Christmas is less than one week away, which is so exciting, but also sad because once it’s over, we’ll have to wait a whole year to celebrate again! To help us get into the holiday spirit, we’re talking about our favorite ideas for a Christmas wedding- because why not celebrate one of the most important days of your life during one of the most joyous times of the year? Not only will memories of your wedding be linked with one of America’s favorite holidays, all of the positivity and brightness the holidays bring will rub off on your nuptials, making all of your guests feel warm and fuzzy before the ceremony even begins!
If you’re planning on having your wedding during this special time of year, you may be worried that all of that stereotypical Christmas decor (red and green everything, evergreen trees, stockings, ornaments, etc.) might be a little on-the-nose or over-the-top. The key to throwing a chic Christmas wedding is adding understated nods to the season without going wild with the tinsel and trees! We’ve chosen some of the best ideas we’ve come across for hosting an elegant Christmas wedding that your guests will remember for the rest of their lives!
Show up to your ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage for a majorly dramatic, movie moment. You can also leave the ceremony this way for some fun, festive flair that will make for some spectacular photos!
Photo: James Stokes
Include a candlelight caroling session during your ceremony to really get your guests into the Christmas spirit! Including all of your favorite Christmas songs will create such a personal and memorable moment during your special night!
Photo: Elizabeth Messina Photography
Nod to the season’s most iconic colors with a vivid, red bouquet, like this gorgeous bouquet of roses! You can also utilize flowers that are Christmas icons, as well as evergreen branches and cranberry stems!
Photos: Left- Charlie Juliet Photography, Right- Kate Headley
The Wedding Day Look
A wedding gown with long sleeves would be the perfect choice to brave the cold, like this one from Essense of Australia, that features gorgeous floral lace, illusion sleeves!
A wedding dress that features dreamy details like all-over shimmer and feminine bows on the shoulders- like this one from our very own Brooklyn Grace collection– would also match the feeling of fantasy that comes with Christmas!
Add some festive green shoes for an adorable detail that can also double as your “Something New!” And velvet is the perfect material for winter!
Photo: Carrie Patterson
Your holiday drinks don’t have to be something obvious like eggnog to fit with your Christmas theme! Highlight the season’s bounty with fun details like using hollowed-out apples as cups, or adding winter berries as a garnish!
Photo: Left- Nudrat Owens Photography
You may think that your decor options are limited if you’re throwing a Christmas wedding, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! You can go classic with candles, evergreen and a green and red, plaid table runner, rustic, with cut wood place settings and deer antler accents, or modern and clean, with lots of silver and sparkling details! Any amount of wintery details will match your Christmas theme, so don’t feel like you have to go overboard to add to the mood!
Photos: Left- Laura Murray Photography, Center- Steele Photography, Right- blog.lauraashley.com
A romantic cake dusted in sugar and topped with a reindeer really makes us swoon! And if you’re not a cake person, there is always pie- a classic choice of dessert during the holiday season!
Photos: Left- Shanda Lynn Call Photography, Right- Cassidy Rehwaldt
We hope these gorgeous Christmas wedding ideas are getting you as excited as we are for the holidays! If you’re still searching for the perfect wedding dress, browse our extensive collection of designer wedding dresses on the Something New Boutique website! Then, book an appointment and visit us in-store at our location in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We would love to help you find your dream wedding dress!