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Enchanting Winter Holiday Wedding Inspiration

Amber Blog Headshot croppedIf you’re still deciding what season to be married, don’t automatically skip over the thought of a winter wedding. Winter or Christmas weddings, while not the most traditional, can be extremely enchanting. Embrace the theme and incorporate decor and fashion that creates an elegant look and a cozy ambience. For swoon-worthy winter and holiday wedding inspiration and ideas, scroll through the images from real winter weddings below.

Shimmering Lights & Rustic Decor
The December Angus Barn wedding below, managed by A Swanky Affair, incorporates seasonal decor, such as Christmas trees, white flowers, and pinecones, antlers and candles from Party Reflections to create a twinkling, charming and cozy ambience. Shimmering and twinkling lights from Get Lit Special Event Lighting transforms the space into a magical winter wonderland.
Winter wedding at the Angus Barn RaleighWinter wedding inspirationCandles and lights for a Christmas weddingPinecones used in winter wedding decor and cakePhotos above: Graham Terhune Photography

With clear glass chandeliers and uplighting that looks like snowflakes dotting the walls of Bay 7, Get Lit Special Event Lighting made this modern space sparkle for the holidays.
Get lit chandeliers for winter decorBay 7 Durham winter wedding eventsPhotos above: Brian Mullins Photography

Wedding Fashion for Warmth
You can still be stylish when getting married in the winter – just keep warm with layers. White wedding dresses pair naturally with a subdued winter color palette. The brides below look stunning and oh-so-elegant with faux white fur shawls and jackets. We love the look paired with a simple white bouquet.
White fur shoulder jacket for winter weddingPhoto above: Graham Terhune Photography
Winter wedding bridal fashion
Photo above: Riley MacLean Photography

Keep Everyone Cozy
Obviously, you want your bridesmaids and guests to be comfortable during your ceremony and photographs, which can be more of a challenge in the winter. By providing your wedding party with pashminas, shawls or scarfs in your wedding colors, you keep everyone comfortable and also have a lovely photo prop – look how cute these bridesmaids are in their matching heather gray pashminas!
Bridesmaids pashminas for cold weather weddingPhoto above: Graham Terhune Photography

Consider tying shawls to the back of chairs, like wedding planner Gather Together did for a couple getting married at The Merrimon-Wynne House in early March, or laying out blankets/throws for guests as a practical wedding favor.
Pashmina wedding favors for a winter eventPhoto above: Rachel Red Photography

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