Winter Wedding

Ten Reasons to have a Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding

Summer weddings often take centre stage offering long evenings and clear skies, however there are a number of reasons why you should consider having a winter wedding and luxury hotel Stapleford Park in Leicestershire has created the top ten reasons why. Brides and grooms can create a magical day and celebrate in seasonal style. 

1. Your wedding will be unique

Winter brings with it a large versatility of décor ideas to suit any brides’ desires from magical and Christmassy to warm and cosy designs which will leave everyone remembering your wedding as being truly unique.

2. You won’t break the bank

Four in 10 British women are secretly expecting a Christmas proposal

Christmas proposal

All I want for Christmas…is a DIAMOND RING. Four in ten British women are secretly expecting a Christmas proposal …but don’t hide it in the turkey!

A survey of 2,000 Brits by jewellers, Beaverbrooks, revealed that almost half of the nation’s women are DESPERATE for their other half to pop the question on December 25, with one in five admitting they would be ‘very upset’ if they didn’t receive a marriage proposal on the day.  

One in ten went as far as to say they would need to have a serious discussion about their future if they didn’t receive the diamond ring they were hoping for, and a dramatic 5 per cent would even consider ending their relationship.

Winter wedding wins at Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel

Winter wedding wins at Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel

Thinking about getting married this winter? Don’t delay your special day any longer! Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel is proud to announce their newest package for winter weddings, offering couples an exclusive opportunity to save on their budgets.

Couples will be treated to an indulgent 20% off of the winter wedding package price if booked before 30 September 2018, and for those needing a little extra time, 10% off is offered if booked before 31 October 2018. 

Vows and Venues reviews Linden Hall, perfect for a winter wedding

Bigge Suite, Linden Hall

Macdonald Hotels invited Vows & Venues to review one of their prime wedding venues, which has seen a surge in wedding bookings over the last year. The luxury four-star Linden Hall is one of the North East’s most prestigious country house wedding destinations, catering for weddings with up to 200 guests in idyllic countryside surroundings. Here’s how our journalist Victoria Galligan found her stay and why she thinks it's ideal for a winter wedding...

How to Accessorise for Your Winter Wedding

Slaters Blog

Whether you’re planning your very own winter wedding, or you’ve just received your invite to one, tailoring your attire to match the festive theme is always a great idea.

At Slaters, we have accessories for grooms and guests in every colour you could imagine and something to fit with every theme, so we’re going to show you the colours and accessories you need to be sporting on the big day to in keep with the seasonal theme.

Slater's winter wedding tips

Winter wedding colours​Colours

Top tips to host the perfect winter wedding

Winter wedding

If you’re looking to escape the busy summer season and create an original, atmospheric  wedding, then winter – all roaring fires and festive spirit - is the perfect time to do it. Follow the advice of Jenny Ashton-Smith, Wedding Coordinator at Cripps’s spectacular new wedding barn, The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, to create a memorable winter wedding setting:

Five tips for the perfect winter wedding

1.       Light the way:

Winter wedding

Styling a Winter wedding

Winter styling

Wintertime is such a magical time for styling a Wedding - who doesn't love the idea of velvet dresses, maribou trim and candlelight??  Planning a wedding at this time allows the lavish use of light and candles and at the Letteroom we have a fabulous selection of LED Jars and Bottles which would make a fantastic statement when used in your Wedding Styling plans.

These beautiful Sparkle LED Jam Jars would light up any Winter Wedding or party table and create a magical light effect across the room.

What to consider when planning a winter wedding

Winter wedding

Natalie Lovett of Love to Plan Ltd talks to Vows and Venues about her top tips for planning a Winter wedding.

When imagining a winter wedding, I immediately think of crackling fires, warm and furry wraps and lots of twinkly lights and candles – lovely!  ...but remember, whilst winter is a beautiful time of the year it brings with it potential challenges and considerations.

Here are my top tips ‘things to remember’ when planning a winter wedding:

Low season discounts, anyone?

Winter wedding tips from La Fête

Winter Wedding

Planning beautiful weddings, celebrations and honeymoons in stunning locations for a worldwide client base, bespoke event planner La Fête offer once in a lifetime experiences. An expert in creating magical moments, here La Fête’s founder Charlotte Ricard shares her ultimate tips for a winter wedding with the added wow factor.

1. Create a sumptuous ambience

‘I love the fact that you can play with a variety of different colour palettes and textures in winter, such as deep greens and reds, and fabrics such as crushed velvet. This is a great way to give your venue a luxurious feel as well as a warm and inviting atmosphere. I always think winter weddings seem more magical somehow’

What about a winter wedding in the mountains?

Winter wedding

Marriage in the mountains: Say ‘I Do’ at Mont Blanc and have a wonderful winter wedding

Les Rives d’Argentière - the 5-star hamlet of chalets in Chamonix, Mont-Blanc -  is pleased to announce that it is now accepting bookings from wedding parties offering a breath-taking venue for those wishing to celebrate their nuptials amongst the Alps. 

With so many couples searching for memorable wedding venues, and more and more willing to travel to find that picture-perfect ‘instagram-able’ destination, the five-star luxury ski resort in Chamonix Mont-Blanc is following suit with many of its American counterparts by offering its services to couples tying the knot. 

Have a cosy winter wedding

Hylands winter wedding

Autumn and winter weddings are becoming more and more popular. On a crisp, sunny day there is nothing more impressionable than walking or driving through parkland covered in snow or being surrounded by horse chestnut trees to eventually arrive at a cosy and welcoming reception.  Michelle Marwood, Events & New Business Coordinator at Hylands House, Essex, gives her ideas on how to have a perfect winter wedding.

There are several ways to make a winter wedding truly romantic.

Firstly ensure that the venue is heated and select one that has picturesque interiors to provide amazing indoor photographs when the weather is bad.

Choose somewhere that has a beautiful exterior to stand out in people’s memories so that they forget the weather.

Creating a winter wedding wonderland

Wedding stationery

A winter wedding theme has a particular beauty – and it’s one the Cutture design team loves as there are so many creative options.

Winter makes a fantastic back-drop to a ‘story’ wedding invitation, one that features you and aspects of your life, possibly your proposal or a place that’s special to you. A laser cut wintery scene, or the use of gorgeous crisp, frosty whites as a base colour, make a big impact.