Call us hopeless romantics, but we are in love with the idea of a winter wedding. Picture it: glittering snowscapes, open fires, hot chocolate toasts, twinkling lights, and maybe even a bit of holiday bedazzle. Winter weddings can be truly magical (and oh-so-cozy) affairs. Fuel your winter wonderland wedding dreams with these photos and gather some insanely gorgeous ideas for styling the event while you’re at it.


1. Pretty Tablescape: Create a dreamy tablescape with a festive display of fir, white pillar candles, and a collection of pretty packages. (via Jeremiah and Rachel Photography / Style Me Pretty)


2. Gold Spray Painted Wine Bottle Candleholders: Brighten up your winter ceremony with just the right amount of candlelight. These golden wine bottles make insanely gorgeous holders. (via Sonya Khegay Photography / Ruffled)

wedding cake display

3. Winter Wedding Cake Display: Curate your winter wonderland wedding right down to the cake. These naked cakes are blanketed in icy white frosting; bedecked with berries and cones; and then displayed with wreaths, rustic wood, a sled, and other wintry elements. (via Elizabeth Anne Designs)


4. Seasonal Props: Stay warm and winter-ready with the right gear. A pair of cozy boots and some gloves will winterize your photos and make them extra special. (via Couture Colorado)

evergreen draped garland with ribbon

5. Evergreen Garland and Ribbon Chairs: Fir branches make seasonally appropriate decor from basically mid-November through March. So even if you’re not having a cold winter wedding, don’t be afraid to make use of this lush greenery. (via Amber Lynn Photography / Wedding Chicks)

stripe straws

6. Striped Straws: Don’t overlook the little details; garnish your drinks with colorful striped straws to make a big impression. (via KT Merry Photography)

christmas wreath

7. Evergreen Wreaths: Who says you can’t have a beautiful wedding on a budget? Whether you’re having a pre- or post-holiday wedding, buy or DIY fir wreaths to set the mood for your big day. (via Lauren Fair Photography)

pinecone cake topper

8. Pinecone Cake Topper: Pinecones and berries are pretty, seasonal elements for any winter affair. Use them to deck out your cake in a natural-looking, organic way. (via Amber Lynn Photography / Wedding Chicks)

lush greenery

9. Lush Greenery and Lots of Candles: Who needs a wedding stylist these days? This stunning photo is all the inspiration you need to DIY your entire wedding backdrop. (via Mint Photography / Green Wedding Shoes)

berry bouquet

10. Bright Berry Bouquet: This simple, bright berry bouquet is so stunning it could be straight out of a winter wedding fairy tale. We’re also loving the idea of using a faux fur shawl as a photo prop. (via Precious Pictures Photography / Style Me Pretty)

chair garland

11. DIY Gold Leaf Chair Garland: Because the only thing prettier than a chair garland is a gilded one. Even better — you can totally DIY this. (via Style Me Pretty)

tapered candles

12. Tall Tapered Candles: Want to pull off the ultimate winter wedding? A good variety of greenery, candlelight, and gold details against a snowy white tablescape is all it takes. (via Peaches and Mint)


13. To Have and to Hold in Case You Get Cold: It’s the cutest quote, and obvs the perfect theme for any winter wedding. And it’s sure to inspire a plethora of DIY dreams: chalkboard signs, invites, and banners galore! (via Monika Hibbs)


14. DIY Chair Garlands: In case you’re as enamored with chair garlands as we are, this step-by-step tutorial will help you get started on your very own. (via Once Wed)

jingle bells

15. Jingle Bell Favors: Bird feed and bubbles may be the tradition, but bells sure are a grand way to stage your exit. Besides, who says you need to throw something to celebrate? DIY these sweet jingles for your guests to make some music. (via Jessica Sloane)

glitter tablecloth

16. Glitter Tablecloth and Fresh Floral Tablerunner: We’re swooning over every detail of this photo, from the sequin-encrusted tablecloth to the tall white candles and the vibrant table runner. (via Laura Leslie Photography)

pinecone fire starters

17. Pinecone Fire Starter Favors: No matter how cold the weather is, your guests will feel warm and fuzzy inside when you hand out these mini fire starters. (via Evermine)

snuggle up

18. Snuggle Up Blanket Basket: Does the idea of a winter wedding have you shivering? Survive the big day — and keep your guests cozy — with baskets of snuggly blankets and throws. (via Sarah Kathleen Photography / Bridal Musings)


19. Antlers and Lush Wreaths: Natural elements like antlers can really give your winter bash a rustic vibe, and make you and your guests feel like you’re in the coziest of mountain lodges. (via Laura Murray Photography)


20. Marshmallow Backdrop: Snowfall creates a fabulous winter wedding, but if the elements aren’t cooperating, you can make your very own with this fluffy marshmallow/snowflake backdrop. (via Erich McVey)


21. DIY Gold Dipped Balloons: Balloons aren’t just for kids anymore. This very grown-up version is a chic and affordable way to bring a touch of glam to your affair. (via Chevrons and Eclairs)


22. Gold Spray Painted Succulent Card Holders: Yup, gold spray paint is pretty much the best. Thing. Ever. Use pinecones for a more budget-friendly alternative. (via Sonya Khegay / Wedding Chicks)

red hot bouquet

23. Red Hot Bouquet: Whether your big day is near Christmas or closer to Valentine’s Day, bright hues of red are the perfect way to celebrate. (via Jordan Brittley)

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24. Cinnamon Sticks and Berries Napkin Ring: The addition of a fragrant cinnamon stick creates a full sensory experience for your guests. DIYing these napkin rings might require a bit of time but the presentation is SO worth it. (via En Route Photography / Belle and Chic)

living wreath

25. Succulent Wreath: Succulents are a modern option for your winter ceremony. This is a fresh alternative color palette to the traditional red holiday hues used in most winter events. (via Inspired by This)

rosemary placecards

26. Rosemary Sprig Place Cards: A single rosemary sprig turns a basic place card into a masterpiece. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

27. Flower Crown: Still the talk of the town, flower crowns are quite the showstopper! Look like bohemian royalty on your special day with this statement headpiece that will wow all your guests. (via Jacque Lynn Photography / Elizabeth Anne Designs)

28. Copper Beverage Bar: The reddish and orangey colors of copper are the perfect complement to wintry drinks on tap. Your guests will love a chance to warm their hands and raise a toast to the happy couple. (via Cat Meyer Studio / Stone Wood Vintage)

29. Reindeer Place Card Holder: Glittery forest creatures are the whimsical place card holders your tabletop needs. You can even DIY them in batches with your bridesmaids. (via Front + Main)

30. Swagged Greenery Garlands: Drape them throughout the reception area, or along the aisle of your ceremony space. The lush greenery, corralled by gold and white ribbons, creates a frosty scene. (via Monika Hibbs)

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(Additional reporting by Ariel Garneau)