Inspiration – How To Create a Winter Wonderland Reception

Written by    Last updated: December 12, 2012

If you have chosen those frosty winter months for your wedding, why not surprise your guests with a Winter Wonderland theme incorporating cool blue tones, elegant fairy light draping, Christmas trees adorned with hanging crystals, warm candlelight and themed table centres, co-ordinating every decor aspect to entice and excite your guests into a magical land of winter! The experts at Theme-Works show you how to create this with just a few key touches.

Show the guests a glimpse of what awaits them inside by setting up delicate yet striking white twig trees lit in icy blues at the entrance.

 White Twig Tree Entrance

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Place a gorgeous ice sculpture at the focal point of the venue – perhaps at the entrance, or at a dramatically near the centre of the reception room – you can have it carved to show anything you like, from snowflakes to a scuplture of yourself with the groom!

Ice Sculpture

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The top table is the focus of the reception – and it gets photographed a lot too! Both the table and the background are equally important – consider using the same white twig trees as at the entrance for the centrepiece, and keep the decor snow white.

Top Table

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For table centrepieces, choose delicate crystals hanging from wintery twigs at the centre of the table, or martini glasses filled with fun snow and snowballs!

Snow Ball in Martini Glass Table Centre

Twig Tree and Crystal Table Centre

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Don’t neglect the ceiling – sumptuous white voile draping lit with beautiful white fairy lights will create a magical atmosphere.

White Voile Draping

White Voile Draping

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For the tables, white is right as the main colour, with blue accents. In the room below, the poles were wrapped in white fabric, making them look as if covered in frost, and the twinkle lights in the voile draping at the ceiling give the room a more wintry feel. The table centrepieces use real roses, but are given that winter wonderland touch by use of dangling crystal garlands.

Table Dressing

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Winter wonderland party continues as you dance the night away on a shimmering white dance floor, surrounded by draped white and blue curtains.

White Dance Floor

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Don’t forget the light – for that final touch, magical snowflakes dancing around the room can be created simply and easily through the use of clever lighting.

Snowflake Lights

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Theme-Works is a wedding design company working their magic to create bespoke wedding theming and decor solutions. Their wedding themes are completely bespoke and tailored specifically to your individual requirements, so you can design your wedding as lavishly or as subtly as you wish.

Visit our Inspiration pages for even more wonderful ideas!

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