Picking your wedding color theme is an essential step in the planning process, and the theme that couples choose is often dependent on the season in which they are getting married. Right now, winter is becoming a more popular wedding season. Snow makes a beautiful backdrop for anyone’s celebration! Plus, with postponed 2020 weddings filling up venues’ calendars, there are more dates open during the winter months. Are you considering a winter wedding, and unsure what shades to select for your winter wedding color theme? We’ve compiled a few color combinations to inspire you, along with five tips to help you choose the best color theme for your big day!
Certain colors naturally lend themselves to certain times of the year. Accordingly, selecting your color palette from seasonal flowers is a great option!
Trending flowers for winter weddings include anemones, amaryllis, roses, lilies, ranunculus, paperwhites (narcissus), and poinsettias. Consider pairing these with beautifully fragrant greenery, such as evergreens and eucalyptus. Greenery garlands and wreaths are also gorgeous decorative elements to add to any reception or ceremony space.
White, green, and red centerpieces have a festive feel if you’re getting married closer to the holidays. Another option is interspersing pine needles among your florals. Long branches of pine needles can “spruce” up your wedding bouquet and are a creative way to celebrate your winter wedding!
Look toward your venue for inspiration. What colors are prominent in the space? Reception locations such as rustic barns and cozy tents allow you greater latitude when choosing your winter wedding color theme.
For example, a greenhouse decked out with twinkling lights and candles will transform your wedding into a winter wonderland! Or, a winter wedding will pair well with a scenic location such as a ski lodge or mountain resort. Snow-covered mountains make the most beautiful backdrop! You could also scatter greens over every area of your venue to create the illusion of a Christmas tree farm.
Your wedding should be a reflection of both you and your spouse. First, determine your general aesthetic. Do you have a theme in mind? Christmas/New Year’s Eve, art deco/Great Gatsby, and winter wonderland are all wonderfully romantic themes. If you know your personal style and general theme, you can pull from them for your color palette.
Pinterest, magazines, and real-life weddings are all excellent resources for inspiration. Which colors speak to your personality? To organize your ideas, create a wedding board on Pinterest, save magazine clippings in a binder, or make a mood board. Pay attention to which colors you gravitate towards and love while you’re collecting ideas. This is a great way to find your color theme.
It is very easy to get overwhelmed when choosing a wedding color theme. After all, there are endless options to choose from! Begin by gathering a few ideas, then put them aside and move on to another wedding task. Then, return to your selections and edit them. A fresh eye always helps! Once you get around to designing your ceremony and reception space(s), be sure to always keep your color scheme in mind as a guideline.
At Turnage and Watts, we will take your color scheme into account when designing your custom or semi-custom wedding invitation suite. Get in touch with us to get the ball rolling on gorgeous stationery for your celebration in any season!
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