You heard it here first: winter weddings are where it’s at! Candlelight, cosyness and the chance of snow are just some of the elements we love about winter weddings, plus less stress over the weather and better venue rates. What’s not to love?
Winter is the perfect time to embrace a white colour palette, capturing the magical feel of a snow-covered wonderland as your guests sip champagne or mulled wine by a roaring fire. Wondering how to use white in your winter wedding? Read on for our top tips to create an enchanting white winter wedding to remember.
Ask Your Venue How They’re Decorating For Christmas
Your wedding venue is likely to be getting in the festive spirit with twinkling Christmas trees and other decorations throughout the ceremony and reception spaces. The bonus of this is that you can spend less on venue decor but it’s important to find out what colours they will be using to avoid a clash. While white tends to blend with everything, you’ll need to think carefully about what complimentary colours you choose if for example, the venue decorates their trees with silver and purple baubles.
Choose Your Secondary Colours
Now you know what you’re working with, you can start to devise your winter white wedding colour palette. For contrast, elegant timeless choices include dark green, navy, burgundy and black, while paler shades like dove grey and sage green and metallics like silver, gold, rose gold and copper create a softer, more muted look. With our wedding photoshoot featured in this blog, we opted for the more muted tones and love how well copper and gold accents work with white.
Embrace Different Textures And Shades Of White
If you decide to go for an all-white colour palette, be sure to feature different shades to add depth and character. From neutral cool-toned snow and alabaster whites to warmer shades of cream, eggshell, ivory and vanilla, combining the different hues gives a sophisticated multilayered look that feels super chic and timeless.
Texture is important too, both of the flowers and foliage you use, and the materials that feature throughout your wedding. What textures spring to mind when you think of winter? Consider the natural finds you might find on a walk through the forest, like pine cones, moss and frost covered branches, and cold-weather materials like wool, tweed, velvet and faux fur.
Choose Seasonal Winter Flowers
We may be biased but we firmly believe that white roses should play a part in every winter wedding! Grown all year round, David Austin Roses are always in season and can be purchased 12 months of the year across the globe through wholesalers and florists. Whether you choose Leonora, Eugenie, or Purity, or a combination of all three, these beautifully sculptured roses with their heavenly scents bring next level elegance to your wedding flowers.
We love to see our white roses combined with winter flowers to help set your wedding in the season. Hellebore (also known as Christmas rose or winter rose) is one of our favourites, alongside Anemone, Hypericum berries, Paperwhites and Star of Bethlehem. We love seasonal foliage for contrast too, such as mimosa, eucalyptus, evergreen spruce, magnolia and rosemary.
Wedding Roses: David Austin Wedding Roses | Floral Design: Joseph Massie Flowers | Photography: Emma Pilkington Photography | Hair and Makeup: Sarah Morten Makeup | Model: Shaunagh Rose | Bridal Gown: Millia London | Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Bridal Accessories: Megan Therese Couture