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.

 

cedar branches winter wedding decor
A combination of vintage and contemporary vessels holds white spider mums, seeded eucalyptus (available at florists), and blue Atlas cedar branches lightly frosted with silver floral spray paint. – Martha Stewart Weddings

 

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.

 

baby's breath garland and wreath for a wedding ceremony
WEDDING CEREMONY GARLAND  Bundle airy baby’s breath into a wreath-dotted swag and delicate table spray. The secret ingredients behind this jaw-dropping, simple-to-make backdrop are foam wreath forms and basic rope. – Martha Stewart Weddings

 

FLOWERS

Flowers bring beauty and life to any space, and present the opportunity to put the couple’s own flair and personality into an arrangement. 

 

winter wedding bridal bouquet
Winter White and Snowy Green: “a standout bouquet that radiates the magic of the season without being too conventional.” – by Blush & Bloom for HOUSE & HOME.

 

Bridal bouquet

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. 

 

the flowers for a winter bridal bouquet
The flower list: Penny eucalyptus, green skimmia, tulip, phlox, scabiosa, parrot tulip, ligustrum, orinthogalum, cedar, olive foliage, Carolina sapphire foliage. (via HOUSE & HOME)

Cypress is an obvious option for winter arrangements, reminiscent of classic Christmas trees. Meanwhile, the basic size and shape of eucalyptus leaves make them great additions to any bouquet. 

 

sarah winward posey
A chic winter wedding bridal bouquet, a posey of scabiosa. (via Sarah Winward)

 

Floral arch

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. 

 

wsj peony arrangement in cement bowl from jamali garden
INSPIRED BY A PAUL KLEE PAINTING  Floral designer Lindsey Taylor began by cutting stems of flowers to slightly varying lengths to ensure an undulated look. She set the larger flowers, the pale peonies, to define the shape, then filled in the smaller stems of echinops and garlic scapes to give the arrangement texture. – The Wall Street Journal

It’s a great chance to get your hands on peonies –– a classic wedding flower –– outside of their typical blooming season of spring. 

 

something blue wedding dress with eucalyptus arch
Eucalyptus arches for the wedding ceremony. (via Natalie Bray)

 

Door frames

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.  

 

eucalyptus garland drapery for wedding ceremony
For the ceremony, drapery adorned with eucalyptus garlands. (via Belle The Magazine)

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. 

 

mini wreaths in window for winter wedding decor
A large window is perfect for hanging multiple smaller wreaths. (via Pinterest)

Similarly, you can hang wreaths in or above windows for an extra festive touch. 

 

TABLE NUMBERS

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.  

 

silver gold copper wedding colors tablescape
SHINING WEDDING CENTERPIECES  Contain the glimmering arrangements in golden vessels bearing silver number stickers, and surround them with smaller gold-leaf votives. The details: Jamali Garden 6-inch brass cylinders were affixed with Chartpak 3-inch vinyl numbers… – Martha Stewart Weddings

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. 

 

CENTERPIECES

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. 

 

white flower wedding centerpieces with chrysanthemums
ICE QUEENS  A mix of China, spider, and pompon mums creates a wintry, textural snowball. Round out the mix with baby’s breath, carnations, and silver dusty miller then run several small arrangements down the center of a table. White Glass Cylinder Vasesjamaligarden.com. Opaque vessels hide stems for a clean look. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

A low white ceramic bowl, for example, would look stunning if filled with overflowing green foliage and a couple of red flowers –– and equally beautiful with white blooms and metallic accents. 

 

winter wedding centerpiece with plaid tablecloth
COZY IN PLAID  Both seasonal and cozy, a plaid tablecloth brings an unexpected look to the table. Mercury candle holders and a showstopping centerpiece of fresh, pale blooms and leaves amp up the sophistication. – BRIDES

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.”

 

diy bride etched glass pillar holders snowy tablescape
ETCHED-GLASS DOT PILLAR CANDLE HOLDERS  Evoke a winter wonderland with frosty glass pillars that encase warm, flickering candles. – Martha Stewart

 

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.

 

gold glass crystal candlesticks wedding tent tablescape
All-nude tent draping and off-white floor carpeting, long mirrored glass tables filled with flower petals, crystal candlesticks with towering taper candles, gold-rimmed goblets, gold-framed chargers, and fresh mini-flower collections, each in their own vase. (via Birch Events)

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. 

 

love is in the air birdcage lovebirds wedding decor
LOVE IS IN THE AIR  Make a visual play on the phrase “love birds” by slipping this sweet little scroll into the wires of a bird cage and displaying it on a guest book table or at the head table. – Martha Stewart Weddings

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

 

white winter wedding decor ideas ceiling
WHITE CLOUDS  A ceiling filled with white paper orbs. (via Bolia)

 

OVERHEAD DECOR 

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. 

 

ribbon rosettes suspended from the ceiling
RIBBON ROSETTES  Tie the knot with these pom-poms. Each one is made up of several separately made rosettes; just combine two or three, sew or bind together at the center with white pipe cleaner, and fluff into pom-poms. Suspended almost invisibly from the ceiling by monofilament, these soft orbs recall clouds sailing across a blue sky; they also echo in color and shape the white peonies in the centerpieces. – Martha Stewart Weddings

Simply loop satin ribbon or rosettes with pipe cleaners, then staple, glue, or sew them into place. 

 

white wedding cake adorned with green mini balls
A sweet nod to the season: mini “ornaments” adorn a simple white wedding cake. (via Every Last Detail)

 

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.