Festive Inspiration for the Perfect Christmas Wedding

I don’t know about you but I’m really starting to feel rather Christmassy. I love a winter wedding and there are just so many ways you can plan a rich, cosy celebration. Whether you’re getting married at Christmastime or not, I challenge you not to feel all warm inside looking at this wedding inspiration.


Glorious Greenery


There’s something about this time of year when lots of trees outside are bare that makes wedding greenery so delightful. From wreaths to garlands with or without berries, greenery is a simple and elegant way to dress your festive celebration. Whether you go for real or faux, there are so many ways you can bring greenery in to your décor as well as your outfits.


Christmas Wedding Ideas Greenery Rustic

Images Serena Genovese Photography via Outdoor Floral Countryside Wedding in VenetoSarah Vivienne Photography via Organic Foliage Rustic Wedding IdeasJett Walker Photography via Modern Elegance Marble Greenery & Gold Weddings Ideas, Chantal Lachance Gibson Photography via Handfasting Elopement Inspiration in the Scottish Wilderness,  Ivory Fayre via Industrial Into The Wild Greenery Wedding IdeasKat Mervyn Photography via Whimsical Boho Woodland WeddingEsme Mai via Bohemian Festival Tipi Wedding


Cosy Outfits and Soft Fabrics


We all love to wrap up warm in the winter and brides and grooms are no exception. Cardigans over dresses can look ever so cute and for grooms, colder weather is a chance to have a play around with interesting denser fabrics. Fabrics can also come into play with your festive décor, think soft sumptuous materials that will create a cosy atmosphere. You might like to think about providing blankets to keep your guests toasty or dressing your venue with thicker velvets, wools or even sheepskins and faux furs.


Christmas Winter Wedding Ideas

Images | Jo Bradbury via Romantic Festive Christmas & Rich Tones Floral Classic Wedding, Kirsty Mackenzie Photography via Magical Autumn Outdoorsy Woodland Wedding IdeasWe Heart Pictures via Magical Outdoorsy & Cosy Rustic Barn WeddingLisa Carpenter via Natural & Pretty Pale Pink Wedding, Ivory Fayre via Vintage Glam Rose Gold & Pink Wedding Ideas, Foto Memories via Vibrant Tropical Wedding Ideas


Seasonal Sparkle


Glitter and sequins at weddings are always welcome but a bit of sparkle really comes into its own at Christmas. The possibilities are almost endless; sequinned brides and bridesmaids, table runners or glitter encrusted candle holders and decorations. Whether you choose to dazzle your guests or just to add a subtle hint of sparkle, nothing says festive like shiny things!


Christmas Wedding Ideas Sequin Glitter Gold Silver

Images Gareth Newstead via Rustic Barn Red & Gold Glam Wedding, Toast of Leeds via Luxe Gold & Blush Romantic Wedding, Sophie Carefull Photography via Beauty And The Beast Wedding Ideas, Helen Russell Photography via Vibrant Orange Mexican Feel Cactus & Quirky Wedding IdeasLilly Red Photography via Breathtaking Lake Como Wedding Ideas, Cara Rufenacht Creative via Whimsical Peter Pan Inspired Wedding


Snow Time


I’m sure there are lots of couples marrying in winter who hope for a dusting of snow on their big day, but whether you get the real thing or not, there are plenty of ways to create a snowy effect indoors. Pale blues and icy tones are just perfect for creating a festive wintry look without going full blown Christmas. Choose light fabrics and coloured glass or white glitter and frosty looking iced cakes.


Snow Snowy Christmas Winter Wedding Ideas

Images | Ryann Lindsey Wedding Photography via Snowy Winter Wonderland Anniversary ShootJett Walker Photography via Modern Elegance Marble Greenery & Gold Wedding Ideas, Rachel Lambert Photography via Beautiful Floral Bohemian Garden WeddingAnn Kathrin-Koch via Twinkling Romantic Art Deco Glamour & Glitter Feather Filled Wedding


Warm Lighting


Lighting is so important for weddings at any time of year but around Christmastime, it really comes into its own. Whether you festoon your whole venue in fairy lights or hold your ceremony by candlelight, it’s easy to create a warm, cosy atmosphere with the right lighting. Pea light curtains are great for washing walls with light and I think they look a bit like falling snow! If you are a planning a more intimate gathering, a candlelit supper is always a treat.


Wedding Lighting Christmas Winter Candles Fairy Lights

Images | Hayley Baxter Photography via Magical Winter Wonderland Rustic Wedding, Bloom Weddings via Rustic Charm Meets Contemporary Pastel Barn WeddingKerry Diamond Photography via Enchanting Woodland Boho WeddingNatalia Ibarra Photography via From Dawn to Eternity Autumnal Wedding Ideas,  Agnes Black via Dark Romantic Urban Wedding Ideas, Benni Carol Photography via Elegant & Luxe Deep Red & Midnight Blue Winter Wedding, Frances Carlisle via Blue & Gold Luxe Victorian Wedding Ideas, Taylor Parker Photography via Bohemian & Whimsical Garden Wedding in North Carolina


The Little Touches


Christmas is the time of decoration and nevermore so at a wedding! You might like to think about bringing in and decorating Christmas trees that match your theme or perhaps you just want to put crackers on the table. Everything can be given a little festive touch, think sumptuous bows and ribbons, elaborate place settings, tartan and rich colours. The sky’s the limit and the best thing? You can double down on Pinterest inspiration with Christmas boards as well as wedding ones – Win!


Christmas Wedding Ideas Decor Decoration

Images | Chloe Lee via Magical Snow White Woodland Wedding Ideas, Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas,  Agnes Black via Dark Romantic Urban Wedding IdeasJo Bradbury via Romantic Festive Christmas & Rich Tones Floral Classic WeddingHayley Baxter Photography via Magical Winter Wonderland Rustic Wedding


Red & Green


Of course the traditional colours of Christmas are red and green. Whether you choose to theme your whole wedding or just add a few subtle hints, these tones are a sure fire way to get your guests feeling festive. Of course foliage is naturally green and this can be a great basis, with some red flowers or berries added. If the bold tones are too much, burgundies, dark pinks and faded reds work just as well.


Christmas Green Red Wedding Ideas Festive

Images | Matt Horan Photography via Soft & Natural Woodland Wedding IdeasSam Bennett via Edgy & Seasonal Autumnal Tipi Ideas, Gareth Newstead via Rustic Barn Red & Gold Glam Wedding, HBA Photography via Opulent & Rich Tipi Wedding IdeasBecky Ryan Photography via Magical Fairytale Disney Wedding Ideas, Jo Bradbury via Dreamy Woodlanders Inspired Folk Wedding Ideas





I LOVE a roaring wood fire and it’s a sure fire way to get me feeling Christmassy. If you’re lucky enough to have working fires at your venue, this is definitely the time of year to make a feature of them with floral or foliage garlands. If not, perhaps consider a fire pit for your guests to crowd around outside or install an abundance of candles in jars to recreate the warmth of the fireside.


Christmas Winter Wedding Ideas Snow Fireplace Decor

Images | Rebecca Douglas via Snowy Glam & Glitter Winter WeddingKindred Wedding Photography via Dutch Masters Wedding InspirationConnection Photography via Whimsical Barn Wedding in the Ohio Woods, Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding IdeasBig Bouquet via Modern Minimal Botanical Winter Wedding, Melissa Beattie via Beautiful Barn & Birds Wedding


I’m feeling much warmer already. Christmas is such a wonderful time of year and I can’t wait to see what you clever WWWers come up with for your winter weddings this year, please do share them with us! Rachel x


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  • What a beautiful feature, so rustic and lovely colours!

  • Incredible photos! Some inspiring shots that I really want to attempt myself.

  • Brilliant work and something different, I really enjoyed reading this publication.

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