Are you planning a winter wedding theme around Christmas? Think evergreen garlands with red bows, as the basis for your winter wedding colors. You can make use of a red, green and white pattern without it being overbearing; just remember to tone down your colors and use muted tones. Winter hues are created when true colors are combined with gray.
To come up with any color palette for a winter wedding theme, think of nature's offerings during the season: berries, holly leaves, pine cones, eucalyptus, snow and ice. Use colors from nature to accent your occasion.
For example, silver is a very popular winter wedding color. Combine it with one of the following for a shimmering, rich effect: black cherry, burgundy, navy blue or emerald green.
When choosing invitations for your winter wedding, consider using silver text on a colored paper. Think about clip art you might use in these colors such as bells, snowflakes, ice skaters, snowmen, berries or wreaths. Cover each invitation with an iridescent, sheer layer to inspire the feeling of a wintery day.
For flower arrangements, tie wildflowers in casual bunches. Since winter is a season of dormancy for flowers, consider combining flowers with herbs in your bouquets and centerpieces, to provide a natural look as well as a sweet aroma.
Another beautiful winter wedding color approach to take for winter wedding themes is to keep it to silver and white. This theme works well for a wedding held at a snowy lodge, or a winter-wonderland type of theme.
To achieve this look, keep to the color scheme. Choose white roses and other white flowers, tied casually with minimal greenery. The bride will naturally wear white, and the bridesmaids will wear silver dresses. The groom and his attendants may choose to wear a white suit or tuxedo, or black with a silver tie and cummerbund.
If you are using a flower girl, have her sprinkle artificial snowflakes covered in glitter down the aisles, instead of (or in addition to) flowers. At the reception hall, those same snowflakes can be hung from the ceiling with fishing line.
Small to medium-sized ice sculptures would make an appropriate centerpiece, or wreaths made out of white painted braches set flat on the center of the table, surrounding a large white candle tied with a silver ribbon.
For your winter wedding theme, choose winter wedding colors that embrace the magic of the holiday season and enhance your special occasion.