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Friday Faves: Winter Wedding Decor Ideas

Copy of 12.18.2015 Winter Wedding FF post

Winter wedding decor ideas for a festive occasion

Though it doesn’t really feel like it out here thanks to the no-show wintry weather, the holidays are just around the corner. For many of our couples, its a double occasion to celebrate: the holidays and anniversaries or weddings planned during the winter season. For many more couples-to-be, a winter wedding is what they’re looking forward (and beginning to plan for) as they look to tie the knot this time next year. To celebrate the holiday season and convince you that winter weddings are just as picturesque, creative and unique as spring and summer weddings, this week’s Friday Faves brings you a few winter wedding decor ideas to get you started. No doubt you’ve already been strolling through Pinterest, trying to put together a mental snapshot of your perfect day but I’ve decided, for the sake of originality, to cut out the whole “trees lined with lights” and baby breath centrepieces or decadent and shimmering crystal brooch bouquets. You’ve no doubt seen these already so, as per usual, I’ve got a couple of unique ideas up my sleeve.

1. Centrepieces

centrepieces collage

Hanging orchids that are shaped like snowflakes, berries and flowers in long-stemmed glasses and decadent pinecones & pomegranates: these unique ideas for centrepieces are not only elegant but also prove that a winter wedding doesn’t have to keep a neutral palette.

2. Lighting

lighting collage

For a reception hall reminiscent of a lush ice hotel, skip the baby’s breath and bright light and incorporate soft blue lighting, offset beautifully with the warm incandescent glow of candles. Coupled with the bare trees sprayed in white, you have a setting for a winter wonderland. You can also opt for a set of fairy lights encased in jars or line an outdoor walkway with these simple but thematic DIY ice lanterns.

3. Guestbooks

guestbook collage

I just LOVED these ideas for quirky and wintry-themed alternatives to guestbooks. The first, of course, is a clever set of wooden skiis on which guests can pen their messages. If your tree is looking a bit bare this year and your wedding celebration happens to coincide with the holidays, opt for these christmas ornament keepsakes. And the best for last (and not only because it involves puns), this giant wooden slab, perfectly in keeping with the season’s theme, encourages guests to pick a key and hand down their one piece of wisdom for a successful marriage. Bonus? You can totally hang these on your tree for years to come!


Are these winter wedding decor ideas wowing you? Share with me in the comments below!


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