Hot Christmas Winter Wedding Color Palette Ideas

Honestly I’m starting to get way too excited about Xmas this year, one of my lovely friends is set to marry and although there’s not many weeks left until the big day, she’s still got tons of things to arrange and has asked me to give her a hand with some of her special DIY projects. I love DIY weddings, they just have that personal flavor that you don’t get with mass produced goods and look even better for Xmas themed weddings.

This year there are so many trends out there, top ideas to watch would be the lazily covered naked cakes, gold leaf pine cones, organic white tree decorations, DIY snow globe favors, sprigs of Xmas tree and totally berry bouquets. To help you decipher which theme would best suit you here’s some mood boards I’ve recently pulled together.

hot Christmas winter wedding color ideas 2014

Simply White

An obvious theme for winter, but when done properly this style can look beyond amazing. It’s traditional, perfect for this cold season and looks ever so elegant. Try spray-painting everything in white and don’t worry if it’s not got that clean finish, it will look like a natural snowfall and give you that shabby chic effect.

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Berry Heaven

Embrace that natural red coloring that you only can get this time of year. Arrange beautiful bouquets made from lush tree berries and make sure you add a hint of that gorgeous color into your invitations, favors and cake, don’t overdo the look, remember it’s just a hint of very berry that you need.

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Scandi Dream

Think of beautiful Scandinavian woodlands; your wedding should use the natural beauty of the Christmas tree and that beautiful olive green shade, team this natural green tint with pure white for impressive results. Keep things rustic but minimal.

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taffeta long green bridesmaid dress for winter Christmas wedding

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Glitzy Gold

Why not include some of that festive cheer into your wedding. Brighten a potentially dull day into something spectacular. Try to keep it simple with gold or add a slight whisper of white if necessary.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing some of our ideas and inspiration boards. We’d love to hear what you think to our ideas for this years Christmas weddings.

Top 6 Classic Winter Wedding Color Combo Ideas & Trends

We’re always on the look out for updated color direction, inspiration and inspiring color combos for a variety of weddings. This year like every other we’ve dug our heads in magazines, trendy sites and scoured local wedding fairs to come up with six classic color combinations perfect for winter. The exciting part starts now…

Top 6 Classic Winter Wedding Color Ideas and Combos

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Red & Black 

red and black winter wedding color ideas and trends

A color combo, which is often associated with all things gothic, when it actually doesn’t need to say Goth, but instead classic and elegant. These two colors carefully put together can look truly amazing, it’s just making sure you don’t overdue the look and add hints of the colors here and there to ensure these overpowering colors don’t take over. Also try adding touches of white or other bold colors to water down this dramatic combo up. However if you do love all things gothic then we also have a few ideas that will put a new spin on the look.

black and red wedding decoration color ideas and bridesmaid dresses styles

 table decor- Red Box Pictures via SMP / black dress- erin jean photography via SMP / bouquet- Scobey Photography via SMP / red dress- Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

White & Green 

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Most people will automatically think of spring when they here white and green together. But consider Mistletoe that gorgeous olive green teamed naturally with those ivory berries and that’s all the inspiration you’ll need. Don’t be afraid to add some hint’s of gold in there too, just to ensure you’ve got that all important seasonal cheer in there that guests will probably be looking for. Try doing this through font writing, pinecones or even orangey wood.

white and green winter wedding ideas and green bridesmaid dresses

wedding dress- Dallas Curow Photography via Ruffled Blog / bride with green crown- Jacque Lynn Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs / bridesmaid dresses & cupcakes- Orange Girl Photographs via SMP 

Green & Red 

green and red christmas winter wedding color ideas

If your dream is to use festive Christmas colors, then a combination of red and green will look gorgeous. Try to keep natural shades of green and red so that it doesn’t end up looking like Santa’s grotto. We love lush green pine trees and sprigs of holly mixed with those juicy red berries or even fluffy red roses, which will ensure green doesn’t take over.

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invitations- Nicole Berrett Photography via Ruffled Blog / red dresses- In Bliss Weddings / crown- Green Wedding Shoes / green invites- Rachel Bonness Design

Pink & Brown 

pink and brown winter wedding color combos and trends 2014

There’s nothing more cozier than rich hot chocolate served with fluffy pink marshmallows and that’s kind of where our inspiration comes for the next wintery color combo. It’s not a classic color choice for winter, but we think it’s going to be a big look for the next few winters ahead of us, especially since the surge of rustic winter venues came along.

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mason jars- Pinterest / red dress with brown belt- Julie Williams Photography via SMP / wedding dress- Gabe McClintock via Green Wedding Shoes / invitations- Southern Weddings

Black & White

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Classic and stylish black and white weddings are always nothing short of elegant and refined. The simplicity of color and design make everything look exclusive and very expensive, which let’s face it is always a bonus. If you want to spice this traditional color combo up, then why not try touches of gold or pale pink, it will really just give it that festive seasonal cheer.

white and black winter wedding decoration ideas 2014-2015

bride & invitation & cake- B&G Photography via SMP / bridesmaid dresses- Emily Steffen

Blue & Grey 

blue and grey winter wedding color trends and ideas

Two very complimentary colors, grey and blue hues look fabulous for any winter wedding, it is an obvious choice, but it’s one that will never let you down. Why not try using a little silver to give it that festive lift. Brides are choosing from a wide range of blue hues for this season, from formal navy to more fun teal and aqua shades.

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bridesmaids- Michael Will Photography / table decor- Love Lux Blog

So ladies do you agree with our predictions for winter? Or are there any other color combos out there that may have slipped our net? If so please do post a comment below, we always love to hear readers thoughts!

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Top 10 Winter Wedding Ideas & Quirky Details 2014

We love a winter wedding and our ideas for this year’s cold seasonal wedding will not disappoint. There’s a mix of elaborate and simple ideas for you to swoon over. Plus some quirky little details that most brides will most certainly always overlook.

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A Dazzling Winter Bouquet

There are several ways to approach a winter bouquet; it just depends on your theme or choice of bridesmaid’s dresses to make the right choice. Go for an obvious winter theme with bright red berries, pine cones and sprigs of holly, or you can go down the natural white and cold blue hues route, that look as though they’ve been dusted with a spritz of fresh snow. Beautiful either way!

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A Christmas Decoration

It may seem like an obvious idea if you’re planning a Christmas wedding then you definitely need to include the Christmas decorations! There are so many ways to do this, consider giving guests a little something for their trees as part of the wedding favors or it could be done in the reception decorations. The choices are endless; here are some of our favorite ideas.

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Sweet Treats

The word ‘yum’ springs to mind! Make sure you offer a selection of sweet, winter goodies to impress guests and to energize them throughout the day. From hot chocolate to hot toddies, decadent macaroons and snowflake cookies, all of these ideas are a clever way to make your wedding stand out.

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Pinecone Details

Pinecones are single handedly the best tool for a winter wedding, they don’t cost a penny, but still give you the wow factor. Of course you’ll need to get your hands a little dirty, but we promise it’ll all be worth it in the end. Consider using pinecones in your bouquets, on top of the cake, with the place cards, or as part of the bunting.

pinecone inspired winter wedding ideas

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Festive Cake Toppers

Pinecones, snowmen, deer, berries, snowflakes, ok so the list is endless and that’s what we love about a cool winter wedding, the endless choice of gorgeous cake toppers. Here is a selection of our favorites.

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Seasonal Invitations

Make sure your invitations give guests that Christmassy, wintery feel. Designs can be simple, with the use of calm colors, and consider using festive motifs, like snowflakes, Christmas trees, deer, or even a couple of cute penguins. Another way to get that wintery feel can be through the use of lace paper designs, twine, satin, a spritz of glitter or a diamante brooch for an uber glam look.

seasonal winter wedding invitation ideas

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Wintery Gifts & Favors

There are so many amazing winter wedding gifts and favors, from hot chocolate in cute mason jars, tree decorations, lace cut boxes of yummy treats and so many more creative ideas. If you want to read more on this subject see here for the blog we wrote on this very topic last week.

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Snowflake Décor

Snowflakes are the ultimate wintery logo and you can use them on just about everything, they can be subtle or dominate a room, and what’s more is they can come in any color! Why would you not use a snowflake? Even just a teeny tiny one perhaps!

winter wedding ideas with snowflake decoration

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Wintery Photography 

Do not forget to capture this gorgeous winter wedding on camera, make sure you hire your photography carefully and look at their style and ask to see their work portfolio to ensure they can achieve the look you’re going for. Make sure you clearly explain all of your ideas and let them share some of theirs.

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Spectacular Lighting

This is an area that you definitely need to consider, especially since you’ll be dealing with those early winter evenings. This is where, lanterns, candles, tea-lights and a million fairy lights to decorate your tables will come in. Here are some gorgeous ideas that will look nothing more than amazing.

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