There’s something classy and every-so-slightly-deliciously-melancholy about a winter wedding. It’s the definition of understatement while maintaining a serious fairytale theme. Winter weddings are about fur stoles, flushed cheeks and sleigh rides (well, maybe not going that far…) rather than sweating guests and bridesmaids and raging sunburn during the canapes.
Here’s some ideas for a 2019 winter wedding
Ballrooms in Venues, Manor or Estate houses and Cosy restaurants with big private dining rooms.
The table décor
Acorns, wood slices, dark green foliage with dark red flowers and candles.
Of course, you can think about silvers and whites, or greys and golds, but the trends are turning more to deep and vibrant now. You can have a combination if you like, but forget about pastels and coppers for now – they are over!
The cooler weather means less drooping, so go to town with orchids, eucalyptus leaves, evergreens, lilies, holly and tulips. The deeper the hues, the better.
Faux fur capes and stoles, as well as silk dresses with crocheted overlays are different and effortlessly elegant. Bolero jackets or pashminas are also go if arms and shoulders get a bit chilly after dark.
Winter weddings are somehow more formal, especially after the zaniness of all the summer and autumn events. Reflect this in your invitations, which could feature winter animals or plants.
The décor and centrepieces
To bring in as much light as possible, use lots of candles and solar lights, as well as white flowers. You could spray paint some leaves silver and use them to surround tea lights, for example.
These have to be warming! Marshmallows, sachets of gourmet hot chocolate powder, cinnamon sticks, warming bath foam and hand warmers.
The pre-dinner drinks
Egg nog, mulled wine or cider, whiskey and Bailey’s cocktails.
The wedding feast
For this you need traditional, rib-sticking foods like beef stews, roast winter vegetables, red wines and chocolate puddings, preferably self-saucing, hot ones!