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Elegant Western Winter Wedding Ideas

There’s something so magical about a winter wedding. Snow is blanketing a beautiful rustic wedding venue, the bride and groom dance under twinkling lights, and loved ones get cozy as they chat and reminisce. If that sounds like the makings of your dream wedding, you’ll want to see more from Mikayla and David’s rustic yet elegant wedding in Northern California on New Year’s Eve. In this post, I’ll give you the best western winter wedding ideas – from elegant black and forest green wedding colors to rustic reception decor, as well as give details on the bride’s stunning boho western long sleeve lace wedding dress. Keep reading to also learn more about this charming western winter wedding venue, Little Bear Creek Ranch.

mobile bar at wedding, wedding bar ideas, western winter wedding ideas. photo by codi baer photography

Winter Wedding Decor Ideas

Elegant, rustic, and cozy was the vision for this New Year’s Eve western winter wedding. One of my favorite parts has to be the adorable vintage mobile bar. For some added elegance, the couple took vintage-inspired gold framed mirrors to create wedding signs for their bar, welcome sign, and an added touch to their hot cocoa and coffee station. Speaking of which, I absolutely love this idea for a western winter wedding. A cozy little spot where guests can grab a warm drink- and maybe even head to the bar for a shot of Irish cream in your cocoa. Just a thought…

For the winter wedding table scape, their forest green and black wedding colors took center stage. Geometric gold floral centerpieces added an unexpected modern twist to the rustic yet elegant wedding reception decor. Vintage clocks served as the table numbers set to various times that reflected meaningful moments for the couple. Add tons of white wedding flowers to fill the space for the perfect western winter wonderland look.

Boho Western Wedding Dress

One of the stars of this day has to be Mikayla’s intricate long sleeve lace wedding dress. Talk about the perfect boho western wedding dress for this elegant winter wedding. This dress had so many stunning details- from the intricate lace portrait back to the sweeping double layer train. Her unique braided wedding hairstyle, neutral glowing bridal makeup and simple wedding jewelry and shoes brought the whole look together. For their outdoor first look photos, she added a faux fur shawl to add some cozy winter wedding vibes. A winter wedding must have for outdoor photos in the snow!

Forest Green Wedding Color Palette

Deep moody shades of forest green with pops of snowy white and classic black is a stunning winter wedding color palette choice, especially for a New Year’s Event wedding! For the winter bridesmaids dresses, Mikayla’s girls wore gorgeous satin forest green bridesmaid dresses, faux fur shawls, and carried white bridesmaids bouquets with plumes of vibrant greenery. The white wedding floral trend continued with the bride’s minimalist yet elegant bridal bouquet full of white roses and eucalyptus. The forest green wedding colors continued with the reception decor, from the wedding signage to the floral centerpieces with elegant gold accents. Add deep forest green wedding linens and the look is complete. This event truly has endless western winter wedding ideas!

rustic winter wedding in california at little bear creek ranch. photo by codi baer photography

Little Bear Creek Ranch

If you’re envisioning tranquil and welcoming space with rustic details for your elegant winter wedding, Little Bear Creek Ranch in the foothills of Shasta County, California might just be your dream venue. The venue is situated on 400 acres which gives us endless options for first look wedding photos, a quick sunset session, picturesque ceremony locations and more. As for reception space, the historic farmhouse is a beautiful blank slate to bring any wedding aesthetic to life. Plus, it can accommodate up to 300 guests and has amazing catering services on site. Check out more photos of the space and learn more about their pricing and availability on their website here!

Looking for more western winter wedding ideas? Find me on Pinterest + Instagram to find more of my real couple’s wedding day photos, winter engagement photos, western wedding inspo and more. Check out my website to learn more about my wedding photography packages and services.

Planning for winter engagement photos? My latest blog post featured Charlie + Chandler’s beautiful San Francisco Bay engagement photos, see the full gallery and read more about their session here!

western winter wedding invitations. photo by codi baer photography

a bride looks at her long sleeve lace western wedding dress as she's getting ready on her wedding day. photo by codi baer photography

bride getting ready photos of bride wearing a western wedding dress with long sleeves and vintage lace. photo by codi baer photography

mom and daughter cry when seeing each other on her wedding day. photo by codi baer photography

winter wedding invitation ideas

western wedding venue little bear creek in california. photo taken by codi baer photography

a groom and his groomsmen pose in all black wedding suits during a western winter wedding in california. photo by codi baer photography

first look during a western winter wedding in california. the bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day. photo by codi baer photography

a close up of the bride and groom's faces on their wedding day. photo by codi baer photography

a bride and groom kiss during their western winter wedding. photo by codi baer photography

bridesmaids wear satin forest green bridesmaid dresses for this winter wedding. the bride and her bridesmaids walk towards the camera and laugh together. photo by codi baer photography

a bride poses for a cute photo with her flower girl at an outdoor winter wedding ceremony

a bride holds her bouquet that has a portrait of her parents on their wedding day in a small locket tied around her wedding flowers. photo taken by codi baer photography

a couple poses with their dogs for a photo on their wedding day in bride and groom attire

bride and groom pose for photos at sunset during their wedding. the bride wears an open back long sleeve lace wedding dress. photo taken by codi baer photography

a bride and groom pose for sunset photos during their winter wedding in california

a bride and groom kiss while holding a thank you sign at this western winter wedding