Real Jewel Wedding Inspiration: How to Have an Elegant Winter-Themed Wedding

When planning a traditional or themed wedding, remember that the beauty lies in all those fabulous details. Having a winter or holiday themed wedding can be a very sweet and elegant concept with lots of tasteful decor. This past February, we had a winter-themed wedding at the Canal full of lovely winter-themed ambiance, including a pinecone bride and groom cake topper! If you are looking to plan a winter wedding or event, here are some tips and some exquisite photo inspiration!

Photos courtesy of Kristen Marie Photography.  

The Location

Picking a location that fits in with your theme is just as important as picking the décor. The Canal’s warm glowing lights, wrought iron sculpture work, and blown glass provide an extremely versatile backdrop for any event. Although it rained during this wedding, the Canal’s heated patio provides an option for an outside ceremony even in the winter time! 

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

First dance | Kristen Marie Photography

First dance | Kristen Marie Photography

Wedding Colors

Red and green may seem like an obvious choice for a winter wedding, but this color scheme is easy to overdo. Darker colors like green, purple, or red, paired with a more neutral color like white, silver, or gold fit in with the winter theme but look more elegant. This wedding was full of sage green, white details, and greenery throughout. 

Here comes the bride... | Kristen Marie Photography

Here comes the bride... | Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Details

This bride created a beautiful winter ambiance with greenery, pinecones, and wood details throughout the Canal. The centerpieces were simple and very elegant, with candles, greenery, and a sage runner on every table. The bride and groom got married under a gorgeous archway, made primarily of greenery and white flowers. In keeping with their theme, every guest left with fern seeds as wedding favors. Such a fun concept for their beautiful winter wedding!

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Food and Drink

We absolutely love the adorable pinecone bride and groom on top of their wedding cake! Going with a neutral cake and adding some winter-themed details (in this case, pinecones!) created a unique and completely elegant wedding cake. Jewel Catering provided delicious food and drinks, which was dressed up with beautiful sage-colored linens. 

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photographer

Kristen Marie Photographer

Roma Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Crostini topped with Portuguese Sea Salt and Olive Oil | Kristen Marie Photography

Roma Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Crostini topped with Portuguese Sea Salt and Olive Oil | Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Wild Northwest Greens served with Greek Olives, Tomato Wedges, Sliced Cucumber, and Julienne Carrots with Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette | Kristen Marie Photography

Wild Northwest Greens served with Greek Olives, Tomato Wedges, Sliced Cucumber, and Julienne Carrots with Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette | Kristen Marie Photography

Jewel Signature Chicken Mateo | Kristen Marie Photography

Jewel Signature Chicken Mateo | Kristen Marie Photography

Jewel buffet | Kristen Marie Photography

Jewel buffet | Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

 The Bride and Groom

This bride was able to have the best of both worlds with her wedding gown! She rocked a gorgeous strapless dress for the ceremony and reception, yet paired it with a white, fur sweater while outside. She selected a stunning winter bouquet, composed of white flowers, greenery, a few hints of red, and pinecones. The groom’s look was exquisite and totally classic, with a black tie and a matching boutonniere. 

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Kristen Marie Photography

Jewel Hospitality puts on hundreds of weddings at the Canal and our two other fabulous venues all year round. Visit our contact page to get more information and to start planning your wedding today!