There is something magical about winter weddings. Fairy lights, candles, log fires, pine cones, crystals, greenery and snowflakes all scream winter wedding. Not all at once of course!
Even though winter weddings are becoming more popular, it is still a less busy time of the year to get married and so you are likely to find some great deals with good wedding venue and supplier availability.
Winter Colour Schemes
Here are some possible winter wedding colour schemes:
- Ice blue, silver and white
- Chocolate, latte and ivory
- Midnight blue and red
- Gold and black
- Purple and silver
- Dark green, gold and white
- Red, gold and ivory
Look for a wedding dress made from satin or taffeta to keep you warm. A cloak, wrap or bolero would not only look stylish but also keep you warm during those outdoor photographs. There are some wonderful lace wedding ankle boots out there too. Also, remember to keep plenty of umbrellas handy for the bridal party, just in case.
Most flowers are imported and are therefore available all year round. However, if you are after seasonal flowers for your big day then you might like amaryllis, anemone, cosmos or camellias.
Hearty food is a must for a winter wedding. A mini toad in the hole would be a great starter and perhaps lamb shank with dauphinoise potatoes, roasted root vegetables and a port and red wine sauce for the main. Dessert should be warm, maybe a classic? Good wedding caterers will be open to discussion.
You might like to also offer your guests warm mulled wine or cider at your drinks reception. At the end of the night, send them off with a snack and beverage from your goodnight station. Delicious shortbread served alongside a coffee or hot chocolate station would go down well; marshmallows and whipped cream are a must!