how to have a winter wedding in summer

No one can style a winter-themed wedding quite as beautifully as Russians and today’s editorial from Svetlana Strizhakova is proof. Winter weddings are absolutely stunning and they bring up feelings of warmth, love, family, and intimacy that go hand in hand with the season. But – what if you want a winter-themed wedding in the middle of summer? Well – today this team of wedding pros shows you how!

Winter wedding theme | Svetlana Strizhakova Grey wedding invitations with calligraphy | Svetlana Strizhakova Stylish groom | Svetlana Strizhakova

THE COLOR PALETTE: Choose a winter color palette and make sure that everything in your wedding is one of those colors! Monochromatic looks are very wintry (think of how a blanket of snow covers all the colors) – think grey, white, black, a touch of evergreen, and silver.

Winter wedding bouquet | Svetlana Strizhakova

VENUE– Hold your winter-themed wedding inside during the summer and make sure that the venue serves as a blank palette for your monochromatic winter colors. You can create focal points throughout your venue with the use of linens like in this winter wedding inspiration shoot.

Grey backdrop for a winter wedding | Svetlana Strizhakova How to have a winter-themed wedding in summer | Svetlana Strizhakova

DÉCOR – Spray paint your greens to give it a frosted look and keep things simple! A little goes a long way with a monochromatic, wintry wedding color palette like this one.

Grey pearl crown | Svetlana Strizhakova Frosted plants | Svetlana Strizhakova Winter wedding ideas | Svetlana Strizhakova Winter bridal bouquet | Svetlana Strizhakova Winter wedding inspiration | Svetlana Strizhakova Winter wedding boutonnière | Svetlana Strizhakova Winter wedding inspiration | Svetlana Strizhakova

YOUR LOOK – Let a snow queen vibe inspire you! A grey wedding dress is elegant, sophisticated, and totally wedding worthy. The one shown here has nice lace detailing that resembles frost on a window. Make sure your makeup is natural but give yourself that ‘just came in from the cold’ glow with some blush and a sweet pink lipstick shade.

Winter wedding ideas | Svetlana Strizhakova


Photography: Svetlana Strizhakova// Gowns: Vesssna Wedding // Makeup and Hair: Svetlana Sokolova // Floral Design:Sweet Willam// Hair Pieces:Nastasjach // Calligraphy Nikolietta

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Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. Beautiful. The dress is stunning!


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