Romantic Winter Wedding
The wedding dress and shoes in this inspirational shoot stood out to us as we perused the images. Take a look!
No matter where you live and the daily temperatures (even if on the warm side) you can have the ambiance of a romantic winter wedding. Everything about this wedding spells enchantment and also draws from the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Wedding Photo Shoot Ideas for a Romantic Winter Wedding
Depending on your location, a romantic winter wedding can include snow-dusted trees, a sparkling white landscape or even a deep green forest. While there is not snow present for Eloise and William’s winter wedding in Atlanta, the slightly overcast skies and quiet, deep forest give a feeling of the solitude of winter.
Rich fabrics, such the William’s textured suit jacket, in deep shades of brown, burgundy, navy or gray, give the impression of cool weather and cosiness, while Eloise’s lace gown and lace accents on the wedding cake mimic snow and dripping icicles. For colder destinations, faux fur capes, rich, deep red or bright white roses and silver metallic accent pieces add a winter flair.
Photo Props for a Romantic Winter Wedding
When it comes to a romantic winter wedding, photo props can be fairly simple, or incorporate decorations you may already have on hand. This is especially true if you’re getting married at Christmas – you’ll likely be able to incorporate festive elements such as Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths and other holiday décor. If the event takes place around Valentine’s Day, you may be able to use flowers and décor that’s plentiful during this time of year.
For outdoor winter weddings in warmer climates, take advantage of the surrounding area. Evergreen boughs or intimate forested areas make perfect backdrops for photos, and elements such as a wedding arch can be crafted from branches, like this one chosen by William and Eloise. Bright white accents, like the flowers adorning the archway, give a wintery feeling when no snow is present.
Colour Palettes for a Romantic Winter Wedding
Wedding colours are always a uniquely personal aspect of the big day, but there are some ideal choices for a romantic winter-styled wedding shoot. For locations where the winter season is apparent, deep, rich colours such as red, burgundy, midnight blue, deep purple and dark greens not only suggest cool temperatures but also provide a subdued colour scheme for snowy days and frost-white wedding venues.
For Eloise and William, who were married in Atlanta, there’s another great choice – white. Going with crisp white elements, such as dresses, flowers, fabrics and tableware can add the snowy white winter vibe without the snow and chills. For this styled shoot, the pure white dress, paired with white and cream-coloured flowers accented with deep greens brings to mind winter and mistletoe.
Wedding Dresses and Accessories for a Romantic Winter Wedding
When it comes to romance, one of the first things that comes to mind is lace. Not only does it add an air of whimsy, romance and days gone by, it also mimics the intricate patterns for by frost on windowpanes and icicles dripping off snow-covered roofs. Eloise chose several lace accents, including her relatively simple wedding dress adorned with lace on both top and bottom. The dress is soft and feminine, with just a hint of old-fashioned romance.
For accessories, Eloise chose to forgo a veil in favour of a white floral headband with sparkly silver accents. Like her gown, Eloise’s handmade wedding shoes are covered in lace and provide the perfect accent to her dress’s simple lines and lace trimmings. For jewellry, anything understated and delicate adds to the look.
Groom Style for a Romantic Winter Wedding
When it comes to the groom’s style for a romantic winter wedding, think cosy fabrics, rich colours and stylish, coordinating layers. While traditional black may look harsh during the winter, deep, rich browns, grays and blues add to the impression without being sharp. Opt for stylish layer, such as a suit jacket and vest in coordinating but not matching fabrics while keeping the clothing well-fitted – the last thing you want to look is rumpled or overly layered.
William chose to go with a light brown textured jacket over a sweater vest with blue slacks – the ensemble is less formal than a matched but, but the colours are beautifully coordinated and the variety of textures gives the outfit a cosy feeling without being dumpy. The quirky bow tie is a perfect accent – consider pairing it with patterned socks to show off the groom’s personality.
Ceremony Decor for a Romantic Winter Wedding
If you’re in a location where an outdoor ceremony is appropriate during the winter months, you’re in luck – you can have fun creating a beautiful ceremony out of the natural elements surrounding your wedding venue. There’s something inherently romantic about a thicket, especially in the winter time, and you can use that to your advantage to create custom pieces such as the rustic branch wedding arch chosen by William and Eloise.
Incorporating flowers and fabrics are also a perfect opportunity to dress up your wedding venue and bring in a soft, wintery white. Eloise and William’s wedding arch is adorned with creamy white flowers and fabrics, and the table set for two is rustic yet elegant, with more white and antique accents to accentuate the old-fashioned romantic feel of the occasion.
Invitations for a Romantic Winter Wedding
While they’re not a front-and-centre part of your wedding’s décor, venue or food, wedding invitations are often the first impression your family and friends will see of your special day. It’s the perfect opportunity to let your guests know the theme and formality of your wedding without getting into specifics if you haven’t yet decided on all the elements.
For their romantic winter wedding with old-fashioned and rustic accents, Eloise and William chose to have their invitations printed on handmade paper to add charm and texture. The lettering, matching the antique brass table accents, is written in hand-printed script, not only making guests feel special but adding a sense of craftsmanship from days gone by.
Bouquets and Boutonnieres for a Romantic Winter Wedding
Flowers are often an integral part of any wedding, and the flowers you choose can say a lot about the theme, style and formality of the event, as well as your own personal style. Roses are very traditional wedding flowers and they are widely available in many colours year round.
While Eloise has chosen to go with white and cream roses for her neutral colour scheme, deep red roses would also be lovely while expressing wintertime romance. Although William has chosen to forgo a boutonniere, coordinating flowers in the form of a single rosebud would look elegant yet understated.
Wedding Cake Ideas for a Romantic Winter Wedding
Traditional, all-white wedding cakes deserve to occupy a place of honor at winter weddings, especially winter wedding with an old-fashioned romance theme. Whether the cake is large or small, buttercream or fondant, white cakes are elegant, stately and make a beautiful addition to the season’s neutral colour palette.
Eloise and William chose to go with a traditional tiered cake with a simple, understated green accent ribbon. Decorated with lace accents matching Eloise’s dress, the cake is also adorned with fresh flowers coordinated with the bride’s bouquet. For brides who want a more dramatic cake for their winter romance themed wedding, consider an eye-catching red velvet cake with deep red or even black accents for a stand-out centrepiece.
Details for a Romantic Winter Wedding
Winter is a season, but it is also an entire aesthetic unto itself, with a wide variety of colours, flowers and décor to choose from. Whether you want icy blues, neutral creams and whites or deep, dramatic colours, winter is a fairly blank canvas just waiting for your creative touch.
While Eloise and William chose to pair a winter theme with elements of old-fashioned romance and a rustic aesthetic, you can also make a winter-themed wedding a completely modern affair. Sleek blues with sparkling silver accents and clean lines will give a cool effect, while luxurious fabrics such as wool, faux fur and velvet evoke a rich, Victorian fireside experience.
Romantic winter styled shoot
Today’s romantic winter wedding inspiration shoot from No Tran Photography is simply divine. Every single detail is perfection and the bride’s unique dress is truly one-of-a-kind and charms with a vintage allure. Candles, calligraphy, a jaw-dropping ceremony backdrop, gorgeous floral designs, and a pretty cake – this editorial has it all!
From No Tran Photography – “I am such a romantic at heart! Going into this winter styled shoot, I knew that I wanted to keep it soft and lovely. A forest themed winter wedding is such a romantic notion. I love the idea of having an intimate forest wedding. Not to take away from nature’s beauty, I wanted to keep it simple, but again, romantic and delicate. I had the opportunity to work with an amazing team who all shared the same vision.
Holly Bryan Floral & Botanical Design did an amazing job at hand selecting the florals based off the inspiration I shared with her. White peonies with dashes of pink and wintergreen made a lovely centrepiece and the perfect bouquet for our Bride. Here in Georgia we hardly ever get snow. The perfect way to get snow on your bouquet is to create an illusion. Holly used Orlaya to add sprinkles of snowflakes to the centerpieces and bouquet. She finished it off with vintage silk dyed ribbons. The perfect complimentary piece to any bouquet. My darling husband made the wooden branch arch (love this man!) and Holly just went beyond and above styling the arch.”
From No Tran Photography – “The cake was designed by Galena of Yes Ma’am cakes. Ruffles add the perfect texture to an ivory cake during winter time. We added the green ribbon to keep it cohesive.
I fell head over heels when I saw the dress. The dress was designed by Alena, a boutique designer in Russia. Her dresses are amazing! She specifically put this dress together in a custom size for our Bride. I already have a shoe fetish and seeing Mary’s custom designed shoes just made my heart flutter. Handmade bridal shoes were the way to go for our styled shoot.
Our Groom looked stellar in his vintage brown tweed blazer provided by Clint, owner of Rock It Again. I just love vintage attire with a modern flare.
I couldn’t have completed the shoot without lovely stationary and calligraphy by Alyssa of Parris Chic Boutique. A love note to exchange after the ceremony!”
Credits: Photography, Concept, & Creative Syling: Noi Tran Photography // Florist: Holly Bryan Floral & Botanical Design // Cake: Yes Ma’am // Makeup Artistry: The Haus of Fluff // Hair: Dat Troung // Calligraphy & Stationary: Parris Chic Boutique // Bridal Hair Accessories: Romantic Art Life // Groom’s Attire: Rock It Again // Bride’s Dress: Baby Doll Shop // Rings, Table Décor, & Satin Ribbons: Local antique shop // Bride’s Shoes: MaryMarryMe // Models: Israel Korn and Kathryn Bailey // Venue: Private Residence.