Winter weddings, I don’t think there could be a fairy-tale scene like it – standing in beautiful snow covered countryside, the bride in her beautiful white gown, the groom with snowflakes on his top hat. Holding hands and laughing while the snow falls. The bride with a bouquet of gorgeous red roses trying not to feel the cold! They’re about to walk into the country manor house for the reception, a room filled with roaring log fires, iced champagne, hot food and loving family.
Doesn’t that sound idyllic? I’m imagining candy cane centre pieces with pine cones and the smell of mulled wine.
Of course, how often does a winter wedding in England happen like that? Not very often! Maybe we’ll get rain, and perhaps we’ll be really cold!
I love winter weddings, I think they’re extra magical, especially in the run up to Christmas. You can embrace a holiday theme by having red berries in the bouquets, holly wreath centre pieces and wedding photos in front of the Christmas tree!
A silk dress with crystal embellishments, white or silver pearl jewellery. Perhaps even little snowflakes in your ears! Whatever you do, don’t forget to keep the bridesmaids warm with luscious fur stoles and elbow length gloves!
Decorate the wedding cake with snowflakes. Mini mugs of soup to start, game with roasted vegetables for main followed by something rich and chocolatey or perhaps Christmas Pudding!
Am I setting the scene? Convincing you brides-to-be on a winter wedding? I was at a Winter Wedding Fayre recently, showcasing my new bridal ranges, and there was so much beautiful inspiration, the whole hall just looked like a fairy-tale!