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The Virtues of Velvet: How to Use the Fabric of the Season to Make Your Wedding Stand Out


The regal opulence and sumptuous warmth of velvet make it perfectly suited to weddings, especially in the colder months. What are the best ways to add velvet to your wedding? We've searched our wedding photography archives for the most exquisite velvet details to bring you some winter wedding inspiration.

Ring Boxes

Many classic ring boxes are made from velvet. Whether you're using the box they proposed with or you're upgrading to a The Mrs. Box box for the wedding, a ring box allows for optimal photos of the rings. Velvet texture brings a little something extra, and a personalized ring box makes it all the more special.


Bridesmaid dresses in velvet are dramatic and luxurious. They feel especially fitting in winter months. The ladies aren't the only ones who can look smashing in velvet. Groom jackets can be made of velvet. Smoking jackets with a tux feel fresh but are classic enough that you know you'll love the look twenty years from now. Plus, we love the idea of letting the groom have his own fashion moment!

You can bring velvet into your wedding footwear. There are velvet shoe options for both brides and grooms that bring a playful and sophisticated air to the wedding day looks.

The Trimmings

Exquisite details enhance the day for your guests and add depth and dimension to your wedding photography. Lots of vintage and antique furniture is upholstered in velvet and can be the perfect backdrop for preparation with your bridal party or wedding portraits with your partner. Think about adding velvet table runners for reception décor to make it feel warm and romantic.


Ask your florist about flowers and greenery with a velvet looking texture. Clippings of Dusty Miller can bring natural texture to a winter bouquet. You can add a wintery touch by incorporating velvet ribbons for a romantic touch. If you want your bouquet as a permanent memory of your big day, you can also purchase a bouquet with handmade velvet flowers.

Check back soon for more winter wedding inspiration!


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