Winter wonderland wedding inspiration

I’ve always loved the idea of a Christmas wedding. Although I got married in the summer, December would have been my second choice. I think that a festive wedding would be great fun to plan; choosing Christmas-themed decorations, using deep red and green colours, and even arriving in a sleigh pulled by reindeer!plant 0396

 Reindeer at Wasing Park in Berkshire

Of course, it would be even more magical if it were to snow on the big day – just imagine how pretty the photos will look. It actually snowed on my parents-in-law’s wedding day, and that was in April! At least if you’re hoping for snow on your big day you can anticipate it and get together umbrellas, snowboots and hot-water bottles to keep you cosy while you and your husband have photos taken in a stunning snow-covered scene.gemmarhys-PRINT-1275BW-(ZF-3222-50916-1-111)                                                               Beautiful snowy wedding photos

Refreshments could also be Christmas themed – after all, Christmas dinner is the best meal of the year! Cranberry champagne cocktails would be perfect, and guests could be greeted by a tray of mince pies and shortbread on arrival. I would also serve a midnight feast of festive leftover sandwiches, because there’s nothing better than a turkey, stuffing and sausage sandwich when you’ve been dancing the night away! gemmarhys-PRINT-1210-(ZF-3222-50916-1-092)

Festive feast

Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a Christmas tree, which would be the ideal centrepiece for your reception hall. Guests could leave wedding gifts beneath the tree and you could decorate it with Christmas photos of the bride and groom throughout their life. The venue could be decorated with hundreds of twinkling fairy lights and you could even hire a snow machine to flurry over the dance floor as you have your first dance.Christmas wedding theme inspirationA venue looks magical when decorated with sparkling lights

Ideas for a Christmas-themed stag and hen party could include visiting an ice bar, wine or whisky tasting tours, or any kind of winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, bobsleigh or even husky driving! I’ve love to have a ride in a husky-drawn sleigh and sip vodka in the ice bar – what a memorable experience that would be!

Activity ideas from The Stag and Hen Experience

And a honeymoon in Lapland certainly wouldn’t be out of the question! Let me know what you would do to make your winter wedding feel festive and get in touch with your ideas – I’d love to hear from you!

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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