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5 Winter Wedding Trends

Winter wedding season is here! Winter weddings in Portland are festive and fun – there are many beautiful indoor venues to celebrate in, infinite possibilities when it comes to creating a seasonal menu, and everyone is so excited to escape the rain and party with you! With the onset of winter wedding season upon us, we thought it was time to share some of the latest ideas in winter wedding trends.

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Swoon Floral Design shot by Sweetlife Photography

Plenty of Options for Color Palettes:  Winter is associated with icy tones like blues and whites, and deep hues like evergreens and browns. But brighter colors can be used too, as well as shimmery undertones! Trendy winter palettes now include gorgeous color combos such as:

-Red & Gray
-Eggplant & Sage
-Burgundy & Blush
-Monochrome – a few different shades of purple, green, or blue
-Classic Black & White – add a twist with Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, or Champagne

Fun with Lighting: String lights and candles in wintertime are classic and create a nostalgic feel, but you can have even more fun with lighting with the hot, trendy option of neon! Neon signs have been showing up more at weddings, and winter is the perfect time to feature this modern take on lighting at yours.  

Heavier Fabrics:  Colder weather calls for heavier fabrics, such as faux fur, sequins, and the continuously popular velvet. But not necessarily for clothing only – weighty fabrics are also a great option for table linens!

Hot Snacks and Drinks Stations:  This is a tried and true “trend,” because it’s always a good idea for a winter wedding! Your guests will love a do-it-yourself hot cocoa, hot cider, Moscow Mule, or mulled wine bar stocked with all the trimmings. And they’ll adore a s’mores bar next to a warm and cozy fireplace!

Wreaths and Garlands: When it comes to flowers, a trendy choice for winter is to incorporate wreaths and garlands into your wedding florals – they have a seasonal feel and photograph beautifully. They don’t need to look holiday-ish, either – use seasonal winter florals or greenery along with white flowers for a modern take. You can even get more wintry with pinecones and thin branches sprayed with fake snow for a frosted look!

All images used in this post are Swoon Floral Design shot by Sweetlife Photography

This Tips & Advice piece was submitted by Dana Barbar, a trusted local wedding professional and talented writer.