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Planning your wedding in the wintertime gives you tons of opportunities to get creative. From the dress to the decor, there are many beautiful options that work well for colder months. Need inspiration? A great way to gather ideas is by looking at wedding scenes from hit movies. With those Hollywood budgets, movie weddings can be grand and gorgeous! Check out some of the ideas below and pick and choose what you want to use for your special day. You could incorporate just a few seasonal accents…or go all-out and transform your space into a winter wonderland!

Alaska Wedding – The Proposal

In this hilarious 2009 film starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, Bullock plays a Canadian businesswoman working in NYC who discovers she is in danger of being deported. The Proposal follows Bullock as she forces one of her employees, Reynolds, to marry her so she can stay in the country. Their sham-wedding takes place in chilly Alaska, and even if the marriage is phony, there is absolutely nothing fake about the gorgeous decor.  The ceremony is held inside a beautiful old wooden barn that has been decorated to the nines using wintery elements. Original accents like real birch trees give the scene a nature-y feel, and dozens of white lights strung throughout the building add a soft glow which increases the ceremony’s ambiance.

Additionally, the bridal gown is perfect for the cooler setting. Bullock wears an ivory satin wedding dress with long sleeves and a high neck. The dress also has exquisite tiny details, like the long row of miniscule buttons down the back. While the 1930s style gown is a very covered-up look, the bride still shows off a gorgeous figure as the dress is immaculately tailored.



Over the Top Wedding – Sex and the City 2

2010 saw the continuation of the ever-popular Sex and the City franchise with a second movie, Sex and the City 2. Towards the very beginning of this movie, NYC’s most fabulous couple – Stanford and Anthony – gets married in an absolutely lavish ceremony that lends itself to plenty of winter wedding inspiration. Their black tick, black and white themed event is completely over the top in the best way: think white chiffon draperies, gigantic white flower tapestries, and even live swans.

And of course, who could forget the sparkle? There was lots of shimmer and shine throughout every aspect of this wedding. From the crystals hanging off every tree, to the shimmery silver bridge leading to the art, to best (wo)man Carrie’s black sequined tuxedo, the occasion definitely glistened. Glitter is a great element to add to any winter wedding, as it lends a snow-capped glow to the whole scene.



Warm and Fun Wedding – My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a sleeper hit from 2002, is a laugh-out-loud film that definitely has a lot of what-not-to-do wedding moments. Though there are plenty of scenes from this wedding comedy that you may not want to recreate for your special day, the wedding reception goes off splendidly and can give winter brides some great ideas. Wedding guests in this movie stay warm throughout the entire festive event because everyone is on their feet the whole time! If you’re having a winter wedding, it is more important than ever to keep your guests from getting cold and ensure they are having fun. Do this by playing lively music that gets a big crowd out on the dance floor. Toula, the movie’s bride, and her entire “big fat Greek” family, make the wedding a success with their fun attitudes and readiness to participate in reception activities, like traditional line dances.



Home Wedding – Father of the Bride

Steven Martin stars as the disgruntled title figure in the iconic 1991 film, Father of the Bride. Throughout this heartwarming movie, Martin learns a lot about fatherhood – and also helps put together an absolutely gorgeous January wedding. Every element of the wedding has lovely wintery touches, from the gown, to the church ceremony, to the reception held at Martin’s family home. For starters, the bride’s dress works well for winter with its long sleeves but avoids looking too heavy with lots of delicate lace accents. Additionally, the elegant ceremony space is decorated immaculately, with hundreds of white flowers lining the aisles. Tall, tapered white candles flank each pew, casting a romantic glow over the church.

The reception is also an extraordinary winter scene. Greenery accented with tiny white lights is draped all over the house, inside and out, giving it a winter/holiday feel without being too Christmassy. The lavish backyard tent also incorporates long strings of white fairy lights which look beautiful against the black sky. And – although this can’t be planned for – it even snows the night before the wedding! Talk about a winter wonderland!



Modern Church Wedding – Love Actually

2003’s holiday hit Love Actually follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with life in the UK in the few weeks leading up to Christmas. One of the couples gets married in a stunning winter ceremony towards the very beginning of the film. The wedding takes place in a formal, older-looking church, but the decor and style choices are extremely modern. The bride incorporates white feathers, a great winter decoration, into her dress, bouquet, and hairpiece.  Additionally, the groomsmen wear red accents as part of their suits, which are a subtle homage to the Christmas season and a fun modern twist on traditional male wedding-wear.

One of the best parts of this wedding scene is the special surprise that the bride and groom receive as a gift from the best man towards the end of their ceremony. This lovely musical surprise is great inspiration for bridesmaids and groomsmen who want to do something nice for the couple on their special day!



When we say winter we automatically think of snowflakes, ice-flowers on our windows and plenty of love to melt our hearts. If you decided to have a winter wedding, you must know that your wedding reception will be just magical. A winter wedding not only that helps you cut down on your budget (as venues are considerably cheaper to rent), but it brings magic to your already perfect day, and it helps you understand its real meaning.

Winter is the season when every person is waiting for the “miracle” to happen. So when they see a gorgeous princess coming down the aisle, they know that the miracle has happened. What else do we need for that moment to be unforgettable if not some amazing decorations? Here are some decorations that would make a winter wedding feel like a real miracle.


As white feathers can be very easy associated with snow flakes, you just have to include them in your winter wedding decorations. Furthermore, if you want to look like the Queen of Snow yourself, you can choose to decorate your bridal gown with feathers, or to have a headdress made of feathers. You can also decorate your wedding cake with feathers and to have peacock feathers as table centerpieces.

feather winter wedding


Wood is perfect for a winter wedding decorations because it takes us closer to nature. You can easily use twigs as support for Christmas globes, snowflakes, or even jewelries. If you have your reception in a venue that has a wood based interior, it is even better. Your wedding will have a rustic ambient and will make your guest feel closer to nature. Fir cones would make a perfect contrast for a snow white wedding cake.

wood winter wedding

Let it shine

By using shiny or metallic colors, you can create a charming atmosphere for your unique event. Have some glitter thrown on your wedding tables, dance floor, wedding cake and even on your bridal makeup. Your wedding invitations, thank you cards, favors and table centerpieces are just a few of all the details that you could use some special shine. And let’s not forget about your bridal shoes as they can also use some sparkles.

winter wedding shine


Nothing can create a more romantic and peaceful atmosphere than perfect lighing. No matter if you decide on floating candles, chandeliers, colorful LEDs or just simple scented candles you cannot go wrong either way.

winter wedding lights

Having your wedding in winter is the best choice you can make. I know for a fact that there are plenty of people among us who can say that they love winter. Not only that winter offers us special landscapes with lots and lots of snow, but it also brings us Christmas and all the joy and happiness that come with it. So, if you are engaged and you are contemplating upon a season when to have your wedding, here are some reasons to choose winter:

Wonderful decor for your wedding photo shooting

There are photographers that would say “NO” to a wedding photo shooting in winter as there is no contrast between the snow and the bridal gown. But there are many other accessories and decorations that can be added in order to create the perfect view for your wedding album. A light snow fall, sparkling fresh snow, icicles and decorated trees are just a few things that can make your shooting decor unique and simply amazing.

winter wedding photo shooting

Unique attire

Every bride wants three things from her wedding gown: to make her beautiful, to be unique and to be original. This being so, winter is just the season that can help you fulfill these three wishes. Having your wedding in winter will “force” you to choose a different bridal gown that will make you shine but also will keep you warm. You could choose an ivory bridal dress that has unique details sewn on it like: silver or cream sequins, lace or fur.

winter wedding attire

Original theme

When you have your wedding in winter, you get the chance to create a dreamy atmosphere. All you have to do is to let you imagination go free and to see beyond appearances. You can choose any theme starting with snowflakes, vintage lace, Russian style, ski trip, or ice princess. And let’s not forget about Christmas. There are plenty of original ideas to plan a wonderful Christmas themed wedding in winter.

winter wedding theme

Flowers and decorations

There is nothing like the wonderful decorations that you can create if you have your wedding in winter. Use pressed dried flowers, silver fir, snowy branches, pine cones, gilt-edged invitations and many, many candles to create the decor of a fairytale wedding. You can also tie paper made snowflakes to the ceiling and use garlands to decorate you dance floor.

winter wedding decorations

Sleigh ride

I am sure that each of you asked himself how is it to ride on a sleigh like Santa Clause does. Well, if you have you wedding in winter, why not use sleighs for your transportation? Not only that you will get your dream ride, but you can also make some breath taking photos, that will always remind you of your perfect wedding day.  You will definitely feel like a princess.

winter wedding sleight ride

Special days for your wedding

There are plenty of couples who choose a holiday for their wedding day. If you have your wedding in winter, why not do it on Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or even Valentine’s Day? They are all in winter, and they have all a profound connection with love, faith and a new beginning.

Christmas wedding

Cheap venues

As there are not that many couples that prefer to have their wedding in winter, the competition for a certain venue is not as high as in summer. Most of the venues are free on weekends, and you, most definitely, have plenty of dates to choose from, if you want a certain venue. So, not only that you have your dreamy wedding, but you can also save some money, which you can spend on your honeymoon.



One of the first decisions any bride and groom have to make is ‘when are we getting married’, and that decision depends on many factors, such as:

  • Time
  • Money
  • Weather
  • Decor

It’s a totally personal choice, but a choice that takes a huge amount of thought, planning and preparation. The two most popular season to get marries are surprisingly summer and winter according to a 2012 survey. Two completely opposite ends of the spectrum, with completely different pros and cons. Are any of you considering becoming a summer bride? A winter bride maybe? Well, here are a few hints and tips to, hopefully, give brides some inspiration of their own.

Summer Wedding

With the promise of warm sunshine, glorious weather, light nights and longer days, it’s no surprise that summer is a favorite season for weddings.

Flowers are widely available fresh life and vibrant colors are all around, giving us so much inspiration and creativity. Thanks to the warm weather, brides can also play around with color schemes accessories and dresses.

Bright bursts of color are perfect for summer weddings, think hot pinks, sunshine yellows and emerald greens. This beautiful Zuzanna Maxi dress from Coast will make the perfect bridesmaid dress. Pair it with some subtle white satin shoes and gorgeous crisp white flowers for a sophisticated and knockout look. The bold color is complimented by the simple, figure flattering design. The bold hot pink color does all of the talking, so keep accessories minimal and use a muted color pallet for the shoes and flowers such as whites, creams and golds.

 Indulged in the season and host an outdoor affair, with cooling cocktails have been served outside whilst your guests mingle in the warm summer sunshine. As flowers really come into their own during the summer, use them as your main decor displays. Fill pretty vases and birdcages with soft summer blooms to create the ultimate, chic romantic table display.

Winter Wedding

Romantic, rustic log fires, the smell of warming mulled wine and sweet cinnamon filling the air, winter time is such a special season to get married in. Shimmering metallic shades and crisp winter whites are the perfect color pallet for this time of the year. Silver is simple, sophisticated, and stunning and this elegant Antonia bridesmaid dress from Monsoon is perfect. The subtle sparkles and delicate rushing are feminine and delicate. The soft silver shimmer injects some instant sparkle and glamor. Pair with a white faux fur shrug or angora cardigan for a Kate Middleton inspired look and some white satin shoes, like these from Debenhams.

Use what nature brings you to decorate your venue, like some lovely rustic pines cones that can be glammed up with a dip of metallic paint and a dusting of glitter. Garlands and wreaths can be used to dress up tables as flowers can get expensive during the winter months due to lack of availability.

Written by Steph Payne. Steph is a blogger and PR Girl for The Watch Hut, the UK’s largest watch website. Steph is a keen beauty and fashion addict, and also a bride to be herself, so anything to do with weddings is always of great interest to her! Follow Steph on Twitter – @watchhut_ Steph