Okay, so the hard part is over—you’ve decided when you want to get married and maybe you’ve even booked a venue. Good work! And if I may say, a winter wedding is an excellent choice. The season is so underrated! First of all, it’s a naturally romantic time of year. From the lights twinkling in the trees to all the opportunities to cozy up next to your lover on those cold, cold nights, it’s impossible not to feel all kinds of smitten. There was a reason Lorelai Gilmore said the snow was like catnip, people!
Winter weddings are also the epitome of glam. It doesn’t get more elegant than dramatic outerwear, cocktails by the fireplace, horse-drawn carriages, and dinners by candlelight. And you probably already know this, as you picked the date yourself, but I’m willing to bet your big day will feel even more special because it won’t be sandwiched between a million summer nuptials. Lucky you.
Anyway, the moral of the story is that if you’re not on the winter wedding train yet, hop on stat. In case you need further convincing, we’ve rounded up some of the best winter wedding color schemes for your mood board. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a loyal maid of honor, or just daydreaming and clicking around for wedding inspo, we’ve got all the swoon-worthy color palettes right here.
1. Dusty Blue and White
Play up the hues of a snowy night with soft blue as your focal point and pair it with white accents. Your bridesmaids will look both elegant and understated in the muted tone, and you have the flexibility to dress your groomsmen in the same palette since it won’t be super loud.
2. Sage and Blush
The combo of warm pink and dark green creates a cozy vibe that’s perfect for an indoor or an outdoor winter wedding. Think of sage as your base, while the pink can serve as the pop (in your flowers, centerpieces, and cake topper) that ties it all together.
3. Marigold and Cream
These colors will totally put your guests at ease. Marigold is kind of like the daytime version of the shiny metal, so it’s a good choice if you’re getting married in the morning or hosting a more casual affair. Pair marigolds (the flower!) with white roses in your bouquet, and warm up the rest of the venue’s decor with splashes of yellow.
4. Indigo and Orchid
Lean into the elegance of the season with all things purple. As the color of royalty, indigo deserves a spot in your bridal party’s attire (it works for both bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen suits!), on your tablescape, and in your aisle runners. So elevated and lovely.
5. Forest Green and Peach
7. Burgundy and Ballerina Pink
Bring the drama with these romantic hues. Moody burgundy can set the tone for an evening wedding in the groomsmen’s suits, the table settings, and the flowers, while the ballerina pink can soften the atmosphere and insert moments of sweetness.
8. Marsala, Aubergine, and Bright Red
Your wedding will feel like a bougie French hotel: classy and chic, with a little je ne sais quoi that’ll make everyone jealous. Blend the deeper colors for your bouquet and bridal party ensembles, and use the lighter shades to brighten your tablescapes and aisle runner. Très jolie.
9. All-Gold Everything
If you want your day to feel decadent and maybe even a bit over the top (hey, definitely not judging), then you should consider bathing your entire wedding in gold. From the aisle to the flowers to your jewelry, gold will feel warm, sophisticated, and one of a kind. Unsolicited suggestion: Make “Golden,” by Jill Scott, your reception entrance song.