If the winter blues have got you down, drumming up inspiring ideas for a spring or summer wedding can be tough. That rustic ranch, sandy beach or flower-spotted field seem so far away. For brides-to-be out there who just aren’t feelin’ the traditional pops of pastel, bright blooms and colorful decor for your spring or summer wedding, don’t force it. Instead, embrace the season — and one of the most popular wedding trends (thanks, Solange!) — with a winter white color palette. The classic hue, once reserved for brides only, is now more and more featured throughout every aspect of the big day, from the florals to the bridesmaid dresses and beyond. And, as you’ll see here, it can have the same breathtaking results during the warmer months as it does when matching snow is falling. Scroll below for 14 ideas on how to incorporate winter white wedding trends into your spring or summer wedding.
1. Stay Silky: While white flower crowns look just as chic in the summer as in the winter, the delicate flowers may wilt in the heat. Consider opting for a silk flower crown of all white in the warmer months. (Photo via Mignonne Handmade)
2. Dress Up Dusty Miller: Thanks to its silvery sheen, dusty miller is a popular floral bouquet filler in winter. Update it for warmer weather with a breezy, bloom-free version. (Photo via The Long Haul Photo)
3. Light and Flow-y Fabrics: Use lots of white fabric draped over everything from the reception tables to the couple’s chairs to create a dreamy atmosphere. Just make sure the fabric is light and airy to match the warmer temps. (Photo via Jana Williams Photography/Style Me Pretty)
4. On-Point Paper Flower Wall: Paper flower backdrops are always in season. Keep things elegant with metallic photo booth props — silver spray paint is a DIY bride’s best friend. (Photo via Dream, Create)
5. Green and White: Since fewer flowers are in season during winter, you often see reception runners filled with lots of greenery. Stand out in the spring and summer with a greener-than-it-has-to-be arrangement. Add a touch of in-season white blooms here and there for a lovely effect. (Photo via EP Love Photography/Every Last Detail)
6. Monotone Marble: Heavy, earthy stone accents (think beautiful stone fireplaces) are big in winter weddings. What’s the summer equivalent? We nominate smooth marble. The marbleized pattern looks especially fresh on this white and gray wedding cake. (Photo via Rustic White Photography)
7. Fringe-y Ceremony Backdrop: A simple, white ceremony backdrop like this one looks stunning — or should we say, fringetastic — in the spring and summer. A white backdrop will really pop against the more vibrant greens you’ll find outdoors in the warmer months. (Photo via Feather and Stone Photography)
8. Go for Dreamy Candlelight: Twinkling candlelight is often used to warm up winter wedding reception tables. Update the trend for warmer weather with lighter scents, like citrus, jasmine or ginger, and try wrapping candles in fresh herbs like sage or rosemary to evoke the aroma of a spring or summer garden. (Photo via Parisian Events)
9. White Hot Wedding Crop Top: Yes, the crop top trend is still going strong. While lace and appliqué textures are common on winter gowns, update this look for summer with a cropped two-piece dress. (Photo via Shane Shepard Photography / The Lane)
10. Light It Up: Twinkle lights are ubiquitous at winter tent weddings. Change it up with lanterns instead of string lights for more of a summery look. (Photo via Bayly + Moore Photography / 100 Layer Cake)
11. Chic Sun Blockers: Banish squinting in your bridal party portraits during that *hopefully* sunny wedding. Pure white paper umbrellas are the perfect way for the wedding party to shield themselves from warm spring and summer rays. (Photo via Graham Terune Photography)
12. White, Light Wedding Cocktail: Instead of heavy, cream-based cocktails, go for something more citrusy in the summer, like this classy gin and citrus cocktail that’s light, white and totally refreshing. (Photo via Chasing Delicious)
13. Party Balloons, Elevated: White and green look super summery together in the form of these giant balloons. The romantic greenery garland used as the balloon’s string is just the icing on the (wedding) cake. (Photo via Apartment 34)
14. Summery White Shawl: Brrrr! Yep, it can still get chilly on spring and summer nights. Instead of a faux fur capelet, warm up with an all-white lace shawl for lighter but just-as-chic coverage. (Photo via Jose Villa Photography / Style Me Pretty)
Looking for more wedding inspiration that’s stylish in every season? Be sure to follow Brit + Co’s Tie the Knot board on Pinterest for more wedding inspo!