Top Winter Wedding Trends for 2018
Posted on: January 5, 2018
Once a rare occasion, winter weddings have continued to gain popularity, and why not? Beautiful snowscapes create a magical atmosphere for the big day and make for memorable photos you’ll always cherish. The Hampshire House, directly across the street from the famed Boston Public Garden, offers some of the most striking scenery in the city. So, while you’re planning your special day, what are some of the most popular winter wedding trends this season?
Groom’s Second Look
For the better part of the last decade, brides have embraced the two-wedding dress trend, wearing a formal gown for the ceremony and then changing into a more casual party dress to dance the night away. But who says brides get to have all the fun? Grooms have also taken a shine to this trend, wearing two different looks as well. While not as elaborate as wearing an entirely different outfit, men will often change up their look by donning a less formal jacket, changing their shoes, or wearing a different tie. Expect to see multiple looks on the groom this season.
Frozen Flower Sculptures
Ice sculptures are nothing new when it comes to wedding receptions, but frozen flowers? That’s a new one even to us! We couldn’t think of a more appropriate look for a winter wedding than these works of art. They catapult the ice sculpture to an entirely different level by filling the blocks of ice with beautifully arranged flowers. The arrangements are fully encased in the ice, giving the illusion that the flowers are floating. It’s as though you’re looking into an aquarium. In addition to their stunning beauty, the sculptures keep your flowers perfectly preserved so you they won’t wilt halfway through the night.
One of this year’s hottest trends is personalized neon signs. Add a fun pop of color and show off your last name, wedding date, or something meaningful to you and your fiancé. It’s one of the most important days of your life, so shouldn’t your name be in lights?
Hot Chocolate Bar
Candy bars and ice cream sundae bars are always a hit at weddings, but for a new spin on an old idea, consider a hot chocolate bar. What better addition to your winter wedding than having your guests enjoy creamy hot cocoa while cozied up to one of our fireplaces at the Hampshire House? We can fill a table with delicious accouterments such as miniature marshmallows, candy canes, caramel sauce, and whipped cream. And don’t forget the adult beverages, like Baileys and Frangelico.
An updated take on the traditional tiered wedding cake, drip cakes feature lavish icing dripping off of each tier. When iced in sophisticated shades of silver or gold, these cakes look especially luxurious.
While winter weddings usually conjure up images of faux fur stoles and lavish wraps, the latest trend shows edgy leather jackets paired with formal gowns. While ideal for keeping the bride warm throughout the day and in between photo sessions, this look offers the best of both worlds — sophisticated and a little offbeat.
Whether you’re thinking of having a winter wedding, or you’ve already chosen your date, let the dedicated staff at the Hampshire House help give you the wedding of your dreams.