White Wedding: 6 Winter Wedding Trends We Love
Faux fur vests. Twinkling fairy lights. Personalized songs. Though the summertime has long been the standard season for tying the knot, rising trends like these help winter weddings take the cake in creativity.
Here are six emerging styles that prove it is indeed a nice day for a white, wintry wedding.
Fur Vests & Leather Jackets
One of the top concerns for winter weddings is the cold, but fun fashion choices like faux fur and white leather help beat the chill and make your big day even more memorable. Faux fur vests, blankets, and even capes are in vogue among Millennial matrimonies and help create a cozy winter wedding feel.
Intimate and imaginative, fur accents pair perfectly with white leather. Yuletide brides are topping off their dresses with seasonal sleeves like a white leather moto jacket to keep warm and stay styling.
Hot Chocolate Bar & Wintry Cocktail Cart
The twelve weeks between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day are all about love, laughter, and coming together. Bring all those familial feelings to the forefront of your winter wedding with your beverages. Everyone has fond family memories involving hot cocoa. With a hot chocolate bar, laden with marshmallows and cinnamon stirrers (and of course whipped cream), you can invoke that intimacy as well as make your guests all warm and cozy.
Do-It-Yourself drink carts are also becoming popular, permitting guests to craft their own wintry cocktails with seasonal selections like mulled wine, warming whiskey, and pear brandy.
Fairy Lights & Neon Signs
Winter weddings have an singularly magical feel, as if your love story had come to life right out of a fairy tale. You can further enchant the experience with creative lighting. Whether your venue is indoors or outside, twinkling strings of fairy lights set the scene as soon as they’re seen and make you sparkle wherever you stand.
Customized neon signs are especially on the rise and are as functional as they are fashionable. Their glowing letters can spell out your wedding hashtag, favorite quotes, or even serve as directions to the bar, bathroom, or buffet at your reception.
Backdrops & Smoke Bombs
The photo booth bubble has burst, giving way to a new trend of fun photography opportunities. Beautiful backdrops of floral walls, wooden panels, and vine-enshrined arches add elegance to the scene and provide guests a way to get their pictures taken together in front of a fun, elegant background.
Every bit of color goes a long way in winter weddings, and smoke bombs make even more of a splash for striking wedding photos. According to Hello Magazine, Pinterest has experienced an increase of 436% in searches for “Smoke Bomb Photography” as couples bring color to their big day in creative ways.
Royal Green & Matte Black
Since the Royal Wedding, millions of couples have incorporated green into their marriage ceremonies, but winter weddings are perfectly suited for the color. From Evergreen pines to flowering vines, there are many shades of green that all pop spectacularly in the winter. Matte black is just as powerful and is an increasingly popular color for centerpieces, accents, and other décor.
Personalized Wedding Song
No wedding would be complete without music, but more couples are forgoing traditional choices in favor of personalized songs. According to WeddingWire’s “2018 Newlywed Report,” 61% of couples choose to walk down the aisle to non-classical music and 40% of couples incorporated unique musical choices into the ceremony.
Through Songfinch, you can completely customize the music for your winter wedding, including one-of-a-kind songs for your first dance, your walk down the aisle, and every other special moment of the big day.
Here are some of our favorite songs we’ve created to give weddings all over the world a special touch:
Click here to discover more songs we’ve created for weddings and learn about the stories that inspired them.
Ben Philips Photography
Great article. I’m starting to see a lot of these trends at winter weddings that I shoot. 🙂