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Winter Wedding Wonderland

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Photo Credit: Mint Photography

Photo Credit: Mint Photography

There is something about winter weddings that brings out the most romantic details.  Unfortunately, the Hill Country doesn’t see white Christmases like the northern parts of the country. To create a Christmas inspired wedding, read below for a handful of ways to help guests remember your winter soiree.

Choosing a Christmas-themed color palette will be the first step in incorporating the seasonal trend. However, there are many twists on the traditional red and green or blue and silver colors. Try combinations such as snow white, silver, and evergreen or cranberry, blush, and ivory. If you want to incorporate blue, look at colors such as ice blue, gray shades of jade, and ivory.

To carry the color scheme throughout the wedding, will need to add décor items to make the event cohesive. Depending on the venue’s capabilities, think about adding white draping to the reception hall to make guests feel like they are in a winter wonderland. Depending on the color scheme you have chosen for your wedding, select light blue, red, or green uplights. To give the illusion of snow, hang LED curtain lights for a holiday sparkle.

Photo Credit: Jenna McElroy Photography 

Photo Credit: Jenna McElroy Photography 

Selecting white florals are ideal to complete a December, winter inspired wedding. Given your wedding colors, you can ask your florist to include juniper berries for a blue hue or hypericum berries for a variety of red or even light green hints.

Pinecones have a variety of uses, especially during the holiday season. Work with your florist to see if pinecones can be utilized in the floral arrangements to give a rustic feel. Frosted pinecones are perfect for wintery escort card holders as well. Looking for favors that fit the season, pinecone ornaments are your solution for a unified theme.

These other holiday theme ideas are perfect for a Christmas feel to your wedding reception. If you think pinecones are too rustic, offer guests Christmas tree seedlings as favors. Nutcrackers are another fun element to incorporate into Christmas weddings. Varieties of nutcrackers look great next to a cozy fireplace or on a tabletop as a centerpiece. Reindeers have also become synonymous with the winter season that can easily transition into wedding décor to develop a theme. 

Photo Credit: Haley Rynn Ringo Photography 

Photo Credit: Haley Rynn Ringo Photography 

Winter time signature cocktails are a fun way to express the seasonal wedding. Offer beverages such as spiked apple cider or hot chocolate to keep guests happy and warm. For the colder libations, have bartenders place white rock candy in the cocktails for a sugary treat.

To include more wintertime details, you may want to consider these suggestions. Instead of giving robes as gifts to your bridesmaids, gift them flannels and slippers to wear while getting ready for some seasonal fun.  Have the backdrop of your photobooth be a Christmas tree or snowy background with fake snow for a commemorative photo for your guests. Instead of guests giving various gifts, ask family and friends to give you an ornament so you can always remember the special day that they shared with you.  

What fun Christmas wedding ideas have you seen? Would you or have you, had a winter wedding and incorporated some of these ideas? What do you think about having a seasonal theme for your wedding? 



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