34 Whimsical + Romantic Winter Wedding Ideas

We're saying "yes" to pinecones, berries and blankets.

August 27, 2019

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Blanket + Bundle

Soft snow flurries and a bride wrapped in a berry-hued blanket yield major warm and fuzzy feelings here. The wow-worthy winter bouquet features a breathtaking combination of cream roses, red hypericum berries, seeded eucalyptus and spray-painted gold cypress greenery.

The Little Things

Want to incorporate the magic of the holiday season into your decor without going all-out green and red? Send a subtle message by outfitting each place setting with a small, personal rosemary wreath topped with a star anise pod.

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Darling Deer

We’re feeling lots of love for this buttercream dream cake and the glittery, cake topper — a spitting image of the doe-eyed bride and her deer groom, yes?

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Pretty in Pinecones

Create a tablescape straight from a winter wonderland with white garden roses, Queen Anne’s lace and ranunculus. Don't forget to sprinkle a few fashionable pinecones and glittery ornaments throughout for a wintery, woodsy touch. Create small arrangements in vintage silver vases and bowls, then place along a wooden runner.

Cozy Up

Later in the evening, provide your guests with blankets to keep warm around the fire pit. The plush goodies can also double as wedding favors when the night is over. Calligraphy: Outside the Bloom Photo: Lovers of Love Photography

Rustic-Chic Elements

Faux fur throws are a great choice for cozying up hard surfaces, like this long wooden bench, while complementing the table setting's warm color palette and woodsy vibe.

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Velvet

This rich, emerald green tablecloth from Lino & Co. might read heavy if it’s mixed with deep red florals but paired with white flowers and light green glassware, it's a fresh, winter stunner.

MORE IDEAS: 10 Ways to Use On-Trend Velvet in Your Wedding Any Time of Year

A Shock of Color

Who said winter weddings had to be all silver and white? Not us! Fill your bouquet with colorful, seasonal blooms like purple cabbage, deep red calla lilies and bold red protea for a cold-weather look that sizzles.

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Gorgeous Greenery & Drapes Backdrop

An aisle of mercury glass hurricane lanterns lights the way to an altar wall of ivory drapes lined in floor-to-ceiling greenery garland at this New Year's Eve wedding. Photo by Amber Lowe Photo.

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Modern Winter Mix

Sleek glass jars, white and gold candles and a table of fresh-cut pine create picture-perfect accents for a modern, winter wedding day. Use this look down the center of a banquet table or to line an aisle for a chic walkway. Recreate this look with the steps below.

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Wedding Day Snow

Soft and airy, this wedding backdrop definitely doesn’t look homemade. The best part? It looks like falling snow. Wash your event space with white and recreate this backdrop with string, ribbon and wax paper.

Make It: Wax Paper Wedding Backdrop

Up the Glam Factor with Gold

Gold will always be a golden choice for wedding design. We find this holds especially true for "I do's"exchanged during the chilly months. Use this go-to hue to up the glam factor on your tables, centerpieces and gilded invitations. For a move that really ups the ante? Dress your wedding party in head-to-toe gleaming, gold gowns. You can thank us later.

Festive Details

Create custom, keepsake wedding napkins to pretty-up your table for anniversaries and holiday hosting. Use this glittery gold and green napkin as inspiration for a design that will be elegant for years to come.

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Extend the Olive Branch

Olive branch greenery, eucalyptus seeds, white wax flower and soft yellow celosia combine to create a stunningly dapper cold-weather accessory.

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Merry Mantel

If your venue has a fireplace, deck it with chic eucalyptus greenery and sophisticated black candlesticks grouped in multiples for a bold look that's not too Christmasy.

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Keep Things Simple

Keep floral design simple for an intimate and casual wedding day. Less is more here, with frosty greenery draped on a rustic, cedar altar for a fresh winter ceremony.

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Go Formal

Let the glitz and glamor of the holiday season inspire you to host a once-in-a-lifetime formal affair. Traditional calligraphy, family crests and gold foil invitations are all fair game (and gorgeous!) for creating your custom invitation suites.

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It's a Date With Slate

Incorporate "something blue" into your wedding reception with moody linens, plates, candlesticks and florals in varying shades of icy slate. Photo: Sawyer Baird

Pops of Red

Deep red blooms arranged in pretty teardrop lanterns offer a nod to the season, without feeling over-the-top or tacky. Pair this deep crimson hue with sultry black or deep mocha fabric for a romantic look that really pops. Photo by: Finding Eden Photo

Faux Fur + Florals

No need to stand and shiver in the snow. Embrace the cold, dark and ultra-romantic weather and drape your tulle and lace gown with a foxy, faux-fur wrap. Paired with neutral florals, this look will keep you warm (and looking hot!) throughout the big day.

Run the Table

Soft candlelight and an inexpensive runner of sage-colored eucalyptus greenery are all you need to pull off a chic dinner affair.

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Dare for Drama

'Tis the season for saturated centerpieces and daring designs! Dramatic and delicious, this cake is dressed to impress in moody black, matching winter berries and glittering gold along the bottom tier.

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Cozy Up to the Bar

The coffee bar, that is. Warm their hearts and hands by offering a variety of make-your-own coffees and sweet treats.

Married With Berries

Searching for an understated pop of red? Look no further. A trio of golden wedding bands is striking when staged with red berries against the texture of an aged, mossy log.

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Showstopping Silver

Ask your bridesmaids to slip into something silver for a sleek, chic wedding party. Pair the frosty frocks with lush, all-green bouquets for simple contrast that stuns. Looking to stick with the classics? Silver suits bright white blooms just as well.

Forged in Fire

Consider saying your vows in front of a grand fireplace, the dreamiest setting to say "I do."

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Bouquet Alternative

Many brides are skipping the traditional bouquets and are opting instead for handheld statement pieces like this gorgeous, draping greenery garland. Photo: Kelsey Booth Photography

Snowy Florals

The weather outside may be frightful, but these boutonnieres are so delightful. Mimic the snowy landscape in your florals with white roses, waxflower and winter greenery.

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Candlelit Dinner

Candlelight makes for ultra-romantic date nights, so why not use it to create the most romantic date night of your life? Bonus: this glowing, dramatic table design eliminates any need to worry about what flowers are in season.

Beautiful Birch

If snowflakes and glitter aren't really your thing, go rustic-chic with snow-white wood accents like these place card holders made from birch log slices — a gorgeous look that's echoed in the wood bark chargers.

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Head Indoors

Weather outside feeling a bit...frightful? Skip the al fresco affair and make the most of a dramatic indoor venue, instead. This grand ballroom delights, decked with sophisticated white centerpieces and bold table designs.

Handmade Hand Warmer Favors

You can't go wrong with a favor that doubles as a cozy gift! Keep your guests toasty with these thoughtful hand warmers.

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Send Them Home With Mocha

There's nothing better than a warm mocha latte on a cold winter day. Send guests home with these cute test tubes filled with all the ingredients to make an instant mocha — just add water!

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And Cookies!

Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio used a CD envelope as a clever wrapper for a giant homemade cookie. Attach printable tags and seal envelopes with decorative twine for favors that both music lovers and cookie monsters will appreciate.

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