When couples think of winter wedding décor, they often imagine a white color palette, shimmering crystals, and frosty décor. However, one of the best ways to invoke a wintry feel during your wedding ceremony or reception is to use branches or birch bark as a design element. Natural birch has a beautiful ivory color with accents of grey and light brown, which beautifully tie into a rustic wedding theme. Manzanita branches, curly willow, and other varieties of branches can add an even more nature-inspired design to aisle decorations or reception centerpieces.
Create a ceremony structure with birch tree trunks and adorn the corners – or bases – with your desired wedding flowers, or embellish aisle markers with birch bark for a subtle rustic style. Arrange branches into a tunnel for guests to walk through before finding their table numbers suspended from a striking tree branch arrangement. During the reception, swap towering crystal-cut vases filled with wintry blooms for centerpieces composed of branches decorated with candle votives or enveloped in wedding flowers.
Winter wedding décor can also be achieved by using sparkling crystals, metallic details, and flickering candlelight – all of which can be added to birch or branch details in order to provide additional embellishment. Take a look at the images from real weddings, below, and be inspired to incorporate natural elements of birch and bark into your wedding décor to create a winter wonderland.
Photo by Braedon Photography; Consulting by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Photo by Christian Oth Studio
Photo by Heather Kincaid; Consulting by Alex Events, Inc.