Most weddings take place in the spring, summer, or fall which leaves behind the beloved winter season. That’s why we are so excited to share this romantic winter wedding inspiration shoot by Esme of BodaMaestra and photographed by Maureen Pacheco Photography! Esme explains a few reasons why couples should consider a winter wedding: “For practical reasons, weddings are widely celebrated during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. But what about winter? With venues offering discounted rates and often greater availability, more and more couples are turning to the cold weather months to celebrate their nuptials. Winter also offers a host of unique elements from which to glean inspiration (think snowflakes, sleigh rides, and a roaring fire).” Sounds romantic to us! Check out this shoot featuring a stunning color palette, delightful accents (like dancing shoes and a hot cocoa bar for guests), a beautiful cake, floral design, and more to inspire you. And, of course, a beautiful bride and handsome groom provide attire ideas for the picture-perfect winter wedding. I especially love the bride’s fur shawl — don’t miss it!
Winter Wedding Inspiration
So, how does one incorporate elements of winter into a delightfully romantic wedding shoot? As Esme tells us, “As the days grow colder, we felt compelled to create our own winter-wonderland styled wedding shoot. We played with color combinations of dusty and powder blue, ivory, cranberry, and shades of silver to evoke winter and romance, all in one. We also added several touches that reminded us of ice: snowflakes, crystals, and textured linens were incorporated throughout. The cake featured a frosted look with icy branches and several handmade sugar snowflakes. Our linens and florals also complemented the wintery hues and were combined with some holiday elements, including a Christmas tree and a snowy cottage. As for the wedding dress, our striking bride wore a magnificent dusty blue gown (from Jim Hjelm, style 8415). While silver high heels were the footwear of choice, we had on hand a stash of comfortable and stylish flats – courtesy of Rescue Flats – for when our bride and her female guests were ready to dance the night away. Our floral designs featured light blue hydrangea, red parrot tulips, holly, evergreens, milky way roses, mini crystal calla lilies, belladona delphinium, seeded eucalyptus, lambs ear, pepper berry, and blue thistle. Lastly, the addition of a hot chocolate station with seasonal candy stir sticks was the perfect way to warm the hearts of the guests.
Check out these flowers!
The invitation featured a modern color palette and bold pops of red:
The escort cards tie in perfectly with the color scheme:
I can’t get over the design of this cake! It’s perfect for a winter wedding and even emulates the look of snowflakes along its tiers:
A hot chocolate bar is a perfect winter wedding addition to keep guests warm:
Flats, in a ready-to-grab box, keep guests dancing all night long! They also serve as the favor. I love the signage they included: “Ditch the heels and let’s salsa dance!”
In another corner, “Take a pair and let’s dance the night away”!
These are all great winter wedding ideas from a wonderful team of vendors!
Photography | Maureen Pacheco Photography
Venue | Dumbarton House
Styling | BodaMaestra
Floral design | Buttercups Florals
Gown | Ellie’s Bridal
Hair and Makeup | Flow Blow Dry Bar
Wedding Cake | Cakes by Linda
Favors | Ballet flats by Rescue Flats
Linens | Everything Linen
Stationery and Signs | Lynn Theresa Designs
Models | Vanessa Arias and Hasan Sarsour
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