Pottery Barn’s Style Editor, Courtney Lake, offers six tips for adding classic finishing touches to your winter wedding.





Adding a wintery feel to your wedding ceremony or reception can be achieved with a few choice decorations. Pine cones make an excellent natural decorating element and lend a rustic, cozy atmosphere. Spray them silvery grey or rose gold to add a metallic element to your décor. Tea lights placed in jam jars, meanwhile, will give your wedding table a quaint but bucolic look. Single sprigs of holly and mistletoe can be used to decorate place-cards, while wintery branches and berries can be used to decorate the chairs at the ceremony.


Your choice of flowers for the big day can go a long way to giving your wedding a wintery feel. For a classic look, try red roses. White roses, orchids or tulips give a crisp, wintry feel, as do white berries. But don’t feel restrained to a red or white palette – a deep purple or burgundy bouquet will look equally beautiful. And why not hang some mistletoe above the altar for your first kiss?


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Swapping champagne for mulled wine adds the perfect warming touch to your wedding, and will fill the reception with a yummy aroma. Alternatively, you can go for spiced cider, or have winter-themed cocktails at the reception, with flavours such as cranberry and butterscotch. Trading the bubbly for a mulled beverage is also a budget-saver too since quality champagne isn’t inexpensive!





A wreath symbolising unity is another great way of adding a wintery touch to your wedding. A larger one can be carried by the bride and groom, or a smaller one could be worn as an attractive accessory on the bride or bridesmaid’s outfit. If a wreath isn’t your ideal choice of accessory, why not wear a high-collared shrug or classic white bolero? They’re the perfect accompaniments for a wedding dress, and will keep you warm if you’re planning any outdoor wedding photos.


You can cleverly incorporate the winter season into your hair and make-up. Reds and greens go beautifully with white – whether that’s your lipstick or a crown of white flowers and red berries. For the more adventurous bride, incorporate small ornaments into your headpiece or veil is a great way to fully embrace the season.


Giving your guests favors with a winter theme is a great opportunity to get creative, why not think about making mini glitter snow globes, small bottles of cranberry schnapps, or snowflake shaped soap?