For those looking for inspiration for an upcoming winter-time wedding, consider doing a snowflake theme. Although seemingly a relatively simple concept, there are so many creative elements and signature details that make the possibilities endless.
At first, you may only think of white when you think of snowflakes, but add colors like ice blue and frosted silver, or draw from natural elements like trees, and you can make a dramatic statement with a snowflake wedding. Here are a couple ideas for inspiration when planning a snowflake winter wedding.
Invitations are the first thing guests see and are the tip off to what the wedding theme and colors are. Invitations by Dawn has a number of snowflake invitations for inspiration, some of which incorporate the perfect touch of color.
For a pure snowflake invite, consider Snowflake Fun that features separate snowflake cutouts for the invitation. To add some subtle color, consider the Satin Touch Winter invite that has an icy blue background, a red satin ribbon, and tiny colored snowflakes adorning the front. Or for something more dramatic, check out the Snow Flurry Winter invite that has dramatic deep blue snowflakes and a royal blue ribbon.
2. Bridesmaid Dresses
For a winter snowflake wedding, you can be as simple or glitzy as you like. If you have a crystal accented dress, consider a shiny silver or pewter dress for your bridesmaids. If you are adding color, a soft flowy ice blue dress, or a dramatic floor length royal blue dress.
For inspiration, check out The Dessy Group that has countless style dresses in silver and pewter, many of which are available in a huge selection of other colors.
It might come as a surprise to learn there are a number of options for classy snowflake jewelry for both you and your bridesmaids. Check out this snowflake necklace and earrings set. There is even a snowflake tiara available that would add a perfect subtle tie in as well.
4. Wedding Cake
You do not have to settle on a simple white cake with white snowflake adornments for this themed wedding. Your cake designer can pull any inspiration from your wedding invitation, bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses, reception site, etc. Remember that invitation with the ice blue and the red ribbon? Consider a white cake with a red ribbon at the base of each layer and adorned with ice blue snowflakes throughout. For something more dramatic, check out this incredible snowflake design cake from AZ Cakes by Elizabeth. This design features deep royal blue fondant and snow topped tiers, heavily adorned with gorgeous snowflakes. A cake like this will no doubt be a hit with your guests.
Your flowers can be as simple as various white flowers or add color based on the color palette you’ve chosen for your wedding. You can also add non-traditional elements that would be a perfect addition to your bouquet. Add small frosted pine cones or colored berries to make your bouquet pop. For inspiration, look at the winter wedding bouquet featured on The Knot.
For a snowflake themed wedding, consider something low and soft like floating candles and icy blue crystals. Surround the bowls with natural elements like light brown branches, frosted pine cones, and crystal snowflakes. For something more dramatic, consider a large white tree with lots of branches. Hang dripping crystals and delicate snowflakes for a mystical look.
Or consider a combination of both ideas. Have frosty glass tall vases filled with ice blue crystals and tall white branches adorned with hanging crystals and snowflakes. Then decorate the table with small white votive candles around the base of the vase.
7. Favors, Placecards, and Other Snowflake Elements
Wedding Favors Unlimited has numerous snowflake items for favors and other special touches for your wedding day. From snowflake wine stoppers to snowflake fortune cookies, the possibilities are endless. Be sure to check out the really cool snowflake place cards.