Winter weddings aren't the first option to come to mind when deciding on your Big Day date -- cold weather, limited outdoor venue options, the complications of holiday travel -- but they can be some of the most magical weddings. Don't be afraid to embrace quintessential winter elements and bring them into your wedding -- tights, umbrellas, boleros, mulled wine and blankets. Your guests will be comfy, cozy and impressed with your unique and elegant soiree. Here are some of my favorite inspirations for your winter weddings and engagement sessions!
Instead of the traditional cans on your getaway car why not dress it up with a <a href="http://www.suzyclement.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/shannahan_evanko-1611.jpg">cute holiday wreath</a>!
There’s nothing quite like <a href="http://lover.ly/image/93922">pie</a> around the holiday season so why not incorporate it into your winter wedding!? Guests will love a different option than the traditional cakes and cupcakes at your dessert bar.
You don’t want your bridesmaids to freeze, but that <a href="http://lover.ly/image/111892">shiny sequin dress</a> is the perfect fit! Add some tights and sleeves for a cute alternative to long dresses!
<a href="http://lover.ly/image/246394">Simple greenery</a> is a great floral option for a winter wedding. The dark greens keep the mood elegant yet not too summery.
Bring the wintery outdoors inside without the cold temperature by stringing soft lights above tables with gorgeous <a href="http://www.weddingsbylilly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/hanging-lights-for-wedding-reception-ideas.001.jpg">dry branch</a> accents.
Pick a <a href="http://lover.ly/image/316946">bolero</a> to compliment your sleeveless wedding dress to not only stay warm but look fashion forward as well!
If you live in an area with lots of rain during the winter, use it to your advantage! Engagement and wedding pictures with <a href="http://www.inspiredbythis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/a22.jpg">umbrellas and rain gear</a> are unique and super cute.
Don’t be afraid to add a little sparkle with <a href="http://email@example.com/37516/style_me_pretty_08_retouched_faves_web_res_0060$!x600.jpg">sequin linens</a> or metallic accents. Winter is all about the warm, holiday-inspired tones.
<a href="http://lover.ly/image/145185">Mulled wine</a> and a cheese and nut paring is perfect for a warm, winter cocktail hour!
While a summery dress might be your first choice, <a href="http://www.inspiredbythis.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/IMG_1680+copy-1599313833-O.jpg">bundling up</a> for engagement pictures creates a cozy, romantic vibe! Beanies, cardigans, and blankets can be the perfect accessory for a winter wedding!
Incorporate a wintery feel into your <a href="http://envelopments.com" target="_hplink">wedding stationery</a> with a cranberry, ice blue and craft brown color palette!