By: Lauren Hughes

Winter weddings seem so magical especially with the snowfall on the ground and the winter wedding trends this year sprinkle the magic everywhere. Here are some winter weddings trends from Circle City Bride Magazine and some of their fabulous wedding planners that will make you and your guests melt!

Low lush floral bouquet arrangements with ivory flowers mixed with pops of bright colors with textured accents to give it that full winter affect with elegance.  Winter wedding trends for cakes both look and taste like the flavors of the season. Try tall simple tiers with bold flowers and colors to help pull the whole look together. Unique winter flavors are also being introduced this winter season with flavors like blackberry butter cream frosting and blood orange filling between the cakes. That sound like some yummy winter wedding trends!

Winter wedding dresses are being directed toward illusion and embellished necklines and skirts. When it comes to winter wedding trends with décor for the reception, designers are bringing the outdoors in with lush trees as centerpieces. Lots of candles spread throughout the room help create a dramatic but elegant look along with plenty of flowers mixed with large branched trees. For table placements, gold is really golden. Wedding Planners are leaning toward metals and place settings with gold accents to create the feel like “every snowflake is unique” and incorporate winter’s elegance. When it comes to your wedding invitations, winter wedding trends prove bold again- taking calligraphy and mixing it with modern fonts so it looks formal but with an old and new mix that creates a magic all on it’s own.

But enough from us- let’s talk to the best of the best wedding planners and get the inside scoop on the winter wedding trends:


“Winter Weddings are the most wonderful time of the year to plan some unique décor. With this years Winter wedding trends at Events by Design we think in terms of bare branches, twinkling with iced or glitter branches mixed in. This works in a tall vase with the arrangement on the top or we have also used silver tower vases that have a very thin shaft, embedded with a river of crystal. The top bowl could use ferns, branches, flowers or a combination of these elements.”

“Another favorite in winter wedding trends is lots of cut crystal with candlelight. This is the perfect time of year for candlelight all evening since it gets dark around five. What an impact the candles make. If the venue has chandeliers, crystal orbs can be strung from overhead with LED lights inserted so there is no danger of breakage or fire.”

“Crystal vases stretched down a head table with the bridesmaid bouquets fitting inside are lovely. Combine that with a lush sprinkling of rose petals that florists can add and more crystal votives, and you have a truly beautiful winter wedding trends look for not much additional investment.”

“Take a good look at your chosen venue, decide where to make an impact, and talk with your professional designer to implement your vision. It can all be magical.”

Winter Wedding Trends: Marie Frey

“My favorite winter weddings trends incorporate the Bride adding her own special touches and personal style. Like the Bride getting her friends together and making cranberry sugar cookie mix in mason jars to use as favors on the tables and hanging silver stars over the dance floor to transport the guests into an elegant warm evening under the starry night.”

“This savvy, budget conscious Bride also went out shopping for her winter wedding trends decorations the day after Christmas to get some great deals in order to save money. If there are holidays that fall during your wedding planning that will allow for some savings take advantage! For example, grab some ribbon or cute baskets after Easter or items that have love written all over them or hearts after Valentine’s Day! When shopping online- look for bulk deals and promo codes for added savings.”

As always there will be many “winter wedding trends” that will never retire with any season. If you really want your winter wedding looking and feeling like a winter wonderland though, then give these winter wedding trends a try and see how it may fit with your inspiration and ideas.