A Winter Wonderland
If you love cosying up with your partner and the warm twinkling glow of a fire, then a WINTER WEDDING can be a wonderful option. Winter weddings can be the most romantic of all the seasons thanks to the shorter days meaning you can bathe your wedding in the beautiful glow of hundreds of candles or fairy lights.
Winter is also the perfect season to make the most of having an exclusive use manor house as your venue. With all your guests inside you can use all the cosy and inviting SPACES and focus all your attention on decorating the stately backdrop to suit your style. And if it snows, just imagine how incredible your pictures with look outside in the enchanting gardens and by the glittering lake.
Winter wedding colour palette
To create a warming winter palette, it’s a good idea to embrace deep and opulent colours like burgundy, dark greens, navy, and even black. The best thing about this season? You can indulge your inner magpie by going big on glitter as it will look fantastic against all the dark hues. Sequin glitter dresses for your bridesmaids paired with faux fur stoles always look amazing in photos. Metallic colours like gold, bronze and copper also work particularly well in winter.
Winter decor ideas
If you’re getting married in December, there’s an obvious wedding theme that you can embrace – Christmas. Plus, Manor By The Lake will already be adorned in all its festive glory, meaning you can relax when it comes to the décor and make the most of the winter wonderland backdrop that’s already there.
If Christmas is your theme, get creative with baubles, glittery candles, mini Christmas trees, and crackers. If you’re going for more a wintry scene outside of the festive period think wooden details, rustic touches and elegant velvet and faux fur textures to add warmth the to look. If you’re trying to create a really cosy vibe, look to Danish Hygge for some style ideas too.
Winter wedding flowers
Winter might not be the first season that springs to mind when you think of flowers, but you’d be surprised how many elegant arrangements you can create at this colder time of the year, plus there’s not much chance of them wilting in the hot sun!
There are plenty of lovely flowers like roses, lilies and freesias that are available year-round and you can also make the most of seasonal blooms like hyacinths, amaryllis, hellebores, paper whites and ranunculus. You can also ask your florist to add a little bit of sparkle or metallic frosting to your foliage, for a wonderfully wintry look.
Winter wedding menus
Give your guests a warm welcome to your day by serving a classic winter cocktail like a delicious mulled wine or winter punch full of fabulous spices.
When it comes to food at a winter wedding, it’s very much a case of the more the merrier. Much like at Christmas, your guests will be in the mood for warming and hearty dishes so reflect this in your menu with choices like seasonal meat and veg and wholesome hot puddings.
Looking for more inspiration? Take a look at a selection of REAL WEDDINGS at Manor By The Lake and gather some inspiration!
Or you can take a tour of the manor and experience it for yourself!