It’s easy to dive headfirst into glitter and fake snow when you’re planning a unique winter wedding. So many sparkly things start seeming like the perfect accent (just one more!). Oh, and the pinecones. They’re SO easy to start using as filler every time you see an empty space. But sometimes the phrase “less is more” really is true. There’s a way to create a cozy evergreen wedding or glam winter wedding by using small, subtle details, instead of faux frost and pine bows everywhere. Set down the pinecones and scroll through these nine winter decor ideas.


1. Creative Frosted Flowers: Funny we just booed faux frost, because we’re about to give it two thumbs up. The metallic vases and votive candle holders, along with the glittery “frost” on these flowers, is breathtaking and applied just delicately enough that guests will appreciate the subtle winter theme. Bringing the cold indoors has never looked so pretty. (via Dixie Pixel / Tulle & Chantilly)


2. Winter Glamour: These actually aren’t pinecones, but the gold spray paint gives them that cool winter vibe. These little metallic succulents could help to create a glamorous mood at your sophisticated reception. (via Sonya Khegay / Wedding Chicks)


3. A Christmas Story-Themed Wedding: Centerpieces are a great way to incorporate your theme, and the mason jars here are perfect for a more rustic, cozy feel. You’ll rock the easy-going winter vibes with this look. (via tPoz Photography / United With Love)


4. Winter Romantic: When we see this centerpiece, all we can think is romance. The warm glow of the gold candleholders, elegant calligraphy and complementary dark green foliage make for a lovely design you can’t go wrong with. (via Danielle Nowak / Oh Best Day Ever)


5. Pinecone Boutonniere: We may have given pinecones a hard time before, but we have to admit they look pretty cute in tiny boutonnieres like this one. The twine used to wrap these, which could also be used to accent everything from mason jar candle holders to napkins, is one of those small details that brings your entire theme together. (via Wedding Include)


6. Pinecones and Twigs: This arrangement is both glamorous (faux fur shawls and floor-length dresses are definitely recommended attire) and warm in the best way. Just make sure to consider your guests’ sightline across the table when doing taller centerpieces. The last thing you want is an awkward table setup where guests can’t chat. (via Teale Photography / Mod Wedding)


7. A Gold Winter: This shimmering setup is simply stunning. It might have more of a summer feel here with white flowers, but this could easily be made to work for your winter nuptials with a few more deep burgundy accents (maybe add some pinecones? Not really). (via Ben Q Photography / Southern Weddings)


8. Winter Chairs: These chairs are absolutely adorable. The ribbon and evergreen bough are an awesome DIY option for giving your seats some seasonal character. (via Landon Jacob Photography / Grey Likes Weddings)


9. Rustic Winter Wedding: We had to feature aspen bark because it’s just. So. Pretty. It makes us feel like it’s December in Colorado and we’re about to watch our best friend walk down an aisle that’s lit by candles. Aspen bark is possibly the ultimate romantic winter textile to add into your plans. (via Brinton Studios / Tulle & Chantilly)

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