.
Your Head Piece
Luscious locks or a loose up do, team it with either a jewelled head band for an elegant look or a natural garland of flowers, incorporating your chosen theme.
Less of the tight, structured posies, more of the natural, cascading bouquets, using deep rich hues and seasonal foliage. Brides this season are looking to the more unstructured bouquet using available foliage in celebration of the season.
One of the hottest wedding trends this winter is the drip wedding cake. They look spectacular and are delicious at the same time. You can choose a drip of any colour, deep red or gold and have it decorated with seasonal fruit and flowers to highlight the season. Gold dripping with deep red roses or regent purple and gold glazed apples is a stunner.
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Hot Chocolate Bar
An awesome alternative to the summer gin bar. A hot chocolate bar is suitable for all ages. Set up a station for your guests, either before the ceremony or while they await your return after, with all the delicious accompaniments, mini marshmallows, chocolate dipped strawberries and sprinkles, whipped cream and a splash of rum or Amarula. Provide personalised enamel mugs as favours to be used at the station.
Whatever you choose, winter weddings are making a huge comeback and the options and ideas are truly endless.