Winter 2023 Wedding Trends

A couple after their winter wedding

Winter weddings are elegant, refined, and classy; in other words, everything we embody at Vintage Hotels! With a wide variety of luxurious venues to choose from that exude vintage appeal, our brides and grooms rave about our charming aesthetic, professional staff, and five-star service, along with a personal touch that makes your wedding unique to you. Our experienced wedding planners are happy to make your wildest dreams a reality, highlighting the trends of the season and including delicate details that will delight you and your guests.

Black Tie Weddings

A black tie wedding, 2023 wedding trend
Photography courtesy of Afterglow Images

These days, modern weddings can feature a wide variety of dress codes from the traditional to the eclectic, but black tie remains a classic for a reason: it’s sophisticated and beautiful. Black tie dress codes are among the most formal, and feature traditional dinner jackets, bow ties, and elaborate evening gowns.

Black-tie weddings are typically held in elegant venues, and our hotel wedding venues ooze vintage glamour, making them a perfect match for your black-tie wedding. Our in-house florist and talented culinary team can craft opulent centrepieces and a gourmet menu to match your chic aesthetic. 

Earthy Colour Palettes

A bridal party wearing earthy colours for a wedding
Photography courtesy of Afterglow Images

Ground your spectacular celebration with gorgeous earth tones, spotlighting dusty blues, rich browns, and olive greens. These elevated neutrals make for the perfect contrast to the bright white or ivory of a wedding gown or serve as a complement to a groom’s grey or tan tuxedo. They make for a colour scheme that is beautiful backdrop for photography, while remaining neutral enough to keep the focus on the wedding couple.  

Our wedding planners and in-house florists from Clipping’s Floral Design are happy to accommodate any colour palette you can imagine and can make a few well-chosen suggestions should you need inspiration. 

Elegant Velvet

Velvet wedding dresses for a winter wedding
Photography courtesy of Truth and Tales

Velvet is luxurious and vintage, and it’s made an impression this year, with everything from velvet bridesmaid gowns to velvet seat covers, and we love the trend—it matches the aesthetic of our Vintage Hotels perfectly! Transport yourself and your guests back in time to an era of refinement by incorporating velvet into your décor, wardrobe, or even your wedding stationery with velvet-bound guestbooks. 

Seasonal Menus

Elegant menus offered at winter weddings from Vintage Hotels
Photography courtesy of Afterglow Images

By now, the world has recognized what our chefs at Vintage Hotels have always known: fresh, local, in-season food simply tastes better (not to mention its positive impact on the environment). When you plan your winter wedding with us, our catering team will tailor a winter menu that feels like a winter menu, with only the freshest ingredients we can source, along with fantastic regional wines that will dazzle you with the rich flavours of the Niagara region. Our commitment to flexibility means we’re also able to easily accommodate any allergies, dietary restrictions, or personal preferences, so you can simply sit back and enjoy your special day. 

Winter-Themed Décor

Winter themed décor at a Vintage Hotels venue
Photography courtesy of Josh Bellingham Photography

Customize your wedding décor to match the beauty of the season! Add pinecones, holly, and other winter plants into décor items like your bouquet, wedding arch, and centrepieces for a gorgeous winter wonderland aesthetic.  

Winter wedding bouquets from Clipping’s Floral Design
Photography courtesy of Truth and Tales

Clipping’s Floral Design, our in-house florist, is pleased to incorporate winter-themed blooms and plants into your floral designs and may even have a few ideas that you haven’t thought of. 

Create a Winter Wonderland Wedding with Vintage Hotels

At Vintage Hotels, we believe that when it comes to weddings, if you can dream it, we can create it for you! No matter your winter wedding dreams, our experienced, professional planners are eager to make them reality. Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your special day as unique and beautiful as the love the two of you share. 

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