You heard it here first: winter weddings are where it’s at! Candlelight, coziness and the chance of snow are just some of the elements we love about winter weddings, plus less stress over the weather and better venue rates. What’s not to love?
Winter is the perfect time to embrace a white color palette, capturing the magical feel of a snow-covered wonderland as your guests sip champagne or mulled wine by a roaring fire. Wondering how to use white in your winter wedding? Read on for our top tips to create an enchanting white winter wedding to remember.
Ask Your Venue How They’re Decorating
Your wedding venue is likely to be getting in the festive spirit with twinkling lights and other decorations throughout the ceremony and reception spaces. The bonus of this is that you can spend less on venue decor, but it’s important to find out what colors they will be using to avoid a clash. While white tends to blend with everything, you’ll need to think carefully about what complimentary colors you choose if for example, the venue decorates its trees with silver and purple baubles.
Choose Your Secondary Colors
Now you know what you’re working with, you can start to devise your winter white wedding color palette. For contrast, elegant timeless choices include dark green, navy, burgundy and black, while paler shades like dove grey and sage green and metallics like silver, gold, rose gold and copper create a softer, more muted look. Here we opted for the more muted tones and love how well copper and gold accents work with white.
Embrace Different Textures And Shades Of White
If you decide to go for an all-white color palette, be sure to feature different shades to add depth and character. From neutral cool-toned snow and alabaster whites to warmer shades of cream, eggshell, ivory and vanilla, combining the different hues gives a sophisticated multilayered look that feels super chic and timeless.
Texture is important, for both the flowers and foliage, and the materials that feature throughout your wedding. What textures spring to mind when you think of winter? Consider the natural finds you might find on a walk through the forest, like pine cones, moss and frost-covered branches, and cold-weather materials like wool, tweed, velvet and faux fur.
Choose Seasonal Winter Flowers
We may be biased, but we firmly believe that white roses should play a part in every winter wedding! Whether you choose Leonora, Eugenie, or Purity - or a combination of all three - these beautifully sculptured roses with their heavenly scents bring next-level elegance to your wedding flowers. We love to see our white roses combined with winter flowers to help set your wedding in the season. Hellebore (also known as Christmas rose or winter rose) is one of our favorites, alongside Anemone, Hypericum berries, Paperwhites and Star of Bethlehem. We also love seasonal foliage for contrast, such as mimosa, eucalyptus, evergreen spruce, magnolia and rosemary.