Simple Styling for a Small Winter Wedding

With lots of changes and postponements this year, a lot of my couples are now planning something small to get legally hitched this year and postponing their big party until next year.  However, of course they still want it to feel every bit as special and beautiful as the wedding they originally had in mind, but are struggling with the seasonality change for a small winter wedding. 

The most important bit is, of course, marrying your beau, but there are some easy and simple styling tricks you can incorporate to make it feel a bit more like an intimate winter wedding done in style.


Bottoms Up

As a lover of entertaining, cocktails, and all things fun in general (including drinking!), I always think it’s a nice touch to think about styling your welcome drinks or cocktail hour.  Super easy and simple to action, even if you’re doing it DIY at home – you could simply just add a garnish or a herb sprig to what you were already planning.  And most of these key ingredients you can buy in your weekly supermarket shop! 

Key styling ingredients:

Cinnamon sticks, rosemary sprigs, star anise, apple slices, burnt orange or orange flavourings. 


View these inspo pics (+ loads more) on my Wedding Food + Drink board on Pinterest


Upstyle Your Place Settings

A small but effective detail for any small winter wedding.  It gives lots of impact as the table is viewed en masse (even if you’re only have a dinner party or a select few for your reception) but it is noticeable and won’t be lost, since every place setting is individually laid per person.  Using herbs or cinnamon sticks will also give your tablescape the most wonderful aroma. 

Key styling ingredients:

Twine for napkins, rosemary or winter berry sprigs, cinnamon sticks, warm/dark tableware (coloured glassware works great as an accent if you are using your normal tableware).


View these inspo pics (+ loads more) on my Wedding Table Décor/Set Up board on Pinterest


Have a Cake Moment (Or a Styled ‘Treat Table’)

I’ve cited in my ‘How to Make a Small Wedding Feel Special’ blog post that it’s still nice to have details and traditions (as desired) like a cake and a cake cutting as an extra ‘event’ in your day, and an extra opportunity for some fun photos at least.  Because, well, why not?  If you’re worried your wedding will feel more like a dinner party, add some sparkle to your cake or dessert table to make it every bit as ‘wedding-y’ as a larger scale celebration. 

Key styling ingredients:

Gingerbread, lots of frosting/icing/icing sugar dusting, rosemary sprigs (to look like pine needles), pine cones, oranges, cranberries, winter berries, cotton heads. 


View these inspo pics (+ loads more) on my Cakes + Stands board on Pinterest


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