How To Create a Magical Winter Wedding

Despite the chill, winter can be an incredibly romantic time of year to get married. While some opt for an intimate, indoor wedding with all the necessary preparations (like firewood or heating oil like, to keep the furnace going) to keep you and your guests warm, many prefer the outdoors!

However, there is nothing wrong with loving an intimate indoor wedding during the cold weather. It would be perfectly acceptable to take your vows in the comfort of newly installed furnaces (which might have been put in place with the help of an HVAC repair company or an installation firm like
Alaskan Air Conditioning and Heating) that provide heart-melting warmth. However, the majority of the couple seem to love the magical backdrop of snow! Courageous indeed to withstand the freezing cold! It seems that this backdrop is so popular because can provide a cozy, dreamy setting for your big day. Although it might be something not everyone necessarily considers, a winter wedding can be truly stunning.

Embrace the season

Add a sense of style and glamour to your day, by adding a cosy coat to your outfit for outside photographs in the snow. You might even find one that inspires the colour scheme for your day! Alternatively, add a bobble hat and scarf, for some fun photographs against the wonderful winter backdrop.


Continue to embrace the winter theme with creative DIY centrepieces. Collect some pinecones, spray them gold or silver, or even decorate them with fake snow. Collect them in bowls for a stunning table centrepiece. They could even make a lovely addition to your bridal bouquet, or even a unique name place setting.

Sticking with the winter prop theme, what about using artificial apples or berries from an arts and crafts shop? You can hollow them out to fit a tea light in, add some winter sparkle with spray snow or glitter, for a unique piece of winter décor. Since these tea lights may burn for a decent amount of time, you don’t have to worry about them flickering out. You could also add battery-powered fairy lights for extra sparkle! Simple but striking.


The perfect friend in the cold weather, blankets can make a great wedding feature. You could incorporate them as part of your décor, draping them over chairs. Or, have a stash of them ready for if you and your guests begin to feel the chill, with a designated blanket hamper. Though you might have arranged propane furnaces and even got the propane tank monitoring done to keep all the guests and relatives warm and comfortable throughout the celebrations, providing a blanket would give warmth to the people who feel an extra chill. You can also take it to the next level by getting them embroidered with the wedding date – making a fantastic favour.

Embrace Christmas

If you’re planning a December winter wedding, why not embrace Christmas? You can’t avoid it, so go all in! Use Christmas trees for decorations, Christmas crackers for favours and holly garlands for centrepieces. Lots of venues, like Hargate, will have a beautiful Christmas tree in the ceremony room, so you’re getting extra decorations for no additional cost.

Hot drinks

With hot chocolate, mulled cider and a festive mulled wine, you’re onto a sure hit. Could you have a station especially for those comforting winter beverages? Nothing warms you up like a cup of hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows on a winter’s night! If you were looking for cold drinks to cool you down after a night of dancing, then read more about the local tipples we recommend.

There’s no doubt a wedding filled with summer flowers and sunshine is beautiful, but a winter wedding can be the perfect environment for creating a cosy, intimate atmosphere, and sense of distinctiveness to your day. Who says the cold can’t be romantic? If a winter wonderland wedding isn’t for you, then what about an autumn celebration?

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