It's no secret that the spring and summer months are among the most coveted times of year to tie the knot, but what you likely haven't realized is that a cozy winter wedding can be just as magical as an open-air ceremony and reception beneath the stars. While a winter wedding date does force your party indoors, cool-weather celebrations offer the opportunity to plan a party with under-utilized (and totally stylish!) seasonal details.
From snowy-white tablescapes to bold red flower arrangements, we love how a winter wedding can look both chic and unexpected. After months of blush-hued summer weddings, a moody winter celebration is the perfect way to make your big day stand out. But let's make one thing clear: A stylish cold-weather wedding will look nothing like a holiday party.
If you're searching for winter inspiration, look no further than our own real weddings. We looked back at some of our favorite seasonal celebrations and pulled together the most beautiful and unique ideas that are perfect for your big day. From big city bashes filled with winter greenery and glowing candlelight to snow-dusted mountain affairs, we pulled together the best ideas that you're bound to love.
Some of our favorite winter-inspired details came from John and Lauren's Minneapolis wedding, which featured berry-hued bridesmaids' gowns and a dog decked out in seasonal greens and a seasonally appropriate sweater. And we couldn't get enough of Lisa and Ranjeet's San Francisco reception, where the bride and groom transformed the warm city into a snow-dusted wonderland.
Ready to see some of our favorite ideas? Then click through to see how real couple's celebrated the winter season during their weddings and get planning quick — an early spring is in the forecast!
Photo: Amber and Andrew's cozy winter wedding in Los Angeles was packed with winter style. The couple invited their friends and family to the December bash with a classic black and gold stationery suite decorated with winter greenery and a berry motif.
Photo: Steve Cowell Photo