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27 October 2013

Wonderful Winter Wedding-land

With the festive tingle in the air, preferably snow on the ground, fire lit indoors, the smell of chestnuts roasting and the all-familiar Christmas decorations up, Christmas and winter weddings are absolutely magical!

If you’re planning on a Christmas or winter wedding, congratulations, you’ve picked a wonderful time of the year to get married. Spring and summer weddings have their own allure of course, but wintertime weddings have a magical, glamorous element all their own. Plus, one thing you can count on with wintertime weddings is being able to plan for the British weather! Here are a few things I love about wintertime and Christmas weddings –

The Dress

Quite often the first thing a bride-to-be thinks about when planning her wedding is what amazing creation she is going to adorn herself on her special day. Winter brides have certain choices spring/summer brides don’t, a gorgeous wrap or fur shawl, can look absolutely gorgeous, not only on the bride but her bridesmaids too! Lace sleeves on dresses also look beautiful.

Centre-pieces

While couples planning their winter wedding can obviously still go for flowers or candelabras as centre-pieces they have such a fantastic range of alternative options available to them. Centre-pieces of pinecones, evergreen sprigs and flickering candles look absolutely lovely. Christmas-time couples can even go for Christmas trees as centrepieces – they look beautiful draped in fairly lights – or vases filled with baubles.

Catering

There are certain foods and drinks just perfect for a winter wedding – apple pie or pineapple upside-down with custard or warm bread and butter pudding all make fantastic and delicious desserts at a winter-time wedding. You could also serve your guests hot chocolate or eggnog, incorporate snowflake patters into your wedding cake or even go for a snow globe as your cake topper.

Winter flowers

If you’re going for a traditional red and green wedding red roses with holly and ever-green complimented with ornamental berries look beautiful. You can also pick from in-season flowers such as tulips and snowdrops. If you’re going for an elegant white and silver theme then clusters of hyacinths and orchids wrapped in a shimmering ribbon will look stunning.

Are you having a winter wedding? What are your favourite things about them? Let us know in the comments below.

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