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14 Ideas We Are Loving for Winter Weddings

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Winter weddings are more than snowy landscapes and s'mores, they embody all things magical, mysterious and most of all, romantic. Cue the ultimate ice queen look with capes, rich materials and an ever sharpening eye for detail. From the lunar-like landscapes to black ice inspired baked goods, we've spotted 14 trending ideas that will rev up your winter wedding revelry and thaw even the coldest of hearts.
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Ice Sculpture Votives | Venue: The Ranch at Rock Creek learn more

A ceremony aisle adorned with small sparkly ice sculpture votives and cozy cashmere blankets set on a pier over a small lake on the Ranch, oh, buoy! Pure winter genuis by florist designer Sarah Winward and Laurie Arons. We are also in love with the idea of getting married on a pier during the chillier months, totally unexpected and totally dreamy. Modern nature in mother nature has never looked better. 
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Photo: KT Merry
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Ghost Chairs

Foggy and moody winter weddings are always magical. Add in the ethereal nature of ghost chairs around an elegant candle filled table and you have set the scene for an alfresco fete, almost too gorg to be true. Strawberry Milk Events designed this ghost chair laden wedding at The Anderson House, built more than 100 years ago in Washington, DC. The venue is considered to be the captial city's "most fashionable mansion." 
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Gold Lace Wedding Dresses

Gold has been trending on tables everywhere for the past few years, but what about flipping the trend with a gold lace wedding dress and gunmetal flatware? The bouquet by Sinclair & Moore has the perfect pops of golden tones to accentuate the gown designed by Emily Riggs. See more on Once Wed here.
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Tables Draped with Cheesecloth Overlays

St. Helena, California
Linens are lovely. What is even lovelier for winter celebrations are table linens layered with soft drapy cheesecloth for a fresh, feminine feel. Design by Alison Events at the Witt Estate. See the full wedding on Snippet & Ink.
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Velvet Bridal Shoes

Velvets shouldn't be simply relegated to upholstery ribbon accent life. Bring one of 2017's best decor trends to your feet with a pair of pumps that can peep out from your gorgeous gown. A velvety green will bring the feels of an evergreen winter forest to your soiree like these from Jimmy Choo
Photo: Olga Siyanko
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Minimalist Floral Arrangements

Moscow, Russia
Whether you are in the less is more or more is more camp, this minimalist textural piece featuring cotton, grasses and dried leaves is one of the winter seasons best floral arrangements. Florist Kristina Hananeina crafted it to resemble the first leaves on the branches, which couldn't be more appropriate for two people tying the knot and starting a life together. See more on Magnolia Rouge.
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Clear Umbrellas | Venue: Beaulieu Garden learn more

Nothing spells lovin’ like a little wedding day rain. When having an outdoor winter wedding, you are definitely playing with the elements. Instead of running from rain, embrace the great outdoors and have clear umbrellas on hand for your guests. Not only do they create a romantic vibe and a great photo-op, but they also won't block the views at the ceremony. Rain is good luck after all! 
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Ivory Bridal Capes

Austria
There are not many occassions in life when you will get the opportunity to wear an ivory cape. This bride chose a wedding dress from Marchesa and added a pop of bright red lipstick for her snowy wedding in Austria. The romance of a snowy outdoor wedding during a snow blizzard on top of a hill! And a horse drawn sleigh... Swoon! The magic went down at Hotel Klosterbräu, a former 16th-century monastery. See the full wedding on Style Me Pretty.
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Simple Wispy White Arches

Flen, Sweden
This couple said 'I do' to the great outdoors and hosted a chilly winter wedding in Sweden at Hedenlunda Slott. To warm guests up they served hot apple cider and kept their ceremony simple with an ivory arch and branches of pine surrounded by candles. Are we suckers for happy endings? Totes McGoats. See the full wedding on Style Me Pretty.
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Matte Black Wedding Cakes

Santa Barbara, California
Treat your taste buds and your eyes to a matte black wedding cake. We love the traditional buttercream ivory wonders, but these matte black cakes by Nine Cakes served up in the winter months are giving us all of the warm and fuzzies. 
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Surprise Weddings in the Snow

Sumava, Czech Republic
This couple surpised their guests with a secret wedding set amongst snowfall under the cosmic sky in the Sumava Mountains of the Czech Republic. Only a few of the couple's friends knew about it, the idea was to simply enjoy one another in nature. The guests even carried sleds and went sledding after the wedding. "When you held your breath, the only thing that you could hear were the snowflakes. And the world was all white." Yes please, we would like to see more weddings like this in 2018. See the full wedding here.
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Festive Musical Instrument Escort Cards learn more

The holiday season is all about merry making. Bring the joy of sleigh bells and festivity to your wedding by incorporating jingles and jangles into your escort cards. Wooden tambourines designed from Hudson Valley Rentals "served as escort cards, table numbers and dance-floor accessories, and wedding favors—there wasn’t a single guest that left without one in hand. It was a global treasure trove surrounded by love, imagination, and beautiful hearts and souls." See the full wedding on 100 Layer Cake
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Harry Potter Theme Wizadry Weddings

Hollywood, California
Harry Potter fans know how much the holiday season plays into the magic of the films. A winter Harry Potter themed wizadry wedding would be magical. This particular wedding took place at the Hollywood Castle venue, the perfect choice for such a scene. With florals by JL Designs and design by Crosby + Jon adorned the feasting tables, floating candles in the cocktail hour, guests dressed the part. See the full wedding on Green Wedding Shoes
Photo: Jenn Emerling
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Ballroom Venues with Historic Architectural Details | Venue: Vibiana learn more

While we love a gorgeous alfresco winter event, warehouses and barns, we feel a pull to bring the traditional ballroom back. We are especially loving ballrooms and historic venues with architectural mouldings and touches like Vibiana in Los Angeles.  
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