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.
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.
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.
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).
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!