You’ve picked the spellbinding season of winter to tie the knot with your intended, so why not honour this wonderful time of year on your special day? Read on for some ingenious ideas of how to sprinkle some seasonal style on your own wintertime wedding:
Why not hold the whitest wedding of all? Celebrate the snowy shade of winter and decorate your day from your dress and bouquet to the flowers and favours in frosted ice whites or soft ivory.
For a dash of colour, highlight your décor with the glitter of seasonal silver or the passionate red or subtle natural green of Christmas to symbolise your love together.
What to wear for a winter wedding
Wedding gowns with long sleeves that flute at the cuff are not only elegant but exceptional for ensuring you keep cosy on your special day. A winter cloak or cape can be a stunning addition to any ensemble, as are stoles and wraps of faux-fur.
For grooms, suits of a warm-knit like country tweed are perfect for a rustic style winter wedding, but for more formal occasions, a velvet jacket can be a snug but dashing selection.
Despite the fears of many brides, there are plenty of flowers in bloom for wintry weddings. Traditional carnations and roses are readily available and, if red flowers are sought, gerbera and amaryllis are also on hand. For white bouquets, there is plenty of choice too, from the seasonal Star of Bethlehem to the delicate petals of orchids, gardenias and Narcissus paper white.
While white flowers for a winter wedding are always popular – they can be interspersed with mistletoe, red berries, holly leaves and white dusted pinecones. Ideal for table centrepieces and bridal bouquets, these colourful additions will brighten the occasion with a seasonal touch.
Illuminate your big day
What could be more welcoming in winter than a ceremony aglow with Christmas candles and wedding reception lit by tiny glittering lights? Warm up your winter occasion with soft candlelight and the enchanting twinkle of festive fairy lights. Both lighting options are magical for photographs to remember the wonder of your winter wedding.
Now you’ve found your style, why not add some of the elements on your winter invites to give your family and friends a hint at what you have planned. Remember, your wedding invitations are the first glimpse your guests will get of your big day.