Looking for an idea for a winter wedding theme, but feeling tired of the Winter Wonderland concept? There are a lot of creative, unique and beautiful ideas for a winter ceremony and reception that go beyond the tried and true themes. Get you inspired with these creative winter wedding themes.
Visiting to a ski resort can be the highlight of the winter season for a lot of people. Let this be your inspiration for a ski resort theme wedding. The perfect venue would be a ski lodge, certainly, but the theme can also be transported to lots of other sites with ease. Make your own save the date cards and design them to look like ski lift tickets. Vintage postcards from ski resort would make very fun alternatives to the standard table numbers (seat your guests at tables like “Park City”, “Killington”, or “Whistler”). You can beautify the wedding cake in a red and white pattern that resembles the design of a hand knit ski sweater (right in keeping with the trend towards weddings with homespun charm). And don’t forget the steaming mugs of cocoa, the roaring fire in the fireplace, and the cozy menu. Exchanging your vow on the ski lift is optional!
The winter social season is frequently the time of year with the most elegant parties and balls. For a creative formal winter wedding theme, think about a masked ball. Take your cue from the grand masked balls for which Venice, Italy is so well-known. You can make a request black tie or even white tie attire on your engraved wedding invitations to make sure that everyone comes dressed to the nines. The bride can arranged the tone by wearing a very full silk bridal gown with heavy embroidery, accented by a dramatic crystal necklace and earring set. Going down the aisle, a traditional veil will be suitable, but for the newlyweds’ big entrance into the reception, the bride can switch out her veil for a custom mask decorated with crystals to match her crystal necklace. Tall formal centerpieces overflowing with roses, ivy, and orchids will be ideal for a masked ball reception. Set the tables with heavy gold chargers, sparkling crystal stemware, and gold flatware over luxurious damask table linens. Last but not least, a beautiful mask should be positioned at each guest’s seat as their wedding favor.
A charmed winter garden would be a very romantic wedding theme. It is a great way to integrate an abundance of flowers into your wedding design while still looking seasonal. White flowers made to look as if they are frosted with snow will make a magical setting. Hang them in garlands from the ceiling, arrange them in tall stone garden urns, and float them in low footed dishes with floating candles. For the ceremony, create a striking arbor of white and silver branches with vines and snowy flowers intertwining the framework. The whole effect should be a bit wild and very enchanting. Without a snowflake in sight, the mostly white decorations will in no way look like the standard Winter Wonderland wedding theme.
One more fun idea for a winter wedding is having an old-fashioned Christmas celebration. You can ornament your wedding venue to look like a Victorian painting showing a cozy home. String popcorn and cranberries on Christmas trees, fill tall glass apothecary jars with pine cones and small glass ornaments, and set the tables with burgundy velveteen tablecloths. As for the bride, a luxurious white or ivory silk velvet bridal gown with three quarter or long sleeves would be absolutely breathtaking. A vintage Christmas theme would be a wonderful way to celebrate a December wedding. [via]