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These Winter Wedding Details in the Hudson Valley Are Perfect

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From hot cocoa accessories to seasonal touches on the cake, there are so many ways to plan a winter wedding in the Hudson Valley.

Winter weddings can be unpredictable (who knows when a Nor’easter will roll into town), but off-season pricing makes them an appealing option in one of the country’s most expensive wedding markets. Of course, for cold-weather-loving couples, this time of year is more than just savings: Embracing the season brings tons of cozy, romantic touches and snowflake-inspired sparkle.

winter wedding invitations

Photo by Vanessa Joy Photography

1. Set the tone for a cold-weather celebration with snowflake details on your invitation suite.

Snowflake invitations

Annabel Braithwaite/Belatheé Photography

2. Then carry the motif over to the seating cards.

3. Or choose a dress with sheer, snowflake-inspired lace.

Couple kissing in the snow

Photo by Annabel Braithwaite/Belatheé Photography

4. Don’t be afraid to throw on a pair of weather-appropriate shoes. A cozy fur stole adds a touch of vintage glamour.

Winter wedding outfit

Photo by Vanessa Joy Photography

5. Or bundle up with a soft-but-structured coat, knit scarf, and white gloves.

Winter wedding bouquet

Photo by Joshua Brown Photography

6. Add some texture to a bridal bouquet by adding an intentionally messy mix of winter branches and berries.

Winter wedding reception table

Photo by Ulysses Photography

7. One advantage of early sunsets: tables bathed in candlelight.

the sweetheart table

Photo by Vanessa Joy Photography

8. Of course, the sweetheart table belongs in front of the fire.

Pinecone cake

Photo by Uplift Photography

9. Instead of accenting your cake with out-of-season blooms, stick with winter-appropriate pinecones.

Hot cocoa vial

Photo by Annabel Braithwaite/Belatheé Photography

10. Send guests home with hot cocoa mix and tiny marshmallows.

A snowy winter wedding scene

Photo by Sean Gallery

11. If a blizzard does hit, embrace it. It makes for the most romantic photos you’ll look back on for years to come. 

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