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There’s something singularly magical about a winter white wedding. The backdrop of bejewelled Christmas trees; the twinkling hoar frost; the heart-warming sights and aromatic smells of the festive season.

“It’s an unorthodox choice—nearly three-quarters of weddings take place between May and October—yet if done correctly, a beautiful one”, explains Vogue’s Elise Taylor. “There is, after all, a reason the phrase “winter wonderland” exists”.

“But the question is: how do you execute an ethereal affair during the less traditional—and likely cold—time of year?”

Brilliant question! After all, even the most ravishing winter white wedding needs lifting, to avoid looking too pale and washed out. So don’t just assume it’ll be a white on the night! 

A pop of colour and texture is all you need to elevate your drop-dead gorgeous white winter wedding. And there’s snow time like the present to take a look at a few awe-inspiring ideas.  

Sparkling Rose Gold

Who doesn’t love rose gold? It’s the precious metal that’s been taking the design world by storm during the past decade, including event design.

For example, majestic hammered Liza Rose cutlery is the perfect pick-me-up for pure white linen and napkins. Team it up with sparkling clear glass beaded charged plates, Luigi Bormioli’s authentic Italian laser cut clear Vinoteque perlage champagne glasses and also clear but super-cute Martini glasses.

The warm and rosy reflection in the candlelit glow is truly inimitable.

A wedding table laid in white with rose gold cutlery and trailing ivy.

 Heavy Metals

Recreate the crispness of skating blades flashing over ice by complementing white linen with subtle and smooth Tura silver cutlery. Couple it with a classic clear Bouquet wine glass to complete your achromatic tablescape.

Now, a word of caution. A winter white wedding is unquestionably breath-taking. But it can invoke a coolness that you’ll want to play down when it’s cold enough outside. To this end, the addition of glorious gold is a genius way to inject warmth without compromising on the sheer splendour.

What about if you aren’t keen on mixing up your metals too much? A Chiavari gold wash chair is an impressive and timeless choice when topped off with a matching gold seat pad.

A white wedding table layout on a black floor with gold chairs.

Forest Treasures 

Napkins and coloured glasses are potent ways to bring the treasures of the forest floor to your winter white wedding. After all, a splash of forest green is perfectly befitting at a time when wreaths of fir, spruce, fern, holly, ivy and eucalyptus infuse the spirit of the season.  

Imagine forest green napkins lifting the milky whiteness of your table cloths. And mossy green tumblers contrasting dramatically with clear wine glasses. The impact is both elegant and exquisite.

What’s more, you can continue in a more rustic and nature-inspired vein by using a statement chair, such as a cross-back chair in magnificent mahogany. And pull the overall look together with a simple yet stylish white chair pad.

A white wedding table layout on a black floor with dark wood cross back chairs and dark green glases and napkins

At Co-ordination Event Hire, we’ve helped thousands of brides, grooms and their families to design and deliver the winter white wedding of their dreams. Take a look at our unparalleled event hire ranges and get in touch with your questions. We’ll answer every one of them. 

The Dos and Don’ts of Planning a Winter Wedding, Elise Taylor, Vogue

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