Thinking about a winter wedding? Struggling to find ideas and inspiration that doesn't include pinecones or Christmas colours? Never fear, today we have 10 tips for a winter celebration that really wows (and no Christmas ornaments or horse drawn sleighs of any kind in sight).
If there was a prize for the most under-appreciated wedding season, winter would win hands down. It's a pity, because winter has bucket-loads of potential. In fact, it's one of the best times to get married.
Clever couples planning a winter celebration just about have the whole season to themselves. Forget exhausted guests who have been to ten weddings in a row, don't fret about struggling to book that perfect venue, vendor or supplier and get ready for discounts on just about everything.
In addition to the the practical benefits, this most majestic of seasons also lends itself to totally gorgeous decor and styling. While green lawns and rose gardens might be a little scarce, a winter backdrop is the perfect canvas for utterly divine details.
Below are 10 tips for a winter wedding that packs a very stylish punch.
1. Long sleeved gowns
2. Breathtaking winter landscapes
There's something so beautiful, almost mystical, about winter. Bare, windswept landscapes, moody skies and snow covered mountains are dramatic and ethereal. Use all the drama to your advantage and have your photos take in front of a breathtaking winter backdrop.
3. Luscious feasts
What could be more fitting than a winter feast? Think long, dramatic tables laden with banquet style food, share platters, generous servings of rich deliciousness......ooh take us there now!
4. Rich colour palettes
It can be tempting to have a white winter wedding but we think the best approach is to warm it up. Rich shades (think purples, plums, reds, burgandy) give gorgeous depth and warmth to a winter palette.
5. Roaring fires
Is there anything more comforting than coming out of the cold to the warmth of an open fire? You'd be surprised how many venues feature gorgeous fireplaces, and fireplaces tend to include mantles, which just scream 'style me!'.
6. Warming gifts for your guests
Delight your guests (and warm their tummies) with gifts of ready made cookie, chai or hot cocoa mix or hand out cosy blankets or homemade tea.
7. Lovely lights
Illuminate a dark, wintery night with lovely lights. From chandeliers, lanterns and festoon lights right through to the simple elegance of candles, beautiful lighting makes a statement in every space.
8. Wonderfully warm beverages
Drinks don't have to be cold! What could be more appropriate than a hot chocolate bar or a cup of aromatic & spicy mulled wine. There's even recipes out there for hot cocktails if you're feeling a little daring!
9. Luxurious layers
Think shawls, furs, boleros, capes, cardigans and coats ....luxurious thick fabrics and gorgeous textures will not only keep you cosy, they'll have you looking irresistibly elegant (and oh so glam).
10. Cosy lounge areas
Nothing says comfort like a cosy couch complete with thick throws and soft cushions. Layer your lounge area with plenty of textures and enhance with gorgeous lights.
The secret to ensuring your winter wedding really blows your guests away is working with and enhancing the season - embrace the wintery-ness!
Are you planning a winter wedding? What elements are you including in your big day?
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