Winter weddings can be some of the most beautiful wedding days of all. There’s so much gorgeous greenery to work with – perfect for a minimalist bride. Today we’re sharing 10 ideas for an evergreen wedding in the winter.
1. Wood Details
Your evergreen wedding is naturally going to have a rustic feel to it, no matter how modern and simplistic you go with your decor. Take advantage of the rustic feel and include some wood details in your day. Wooden candlestick holders, a birch pole frame for greenery at your altar, and log cuttings for things like your table numbers and place card holders are wonderful pieces to include in your wedding. Get the faux version here.
2. A Simple Cake
Let the greenery do the work when it comes to your cake. A sweet and simple three-tiered cake with white buttercream frosting looks lovely when topped with a few sprigs of spruce. The simplicity is beautiful!
3. Gorgeous Evergreen Tablescapes
Your tabletop is one of the places you will incorporate evergreen branches into the most. Choose branches from a tree that are flimsy, as opposed to the varieties like the blue spruce whose branches are a bit stiffer and harder to work with. White pine, spruce and yellow pine may be better for your tablescapes, especially when mixed with other greenery.
4. A Picturesque Setting
An evergreen wedding allows for some creativity when choosing a venue or place to take wedding photos. Host your wedding in a county or state park if they have pavilions that are fitting for the weather. Find a Christmas tree farm that will let you have a wedding shoot. Choose a venue with a rustic feel that will bring your evergreen wedding to life.
5. Let There Be Light
Light up your night with candles. Not only do they add romance to your wedding reception, they add warmth to your decor and height to your tablescape. Use them with brass candlestick holders or birch logs cut for candle holders. Your wedding will feel so warm and inviting with candles lit everywhere.
6. Simple Evergreen Details
Keep your wedding stationery and programs simple and dress them up with evergreen details. Small sprigs of spruce strung on each program are a beautiful way to bring your theme into your ceremony. Your guests will be in awe of all of the extra details you put into your wedding day.
7. Evergreen Photo Props
Make sure you provide your photographer with props for her photos. Special ribbon or sprigs of cedar are great details to add into your wedding shots. Your photographer will most likely have some props of her own, but be prepared and have a few extra on hand just in case.
8. A Beautiful Backdrop
Your evergreen wedding can have a hint of a bohemian feel to it, too. Set up a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony altar or behind the head table. Macramae with greenery sprigs hanging from it is a beautiful way to add a touch of contemporary to your evergreen wedding day.
9. Over the Top Evergreen Wedding Details
Want to go above and beyond the normal? Have a florist create a beautiful greenery wreath for your entrance or your wedding photos. This stunning statement will have guests snapping pictures in front of it all night and will make for some of the most beautiful wedding photos to cherish forever.
10. Extra Special Touches
Another way to add a bohemian touch to your wedding is with a beautiful greenery crown. This is the winter version of the summertime floral crown, it’s a wonderful alternative for your wedding day.
Your evergreen wedding is going to be a gorgeous, rustic yet simple day that will be full of photo-worthy details – it’ll be a day you remember forever.
Sources: 1. My Wedding Favors 2. Apryl Ann Photography 3. Magnolia Rouge 4. Briana_warner 5. Kathrin Krok Fotografie via Junebug Weddings 6. KATE OSBORNE PHOTOGRAPHY 7. Annie Parish Photography via Magnolia Rouge 8. Danfredo Photos + Films via Ruffled Blog 9. M2visualstudio via Green Wedding 10. Emily Rose Flower Crown