There is no better addition to a winter wedding than velvet! This fabric is beautiful, versatile, luxurious, and totally in fashion right now! The soft, warm look, and feel, of velvet is absolutely perfect for your winter wonderland wedding. If you love the idea of incorporating velvet in your wedding but aren’t sure how, read ahead for some amazing inspiration!

1. Bridesmaids

Bride and two bridesmaids wearing orange/red velvet dresses photographed by Ella Florence Photography | The Pink Bride®

Not only will your bridesmaids be grateful for the warmth, they’ll also look absolutely stunning in their velvet bridesmaids gowns! It is such a unique look that adds dimension to the styling of your bridal party. Love!

2. Ring Box

Pink velvet box holding wedding rings photographed by Anna Kardos Photography | The Pink Bride®

Using a box lined with velvet for your rings is such a sweet and understated way to include velvet in your wedding day! It’s the perfect way to hold the rings for a photograph, plus you can save the box as a keepsake of your big day!

3. Guestbook

Blue velvet wedding guestbook from Marry Me Wedding Accessories | The Pink Bride®

A small detail that makes a huge impact! Not only do we want to stress how important it is to have a guest book at your wedding (you’ll want to look back on it later!), creating one that goes with your velvet theme is such a great idea! Attention to detail is what makes a wedding great.

4. Menswear

Velvet wedding menswear- navy bow tie and emerald green jacket photographed by Sarah Kate Photography and  NBarrett Photography | The Pink Bride®

Whether you stick to the elegant velvet bow tie or go all out with the full velvet suit, velvet menswear is such a look! We love how it is a new take on boring mens suits without being too crazy. The perfect outfit for a winter wedding!

5. Bouquet

Wedding bouquet with pink and white flowers wrapped in a pink velvet ribbon photographed by Amy Carlston | The Pink Bride®

Velvet and florals are two things you’re seeing everywhere this season, often together! Obviously, they are the perfect duo. We love the idea of wrapping your bouquet with velvet ribbons. It’s both feminine and ultra chic, and totally gorgeous!

6. Seating

Plush teal velvet chair photographed by Laura Goldenberger | The Pink Bride®

A overstuffed velvet chair is exactly what you deserve on your wedding day! Put your feet up, relax, and get some awesome, elegant photographs! Velvet can also be used as chair covers for your guests seating during the reception. And speaking of using velvet at the reception tables…

7. Linens

Various velvet wedding table coverings photographed by Emily Ann Hughes Photography, INGAVEDYAN Wedding Photography, Leigh Miller Photography, Party Crush Studio | The Pink Bride®

Your table decor is one of the easiest places to incorporate velvet! Your tables will end up looking luxurious and elegant after simply using a velvet table cloth or runner, and there are so many color options to go with any color scheme!

8. Cake

White two tiered wedding cake with navy blue velvet ribbon by Lisa ODwyer | The Pink Bride®

Another way to use dainty velvet ribbons: on your cake! Wrap a ribbon around the bottom of each tier and then finish it off with a nice bow and voila! A beautiful velveteen cake!  

9. Ceremony

Berry colored velvet draping on altar by Andie Freeman Photography | The Pink Bride®

Need to really spice up your ceremony space? Add velvet, of course! Draping some velvet that coordinates with your flowers over the arch creates a stunning look and ideal background for photographs of your ceremony.

10. Shoes

Light blue velvet high heels photographed by Alex Thornton Photography | The Pink Bride®

And last, but definitely not leash, your shoes! Clearly your wedding shoes are an incredibly important detail, so combining your love of velvet with your love of shoes is an obvious choice! Velvet shoes come in countless colors, types, and styles, so you have tons of options, and no matter what you choose they are certain to be stunning!


It’s easy to see that velvet is so in at the moment, and it really is the perfect fabric for these cold winter days. So why not incorporate it into your winter wedding? It keeps you warm, comes in any color, and looks amazing! We like to call that a win-win-win, so go get your velvet on!


Photographs courtesy of:

Alex Thornton Photography

Ella Florence Photography

Emily Ann Hughes Photography

INGAVEDYAN Wedding Photography

Leigh Miller Photography

Amy Carlston

Andie Freeman Photography

Laura Goldenberger

Lisa O’Dwyer

Marry Me Wedding Accessories

NBarrett Photography

Party Crush Studio

Anna Kardos Photography

Sarah Kate Photography