While fall and summer still reign as the most popular seasons for weddings, we think there’s a lot to admire about planning a wedding in the other seasons. For this blog, we’re going to focus on winter weddings.

The winter season is essentially the holiday season: there’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, and New Year’s all happening in the span of a couple months, which puts everyone in the festive spirit! Building off of that joy, even if the weather might not always be ideal, appeals to a lot of couples who wish to have their wedding in the winter. Just like wishing for a white Christmas, these couples will often wish for a white wedding. We have to admit—pictures in the snow have a certain elegance and beauty.

The Knot even agrees with this article showcasing gorgeous photos from winter weddings across the U.S.

Decoration-wise, there are many rich color palettes often used in winter-themed weddings to contrast the icy landscape; a lot of burgundy, navy, gold, plum, olive green, and such. Here’s an article from the Wedding Wire that lays out a lot of those color combos for inspiration.

Or, like below, couples can choose to lean into the cool tones while still adding in a pop of bright color. We love those baby blue boots!

Similar to how white wedding gowns traditionally represent light, goodness, and innocence, taking a photo in the snow looks almost heavenly in a white dress.

Last year, we had a New Year’s wedding at Hidden Greens Event Venue. They had the ceremony in our hidden chapel, surrounded by the snowy woods, and it was a magical experience for all involved. It does take some extra planning and layering depending on the temperature, but it’s very manageable for those prepared.

So, after all that, what’s your verdict on winter weddings? Tell us on our social media! We’re located on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Hidden Greens Event Venue is a rustic-elegant space ideal for corporate, fundraising, wedding events year-round.