Winter wonderland wedding ceremony with falling snow and blue uplighting | PartySlate
photographer: Nakai Photography | planner: Marquette Avenue Events | design: Kehoe Designs | venue: The Drake Hotel
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15 Breathtaking Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas

Winter wonderland wedding ceremony with falling snow and blue uplighting | PartySlate

Winter easily gets a bad rap. Sure, there’s blustery weather and endless shoveling. In fact, here in the Midwest, even our eyelashes can freeze. But a winter wonderland wedding reminds us to look beyond the frigid temperatures. If you live in Wisconsin, like I do, each day is more beautiful and austere than the next. The bare treetops glimmer with frost, and endless snowdrifts sparkle iridescent in the sunshine. 

Long after wedding fatigue hits its summer and fall peaks, your winter wedding will stand out as the highlight of the season. Moreover, winter weddings wow with unique décor elements that turn any setting into an instant photo op. From glittering winter centerpieces to dazzling winter wedding color palettes, winter weddings bring an aura of enchantment to any venue space. 

Short of hibernation, you can forget the wedding stress. PartySlate makes wedding planning simple with curated directories and thoughtful inspiration. We’ve searched through hundreds of real wedding albums to find the best winter wonderland wedding ideas. Discover 15 ways to take your winter wedding to the next level — and remind guests why winter is the most magical season of all.

Winter Wonderland Wedding Invitations

1. Marble Snow Drifts

Winter wonderland wedding invitations with pink and gray marbling | PartySlate
photographer: Kent Drake Photography | LOLA Event Productions See More

Winter Wonderland Wedding Bouquets

2. Dreamy White Blooms

Winter bride and two bridesmaids hold white winter bouquets | PartySlate
photographer: Tara Bielecki Photography | LK Events See More
Winter bouquet with white anemones | PartySlate
photographer: Rowan Wells Photography | St Germain Design + Co. See More
Winter wedding bouquet with pine cones | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Storybook Weddings & Events See More

3. Sugar Plum Pinks

Dreamy pink winter wedding bouquet | PartySlate
photographer: Danielle Harris | Ashland Addison Floral and Event Decor See More

Winter Wonderland Ceremony Arches & Aisles

4. Glimmering Lights

Transparent tented winter wedding with several suspended glimmering gold chandeliers | PartySlate
photographer: Harwell Photography | EastCoast Entertainment See More
Couple exchanges vows under canopy of string lights | PartySlate
photographer: Afrik Armando See More
Couple walks down tree-lit aisle at winter wedding ceremony | PartySlate
photographer: Vesic Photography | Sagamore Pendry Baltimore See More

5. Crystal Details

Winter wonderland wedding ceremony with falling snow and blue uplighting | PartySlate
photographer: Nakai Photography | Marquette Avenue Events See More
Winter wonderland wedding ceremony with purple uplighting and frosted décor | PartySlate
photographer: Stanlo Photography | S. Dulcio Florals & Design See More

6. Bare Winter Branches

Couple poses in aisle at winter wedding without flowers and soft whites, grays and a natural wood palette as well as bare branch trees | PartySlate
photographer: Beautiful Day Photography | Kristin Banta Events See More
Winter wedding ceremony with white flower backdrop and bare branches lining aisle | PartySlate
photographer: The Day by Ira Lippke See More

Winter Wonderland Wedding Centerpieces

7. The First Frost

Couple kiss at winter-themed sweetheart table covered in icy blue and white blooms | PartySlate
photographer: Stanlo Photography | S. Dulcio Florals & Design See More

8. Enchanted Winter Forest

Winter wedding reception with snowy tree-like centerpieces and blue and purple uplighting | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Ziegfeld Ballroom See More
Winter wedding reception with towering white floral centerpieces and blue uplighting | PartySlate
photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design See More
Cozy wedding venue with deep blue walls, purple uplighting, and winter wedding centerpieces of bare branches and delicate pink blooms | PartySlate
photographer: Sullivan & Sullivan Photography | Honey Bee Weddings and Events See More

9. Candlelit Tablescapes

White winter wedding reception with candlelit tablescapes | PartySlate
photographer: The Day by Ira Lippke See More

Enchanted Winter Dance Floors

10. Winter Snowfall

Wedding winter wonderland dance floor with suspended white floral ceiling décor and snowflake lighting projections on wall and dance floor | PartySlate
photographer: The Day by Ira Lippke See More

11. Ice and Fog

Couple dances through swirling purple fog at wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Anée Atelier | The Crystal Plaza See More
First dance in pink-uplit ballroom with ice fractal lighting projections and swirling fog | PartySlate
photographer: Jenny Martell Photography | See More

 Winter Bar Areas

12. On the Rocks

Wedding bar made from ice in room with blue uplighting | PartySlate
photographer: John Cain Photography See More
Wedding bar with purple LED lighting and snowflake projection | PartySlate
photographer: Scott Jones Photography | Nisa Lee Events See More

Winter Wonderland Wedding Cake

13. Silvery Glimmer

Bride and groom cut into white cake with blue and silver geode design at winter wonderland wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Stanlo Photography | S. Dulcio Florals & Design See More
White winter wedding cake with silver glittery snowflake designs | PartySlate
photographer: Cooper Carras | Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events See More
photographer: Regal Palette Studio | Tum Hi Ho Events See More

14. Crowned With Illumination

Towering white cake surrounded by purple uplit drapery with suspended chandelier | PartySlate
photographer: f8studio | As You Wish Events See More

Winter Wonderland Wedding Favors

15. Take-Home Snow Globes

snow globe place cars and party favors for winter wedding | PartySlate
photographer: f8studio | As You Wish Events See More

People Also Ask…

Is it bad to have a winter wedding?

Traditionally, “wedding season” spans from late spring to early fall — with June and September being the most popular months to get married. Winter weddings, while less popular, have always offered many perks. Couples can expect increased venue and vendor availability, as well as more flexible price points. Moreover, friends and family are less likely to experience wedding fatigue — with your wedding standing out as a much-anticipated celebration.

Of course, the pandemic has altered traditional wedding trends for the foreseeable future. With so many couples forced to delay their nuptials, wedding season has easily become wedding year with 2022 and 2023 booking up fast. Thursday and Sunday weddings are no longer unheard of, and all months have officially joined the wedding season roster. 

Luckily, winter weddings are finally getting their chance to shine. Turn your wedding venue into a winter wonderland with the help of a skilled planner and décor team. The weather may be cold and austere, but there’s no shortage of beauty and inspiration from this much overlooked season.

What are winter wedding colors?

Winter wedding color palettes range from classic blues and neutral champagnes to deep cherry reds and bright jewel tones. For a winter wonderland wedding, we recommend icy blues, glimmering silvers, crisp whites, and dramatic jewel tones. For an in-depth look at how colors set the mood and tone of your celebration, check out the following: Best Wedding Colors [Guide].

Where can I find a venue and vendors for my winter wonderland wedding?

Use PartySlate’s curated venue directory to find an available venue for your winter wedding. Make sure to filter by location, venue type, guest count, and more. See a venue you like? Contact the venue directly or head to their profile page to see how real weddings utilized the space. 

Finding the right vendors is just as easy. Use PartySlate’s curated vendor directory to discover everything from the best local wedding planners to premier entertainment companies. Use the filters to narrow your search by vendor category, services, and more. You can also contact vendors directly or go to their profile pages for more examples of their work.