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Southern winter wedding style

We don’t see a lot of winter “wonderland” weddings in the south. Our usual temperate weather makes those cooler months some of the best for hosting southern winter weddings though. Unlike our neighbors to the north, we can’t get those fields of sparkling snow portraits, but we can take advantage of our still green landscapes to pair jeweled tone florals and colorful accents to create amazing winter wedding styles.

Avoid themed florals

This December Loxley, Alabama wedding of Caroline Harvey and Todd Bierman paired holiday seasonal greenery with gorgeous roses and jewel toned florals to create a stunning design. You can still give a nod to the holidays without using poinsettias because nobody wants their wedding, even one near the holidays, to look like Santa’s Workshop. This beautiful couple chose florals in deep tones with evergreen branches to evoke holiday vibes without appearing too themed.

Sparkling jewelry adds an icy touch to a winter ensemble.

Choose seasonal fashions

It’s so easy to simply fall in love with a gown without taking the season of your wedding into consideration. You can’t always predict the weather, but we’ve seen our share of shivering brides in barely-there gowns and over-heated grooms in black tuxes sweating it out under the Mississippi sun in August. The long sleeves on this gorgeous Stella York gown are perfect for a winter event, and the white fur stole adds a touch of elegance while keeping the bride from being chilled as the sun goes down.

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We can’t get over the lace on these sleeves.

Take your environment into consideration

Even if your event will be held indoors, you’ll still want to capture those special private moments like your first look in a picturesque location. Make sure to scope out the best spots in advance of your wedding. Winter months change the landscape, even in the deep south. Your memory of your venue from summer may not be a great representation of what it will look like in December or January. Coordinate with your photographer to make sure he or she knows where to shoot for the best backgrounds.

Those first look smiles are brighter than the winter sun. Their joy is contagious.

Include some wintery touches for your guests

This cute coffee sleeve is a sweet keepsake for your wedding guests, and they’ll especially love the thoughtfulness of a warm cup of coffee on a chilly winter day.

This textured beauty looks like mounds of snow on the four layers. Accented with complimentary florals and greenery, this is the perfect winter cake.

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