Philadelphia Winter Wedding Ideas
Many of us grew up idolizing the winter season—a time filled with festivities and magical moments—and this is one of the main reasons why couples consider a winter wedding in Philadelphia! A season of lights, powdery snowfalls, all the warm festive cocktails and new year beginnings—there are so many reasons to love winter as a season to celebrate and solidify your love.
After planning hundreds of winter ceremonies and receptions at Phoenixville Foundry, we’ve seen it all. Here are a few of our favorite tips for the perfect winter wedding!
Winter Wedding Colors in Philadelphia
Winter is the perfect time of year to explore any color palette. From cool neutrals to bold elegance, the sky is the limit when pairing hues for your winter wedding; anything goes. Winter is also the perfect season to embrace textures like satin, sequins, velvet and fur, so consider how you want that to come into play at your wedding and the colors will come together effortlessly!
- Timeless: Burgundy, Green & White
- Elegant: Black, White & Gold
- Non-Traditional: Purple, Gray & Green
Winter Wedding Decorations
The décor style you choose for a winter wedding varies based upon what month the wedding is held and what colors you’ve chosen. For example, is it a holiday-inspired celebration in December or a frosty fete in February? That’s just one of the reasons why we love winter weddings—so much variety in just one season!
- All the candles and twinkly lights
- Hanging crystals and glass orbs
- Antlers – neutral or metallic for extra pop
- Berries and snow-covered pinecones
- Mirror or clear acrylic signage
- (Jingle) bells or custom ornament escort cards
- Wreaths with greenery and wedding florals
- Bare branches
- Snowflakes everywhere!
Beyond these décor items, there is so much you can do in terms of customizing your tablescapes with elements like your linens and napkins. Think about choosing plaid napkins, adding a rich velvet runner to each table in your boldest wedding hue, customizing your head table with a full sequin linen—there are so many simple ways to add unique features to your big day!
Winter Wedding Centerpieces
As always, you’ll want to match your centerpieces to your color scheme and overall plan for décor. Here are some fun ideas for how to transform the pieces above into angelic wintry centerpieces:
- Lanterns with candles, surrounded by a wreath of wedding greenery
- Tall clear vases filled with pinecones and white painted branches with hanging crystals
- Holly, berries and evergreens spread as a runner down the center of a long table
- Greenery runner with painted antlers and romantic votives
- Tall clear vases filled with metallic ornaments topped with a floral arrangement
- Fresh cut wood slices topped with a floating candle, sprigs of greenery and berries
- Dramatic candelabras topped with floral arrangements and candles
- Trees made from ornaments and pinecones
- Snowflake-etched vases with pure white blooms
Winter Wedding Flower Ideas
While most don’t think there are any varietals native to winter months, that’s a misconception! There are plenty of options blooming in chillier months that make stunning bouquets. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Globe Amaranth
- Japanese Andromeda
Don’t forget about unique greenery options as well, like dusty miller or seeded eucalyptus—you can even have the seeded portion spray painted for a metallic pop in your bouquet!
Winter Wedding Photos at Phoenixville Foundry
At the Phoenixville Foundry, our winter couples love taking advantage of the fire pits for s’mores, snapping dreamy shots against the brick façade as snow falls around them and cozying up with friends and family to bring the heat to the dance floor!
Most couples do decide to do the ceremony and reception on-site, and with that, there are options! If you’re getting married on the tail end of winter or during a month that seems to be mild, the ceremony can be hosted outside by the gazebo as the sun sets—it’s a truly magical setting. Otherwise, couples love to play around with fun drapery and lighting to create a dreamy ceremony indoors in the Cupola Ballroom, using the West Wing Ballroom for a fun reception. There’s only one event at a time, so couples have free reign of how to set up their big day.
There’s nothing quite like a Phoenixville Foundry snowfall, so hopefully there’s a day with light powder to really add to your dream winter wedding!
Can you picture it yet? We’d love to dream up your big day at Phoenixville Foundry together. Get in touch to speak with one of our planners so you can experience it for yourselves!