Winter Wedding Inspiration

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Newport goes through quite a transformation come wintertime. The beaches, once covered in towels and toddlers, are clear, quiet and pristine. The cobblestones on Bowen’s Wharf are tracked with snow and the brisk air promises cozy atmospheres in harbor side restaurants and bars. Many of the tourists have cleared out for school and work, leaving you to revel in spectacular off-season deals. Rhode Island winters offer a unique, fairy tale-esque ambiance, and with Newport Wedding Magazine’s help, your frosty vision will come to life in the City by the Sea.

Maaike Bernstrom Photography

Maaike Bernstrom Photography

Stay warm and stylish

No one wants to hide their wedding dress, so be wary of future weather when selecting yours. Opt for a chic, long sleeved gown, or perhaps a faux fur shawl to layer while outdoors. (If you’re having trouble deciding on your look, check out our blog post: 7 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Wedding Dress.) To keep your guests warm, offer hand warmers or throw blankets from Cottage & Garden for them to wrap up in. Even if your wedding is mostly inside, fashionable mittens or a blanket scarf from Toci can make for a personal and cozy wedding party gift!


Embrace festive flowers

With the help of Songbird Floral Designs or Stoneblossom, you can add another winter touch to your big day. Choose colors like dark reds and maroon to add to your bouquets and centerpieces. Not exactly your theme? Crisp winter whites with a touch of greenery provide a vibrant canvas for any palette. If you’re in doubt, roses are timeless and can translate to any time of the year.


Indulge in seasonal libations

Hot drink selections can be another fun and tasty way to keep the cold at bay during your ceremony and reception.  Sweet Berry Farm offers fresh apple cider. Add your favorite alcoholic libations (Thomas Tew rum, anyone?) and you can treat your guests with a spiked cider station or alternatively, a hot chocolate bar.

Photo by Daniel McManus


Save the date, and some cash

Perhaps the most exciting part of a winter wedding in Newport is the savings! In Newport Wedding Magazine’s blog post, Wedding Hacks to Save You Money, we discuss the amazing deals offered by venues such as the Atlantic Resort. Your guests will enjoy lower prices as well, with hotels like Gurney’s Resort & Marina offering lower room rates and deals in their restaurants during the winter.

Maaike Bernstrom Photography

Maaike Bernstrom Photography

Newport Bridal Show

All the wedding inspo you need will be coming to Rosecliff and OceanCliff on February 17, 2018. The Newport Bridal Show is the largest in the Ocean State. Hundreds of engaged couples will be shopping for everything they need to plan their perfect wedding, all in one day! Browse the exhibitor page to preview the unique products and services showcased at the Newport Bridal Show.

Do you have any winter wedding inspo? Tell us in the comments!

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