The glamour, the excitement, the fun! Warm yourself up with 18 festive winter weddings

December 24 | mswolfgang
Photo from Xenia & Rinat's gothic, winter, Russian wedding by Anna Kovaleva

By show of hands, who's planning a winter wedding? Ooooh, are you in for a fun time! Winter weddings offer a romantic aesthetic that's all their own — the landscape, the festive time of year, the weather potential (yeah, counting that as a plus!), and let's not forget the fashion potential!

'Tis the season, so I scoured Offbeat Bride's archive of winter weddings and found 18 gorgeous bits of inspiration for your solstice/New Year's/holiday/snowflake-themed wedding.

1. Going to the (ice) chapel, and we're gonna get maaaaaaaarrried.

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Photo from Marie-Eve & Alexandre's ice and snow winter wedding from Marie-Eve Tremblay

2. Get some blingy ski goggles to go with your ski slope wedding.

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Photo from Telluride heli-skiing wedding! by Anita Nowacka Photography

3. Honeymoon in Iceland = hot springs surrounded by gorgeous snow.

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Photo from Michelle and Dan's Iceland honeymoon from DrCrimefighter

4. Just because it's winter it doesn't mean it's too cold for some pre-wedding billiards outside!

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Photo from Janelle & Bobby's romantic back-to-nature wedding by Iris and Light

5. A wedding is a perfect excuse to throw a kick-ass New Year's Eve party.

Photo from Shannon & Brad's vintage-inspired New Year's Eve wedding by Carretto Studio Photography

6. Don't be afraid of snowy photos! Just keep that blowdryer handy.

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Photo from Allison & Jacob's love in a blizzard offbeat lite wedding by DnK Photography

7. Beautiful coats and castles in the background for a classy winter elopement.

Photo from Olivia & Lawson's Old Town Prague wedding that almost wasn't by White

8. Doesn't a waffle breakfast the morning after your snowed-in wedding sound like BLISS?

Photo from Holly & James' handmade winter meditation on love by Ashley Horton of Crave Photography

9. Who doesn't want to play in the snow with your wedding people?

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Photo from Maria & Daniel's snowed-in gothic burlesque wedding by Ezee Wedding Photos

10. Winter weddings mean sensible footwear and hosiery for all!

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Photo from Anna & Charles' intimate vegan ice skating wedding by Lindsey Kent

11. You will not get a better opportunity to snow tube in formal attire.

Photo from Jared Polin

12. Winter weddings offer some unique bouquet creations. Have fun with yours!

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Photo from Fern & Joe's intimate, secret Cornwall elopement by Debs Ivelja Photography


Photo from Stephanie & Joe's books and rock 'n' roll castle wedding by Maggie Winters Photography

14. Oh my. Match your coat's buttons to your bouquet? SQUEAL!

Photo from Laura & Michael's blue winter wedding in Brooklyn by Konrad Brattke

15. Dress up in all the sparkly, shimmery, wintery colors.

Photo from Just letting the world see this awesome green tea-length wedding dress by FunkyPixel Photography

16. THE most festive wedding carriage ride ever? POSSIBLY.

Photo from Kris & Justin's outdoorsy handmade Bavarian-style wedding by Icicle Valley Photography

17. Cute lil hedgehog wedding cake, anyone?

Photo from Kristine & Doug's 12th Day of Christmas outdoor winter wedding by Red Umbrella Photography

18. Just. Just. One big "awwwwwwwww!" for this mom and dad's winter wedding!

Photo from Sarah & Adam's winter solstice wedding by Meg Burke

What's your winter wedding going to look like? Strewn glittery snowflakes everywhere? Ice skating in formal wear? Skipping the cold altogether and say "I do" on a sunny beach? Tell me what you've got in mind!

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  1. We're getting married January 3rd! Keeping it warm and cozy in an Irish pub with a bunch of whiskey barrels as our background. It's all about food, drinks and warm low lighting. For centerpieces, my grandma dried her many many hydrangeas and then I spray painted them gold and silver. So cheap!

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  2. These pictures here make me want to have a winter wedding all over again…

    Wedding Dress with fur cape:

    Here's a real picture of the cape:

    And in case you want to use flowers to mimic snow falling for your winter wedding:

    So Pretty… might almost be worth how cold it must have been….

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