Cozy Winter Wedding Ideas

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Are you convinced the only sort of color pallet you can have for a winter wedding is frosty blues and icy whites? Think again, we suggest you snuggle up with your honey and take a look at these cozy winter wedding ideas. With warm knit throws and a gourmet hot cocoa bar, we are positive you will be planning your own cold weather wedding when you are done!

This gorgeous shoot was designed by one of our favorites, Sealed With A Kiss Events. They did such a fab job, we highly recommend soaking up all of the details captured by Rahel Menig Photography in the full gallery here!

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This winter I wanted to show brides that getting married in the winter doesn’t limit you to using the “all white” or “winter wonderland” theme for their big day. I personally am not the biggest fan of cold weather, so when it comes time for winter, I think of a warm, cozy, fireplace, and a cup of hot apple cider or hot cocoa with a good ol’ book in hand. This shoot was designed with a “warm winter” vibe, antlers, burlap, wood accents, and of course the cozy knit throws you want to wrap yourself up in!

Liz, from Skyla Arts captured the mood perfectly. Our bride looked stunning with her amber red hair and that funky winter-vintage curl and bright red lips. Her dresses are perfection, thanks to Gabrielle’s Bridal Altier who partnered to supply the amazing Martina Liana and Alvina Valenta gowns. The Groom looked dashing with his Banana Republic outfit, great for the modern groom who would prefer not to wear a traditional suit or tux.

deep red winter themed centerpiece

cozy throws for the bride and grooms chairs

winter wedding florals

The tablescape wouldn’t be complete without the floral designs from the fabulous Indelisa, of Royal Bloom Boutique. Her addition of mini apples and acorns into the arrangements with deep red peonies, protea, and scabies were the smallest but most amazing pops of detail. Hartmann Studios supplied the rest of the tablescape, complete with etched glassware, chargers, gold-rimmed plates, flatware, linen and napkins, and the various votives to compliment the design.

Berkeley City Club was the perfect venue for the shoot, with its old-world vintage charm and amazing fireplace in the Members Lounge. That, along with the bookcases (and vintage books) were the perfect start to our set up. Kim, owner of Bright Room Studios, was pivotal in bringing the design together in the invitation and graphics carried all the way through the design of the tablescape and escort cards to the labels on the hot cocoa bar. Her creativity and perspective was spot on with my vision.

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gourmet hot chocolate bar

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Event Designer: Sealed With A Kiss Events
Stationery: Bright Room Studios

Photographer: Rahel Menig Photography
Venue & Caterer: Berkeley City Club
Hair & Makeup: Elizabeth Chang of Skyla Arts
Cake: Studio Cake
Dress Designer: Gabrielle's Bridal Altier
Flowers: Indelisa Montoro of Royal Bloom Boutique
Groom's Attire: Banana Republic
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Hartmann Studios
Groom's Accessories: Nordstrom

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  1. Ah, perfection. I’ve been wanting an extraordinaty wedding. You know, something out of the season, something different. These photos showed me that it is possible to get the perfect wedding, even in the winter. Colours are beautiful. The knit trows bring such warm feeling. And the hot cocoa bar with the glass warmers – Yes! I do.

  2. Loved the beautiful idea and theme! The wedding venue with cozy warm colors looks so pretty.

  3. -100. @designcorral says:

    Cozy Winter Wedding Ideas

  4. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    Cozy up with these warm winter wedding ideas @skylaarts @BerkleyCityClub @brightrmstudio @BananaRepublic @Nordstrom

  5. Thank you so much for publishing this shoot! We had a blast creating and shooting all the details and are hoping that it will inspire Brides to plan a cozy winter wedding with lots of warm knits and rich colors!
    xoxo, Rahel

  6. -100. @BrieowmiFilms says:

    This cake! Those flowers! Stunning invites! Any bride planning a 2014 winter wedding, this is gold for you!

  7. -100. Havva Nur AYDIN says:

    I love them all :) So beautiful and inspiring ideas :)

  8. -100. @SEREvents says:

    This winter inspired shoot shows that you don’t have to stick to an all white theme when planning a winter wedding.

  9. -100. @YnLProductions says:

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  11. -100. Karen Cimabue says:

    Just gorgeous!! My son and Jaimie look very good!! The colors and all the decor is like from an old movie!!! Hair makeup, clothes etc excellent.. Job very well done!! Excellent photography!!

  12. -100. @Cap_Chic says:

    I am loving the idea of a cozy chic blanket draped on the back of chairs! Winter Wedding Ideas

  13. -100. @Brandis_Bridal says:

    vintage bride look #bride #bridalportraits #weddingchicks

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