Unique Winter Wedding Ideas

Winter weddings seem to carry a unique sense of charm, and are always a beautiful event to plan! However, many forget that they can be so much more than just a Christmas tree during cocktail hour, and a carriage ride entrance. That’s why I have listed some of my favorite unique winter wedding ideas, to help yours stand out among the others!

Capes and Pashminas

Luckily capes are very in right now, which means there are tons of different styles to choose from. These are great for pictures outside, as they will both keep you warm (so you can ditch your coat) while complementing the snowy scenery.

One of my favorite things about this addition, is that you can really get creative with the style of cape you choose. They’re an element that allows you to show off your personality, while also helping reflect your wedding brand. You can also utilize this concept with your guests as well, by putting them next to the door if they want to go outside and take a look at the snowy view. They will be a cute little detail, that guests can utilize for comfort and style!

Madrigal singers during cocktail hour

Cocktail hour is always a great time to incorporate fun details your guests can enjoy. If you are getting married around Christmas time, consider having some sort of live entertainment that adds to the festive tone of the evening. For example, consider having a small madrigal group singing Christmas Carols softly in the background. The music would ultimately add to the mood of the night, and would be a completely unique addition to your wedding!

Table props go a long way


One element that is easy to utilize for within your winter wedding, is the table décor. The winter theme has almost endless options for props that can add to the tone, due to the sheer amount of symbols the season has. For example, laying out pine cones (as shown here), fake berries, or crystals, would be the perfect touch to round out the theme in a subtle way!


It might be easy to slide into the mindset of a typical winter wedding, with choosing colors such as red, green, blue, and silver. But – there are other palette’s that could be appropriate as well, like ivory and champagne or silver and gold. A color scheme like those would be a unique way to say winter, but is also less predictable.

 You can go bold with your makeup

 If you are a red lipstick fanatic, then this is your time to shine.

There are certain perks to having a seasonal themed wedding, and makeup is one of them. Having a winter wedding not only allows you to incorporate the theme into your décor, but within your bridal look as well. For instance, you can go for something brighter, and pair a deep red lipstick with a berry eye. Or you could go glamorous, and choose something golden, and smoky!

Still looking for a makeup artist for your upcoming winter wedding? Feel free to book a trial with me here, or take a look at some more information on my services below!

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