9 Natural Elements for a Winter Wedding

Each season brings a different variety of natural elements that can be incorporated easily into your wedding decor. As we get into the heart of winter (and knee deep in snow), I couldn't think of a more fitting time to share with you a list of natural elements that you can bring inside to encompass a wintry feel at your wedding. 

9 Natural Elements for a Winter Wedding | Evelyn's Special Event Decorating

1. Cranberries

 Image from Tidewater and Tulle: http://www.tidewaterandtulle.com/2015/12/rustic-german-christmas-wedding-ideas.html

Image from Tidewater and Tulle: http://www.tidewaterandtulle.com/2015/12/rustic-german-christmas-wedding-ideas.html

If your colour theme is neutral, but you want to add a pop of colour, cranberries do the job well. The burgundy colour is not overwhelming and complements the natural green and white colours of winter. 

2. Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Wreath

 Image from Rustic Wedding Chic: http://rusticweddingchic.com/southern-winter-wedding

Image from Rustic Wedding Chic: http://rusticweddingchic.com/southern-winter-wedding

From the sweet sign across the wreath to the simplicity of the silver dollar eucalyptus plant, this wreath is a perfect way to incorporate winter greens into your special day. 

3. Wood Chargers

 Image from Happy Wedd: http://happywedd.com/wedding_theme/45-cozy-rustic-winter-wedding-ideas.html

Image from Happy Wedd: http://happywedd.com/wedding_theme/45-cozy-rustic-winter-wedding-ideas.html

While I love using wood chargers during the fall season, they're also great for winter weddings, especially when paired with pine down the centre of the table like the image above. Plus, wood is easily accessible year-round, making it a simple addition to your decor. 

4. Cinnamon Sticks

 Image from Brit + Co: http://www.brit.co/nature-inspired-winter-wedding-ideas/

Image from Brit + Co: http://www.brit.co/nature-inspired-winter-wedding-ideas/

Not only are cinnamon sticks great in the kitchen, but they also work at a winter wedding. Often overlooked as a decor element, cinnamon sticks are a pretty and unexpected touch to folded napkins. They also smell lovely...bonus! 

5. Birch Candleholders  

 Image from Deer Pearl Flowers: http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/40-stunning-winter-wedding-centerpiece-ideas/

Image from Deer Pearl Flowers: http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/40-stunning-winter-wedding-centerpiece-ideas/

Birch is a great type of wood to use at your wedding because the colour is very pale and neutral. Thicker, sturdy pieces also make great candleholders that can be used as centrepieces at each table. 

6. Beeswax Candles

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Image from SCOUTMOB: http://scoutmob.com/p/Hand-Rolled-Beeswax-Candles-Set?sort=recommended&signup=0&u=type526&

The unique texture of beeswax candles are sure to draw attention. To keep decor natural, you can add elements such as twine and greenery to the candles. 

7. Burlap

 Image from My Wedding: http://www.mywedding.com/wedding-ideas/colors-themes/winter-wedding-ideas-pick-a-seasonal-symbol/

Image from My Wedding: http://www.mywedding.com/wedding-ideas/colors-themes/winter-wedding-ideas-pick-a-seasonal-symbol/

First of all, how cute is this mini tree? It would be the perfect fit at a Christmasy wedding, but also still works for the remainder of the winter season. However, I want to take a moment to highlight burlap. It's popularity has increased over the past few years with the rise of rustic weddings, so it's sure to be a great addition to your table decor at a cozy winter wedding. 

8. Branches with White Florals

 Image from WedLuxe: http://wedluxe.com/steph&simon/

Image from WedLuxe: http://wedluxe.com/steph&simon/

What's more natural than branches? They look especially seasonal with the white florals woven into the centrepieces. Paired with mini candles, it feels like a romantic forest has been brought inside. 

9. Pine Sprigs

 Image from Brit + Co: http://www.brit.co/diy-winter-wedding-favors/

Image from Brit + Co: http://www.brit.co/diy-winter-wedding-favors/

Another way to incorporate a pop of colour into your decor is by using pine sprigs. These small pieces of pine draw the eye to the little decor detail. It looks wonderful paired with a neutral coloured candle (and would make the cutest wedding favour). 


What natural elements are you using in your winter wedding decor? Which element is your favourite from the list above? Share in the comments below!