Hey, I'm Codi! A western luxury wedding photographer in Northern California. Traveling near and far for love, I'm available for intimate destinations, elopements and more!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!