If you’re planning a winter wedding, here are three classy themes that look great with a backdrop of snow and frost at this time of year… There’s not much I like more than browsing photos of beautiful weddings on Pinterest. Sure, I’ve been married for a loooong time now, but that doesn’t stop me from following the latest trends in the wedding industry. I particularly like the idea of a winter wedding and, if I could do it all over again, I’d probably host my wedding in Janaury or February. Well, it gives you something to look forward to during those cold, dark winter months – and your anniversary will always fall at a time when you need cheering up! Here are three of my favourite winter wedding themes:
This week – or new years, for that matter – is the perfect time to host a Sottish themed wedding. Who doesn’t love a bit of shortbread to dunk into their champagne, eh? I think the delicate colours of thistle-filled bouquets, combined with heathery tartan, is just so classy. I always think that it’s the kind of theme that would suit having a rolling landscape in the background of the photos, and there are plenty of golf course wedding venues near me.
It’s also a theme that suits a sprawling hunting lodge or country manor house, such as the Notley Abbey pictured above – click here to see inside. Basically, if the entrance hall is full of antlers, and the reception rooms have dark wood-panelled walls, your wedding will look cosy, rustic and full of Scottish charm.
A sparkly, snowy, all-white theme is the dream, isn’t it? I feel like this might suit a pre-Christmas wedding better than January or February, although it IS more likely to actually snow in January than December. Nonetheless, filling a venue with white flowers, sparkling accessories and warm white fairy lights is just a magical theme at any time of the year.
I love an all-white wedding – from the flowers to the bridesmaids (no they’re not upstaging the bride, she’s got a massive wedding dress!) – and I think it’s a really easy way to create an expensive-looking event without spending a fortune. Think about it; most venues have white table cloths and chair covers, and gypsophila is one of the cheapest wedding flowers around, but looks impressive when gathered together in billowy clouds.
BY MY VALENTINE
More of a February theme, but if you can’t celebrate a wedding at Valentine’s Day, when can you?! And, at least, you won’t forget your wedding anniversary each year – the shops will be sure to remind you that it’s coming up! Just because you’re having a Valentine’s themed wedding you don’t have to go overboard with heart-shaped balloons. This theme can look rather swish when you stick to a red theme. Just a touch of ruby-red here and there (or pink if your prefer) will be enough to create a pretty Valentine’s theme against a white backdrop.
What do you think of these winter wedding themes? Did you get married in December, January or February? If so, let me know what you did for your big day in the comments below. And if you’re currently organising your wedding for next winter, I’d love to hear what you’re planning!