Red and Green Nordic Winter Wedding Styling

Are you feeling festive yet? With just over a week to go until the big day, I’m sure these festive red and green Nordic winter wedding styling ideas will help to get you in the mood! Last week I shared some very alternative Christmas wedding ideas in the ‘Merry Kitschmas’ shoot, but today’s shoot features festive winter styling with a traditional colour palette of red and green but with a modern, Nordic twist.

Christmas is my favourite time of year for weddings as I love the colours, sparkles and twinkling lights everywhere. If you are marrying at his time of year it is likely your venue will have Christmas decorations up, so you could work with these, but if you have a blank canvas then these Nordic winter wedding ideas are stunning.

Bride and groom sitting at wedding table with red, green and black winter styling

You may think the shoot took place in Scandinavia, but actually it was right here in the UK at White Space Alresford, an old chapel in Hampshire. The styling team, led by Beth A Weddings, created a warm and cosy visual delight. A cute tulle-draped ceremony tipi, rustic sleigh and fabulous Christmas tree form the backdrop for the shoot. The tablescape is adorned with festive elements including mini Christmas trees, pine cones and stars, and for the cosy vibe the chairs are draped with blankets.

Florals form much of the styling, from the tipi arrangements to the beautiful modern floral rings, spectacular bridal bouquet and incredible floral bridal crown. I love an abundance of lush green foliage at this time of year, and together with berries and pine cones it makes for a festive delight.

Enjoy these wonderful pictures by Angela Ward Brown…

Warm and Cosy

“This opulent shoot at White Space Alresford shows that a small wedding venue doesn’t mean compromising on style. A hidden gem in the stunning town of Alresford, this old chapel has retained its beautiful historic features and large stained glass windows that cast bright natural light around the space.

“Winter weddings work perfectly at White Space for those looking for something cool and unique. It feels warm and cosy, and is an ideal venue for ceremonies and intimate celebrations.

“Angela Ward Brown impeccably captured the space and romance in our Nordic Winter shoot. The relaxed venue lent itself brilliantly to a cool bride, who looked stunning in luxurious cashmere and tulle. Rich florals and winter berries converted even the most adamant summer bride. By working with what was in season, Steph from Rabbit and the Rose reminded us that nature is wonderful even in the bleakest of winters.

“Surrounded by candlelight and under the ceremony tipi, With these Hands created the most romantic of backdrops for that first kiss.”

Bridal bouquet with red flowers and green foliage

Nordic sleigh with floral hoop on front

Box of Christmas decorations

Foliage and rose floral hoop

Wedding dress hanging from simple wedding ceremony tipi

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‘Merry Kitschmas’ Wedding Styling

There’s Christmas wedding styling and then there’s ‘Kitschmas’ wedding styling! These ideas throw traditional Christmas out of the window and bring in kitsch and vintage wonders.

Rock ‘n’ Roll events planner Michaela of Clear Hearts really thought outside of the box with these styling ideas, showing you really can have a wedding as personal as you are, and that Christmas weddings are not all about Christmas trees and holly. These ideas are fabulously over the top and create an all out fun vibe that will fill Christmas with cheer! Think bold, garish and sparkly and you’ve hit the nail on the head.

The decoration is crammed with detail, from pom pom wreaths to cute plastic Babycham-esque deer, trolls (do you remember them?!) and even a bridal jacket covered with teddy bears. This really is a crazy alternative to traditional Christmas styling.

Bride and groom outside VW van with 'Merry Kitschmas' wedding styling

For many, Christmas is all about the food, and the sweet treats in this shoot are spectacular, especially the amazing croquembouche cake full of Christmas delights including cute gingerbread houses.

One last thing I must mention before you go ahead and enjoy these really cool Kitschmas wedding styling ideas, captured by Chloe Lee Photography, is the bride’s shoes. I’m pretty sure you will never have seen a pair of shoes like them… pom poms, a glitzy Father Christmas and snowman, red bows and calligraphy!

Merry Kitschmas everyone!

Full of Fun

“The idea of the ‘Merry Kitschmas’ wedding theme was born from my love of ‘more is more’, Bjork and artists like Paul Yore. This mixed with Chloe Lee’s love of all things kitsch, Disney and O.T.T. meant the cuteness flowed.

“The shoot team all brought some of their favourite Christmas kitsch items for me to add into the styling. It made for such a great selection and made the van full of fun.”

VW van with red ribbon on front

Pom pom wreath

Troll dolls and glittery reindeer

Merry kitschmas candle

Christmas candles

Christmas wedding shoes with red ribbon and Santa and snowman figured on front

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Cosy Hygge Wedding Styling Inspiration

You’ve probably heard the word hygge, pronounced ‘hoo-ga’ or ‘hue-gah’. It’s basically a word to reflect a mood of cosiness and contentment, and this wondrous hygge wedding styling will get you right into the Christmas spirit.

Created by the magnificent Kirsten, aka The Little Wedding Helper, these ideas give a cosy approach to Christmas and winter wedding styling. The concept also has a rustic feel, and it’s all so inviting.

A dark colour palette of purple and green offers an alternative to tradition Christmas colours, and what better florals to use at this time of year than purple hydrangeas, elderberries, and ivy? These elements combine to create a fabulously styled wedding tablescape. A large trailing ivy table runner creeps around vases of hydrangea and taper candles in glass bottles. So beautiful, it’s an easy way to create a stunning feature of your wedding table, and it’s inexpensive too, as you could forage the ivy yourself.

Wedding place setting with hygge styling

Cosy Vibe

One of the best places to create a cosy vibe is in a country pub, and The Battleaxes in Wraxall, just outside Bristol, provided a wonderful setting for this shoot. Throughout this stunning venue, carefully placed rustic decor creates feature points for the styling. Every little detail, such as the wooden stag head, wicker hearts, vintage books, lanterns, candles and soft blankets, all help to bring the hygge wedding styling to life.

The cosy vibe continues up the stairs of the pub, where trailing ivy is woven around pillar candles flickering between dark purple hydrangea. This looks great, but of course be careful at your wedding venue to place real candles out of the way of people’s path! You can get great artificial candles though, and some venues prefer these, so it’s best to check to be on the safe side.

A wedding wouldn’t be complete without a cake or two, and a wonderful styled sweet treat table adds to the cosy, rustic vibe. Naked wedding cakes, a decadent chocolate drip cake, and the cutest gingerbread houses are all displayed on oak slices. For me though, the pièce de résistance for this shoot is the spectacular hot chocolate bar, sure to give you a warm feeling inside (and leave you wanting one!).

Huge thanks go to Sam Gibson Photography for these amazing pictures of this hygge wedding styling inspiration…

Easy to Recreate

“The Danish word ‘hygge’ has become a bit of a buzz word. I keep pronouncing it as ‘huggy’, because it’s how it makes you feel. Meik Wiking, author of ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ defines it as ‘togetherness, relaxations, indulgence, presence and comfort’.

“It got me thinking about weddings and how this Danish concept can lend itself to the planning and design of a wedding day. Many couples who I talk to often become overwhelmed with everything, all consumed with Pinterest and wanting to create the right look for their day. They can become lost in so many details that they lose sight of what the day is actually about. Don’t get me wrong, I love the details; it’s what my job is about. However, it’s important that they’re meaningful and personal. When your guests walk into your ceremony and reception they should see the both of you entwined throughout. It’s not just about how your wedding looks, but how it feels too.

“After reading more I wanted to create hygge wedding styling that encompassed all its elements and, more importantly, was easy to recreate.

“Thank you to all the suppliers who really got what I wanted to create, and also to The Battleaxes for allowing us to take over a corner of their beautiful venue. It is perfect for any winter wedding, with its log fires, wooden tables, mismatched chairs, and as much hot chocolate as a wedding stylist could drink!”

Small wedding table with hygge styling

Candles and plates on rustic table to create hygge wedding styling

Cosy, rustic wedding table with candles, ivy runner and white plates

Pot of purple hydrangea on wedding table

Rustic table with hygge wedding styling

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Winter wedding table styling on Christmas Tree Farm

Winter Wedding Styling on a Christmas Tree Farm

There’s only three more sleeps to go – are you excited yet? Feeling festive? If you weren’t feeling festive before, I’m sure you will after seeing these pictures by the fabulous Alicia King Photography. Taking place on a Christmas tree farm, this winter wedding shoot oozes festive charm. It’s full to the brim of the most delightful styling ideas for a Christmas wedding.

The colours used are traditional, seasonal colours for this time of year, with red, green and white running the show. With the backdrop of the snowy Christmas trees they look sublime.

If you are looking for ideas for your Christmas wedding seating plan, check out the dress maker’s mannequin dressed with a fur shrug and the most fabulous skirt made of Christmas tree sprigs, delicately adorned with guest names. This is one very cool way to showcase your seating plan.

The winter wedding styling details make the rustic wedding table come alive. From the beautiful eucalyptus, Christmas tree and rose table runner than spans the length of the table, to the array of gold candlestick holders, Christmas beer bottles with flowers, pine cone place setting decor, and cute little deer. The table looks so inviting. To top it all off there are cosy winter blankets over the chairs.

Winter wedding table styling on Christmas Tree Farm

As well as the amazing tablescape, the creative team styled a Christmas wonderland in other parts of the Christmas tree farm which adds to the magic of these styling ideas.

I hope these magical winter wedding ideas make you feel fabulously festive!

Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm

“One of the greatest things about living in the North East is the changing seasons – it allows us creative types to have fun with Mother Nature’s revolving backdrop. Cutting your own Christmas tree is a big Hudson Valley attraction, and we are fortunate to have one of the country’s oldest tree farms in our backyard. Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm, a family run business, has been providing fresh cut trees since 1956. What better place to host a winter shoot than on a Christmas tree farm that has for decades been celebrating the most wonderful time of the year?

“The colour palette had to be rich yet natural. We wanted it to feel like the holidays but not scream Merry Christmas. Ruby red, evergreen and winter white with natural wood tones felt like a classic holiday card straight from Currier and Ives.

“The night before the shoot it snowed eight inches in Red Hook, NY, so we all woke to a winter wonderland. When we arrived on site, the evergreens greeted us like stoic soldiers with a perfect carpet of white under their wooden feet.”

Battenfeld's Christmas Tree Farm

Rose and foliage crown on stool

Winter wedding buttonholes

Winter boots, blanket and bouquet on ladder

Winter bridal bouquet on chair Close up of winter wedding bouquet with rose and foliage

Winter Wedding Table Styling

“Upon arrival to the reception, greetings from a winter mannequin with stole and pearls, adorned with tea stained escort cards in gold calligraphy. Farm tables were set with bone china and fashioned down a balsam tree aisle. We then filled in with the finest wares – vintage silver flatware along with crystal glass in gem colours. We adorned mixed wooden chairs with plaid blankets and quilts to keep guests warm. Endless evergreen and eucalyptus roping ran down the centre of the table over a linen runner, and brass candlesticks with cream candles added an extra layer of metal.

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Bride and groom standing in front of wedding table

Red, Black and Gold Winter Wedding Styling

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, don’t you think? Today’s feature is another lovely dose of festive charm… a magical red, black and gold winter wedding shoot, captured by Jordan Weiland.

With Christmas nearly upon us it’s the perfect time to share these beautiful ideas. I love to see rich, deep colour combinations during the winter season. The rich reds and opulent golds, together with black, make a wonderful colour palette.

Bride and groom standing in front of wedding table

The fabulous floral arrangements are a visual delight with the addition of black grapes in the centre of the tablescape. The table styling also includes marvellous black candles, gold chargers, coloured glass, and a sparkly sequinned table runner. For the place settings the team used dark red apples with calligraphy lettering – they look amazing.

If you’re planning a winter or Christmas wedding then what do you think of these beautiful ideas?

Splurge and Save

“The winter season and the European feel of this old Scottish-style castle nestled in the Rocky Mountain foothills inspired this shoot. An epic backdrop, gorgeous lush flowers and DIY ideas, this shoot is beautiful inspiration for a winter wedding, and a great showcase of how to do a mix of a ‘splurge and save’ event.

“The invitations were a nod to old-world penmanship with calligraphy, thick paper with torn edges and a wax seal.”

Cherokee Castle in Colorado

Wooden door of Cherokee Castle Head statue at Cherokee Castle

Winter wedding stationery

Wedding invitation

Dark Florals

“Black candles and dark florals mixed with the winter snow and place settings showed the complexity of the two contrasting from one another. The florals were definitely a splurge from Alexan Events, but we paired them with DIY painted candles. The candles were so gorgeous – who knew you could paint candles whatever colour you want?

“The reception tables were a mix of metals and then the contrast of light and dark. Grapes in the florals gave a deep purple hue. The apple place names were a nod to the Scottish tradition of a wedding prophecy, created by paring an apple so that the skin comes off in one length. As the clock struck twelve it was swung round the head and thrown over the left shoulder. When it landed it would form the first letter of the name of the future spouse.

Winter styled wedding table at Cherokee Castle

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