Despite the chill, winter can be an incredibly romantic time of year to get married. There’s something magical about a backdrop of snow! It can provide a cosy, 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. 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. Take it to the next level by getting them embroidered with the wedding date – making a fantastic favour.
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.
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?