Winter can be such a magical setting for a wedding, whether the date is near winter holidays or further into the new year. Trailer Booth Photography loves winter weddings – we’re lucky in Texas that it never gets too terribly frigid so folks can still step outside to visit our trailer with ease. Here are some beautiful suggestions to create the winter wedding of your dreams.
Neutral shades – White is, of course, the color most closely associated with weddings, so don’t be afraid to use it in abundance at your wedding! There are many beautiful, understated ways to include white in your decorations, from a white aisle runner to white linens at dinner. White orchids and calla lillies make for lovely bouquets, but you might also consider including rustic, fluffy white cotton buds in your décor if you’re going for a more homespun look. Elegant snowflake cutouts in a variety of materials can set the scene beautifully, especially if they’re dusted with a bit of sparkle. And if you’re really into sparkle, metallics like gold and silver will beautifully set off anything white.
Wintery colors – If you’re looking for a bit more variation in your color palate, you can go in one of two beautiful directions – icy purples and blues, or the reds, greens, and browns that shine in nature this time of year. Berries are a great option for decoration, whichever direction you choose to go – they’re quite striking in a small jar of water beneath a floating candle, or tied up with white or cream cloth napkins. You can also paint the edges of pinecones for a surprising twist on a natural winter decoration – little flecks of color are so fun against the rustic look of a pinecone.
Stay cozy – There are lots of ways to keep your guests, your wedding party, and yourself cozy at a winter wedding! If you’re having an outdoor ceremony on a chilly day, offer woolen, fleece, or knit blankets to keep your guests’ legs and shoulders warm. If you and your beloved have a favorite cozy blanket, consider including it in your post-ceremony photos. And there’s no end to the beautiful knits and faux fur pieces that can help the bride and bridesmaids stay warm – scarves, wraps, fingerless gloves, and even capes!
Warm and delicious treats – During your cocktail hour or as an appetizer, offer your guests a cozy staple – mugs of tomato soup and grilled cheese triangles. Ask your bartender for suggestions such as hot toddies, mulled wine, and spiked hot cider, and set up a coffee/hot chocolate bar where your guests can help themselves to yummy mix-ins and fancy stirrers. For an elegant yet cozy cake idea, consider white frosting that makes the cake look like a warm cable-knit sweater.
Lights, lights, and more lights – It gets dark early this time of year, and there are more gloomy days, so keep things warm and bright with as many lights as you can safely fit in your ceremony and reception spaces. Don’t be afraid to mix real candles, LED candles, lanterns, and floaty fairy lights!
If you’re planning a wedding during winter or any other time of the year, Trailer Booth Photography will meet all your wedding photo booth needs in the Austin area!
Trailer Booth Photography
1717 S. 5th Street
Austin, Texas 78704