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The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas | CHWV

‘Tis the season for a magical winter wedding! Discover all the winter wedding ideas you need in this round-up.

Dreaming of a big day with an enchanting winter wedding theme? Discover 18 of the very best winter wedding ideas, from food to flowers to decor.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas | CHWV

Twinkling trees

Blossom trees might be better known for their use in spring weddings, but dress them with fairy lights and a dusting of snow and you're onto a winner. Coupled with flickering candles in glass jars, the effect is truly magical.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Twinkling trees | CHWV

Image courtesy of Butter Studio Photography

Festive signs

Forget the 'eat, drink and be married' signs that star in weddings throughout the year and choose the wedding signs exclusively reserved for winter!

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Festive signs | CHWV

Image courtesy of Uramina

Pinecone prettiness

Rope in the help of your wedding party and spend a morning collecting pinecones. Add a little sparkly spray paint and an ethereal tulle tie and you've created wonderfully wintry chair ties.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Pinecone prettiness | CHWV

Image courtesy of Laura Ashley

Foraged florals

Continue the seasonal winter wedding theme by including berries in your bouquet. Available in shades of inky navy, full-bodied red and creamy white, there's a berry to fit every floral colour scheme.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Foraged florals | CHWV

Image courtesy of Greg Finck Photography

Cosy candlelight

Add a sense of magic to the long winter nights by featuring lots of candles at your wedding. Mix and match hurricane vases to create a soft and romantic centrepiece.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Cosy candlelight | CHWV

Image courtesy of Audrey Rose Photography

Christmassy cakes

Not every winter wedding theme will feel Christmassy, but if you load up on fir branches, glittering berries and snow white details, your cake certainly will.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Christmassy cakes | CHWV

Image courtesy of Liberty Pearl Photography

Gorgeous garlands

A twist on garlands strung up for the festive season, why not create your own named versions to attach to the back of your top table seats?

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Gorgeous garlands | CHWV

Image courtesy of Stefano Santucci

Pared-back place settings

Winter wedding ideas can be brilliantly simple. Take these place settings, which are full of charm, and simply made from rosemary and a hand-written tag.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Pared-back place settings | CHWV

Image courtesy of Brides Magazine

Sparkling seating plans

Lighting is one of the most important elements of a winter wedding theme, so include it wherever possible. We love how simple this glass bottle table plan is, illuminated by fairy lights.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Sparkling seating plans | CHWV

Image courtesy of Hatch Marquee Hire

Winter warmers

Don't forget to introduce winter wedding ideas to your menu as well as your decor. Guests will appreciate a warming miniature mug of soup canape, or a glass of mulled wine.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Winter warmers | CHWV

Image courtesy of Rock My Wedding

Pimp your... hot chocolate!

Pimp your prosecco and DIY gin bars, step aside! A winter wedding theme calls for one thing only: a make your own hot chocolate station. Ask your venue to fill yours with seasonal treats like marshmallows, whipped cream and candy canes.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Pimp your hot chocolate | CHWV

Image courtesy of The Tomkat Studio

Glittering gowns

Some of the prettiest bridal gowns are perfect for a winter wedding theme. Seek out styles with sleeves for extra warmth and sparkling embellishments to catch the setting sun.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Glittering gowns | CHWV

Image courtesy of Aislinn Kate Photography

Cosy accessories

Swap your flip-flop basket for a bundle of blankets and a fire pit. Guests will love to gather around the fire and toast marshmallows as they share tales from the day.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Cosy accessories | CHWV

Image courtesy of Kate Headley Photography

Magical marquees

True blank canvases, you can let your imagination run wild for your winter wedding theme in a heated marquee. We love this fir tree display at the end of the aisle for a rustic twist.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Magical marquees | CHWV

Image courtesy of Melissa Kelsey Photography

Let it snow

Tear yourselves away from flower petal confetti and turn your attention to faux snow. Venture outside and capture your first photos as newlyweds amid a haze of softly falling flakes...

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Let it snow | CHWV

Image courtesy of Toby Lowe Photography

White wedding

A traditional white wedding is the perfect match for winter celebrations, but for the prettiest effects, try to layer up different tones of white and off-white. The creamy roses, barely blue berries and off-white shrug work perfectly here.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - White wedding | CHWV

Image courtesy of Bridal Musings

Colour pop cakes

Contrast the stark whiteness of buttercream icing with a rich chocolate cake beneath and bold burgundy blooms on top. This cake has a wintry feel with a warmth that is guaranteed to stand out.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Colour pop cakes | CHWV

Image courtesy of Scuffins Photography

Suit yourself

When the landscape around you is bleached of colour, don't be afraid to introduce it into your outfits. This groom's striking red trousers complement the bride's bouquet and add a romantic contrast to their snowy surroundings.

The Coolest Winter Wedding Ideas - Suit yourself | CHWV

Image courtesy of Darren Roberts


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