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Ideas for the Perfect Winter Wedding

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Ideas for the Perfect Winter Wedding

If you’re thinking a June wedding, you might wish to consider an off-season alternative. Off-season weddings are generally less expensive and can offer a magical setting generously supplied by Old Man Winter. Below are twenty ideas to make your winter wedding a spectacular, breathtaking event.

  • Want to arrive in style? A horse-drawn sleigh is a lovely method of transportation, but if no snow or a sleigh is available, a white horse and carriage are chic and the quintessence of romance as well.
  • Adorn your chairs with holiday-inspired covers or decorate the aisle chairs with ornaments and berries in your wedding colors.
  • Add winter enchantment with a white floral bridal canopy embellished with strings of crystals.
  • A soft floral pillow carried by your ring bearer will add a soft, snowy touch to the ceremony.
  • Snow, pine cones, winter foliage and lots of white…dreaming of a winter wonderland will make your special day even more special.
  • That champagne-colored wedding dress with the dramatic train can hold its own with this commanding season. Go for crystal-adorned shoes and a dazzling clutch.
  • It’s Winter! Winter’s spell is Bold! Be bold with your makeup. Red lips are in for winter weddings.
  • Picture this: A white wedding gown and red rose bouquet, black bridesmaid dresses and white rose bouquets—stylish and sophisticated!
  • Or take advantage of the season and choose a more vibrant color scheme for your bridesmaids. Think a deep rich purple or burgundy.
  • Then again, forget flowers and be original with pinecone bouquets from Natureshelf on Etsy.
  • For those outdoor photographs, a pretty cape or pale fur wrap will be a blessing. While you’re thinking warmth, deck your bridesmaids in cozy fur stoles and elbow-length gloves.
  • For a bold, winter feel, dress your bridesmaids in long wool or tweed skirts finished to the nines with metallic tops and (dare I say Texas?) western boots.
  • Coddle your bridal party. Provide slippers to keep their feet warm during that all-important time in the dressing room.
  • Give your guests blankets for the evening. They’ll be much appreciated during the ceremony. Choose throws in your wedding colors.
  • Carry your wedding theme over into your Save the Date, Wedding Invitations and RSVP cards (everafterpapery on Etsy)
  • For wedding favors, how about mini mince pies, Christmas stockings, nuts and oranges?
  • Fake snow for guests to throw looks great in photos and is inexpensive. Why not have the snow falling as you walk down the aisle? Or if budget isn’t an object, lights can simulate falling snow. Again, light projections can be used to create your own winter enchantment—trees or any winter design that shines in your memory.
  • If leaving at night, have your guests throw glow sticks. They look great and really work well in photographs.
  • A bunch of roses atop your cake will look very seasonal and elegant. Red? White with glitter? Ask your caterer.
  • Reception: Think a magical forest blanketed in snow. Icicle-themed centerpieces and frosty up-lighting, snowflakes or wintry trees projected onto the walls mingled with blue up-lighting for that bracing sensation.

Winter weddings offer so many opportunities to be creative. Have fun! Enjoy your very special day!

A wedding ceremony in a cedar lodge before a stone fireplace with snow falling at the windows is good in theory, but more temperate climes have ambience galore—want elegance, style and warmer weather for your blissful wintry wedding day?—Roof Garden in beautiful, historic Galveston, Texas is minutes away from the whisper of waves and luxurious beachfront resorts.

About Roof Garden

The Roof Garden is a charming, vintage wedding venue and sophisticated corporate/private event facility located in the heart of The Strand overlooking Galveston’s Historic National Landmark District. Our elegant, signature Galveston architecture creates a warm, inviting atmosphere your guests are sure to enjoy. Learn more about our venue and view facility photos to understand the true essence of the Roof Garden.