Stylish Festive Wedding Themes

Are you planning a festive wedding? Well here’s some welcome inspiration for you… From botanical accents and cosy cabins to celestial motifs here are our favourite Etsy-inspired Christmas wedding styling ideas…

Are you planning a festive wedding, but aren’t so keen on dressing your venue with tinsel or red? Well here’s some welcome inspiration for you… Following on from our visit to the brilliant Etsy Christmas Showroom, we’ve pulled together our favourite winter wedding themes for 2019. From botanical accents and cosy cabins, celestial motifs and a build on the spark joy aesthetic, here’s what we discovered about gifting and decoration trends for the winter wedding season.

Cabin Fever

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We’re talking thick textures, cosy details, and accessories that inspire warmth in earthy tones of rust and pine. This festive trend is the phrase cwtch in material objects. We love the use of wood as a material for everything from table decorations, place settings and serving boards. Ensure your wedding is prepped for a winter night; leave baskets filled with hot water bottles at the venue for guests who feel the cold. We love the oversized knit of this hot water bottle cover by Spindle and Skein.

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Celestial Intervention

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Think starry nights, glittering lights and a rich colour palette inspired by distant galaxies. Our favourite accessories from this trend include these constellation baubles in burnished metal. We think they’ll make great personalised wedding favours for a festive wedding. Let loose your inner goddess and cast the celestial trend into your wedding wear. This crystal starburst barrette by Sasha Samuel Jewelry adds sophisticated glamour to your accessory game.

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It’s a trend that shows no sign of slowing, botanicals are in for the festive season. Bring a little tropic heat to a winter wedding with these jungle accents, vibrant colours and succulent decorations. Bring the scent of nature to your centrepieces by including these soy wax candles by Every Story Studio. We also think this coffee dark chocolate bar by Ethicoco compliments a rainforest vibe, and is a great addition to wedding favours. It’s ethically sourced and suitable for vegan guests.

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There’s a definite handmade feel to festive trends this year. From free-hand illustrations drawn on recycled paper to charmingly rustic decorations shaped from locally sourced materials, embrace the season of giving in a way that translates to the dressing of your wedding. We think this calligraphed cracker kit by Bespoke and Oak would be a wonderful addition to table decorations. You could even dress up the present table with these hand-stitched stockings by Good Wishes Quilts.

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Going Green

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We found inspiration to make this festive season the most meaningful and sustainable yet. To accessorise a wedding, we love the small details made from locally-sourced products and ingredients. These illustrated postcards printed on recycled card by Daria Solak will be perfect as thank-you notes. Direct guests to their seat with personalised place settings made from tree stump cuts from the Rachel Emma Studio. You could even ask loved ones to wrap any gifts in recycled paper, like this swan print from Kate Slater.

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Kate Lovell
Author: Kate Lovell

Our very first writer for The Gay Wedding Guide with over 300 articles written. Unfortunately, she no longer writes for us as she left to focus on other copywriting and projects but she'll always have a dedicated place in our hearts here at The Gay Wedding Guide.

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