Planning a holiday wedding? We've got five mini inspiration boards inspired by creative Christmas themes that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit!
A Christmas Carol
Take your cue from Charles Dickens and recreate a classic Victorian Christmas. A bride dressed in vintage lace and sprigs of holly will put guests in mind of Christmas past, especially on the arm of her jaunty, ascot-sporting groom. For your reception, keep your decor elegantly simply with decorative touches in the form of floral damask and paper scroll place cards. Decorate your reception tables with artfully stacked books topped with mistletoe and holly to set the scene for your Victorian Christmas. At the end of the night, send your guests home with a hand-crafted ornament made from pages of the Dickens classic.
The red and white striping on a candy cane provides the inspiration for a Christmas wedding that is both modern and traditional. A predominantly white on white color scheme is perfect for this theme. Texture and pattern, along with splashes of red in just the right places will create a wintery candy wonderland. For a bold holiday centerpiece, surround a vase with peppermint sticks and top with a round red carnation bouquet. Simple cellophane sleeves full of peppermint sticks dipped in white chocolate make easy favors for your holiday wedding guests.
Image Credits: Peppermint Stick and Carnation Centerpiece from BHG, Peppermint Stick Favors from Martha Stewart, Candy Cane Wedding Cake from WeddingBells
Gingerbread and Eggnog
Gingerbread men are a traditional holiday favorite. Base your Christmas wedding around them by using a delicious color palette in shades of gingerbread brown and eggnog cream. This simple color scheme will keep your theme classic while still invoking a nostalgic holiday feeling.
Adorable gingerbread houses on each table can be made of real gingerbread and candy or from non-edible materials. Either way, your guests will marvel over each kitschy creation. To top the night off, gingerbread cookies and eggnog custard make delicious desserts to send home with your guests.
Based on the famous poem by Clement Clark Moore, this theme will put a twinkle in your eye to rival St. Nick's. This theme calls for a very traditional Christmas color palette of silver, white, red, and green. Use these colors to deck your reception hall with beautiful Christmas trees, and twinkling fairy lights. Sugared fruit topiaries glittering on each table will give your guests visions of sugar plums. Don't forget to invite St. Nick to visit your guests and pass out your Christmas wedding favors in the form of a favor bag full of sugared fruit and meringue mice. Have your bags, cups, and napkins printed with the lines of the poem in an elegant typographical Christmas tree design.
For lovers of the outdoors, a rustic Christmas wedding is a wonderful way to bring the winter atmosphere inside. Decorating with a natural color palette of burgundy, green, and brown is simple when using pinecones, holly boughs, and natural wood as your decor. You can also create beautiful focal points for each table with a simple enamel bowl filled with pine cones, 'snow' covered branches, and white 'snowballs' with an occasional red globe ornament for little pops of color. The cute birch branch favor boxes shown here are from Martha Stewart and make adorable winter wedding favors. You can also fill patterned paper cones with "moose munch" for a crunchy treat.
We hope you've found the winter wedding inspiration you were looking for to create a dazzling display for your holiday guests. For more wedding inspiration, visit our blog where our 12 Days of Weddings inspiration board series will be featured through December. Also check out our newly revamped Holiday category of gift bags, party supplies, favors, and gifts.
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