20 Spectacular Decorations for a Winter Wedding

If I had to pick a favorite season, it would undoubtedly be winter with its festive celebrations, whimsical design and enchanting holiday spirit. I adore the holidays and planning a wintry-inspired wedding is quickly becoming my newest obsession, so I put together some ideas to hopefully inspire other brides as well.

From oh-so-gorgeous ceremony aisles to bouquets filled with pinecones, welcome to your very own winter wonderland!

1. Welcome your wedding guests in style with this enchanting table. The candles and lighting add drama to this space:

winter wedding table hotel glace
Photo Credit: Hotel de Glace

2. Barns or other venues with vaulted ceilings are a romantic choice for a winter ceremony. This venue is particularly divine with its simple design and wintry vibe:barn rustic wedding winter
Photo Credit: One Love Photo on Weddbook via The Bridal Detective

3. Are ballrooms more your speed? Then you’ll be crushing on this ballroom ceremony with a tree-lined aisle:

ballroom tree winter wedding
Photo Credit: Make Be-Leaves on Weddbook via The Bridal Detective 

4. I love this bouquet filled with pinecones and accented with fabric details on the handle:

pinecone bouquet
Photo Credit: Anastasiya Belik via The Bridal Detective

5. This burlap ring bearer pillow should come with a "cuteness overload" warning label!
burlap rustic ring bearer pillow
Photo Credit: MinSvenskaLandgard on Etsy via The Bridal Detective

6. Love all things rustic? Add an unexpected, whimsical touch with this pinecone installation:

rustic pine cone installation winter
Photo by Janet Howard Studio on Style Me Pretty via The Bridal Detective

7. Need a major dose of style inspiration for your tables? Try incorporating white flowers, candles, and metal tree centerpieces with crystal garlands for a wintry touch:

winter white candles metallic wedding
Photo Credit: Preston Bailey on Weddbook via The Bridal Detective

8. These glittery tablecloths are perfect for a glam winter-inspired celebration:

winter sparkle tablecloth wedding glitter
Photo by Leslee Mitchell on Ruffled Blog via The Bridal Detective

9. My newest style obsession is undoubtedly ghost chairs. They can be paired with rustic tables for an eclectic look or make a statement inside a glamorous ballroom.

If you're planning a winter wedding and want to incorporate ghost chairs into your design, drape faux furs over a few of the chairs to create a cozy look:modern ghost chairs winter wedding

Photo by Scott Lawrence Photography on Belle Magazine via The Bridal Detective 

10. For the perfect finishing touch, try adding a sprig of fir to the backs of your ceremony or reception chairs:

fir chair winter wedding decorations
Photo Credit: Nine Photography on Ruffled Blog via The Bridal Detective

11. Pine needle sprigs make for fun and creative place cards:

pine needle seating cards winter
Photo by Sean Flanigan Photography on Tumblr via The Bridal Detective 

12. Cinnamon sticks and tree slices are inexpensive ways to add holiday spirit to your winter-inspired nuptials. Add a sprig of rosemary or fir to your napkins for an aromatic touch as well:

winter wedding decorations tree rosemary
Photo by Loveolio Swoon via The Bridal Detective

13. Don’t get me started on tablescapes — there is so much beautiful china, stemware, and flatware to choose from! Plus the crazy-gorgeous florals that line this winter-inspired display are just too amazing to pass up:

winter wedding tablescape peach owlwinter wedding tablescape floral centerpieces
Photo Credit: Jenny Haas on Green Wedding Shoes via The Bridal Detective (left); 
Photo Credit: Purple Martini on The Wedding Wire Blog via The Bridal Detective (right)

14. Let’s just talk about how adorable this mistletoe wedding cake designed by Erica OBrien is for a moment:

mistletoe wedding cake winter wedding
Cake created by Erica O'Brien

15. An icicle cake? What a unique concept! Show your baker this inspiration photo from Cakeability Green:

icicle wedding cake winter wedding
Cake created by Cakeability Green via The Bridal Detective

16. I'm Cake Opera Co.’s biggest fan girl. As if I needed another reason to love their confectionary creations even more, this hand painted cake with winter-inspired details has officially left me smitten for the season:

hand painted winter wedding cake
Cake created by the Cake Opera Co. 

17. This is the crème de la crème of cake tables! Adding draping and candles instantly created a backdrop that was meant for a work of edible art:

cake backdrop winter wedding decoration
Photo by Benfield Photography on Mod Wedding via The Bridal Detective 

18. Hang clear ornaments inside your venue to add a touch of the holidays:

hanging ornaments winter wedding ideas
Photo by Jay Goldman Photography on Lover.ly via The Bridal Detective

19. Stop the madness — this marshmallow installation is too brilliant! Hang it over your dessert display:

hanging marshmallow winter wedding ideas
Photo Credit: Wednesday Custom Design on Mon Carnet via The Bridal Detective

20. Remember cutting out snowflake shapes in elementary school for craft time? This is such a great way to bring a touch of winter wonderland to your dessert buffet.

snowflake dessert buffet
*Source: User-submitted by Kaye Termulo-Garcia on Pinterest

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—Angelica Braggs

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Angelica Bragg is a real bride and the blog maven of The Bridal Detective. She and her fiancé, Edwin Mirzayans (a published author), are planning a destination wedding at the Italian Lakes in Summer 2014. With a stunning backdrop and "la dolce vita" attitude, the couple's soiré
e will be intimate and romantic, all while celebrating two cultures. When the couple returns from their Italian road trip honeymoon, they will throw a glam after-party with all of their loved ones back home in Jacksonville, Florida.

 


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