Whether you are ready or not, the official start of winter is just around the corner. Hopefully you are still nice and full from Thanksgiving, but once the turkey hangover wears off, it’s time to think about snow, ice, and every other treat that Jack Frost brings our way. Some people just can’t stand winter, but others think it is the best time of the year! If you are the latter, you may want to consider having a winter wedding! For Christmas enthusiasts, this may also be the perfect time to host your wedding. Although you do not necessarily need to go with a full on Christmas theme for a winter wedding, winter is certainly the perfect season to celebrate your love, and love of the holidays, all at the same time!
If you do want to incorporate a bit of the Christmas spirit into your wedding, without going over the top, there are several classy ways to do this. A simple color scheme of bright Cardinal red, with a deep Hunter green, and classic white, is the perfect way to start. Kelly green can also be used for a brighter green option! For a festive touch, consider using a Hunter green linen, with an iridescent white overlay, for your cake table to create the feel of a snow covered fir tree! You can also set up a few small decorative fir trees to really make the theme of the table obvious, or decorate with a few red ornaments. Other accents such as mistletoe, snowflakes, pinecones, branches, or twinkle lights, help incorporate a wintery feel.
Red and white has also become a popular color scheme for winter weddings. This pallet is a very classy option, while not overwhelming guests with a holiday feel. Incorporate fur shawls, or muffs, to keep you and your bridesmaids warm in the cold weather. Consider red dresses for the bridesmaids, or red roses for your floral arrangements. For the men, a classic black or grey suit, or tux, with red accents, is perfect to complete this theme.
For couples wanting a winter wedding, without the over the top nod to the holidays, there are many alternative color pallet options. Substitute Cardinal Red, with Burgundy, Eggplant, Raspberry, or even Grape. Substitute Hunter or Kelly Green with Navy, Celadon, or Teal! This will give your winter wedding some subtle elegance by setting yourself apart from the traditional holiday colors, while still feeling like winter. An icy blue winter theme is another very elegant option for a winter wedding. By using a variety of blues, with some white or grey, your guests will feel like they have entered a winter wonderland!
Need some ideas for linen colors or décor options? Contact Front Range Event Rental today! Our special event coordinators are happy to go through all the details to help make your winter wedding magical. Thanks for reading, and happy wedding planning!