Winter Themed Ideas for the Aisle-Perfect Bride

Kunbi O / Monday March 9, 2015
Winter Wedding Inspiration for the Aisle Perfect Bride
Brinton Studios

Are you an unconventional winter bride in search of unique wedding ideas? Look no further!  Here are 3 original winter themed ideas for couples looking to stand out.

A Frozen-Inspired Affair

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Preston Bailey Designs | Image by John Labbe Photography

There’s something unmistakably magical about the elements that make up Winter weddings: white lights strung up all over town, stunning dresses, fresh blankets of snow, mistletoe, shimmering icicles.

Frozen Wedding Inspiration
De Belle Photography via Elegant Wedding

And nothing says “dramatic glamour” quite like a Disney Princess in a gorgeous gown. The animated film Frozen is all about empowerment, self acceptance, courage, and love–ideals you want to bring to your partnership.

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Michael Cinco Couture

Whether you’re more of an Elsa or an Ana, the movie’s beautiful visuals put summer scenery to shame. If you have a substantial budget for decorations, consider using potted trees to evoke an enchanted winter landscape. This can be done with small pine trees or spindly, potted, decorative branches. Find them at local craft stores, grab a can of white spray paint, and go to tow. (Hint: many retailers have sales on holiday decorations after the New Year.)

Michael Cinco Wedding Gown
Michael Cinco Couture

If you’re really dedicated to the cinematic theme, Disney actually makes an “Elsa-inspired” wedding gown. Fashion your hair into a braided updo, add some crystals, and transform yourself into a snow queen! (Cold hands, warm heart right?)

“Will You Be Mine?” Wedding

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Cannon Candids via Aisle Perfect

Valentine’s Day weddings can be kitschy and cute! The more whimsical, the better.If you’re a light-hearted couple with a love of hearts, roses, and smiling cherub statues, this might be the wedding theme for you! Note: think high school dance all grown up!

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Sottu Photography via Aisle Perfect

This whole affair works best when taken to a tongue-in-cheek extreme. So don’t be afraid to get back to basics. Red and pink roses are fun and traditional. Decorate the tables with conversation hearts, hang paper mache decorations, and add a photo booth. Crank up the R&B and let everyone know the Love Doctor is in the house!

Black and White Winter Ball

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Jonathan Canlas Phtography via Southern Weddings

Think the ultimate, classic ceremony. Recite your vows holding a bouquet of white roses, tied together with a silk black ribbon. Make sure your bridesmaids and groomsmen are dressed in black suits, tails optional for the groom(s), and decorate the programs with black and white photography of the two of you.

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Ross Oscar Knight Photography, Lemiga Events via Aisle Perfect

This theme pairs nicely with vintage pieces. If your budget allows, consider having your reception in a hotel and decking the place out in black and white accents. Think something from an Old Hollywood film. Go for high glamour, simple and clean lines, and jazzy music. The snowy season adds the perfect backdrop to your elegant wedding day.

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Modern Museum Wedding

So what do you think, unique brides-to-be? Are you into any of these Winter wedding themes? Leave your comments in the space below, and good luck with your planning.


Gwen Lewis is a writer and makeup artist based in Southern California. In the past, she has written on beauty and health, but has begun branching out into writing about wedding and party planning–two things that have always been a passion of hers. In her free time, she enjoys shopping and pick-up soccer games with her friends.