It’s Elemental: Coordinating the Details of Your Winter Wedding

Karen Bussen, Celebrity Wedding Planner & Author
It’s Elemental: Coordinating the Details of Your Winter Wedding

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for a wedding! The crisp air, the festive mood and perhaps, even a romantic snowy backdrop. Here are some of my top tips for putting together your mid-winter celebration in simple stunning style.

It’s all about layers! Just like your winter wardrobe, the best way to think about your winter wedding theme is to add layers of elegant seasonal details throughout all the aspects of the celebration.

Let the season inspire your look. Once you’ve selected your venue for the ceremony and reception, choose a gown and accessories that will make you feel like a snowy princess. To me, winter weddings have a timeless feeling, so why not create a vintage theme for your whole wintry celebration? I adore this glamorous faux fur capelet.

Lace up your bouquets. I love lace both as a vintage detail and as a winter element—it reminds me of the intricate patterns of snowflakes. Why not have all your ladies carry delicate white bouquets trimmed in lace? These pretty posies are from my book, Simple Stunning Weddings.

Inviting ideas. Your invitations are the first style element your guests will see, so get the winter mood started with a little extra sparkle. This elegant Treasured Gems invitation is a layered piece, with a bright white card on a silvery quartz background, perfect for the season. Add an accent bow in white, or bring in a deeper winter hue like this deep burgundy for an extra “pop.”

Let there be light. Luminaries aren’t just for summer weddings and not everything at a winter wedding needs to scream “snowflakes.” There is nothing more beautiful than candles on a cold afternoon or evening. Imagine the snowy path to your ceremony or reception lined with these angelic white luminaries.

For your tables, choose accents with a little sparkle. I want these pearlized pillar candles for all my holiday parties, and they’d make a stunning tablescape. Arrange them atop mirrored squares or circles for a gorgeous centerpiece then give the candles to guests (or take them home yourself) to make your mantle or table beautiful all season long.

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