Celebrating your winter wedding in Vermont presents unique opportunities (Skiing! Snow!) and some challenges (Cold temperatures! Snow!). Whether you’re an adventurous couple looking to experience Vermont’s famous ski slopes, or looking to create a cozy, indoor soiree, a winter wedding in Vermont can be a magical wonderland. Here are 10 ideas to inspiration your own Vermont winter wedding!
Wear a Wedding Dress with Sleeves
If there was ever a season to rock a wedding dress with sleeves – it’s winter. Whether you lean more boho or classic, there is a sleeve style to suit your winter bridal look!
(Bonus tip: rock tights and boots!)
Rock a Fur Accessory Over Your Winter Wedding Dress
Nothing says winter chic quite like fur. Whether you wear a jacket or a shawl, fur is a timeless, cozy accessory that will keep you both warm and stylish while outside.
Keep your Bridesmaids Warm with Accessories
Gift your bridesmaids coordinating scarves, mittens, or fur shawls to wear during winter bridal party portraits. They’ll appreciate the extra layer, and they’ll be warmed with the memories your wedding every time they wear them!
Go Bold with a Red Color Palette
Red as your primary winter wedding color is a classic, bold choice. The festive color pops against winter’s stark white, which makes for some dramatic photos!
Or, Embrace Winter’s Moody and Muted Color Palette
Lush, dark greens, moody florals, and muted pastels all reflect the colors of the winter season. These color palettes are simple and elegant, and let the natural beauty of your surroundings shine.
Carry an Umbrella to Protect You From Snow
If it’s actively snowing, you’ll appreciate the protection. As a bonus, an umbrella is a great prop for couple portraits!
Go Skiing (or Snowboarding) During Your Vermont Winter Wedding
If you love to ski, why not take a run during your winter wedding? If you aren’t up for braving the actual slopes (that would be me), you can incorporate your love of the sport into your winter wedding with a pair of skies to sign as a guest book alternative, or include a ski gondola wedding cake topper. (Not pictured, but very fun, would be shotskis at the bar as well.)
Embrace Candlelight for Your Wedding Decor
Nothing sets the scene for a cozy, elegant evening quite like candlelight glow! Even if you can’t have real candles in your venue, battery operated candles and fairy lights achieve a similar magic twinkle.
Have a Ring Warming Ceremony
This is a beautiful ceremony tradition during any season, but it feels particularly appropriate when the weather is chilly. You can have a sign near your ceremony entrance asking guests to hold your rings and infuse them with good wishes. Or, as part of your ceremony, have your officiant pass the rings around and ask your community to bless them.
Frolic in the Snow for Vermont Winter Wedding Portraits
Embrace the snow for your wedding pictures! Jump in (or have your partner carry you), snuggle up, and enjoy the magic of the winter season.
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