Colorful Winter Wedding Inspiration

Winter Holiday

It’s true—we love a wedding wrapped in wintery whites. But we’re equally drawn to celebrations that evoke the excitement of the season via vibrant color palettes and festive design details. Who says a winter wonderland has to be covered in snow? As these holiday inspired weddings will prove, draping an “I do” in layers of color is every bit as magical.

THE WEDDING PARTY

Jewel tones pair perfectly with a December wedding—think gowns for the bridesmaids in ruby or rich purple, with a red velvet coat and a sweet flower crown for your littlest attendant.

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photos: Sarah Kate, Photographer | see more from these weddings here and here

THE CEREMONY

Stringer lights, garlands of magnolia leaves, and potted poinsettias give a classic nod to the Christmas season, and create an especially eye-catching setting for an outdoor exchange of vows.

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photos: Sarah Kate, Photographer | see more here, hereand here

THE RECEPTION DECOR

Choose shades of red and green to create a traditional atmosphere, or select hues of violet and fuchsia for a more modern take—gold accents make the perfect addition to either palette. Incorporate a decorative focal-point, such as an oversized wreath or a jewel-encrusted cake, to give a glamorous nod to the season.

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photos: Sarah Kate, Photographer | see more traditional decor here

photos: Sarah Kate, Photographer | more from this wedding here

photos: Edmonson Weddings | more from this holiday wedding here

SIPS, TREATS, AND FAVORS

Put guests in the merriest of moods by treating them to a seasonal signature cocktail, a sweets bar stocked with candy canes and gingerbread men, and favors wrapped like Christmas gifts (or tucked into velvet bags that Saint Nick himself would find enviable).

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photos: Edmonson Weddings | more winter wedding ideas here

THE GRAND EXIT

Slip a classic fur coat over your gown or have fun donning themed accessories. Either way, make sure to wave goodbye amid a sea of sparklers for a sendoff that’s merry and bright!

photo: John Cain Photography | more from this wedding here

photo: Sarah Kate, Photographer | more inspiration here