If you're planning a Christmas themed wedding, these pictures of Christmas wedding ideas can help you bring seasonal cheer to every aspect of your celebration, from the attire to the decorations to the menu. Simple details, such as carrying a white bouquet with delicate poinsettias or wearing a shimmering wrap, can help you look the part of a Christmas bride, but coordinated ideas and decorations can bring seasonal cheer to your entire event.
Before planning your Christmas wedding decorations, consult with your ceremony location to see what decorations will already be in place. Many churches and reception halls have extensive holiday decorations, and if you coordinate with their options you can have a beautiful, festive event without needing to purchase as many decorations yourself.
There may not be many flowers that bloom in the cold of winter, but Christmas wedding bouquets are always luscious and lovely. Red roses sprinkled with crystals or baby's breath have a snow-kissed look, or you may choose an all white bouquet with ice blue accents. Poinsettias, holly, and snowberries are other popular choices for Christmas bouquets.
The place settings you choose for your wedding reception add elegance and beauty to the meal. For a Christmas wedding, opt for bold red or green plate chargers and napkins to coordinate with seasonal centerpieces, and choose gold flatware for an elegant accent. A simple snowflake wedding favor is a lovely touch for each place setting.
A wire sleigh filled with ornaments is a quick and easy holiday centerpiece to assemble, or you could fill the sleigh with holly, jingle bells, or peppermints. Small wedding favor boxes can also be wrapped and added to the centerpiece for a beautiful and practical decoration.
Festive Holiday Chair Decorations
When decorating for a Christmas wedding, don't forget elegant accents on reception chairs. Simple ribbons in seasonal colors add a burst of color to plain white chairs, and it is easy to tie a sprig of pine or holly to each chair for a quaint accent. Other options include garland, tinsel, or faux cranberry strings.
Beach Christmas Weddings
A Christmas wedding doesn't have to have a snowy backdrop. If you're planning a beach wedding during the holidays, add seasonal touches with lighted palm trees, "snowmen" carved from sand, and other fun Christmas details.
Poinsettias are an elegant and versatile decoration for Christmas weddings. Potted flowers can be quick and easy centerpieces that guests can take home, while larger pots can decorate the wedding aisle, church stairways, and other areas of the festivities. The bride can carry a poinsettia bouquet, or bridesmaids can carry a single poinsettia for an elegant statement.
Add a taste of Christmas to your wedding menu with seasonal selections such as a hot cocoa bar. Equally delicious warm drinks include mulled wine, cider, or a wedding coffee bar.
Christmas wedding colors don't have to be just red, green, white, gold, and silver. Ice blue is a popular seasonal shade, or you can opt for any soft pastel color paired with icy white or pearl shades using appropriate Christmas accents such as shimmering ribbons or ornaments.
Snowflake candle holders are popular Christmas wedding favors, especially when paired with candles in holiday scents such as pine, sugar cookie, peppermint, or gingerbread. Other great favors include ornaments, stockings, packets of cocoa, or gourmet candy canes.
A Christmas wedding cake is ethereal and elegant with a clear glass topper that resembles ice. For a more whimsical approach, consider wedding snowmen or a Claus couple wedding cake topper.
Many Christmas wedding cakes are pure white and elegant, but you can also choose more elaborate decorations. Fondant ribbon on square cakes is popular for the holidays, and red berry or poinsettia accents are lovely options as well. Snowflake decorated cakes are also very popular for Christmas weddings.
Elegant Christmas Cupcakes
Christmas cupcakes are a good alternative to a wedding cake or groom's cake. They can be any flavor a couple desires. Simple holiday decorations, such as silver dragees and faux tiny trees, give them instant elegance and holiday glamour. If you want to be even more unique, consider a gingerbread house in lieu of a cake, or opt for custom decorated Christmas cookies.
A romantic ice sculpture can add a chilly but magical touch to a wedding buffet table. Swans, hearts, doves, and the couple's initials are popular designs, but for a Christmas wedding you may also want to consider a pine tree or sleigh motif. Depending on the size and design of the sculpture, it may double as a punch bowl or chilled serving bowl.
Many Christmas bridesmaid dresses are either red or green, but there are many lovely colors that can be perfect for your Christmas wedding. Blue gowns sprinkled with crystals or sequins will glitter like ice, and gold and silver dresses are other popular choices. If the dress design is sleeveless or strapless, however, be sure to include a wrap to combat the holiday cold.
Winter Wedding Fur
Brides planning a Christmas wedding in cold climates will want to take full advantage of fur. A white fur coat, cloak, or cape is a practical and luxurious wedding accessory perfect for a winter event, and can be worn for outdoor photos, a brief outdoor ceremony, or just entering and leaving the ceremony and reception. Brides who want to use fur but don't need a cloak or coat might investigate fur trim on a wedding gown or a smaller accessory such as a fur muff or stole.
Capture the wonderful moments of your celebration with Christmas wedding pictures that include seasonal touches. A brief outdoor portrait session showing a snowy landscape can be a beautiful and unique addition to any wedding album, as can photos including holiday decorations, tree trimming activities, or caroling with guests.
Brides who want to be a little naughty on their wedding day may want to be sure the groom has something to unwrap that evening with sexy bridal lingerie in a Christmas theme. Don't forget to take some fun holiday themed pictures to preserve these memories of a merry Christmas!
Check out these Christmas wedding dresses for holiday attire inspiration.