21 Romantic Ways to Decorate for Your Winter Wedding
Cozying up by a fire, ice skating and intimate walks after the first snow—winter is filled with memorable moments, and a winter wonderland wedding is the perfect excuse to add a few dreamy, romantic touches to your ceremony and reception décor. Incorporate evergreen branches and pine cones into your centerpieces and place settings for a rustic affair, or opt for elegant chandeliers and candles for an inviting glow. Here are a few of our favorite winter wedding decorations for a celebration during the chilly months.
1. Illuminated Limbs
String market lights around low, twisting limbs to add a wintery twinkle to nature.
2. Room With a View
Your winter wedding decorations don't have to stay indoors. Provide your guests with a view of a winter wonderland with illuminated trees outside your reception windows.
3. Snowy Gazebo
Rich green garlands and lots of twinkle lights will add color and warmth to your winter wonderland wedding.
4. Candlelit Ceremony
Scattered candles (like these simple floating ones) will give your ceremony space a romantic feel without looking too over-the-top.
5. Wedding Wreaths
Decorate your ceremony and reception space with lush wreaths made of cascading vines and cream-colored wisteria for a whimsical touch to your winter affair.
6. Seasonal Toppers
7. Peppermint Twist
No winter wedding is complete without a peppermint treat. Place candy canes on top of your napkin settings and wrap them in pine garlands for a holiday-themed surprise.
8. Aisle of Candles
Instead of lining your aisle with flowers, try pillar candles to offer a warm and inviting setting at your winter wedding ceremony.
9. Elegance in the Rafters
If you're saying your "I dos" in a rustic venue like a barn or cabin, highlight the raw space with elegant chandeliers. The contrasting elements will add an eclectic, romantic feel to the setting.
10. Statement Florals
Winter weddings always feel a little more formal. Want your centerpieces to turn heads? Go all out and place dome-shaped bouquets in towering vases on your reception tables.
Flowers: Hydrangeas, roses and greenery
11. Hot Chocolate Bar
Forget the ice cream bar (or add to it!)—your guests will love a warm pick-me-up after dinner. Set up a hot chocolate bar with marshmallows, candy cane spoons and extra chocolate toppings that'll keep your guests cozy all night.
12. Dipped in Gold
Gold bud vases are an elegant addition to your greenery floral arrangements and satin linens.
13. Evergreen Elegance
Incorporate fresh evergreen sprigs into your place settings for a little seasonal texture and a subtle whiff of everybody's favorite crisp, pine scent.
14. Pine Cones and Berries
Add pine cones and an assortment of berries to bring your low centerpieces to life—even in the depths of winter.
Flowers: Roses, pinecones, mums, silver brunia and evergreen
15. Mixed Textures
Offer a mixture of shapes and textures in your centerpieces. If you're working with long, banquet tables, incorporate different blooms (like roses and tulips) that vary in style but still complement each other.
16. Dessert With a Bow
Top off your white wedding cake with a big green bow for the ultimate holiday gift-themed confection.
17. Cozy Ceremony
Throws are a practical way to keep winter wedding guests warm, but they can also be just for show. Knit blankets draped over wooden seating will upgrade any rustic ceremony.
18. Festive Aisle
Festive garlands are an easy way to decorate your ceremony aisle, whether you lay them on the ground or elevate them using shepherd hooks.
19. Thematic Escort Cards
Let your seating display serve double duty by ensuring it's pretty (and seasonal) enough to double as décor. We love the look of wintery escort cards attached to pine cones.
20. Snowflake Accents
There are plenty of classy ways to incorporate snowflake motifs into your winter wedding, but a stylish cake topper is always a safe bet.
21. Bare Branches
Parker Butler contributed to the reporting of this article.