Winter weddings are absolutely stunning!

At Black Bear Crossings Café and Banquet Center you get a magical “Snow Globe” view of beautiful Como Park blanketed in snow.  We have put a list together of some of our favorite winter wedding ideas:

Color Scheme

Winter weddings can be any color scheme you choose.  We especially like dark jewel tones and metallic colors for winter rather than bright vibrant colors. We recommend choosing one main color (most often a jewel tone), a neutral, and a metallic. Some of our favorite winter weddings color schemes include: Burgundy, Cream and Gold; Silver, Navy and Cream; Icy Blue, Silver, and White; and Emerald Green, Gold, and Brown.






Wedding Dress

Winter wedding dresses often have stunning lace sleeves. Don’t want to commit to sleeves? Another popular option is wearing a bolero jacket. These dresses are usually filled with sparkle and beading to resemble snow. Winter wedding dresses are often the most dramatic. Add drama to your gown by choosing a long train, some extra sparkle, a long cathedral style veil, a ruffled skirt, or a dress with multiple pick-ups.




To add to the drama your bridesmaids’ dresses should be in the primary color of your color scheme (not an accent color). For example in a burgundy, cream and gold color scheme the bridesmaids would wear burgundy with gold and cream accessories. This allows your whole wedding to look more cohesive.


Traditionally the bride and her maids carry a flower bouquet down the aisle, but if you really want to embrace the winter wedding theme consider something a little different! This could be anything from pinecones, berries, bells, branches, Christmas ornaments, or a fur muff instead of flowers!

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We have two favorite winter wedding centerpieces; the lantern and snowflake sparkle. If you are more into the nature & rustic look we recommend the lantern centerpiece paired with pine tree branches, pinecones and roses! If you’re more glitz and glam, we recommend going with a centerpiece like the snowflake sparkle. This centerpiece has snow lit tree branches with white roses, white candles and of course sparkles.  




Winter wedding cakes are often white with sparkly snowflakes and white flowers; decorated red and blue berries; or metallic with jeweled snowflake edible decals.


Hot Chocolate Bar

Keep guests of all ages happy and warm with a hot chocolate bar! Have marshmallows, caramel, peppermints and whip cream a on the station! To personalize your hot chocolate bar, order or make customized hot coco sleeves with you and your significant other’s name or initials. This will not only make sure your guests don’t burn themselves, but they can also be a fun keepsake.


Whether you decide to have a winter, spring, summer or fall wedding, Black Bear Crossings is here to help you make your wedding day special. If you would like to have a tour of our banquet room and meet our wedding planners please call Shannon at 651. 488. 4920.