Winter Wedding Trends

Winter weddings are such a beautiful contrast to the popular summer wedding, with deep colors and moody lighting. This coming winter is the perfect time to execute the edgy bohemian look that is trending this year. From a classy and elegant indoor ceremony to an opulent and intimate outdoor wedding, there are many beautiful ways to create a personalized wedding that is fit to your tastes and preferences. Let’s go over some of the upcoming trends for this winter wedding season. 

Colors Galore

Colors for this winter season will range from Ultra Violet (Pantone’s color of the year 2018), and vintage or deep red to black and champagne. The color that is predicted to be the most popular though, is blue. With so many options and hues to choose from you can make sure to be up on the hottest trends while staying true to your vision and remaining unique.  

Shades of blue look great in any season, but for the perfect winter color scheme think about pairing a dark, a cool, and a neutral together such as a midnight blue with a cool powder and a slate blue. 

Vintage red with accents of peach, black, and sage green can be hard to pull off in the spring or summer with such deep colors but are perfect for an autumnal or winter wedding. This color scheme gives a cozy yet elegant feel that hasn’t been seen over and over again so your guests will definitely be amazed with these colors!

Black is also trending this season with brides choosing to incorporate the color into their dresses with a black sash or with black shoes and accessories. You can also incorporate black into the florals at your wedding by adding Anemone’s, black calla lilies, and berries. Try adding in gold or silver accents with the black for a timeless and elegant look.


Winter Décor

One trend that is continuing to rise in popularity is anything celestial; At Bridal Fashion Week, Bridal designers unveiled garments that had us seeing stars - literally! 

Add in this celestial décor with items such as a ring bearer pillow in the shape of a star, hanging star-shaped lanterns, constellation and personalized zodiac invitations and guest book. Add mirrors, galactic themed quotes, or even holographic silverware to your tablespace to complete your lunar look. 

Texture is another rising trend this season, and this can easily be achieved by adding different colored, patterned, and textured linens to your tables. Accents such as copper, marble, mercury glass, candle votives and holders, lanterns, and birdcages are all great items to add texture to your reception. 

To make sure your guests feel warm and cozy, offer blankets at your outdoor ceremony. This is a great way to add an aesthetic décor piece that doubles as a favor!

Lanterns, candles, and hanging lights are a great way to give a cold space some warmth. 

Edgy Yet Elegant Florals

Wreaths and hoops are one of the biggest trends this year for weddings in any season. Want to add a statement piece to your simple wedding? Try adding a large round arbor made of greenery and florals instead of a typical arbor at your altar, this is also a great way to double up on your décor because when the ceremony is over you and your guests can use this space as a photobooth!

Wreaths are versatile, and you can have them as rustic or extravagant as you like. They look great hanging from beams, ceilings, pillars, and trees and can be easily used indoor or outdoor. These are great in assorted sizes and can be bought or handmade. 

This season seems to be more focused towards duel purposed décor and florals to save yourself both money and precious time. For a minimal and elegant look, have floral arrangements as your aisle decorations that can be transported to your reception space and used as your centerpieces! 

Not Your Grandmothers Attire

The modern bride has been wandering away from the classic wedding attire for the past several wedding seasons, and while we will continue to see brides wear light pink gowns and even wedding jumpsuits, this season is all about the sleeve thanks to Meghan Markle’s dress at her wedding to Prince Harry in May of 2018. The bell sleeve has made a big comeback this year and fits in perfectly with the bohemian vibe that brides are in search of. 

The most sought-after fabric this year for brides and her bridal party is velvet and this can be in the form of a gown or just as an accessory. 

Grooms and groomsmen attire is leaning away from the lighter greys and tans and heading into a more deep and sultry look with colors like burgundy and midnight blue for their tuxedos and suits. 

With so many options available to couples this year, your wedding is sure to warm up the hearts of all the guests who are celebrating you and your soon-to-be spouse! 


By Madii Ensz

Madii is a barista and wedding coordinator from the Pacific Northwest. After planning her own wedding in 2014, she decided to go to school to learn how to be a professional wedding coordinator and planner. She is an expert when it comes to the wedding industry and enjoys researching upcoming wedding trends and styles.

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