It’s snow secret that we love winter weddings at the Red Barn. It is definitely the most underrated time of the year for weddings, but in our opinion there’s nothing better than cozying up next to the fireplace and taking in the landscape covered with a fresh dusting of powder. From the holiday season to the beginning of spring there’s no denying it’s the most magical time of the year.
Here are our favorite winter wedding trends for all those couples planning their own festive celebrations.
Burgundy, forest green, white, and gold are our favorite colors of the season. Incorporate touches of each in your dessert, napkins, flowers, and centerpieces. We love how Kate’s Bakery and Cafe used cranberry and pine to spruce this cake up from naked to dressed to kill.
Baby, it’s Cold Outside
Not all of us are Elsa and the cold can bother some of your guests. Pick a venue with working fireplaces and intimate sitting areas to ensure the comfort of your elder guests. Offer a blanket station, fuzzy socks, or even hand-knitted hats for an extra special touch. Make sure to incorporate shawls or ponchos for your bridesmaids so they don’t freeze during outside photos. We also love seeing brides hide a pair of Bean Boots under their dresses during outside photos, there’s nothing that embodies a winter in Maine more than that!
Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean there aren’t flowers in season. According to Teleflora, amaryllis, anemone, camellias, Casablanca lilies, forget-me-nots, French tulips, gardenias, holly, jasmine, orchids, mini gerberas, narcissus, poinsettias, and roses are all suitable for winter weddings. Plus, it’s winter so that means pine, pine pine! Nothing is more beautiful than evergreen touches incorporated in centerpieces, boutonnieres, and bouquets.
From pinecones to plaid we love the little touches that change a venue from a blank canvas to a winter retreat. Candles and lanterns are a must, we love the soft and romantic light they give off. Rustic wooden signs and frames also create a homey effect on a space. Or lean into the seasonal decor of December and really get in the winter spirit.
Tis the season of homemade Bailey’s, mulled wine, and winter stouts and lagers. On a cold winter night you can warm your guests up with boozy hot chocolate, egg nog, or a hot toddy. For a more refreshing drink with seasonal flavors try a cranberry spritzer or champagne cocktail.
Like this post but a winter wedding still not for you? Check out our Fall Wedding Ideas