The recent cold and blustery weather has got us thinking about what we would create for a wedding in the snow.
Our top seasonal trends to create your own beautiful winter wedding that radiates warmth include Fur, Velvet, Rustic woods and dark neutral colour schemes.
Our Favourite Winter Wedding Trends
Candles, Fur and Velvet
When the weather is cold and snowy nothings more important than creating a sense of warmth in the space (and we’re talking more that heating). If you’re getting married over the winter months choose a venue that feels welcoming. You can add a sense of romance with an abundance candles, their warm glow projecting a variety of soft textures across the room for ambience.
It’s not just the lighting that creates a sense of warmth. This winter we’re seeing plenty of velvet and fur which add a luxurious feel when incorporated throughout the day from fur throws and blankets over seats during the ceremony to napkins tied with velvet ribbons at the wedding breakfast.
This year we’re bringing it back to the 90’s and accessorising with touches of velvet on tables, dresses, suits and shoes. Velvet delivers warmth to the winter to provide a flush look. Combine the soft velvet and fur touches with mixed natural woods to create a Scandi-Alpine atmosphere; one of 2018 top trends.
Why freeze when you can look gorgeous and stay warm at the same time by adding beautiful white lace or delicate detailed materials to your arms, heightening the beauty of exchanging rings. This brings a modern, royal and sophisticated look, similar to that of Kate Middleton’s.
‘Bold and Gold’
Another winter wedding trend we love for 2018 is ‘Bold and Gold’. Spread bursts of strong rich colours throughout your big day, focusing on earthy palettes including forest greens and bold berry shades. Pair these with cool greys, blue hues, pastel pinks and golden hues to give warmth to winter. Dress tables with eucalyptus leaves or berries and garnish dishes with aromatic and woody herbs which not only look stunning but add a beautiful fragrance to the air.
Brass has taken over from the rose gold trend of 2017, but when it comes to this metal we think less is more; incorporate it across the room in small details from your cutlery to your name cards.
For an added sense of luxury, use touches of these berry shades throughout your wedding, from a distinctive and sophisticated dark berry-coloured lipstick for you and bridesmaids, to the floral arrangements with Brazilian berries, and bouquets with wine-coloured wild dahlias.
When it comes to your wedding stationery, you can use your colour scheme throughout the wedding journey from your ‘save the date’ cards, the order of service and menus on the day, all the way through to your thank you notes.
Warmth and Chills
Accompany a rustic-woodland-inspired room with decorated fur-draped chairs and sofas along with thick woollen blankets in the ceremony for the ideal cosy winter wedding. Set up a chill out space away from the actual outside chill, creating a rustic cosy lounge surrounded with some warm amber mood lighting and bold scented candles. But why not bring the outside in and have an ice sculpture to keep your bar drinks cool whilst being a great visual, entertaining and interactive element for your guests.
Old and New
Mix up some old and new adding a punch of brightly coloured light up signs with your initials or drinks menu and place onto a rustic bar. Why not utilise calligraphy throughout your wedding journey from your invitations to your table numbers, wine glasses, cake and drinks menu placed on modern furniture such as a mirrored bar to really bring a wow factor.
Mixologists are an old time classic, mixing up some mojitos, Moscow mules and Aperol spritz but in 2018 we’re seeing a big trend in the Gin Trolley – Dry January was replaced with Ginuary, people just can’t get enough of gin this winter. A gin trolley creates an interactive way for your guests to become their own mixologists.
Food and Drink
Welcome your guests with a glass of mulled wine to warm them up with a winter classic alongside some hot canapés before a delicious and hearty sit down meal.
Design your menu to represent your own personalities using in-season ingredients and surprise your guests with a wholesome yet unique dish such as pheasant, roast duck breast or a blade of beef accompanied with steamed and charred vegetables with a drizzle of creamed sauce. Finish off your meal with a sweet dessert of date sticky toffee pudding or a honey and whisky tart to keep your guests warm and sweet.
You winter wedding cake can be kept beautifully delicate and simple whether it be decorated with perfectly smooth white sugar icing, a tower of tiny cupcakes or a semi-naked cake.
But what style will you be going for? Make sure to get in touch with our dedicated wedding planner to discuss all the wonderful details of your day.
For further inspiration, you can view our full Winter Wedding Pinterest Board below.
Have we missed anything off? Would you love a winter wedding?
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