Stylish Winter Wedding Decor Ideas
While some brides love the vibes of a summer wedding, we think there’s a lot to be said about the beauty of a winter ceremony!
The temperature, the festive decor, the glittery colors, and the general magic of the time of year with Christmas and New Year all lend to a wonderful atmosphere.
When it comes to styling your winter wedding, you’ve got quite a lot of options. Couples can lean into the Christmas-y theme with reds and greens, or instead go for a stylish, snowy theme with a lot of whites, muted blues, greens, and metallics. Of course, a glittery touch on everything will look amazing, particularly if the ceremony is in a frosty location.
So without further ado, let’s go through all the ways you can make every corner of your wedding sparkle in the winter.
Flowers bring beauty and life to any space, and present the opportunity to put the couple’s own flair and personality into an arrangement.
For a winter wedding, we love the idea of pale green flowers paired with white blooms. It’s a simple yet elegant color palette, which will match whatever other decor you choose. A bouquet of large white roses with green foliage would be stunning as centerpieces, or even as the bridal bouquet.
Your best bet for fresh flowers during winter are roses and amaryllis. Admittedly, it’s not always easy to get your hands on fresh blooms during the colder months, so maybe fake flowers would be a good alternative. We’ve got a huge range of incredibly realistic silk flowers, leaves, and other plants, to suit any wedding theme.
It’s a great chance to get your hands on peonies –– a classic wedding flower –– outside of their typical blooming season of spring.
Turn a normal door into a Christmassy portal by making your own garland or wreaths. Again, eucalyptus is a great option here –– you can wind it around door arches and use the same style garlands as table runners or along stairways.
For a winter wonderland theme, you can’t go past mistletoe and white berries for a touch of magic. Even just a small amount hanging around doors, wound around chairs, or suspended from the ceiling will go a long way in bringing your decor together.
Similarly, you can hang wreaths in or above windows for an extra festive touch.
Often one of the last things on the list, it’s still important to have chic table numbers that match the rest of the wedding. Calligraphed numbers are easy, but it’s always worth putting in a little more effort. Check out this example of our brass vases doing double duty as centerpieces and table numbers in this Martha Stewart Weddings copper, silver, and gold wedding.
The best thing about glass vases is how versatile they are –– use them for small arrangements, pillar or tea light candles, single flowers, or stems of foliage. We’ve got them in a bunch of different sizes to suit your needs.
Whether you’re going for a monochromatic winter wonderland, or a red and white extravaganza, it’s a good idea to hunt down some white or glass vases for the centerpieces.
For a more low-key look, a smaller bud vase in the same white ceramic can be filled with a few stems to add interest without taking up too much space. A tall olive branch spray would look right at home in a white floral centerpiece on tables or standing arrangements.
White table linens and white place settings are the base to this SNOWY TABLESCAPE from Martha Stewart Weddings. It’s a perfect example of contemporary and festive without the use of any flowers, and an easy project for the DIY-bride or groom: “If you can wield a can of spray paint, you can create this wintry display. Using simple paper stencils, transfer the patterns or table numbers to vases with a couple of coats of Rust-O leum Specialty Frosted Glass Aerosol Paint. Then place small pillar candles inside.”
LIGHTING AND CANDLES
White candles are a must –– they add beauty and light, and are well suited to a winter theme. If you’re having a black-tie wedding, crystal candlesticks will be perfect when set at intervals along the tables. Don’t be scared off if they sound too stuffy –– we’ve got some great modern candlestick shapes too.
For a more rustic look, tea lights in small crystal holders look lovely, especially when the glass is etched to give off interesting light patterns.
Don’t want to deal with the potential hazards of open flames and dripping wax? Fake L.E.D. candles aren’t as tacky as they sound! In fact, these tall taper candles are made of real wax and even gently flicker. L.E.D. tea lights are also an option, and a good way to line an outdoor pathway.
It’s unlikely that you’ll be having any outdoor sections of your reception if it’s the middle of winter, but fairy lights are just as beautiful indoors as they are when strung in trees.
One unique way to display string lights or vintage LED bulbs is by winding them into a cute birdcage, which you can then hang from the ceiling or place on side tables. Our white birdcage also makes a wonderfully striking visual when filled with foliage and fake birds or butterflies.
Not everyone thinks about overhead decor when planning an event, but a winter wedding means that you can really lean into a snowy theme. Large white pom-poms hanging from the ceiling will immediately invoke the feeling of winter, especially when the rest of your decor is silver and white.
Simply loop satin ribbon or rosettes with pipe cleaners, then staple, glue, or sew them into place.
At the end of the day, all you really need for a wonderfully magical winter wedding is to really commit to a theme.
Once you’ve decided on the style of ceremony and reception you want, then it’s time to embrace it through decor.
At Jamali Garden, we’ve got a huge range of vases, candles, flowers, foliage, and everything else you could possibly need to pull together a wedding to remember. Whether you’re the one getting married, or you’re planning for a client, you’ll find it all with us.