Winter Wedding Ideas

One of the first details a bride must choose when planning her big day is which season to have the wedding. A classic winter wedding gives a wonderful opportunity to embrace the winter season and all of its beauty. It may be cold outside during the long winter months, but with proper décor, you can illuminate your winter wedding with bright, yet cozy, ambiance.

Hotel Alex Johnson is the perfect place to hold a winter wedding. All of your winter wedding ideas come to life in Hotel Alex Johnson’s ballroom. Tasseled drapes, antique chandeliers and a polished terrazzo dance floor, all under the four original murals depicting Black Hills scenes give a warm and glamorous effect throughout the room. Ceilings throughout the ballroom crossed with wooden beams tie in the feel of a cozy cabin while the view from the second floor look over a snow covered downtown complete with Christmas décor.

Snowflakes sprinkle the sidewalks and blankets of sparkling snow grace the tops of last summer’s rose bushes, giving old man winter brings the perfect opportunity to make your wedding day shine. Planning a winter wedding ties in the joy of the season and provides ideas are creatively endless. Delight your guests with winter wonderland décor which will accent your special day.

A few winter wedding ideas that will dress up your reception:

• A sure way to tie in the season is by draping mini wreaths on the back of chairs. Place ornamental nametags onto the wreath to classify seating arrangements.

• For a classic and simple touch, fill a glass vase with water and holly and top with cranberries and a white tea light candle. This is a bright yet delicate addition to the centerpiece.

A cranberry, holly, and tea light candle display is a wonderful tribute to the season.


• Have a beverage station complete with hot cocoa, hot apple cider, and hot toddies for the adults.

• Instead of a traditional candle holder, tie in the season by using aspen as a candle holder, the soft white bark will add an earthy affect to the room.

Aspen tree bark makes a wonderful candle holder.


• We have all tried to catch a snowflake in our mouth as it glided from the sky. On your wedding day, capture that innocence and provide edible snowflake cookies on your dessert bar.

Snowflake cookies bring back the innocence of childhood.


• Use pinecones as seating card holders.

• Add spruce trees with lights that reflect the colors of your wedding to illuminate the dance floor.

Creative possibilities are endless while planning a winter wedding. A touch of imagination goes a long way and your guests are sure to be charmed by the seasonal décor. It’s easy to get caught up in the planning and preparations of a wedding; however, embrace the day and the joy of the season.

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