Winter in Chicago is associated with a lot of things… Cold. Coats. Cuddling. But honestly, I can’t think of a more magical time of year to get married. With snowflakes clinging to every surface, it’s like a picturesque blanket of white covering the entire city just for your wedding photo backdrop. So naturally I went to the experts, the Loews Chicago Catering Team consisting of seasoned veterans Shannon Moore and Megan Goehler, for their insights on what trends to expect this season.

Here are their Top 3 Wedding Trends to look out for this winter.

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Color Me Natural

This winter the Loews Chicago Catering Team suggests back to basics! Look to earthy winter greens, whites and ivories for your color scheme and pair them with white blooms and leafy green accents. Or, if you’re not feeling the Snow White vibe of it all, hit up stark contrasts like cherry red and white or black and gold to get the bold statement you’re looking for.

Comfort Food For All

Is it just us or is there something about winter that makes comfort food taste that much better? For your winter-wedding we suggest considering your favorites – pot pie, mac and cheese or even biscuits and gravy. Hot cocoa bars are also super popular for a winter wedding but don’t forget to put a personalized touch on your coffee cocktails with custom calligraphy drink sleeve!

Photo Cred: Taryn of Twinkle and Toast

Photo Cred: Taryn of Twinkle and Toast

Into the Woods

For a more rustic style decor, wintertime calls for lots of light and branches! Here are some of the Loews Chicago Catering Team’s favorite ideas to dec-out your winter wedding! Use curly willow braches, eucalyptus and even pepper berries for a seasonal and seriously gorgeous arrangement. Add texture to your centerpiece flowers by adding ferns and moss to blush flowers.

And don’t forget, if you need any additional tips or tricks on how to spice up tried-and-true winter wedding motifs (snowflakes and pinecones) we are just one email away!