Inspiration for a Florida Winter Wedding

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Since Florida doesn’t get a “true winter,” like other states do, many couples take advantage of having a wedding during the months when there is less rain, heat, and bugs. Outdoor ceremonies are popular, allowing accessories such as fun socks, warm scarves, and cozy caplets to be incorporated. When choosing a reception theme, couples love to embody the colors and décor typically used in winter weddings. Whatever reasons you choose for having a winter wedding in Florida, use these ideas to help get you inspired for your big day.  


For the bride: Long ball gowns are a perfect way to wear lots of layers. Embellishments like crystals and metallic threadwork add some extra shimmer. Long sleeves adorned with lace or an illusion fabric keep arms from feeling chilly. Capes or caplets pair perfectly with sleeveless dresses and can be equal parts cozy when made from material such as faux-fur.

For the groom: There are many styles a groom can wear that is both attractive and comfortable A warm plaid shirt with a solid colored bow tie, a cozy cardigan, or a classic cable knit sweater. Even scarves work well with different suits and ties.


To create a refined, dramatic look, use white flowers mixed with dark greenery and metallic tones. Mix different textures like velvet and tweed with woodsy accents such as pinecones and garland. Candles and lanterns make beautiful centerpieces for tables or accents down aisles. For colors, use rich burgundy’s, plums, and reds, or if you’re going for more of a winter wonderland feel, use white with light and dark blues.


Continue the spirit of the season into your food and drink menu. Start with a tomato soup and a salad with nuts and seasonal fruit such as cranberries. For the main dish, serve hearty meats like roasted prime rib or chicken paired with a roasted vegetable medley. Try something fun for dessert like an indoor S’mores bar or a hot chocolate bar where guests can add their own extras such as marshmallows, candy canes, or cinnamon.


To keep guests comfortable while watching you exchange vows, provide cozy blankets or rent portable heaters. If you’re getting married close to the holidays, incorporate escort cards into a small holiday tree, or give ornaments with your wedding date and love quote as a special favor your guests can keep for years to come.


Choose a venue that will allow you to enjoy a beautiful ceremony outside, but then take the celebration indoors to continue partying comfortably. Guests will appreciate the convience of being able to easily transition between spaces giving them more time to mingle while you take wedding photos or do a quick change.

For the perfect winter wedding outdoors, say yes to the Heathrow Legacy Club. We have a variety of ceremony and reception spaces to choose from with a catering menu that can be customized to fit your specific wishes. Call us today at 407-562-0170 or email us at to begin working with one of our on-site wedding planners who will help guide you from start to finish, ensuring you receive the winter wedding of your dreams.

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