December 21, 2017

Winter Wedding Trends 2018 | Wedding Planning Tips

If your idea of true romance involves a fresh blanket of snow and a roaring fire in the fireplace, you should seriously consider hosting a winter wedding.

And there is no better place for a winter wedding than Upstate NY.  The Adirondack Mountains are picturesque and have some unique wedding venues.  To get you started on planning your dream wedding, here are some winter wedding trend ideas.

Winter Wedding Wedding Trends 2018
Just Married! One of my favorite winter weddings in Lake Placid!

Color is Key:  One of the first choices you will make is the color palette for your wedding.  Color is especially important for photography.  Winter weddings are great because you can either go pale or use rich, seasonal colors.  Our friends at The Black Tux have put together these inspiration boards for some on trend color palettes featuring a few of their stylish tuxedo rentals.

Winter Wedding Trend Board
Black and Olive Green–great way to compliment the colors of the season.
Upstate NY Winter Wedding
Navy and Marsala–the wine color is a fantastic way to add a pop of color in your photos.

Faux Fur:  Who doesn’t love the look of fur?  The trend for faux fur continues–possibly because it is so very practical as well as pretty.  You can wear a fur with your gown, give gifts of faux stoles or mittens to your bridesmaids, or drape chairs with faux fur blankets as favors for your guests.

Longfellows Winter Wedding Trends
Great mittens and stoles for the attendants in faux fur.
Winter Wedding trend Photo
A faux fur blanket draped on a chair.  Bouquet by the Posie Peddler in Saratoga Springs.

Hot Chocolate Bars:  What better way to welcome your guests to your wedding reception than with a Hot Chocolate Bar?

Hot Cocoa Bar Photo
This Hot Chocolate Bar was styled by Melissa Brown of Styled by Melissa.

Natural Elements:  Bring the outdoors inside with evergreens, pine cones and birch branches.

Lake Placid Lodge Wedding Photos
The use of greenery at this Winter Wedding in Lake Placid was wonderful.
Lake Placid Golf Club Wedding Photos
The groom made the birch candle holders at this wedding in Lake Placid.

Metallic:  Whether it is silver, gold, or rose gold, metallic is still here.

Winter Ski Wedding Photos
This was from a small wedding in Lake Placid–metallic silver accent on the wedding stationary suite by Paper Dolls of Saratoga.
Wedding Photography Saratoga
Loved the gold cake topper!

Sleigh Rides:  What better way to enjoy the Winter than with a sleigh ride!  The Adirondacks have so many beautiful trails!

Adirondack Winter Wedding Photos
Leave the ceremony or reception in style–go for a sleigh ride!

These are just some of the ideas you can incorporate into your winter wedding.  Embrace the season and all it’s beauty, and you are bound to have an unforgettable event.

Did you enjoy this Wedding Planning article?  You might enjoy this Winter Wedding Planning Post.

Are you ready to hire your Wedding Photographer?  Call (518) 584-4237 to schedule a wedding photography consultation for your Winter Wedding today.