What is it about winter weddings that make them feel so magical? From cuddle-worthy weather to festive holiday spirit, winter brews the perfect atmosphere for romance and celebration. And while they may not be as popular, weddings held during wintertime can be just as unique and beautiful as those held in spring and summer.

Of course, the cold weather and the shorter days may pose a few roadblocks if you were hoping to host an outdoor ceremony or reception. In this case, your most practical option may be an indoor wedding. But have no fear—having an indoor wedding means you can bring as much of the beautiful outdoors inside with cozy, creative winter-themed ideas. Create your own winter wonderland by incorporating these fun winter wedding ideas!

Bringing Rustic Back
From wildflowers to burlap details, the rustic wedding theme has been a hit during these last spring and summer months. If you love the rustic wedding theme but want to match the season, try incorporating some of winter’s signature natural elements into your indoor wedding décor. Think pinecones, cotton balls, sprigs of evergreen, garlands, and plenty of flickering candles! Refreshing and elegant, these wintery details are simple and versatile enough for use in everything from centerpieces to hanging décor. If you want to add a subtle touch of glamour, consider dipping pinecones and faux fruit in gold or silver glitter to add a shimmery, snowy accent. Hang delicate chandeliers from the ceremony arch for a true rustic-chic look.

Winter chandelier Winter wood table Glitter faux fruit Evergreen sprigs
How awesome is this marshmallow “snow” installment? Yum.

Marshmallow garland Sources: Style Me Pretty, Elizabeth Anne Designs, The Perfect Palette, Tumblr/meggielynne, Green Wedding Shoes

Festive Favorites
Love Christmas, Hanukkah, or the holidays in general? Why not incorporate your favorite holiday elements into your wedding? While we don’t recommend going with the full red and green palette, we love these carefully placed holiday-themed accents. Have a Christmas tree decorated with your favorite ornaments at the entrance—a great way to display seating cards—or a couple of miniature ones throughout the venue. Add dreidels to your centerpiece or hang a sprig of mistletoe under the arch! This way, you can spread some festive cheer to the relatives you normally wouldn’t be able to celebrate the holidays with.

Winter Tree Wedding Winter wedding ornaments
Sources: Ruffled Blog, Wedding Chicks

Wintery Treats
Some of the best things about winter are the sweet, warm treats. Set up a s’mores station or a hot chocolate bar for your guests to enjoy throughout the night. As for the wedding cake, try going with a simple white cake decorated with a whimsical topper. Small pinecones, metallic deer or birds, and wreaths make great simple toppers. Don’t forget the winter wedding cocktails!

Winter wedding cake Hot cocoa bar Smores bar Winter deer cake
Sources: Elizabeth Anne Designs, Intimate Weddings, Home Talk, Southern Weddings

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