Top Winter Wedding Trends of 2016

As we head into the winter season, the hottest wedding trends of summer are dropping faster than the temperature. That's why we’ve teamed up with Blueprint Registry to round-up our picks of the best winter wedding trends this year. From mirrored mercury decor to tiered chandeliers, we want to make sure you have all the inspo you need to bring your theme to life.

“Destinations Weddings” Hit a New Level (or should we say altitude?)

Instead of leaving cold temperatures for tropical climates, more and more engaged couples are opting to embrace the winter weather and stunning scenic backgrounds of the mountains. With gorgeous getaway options coast to coast, you’ll be sure to find the perfect place to host your day. Trade your resort passes for a little cabin fever and mimosas for spiked apple cider, ‘tis the season!

Hot Cocktail Bar & Comfort Food

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Ditch the cold cocktails for a hot “tottie” bar to keep your guests warm and the party white hot. Whether you opt for spiced rum apple cider or a traditional Irish coffee, these festive drink options will get everyone in the spirit to celebrate. When it comes time for dinner, forget the fois gras and instead go for cozy comfort meals (think: mini chicken pot pies). For the final touch, skip the plates and serve individual deserts in enamel pots like this gorgeous dishware that comes in mint.

Create A Winter (Woodland) Wonderland

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Bring the outside “in” to create a gorgeous woodland theme with natural elements like fresh cut firewood that doubles as a statement piece. Display it in an ironwork frame fire hood holder, and better yet, if you’re hosting cocktail hour outside, set up a fire pit for functional decor that keeps guests warm. Even your flatware can offer some rustic flair with twig disposable flatware (plastic forks have never looked so good). Add green accents and illuminate the atmosphere with string lights to enhance the fairytale feel. We love this light cloche terrarium from Terrain.

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Go Vintage Glam

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Faux fur creates a feeling of coziness. Add accent pillows to everything from dining benches to reception chairs. These soft and stylish faux fur ruched pillows are the perfect way to bring warmth into a room. Contrast the softness off the pillows with mirrored accents like mercury vases and votives, or create gorgeous centerpieces with mirrored accent trays. A tiered chandelier is another great way to incorporate old Hollywood glam into your reception. In terms of color, stay neutral this season. Natural tones like grey and beige will make a bold statement when mixed with the elegant lighting and metallic accents.