Top tips for bringing warmth to a winter wedding

Winter; the season of hot chocolates, bejewelled frosty mornings and snug woollen scarves. It’s a magical time of year and as the leaves fall and the days shorten, the season brings with it some stunning wedding opportunities. We’ve pulled together some top tips for ensuring that your winter wedding is warm, inviting, cosy and full of chills – the good kind.

Let there be light

Wedding Table Decorations | Wasing Park Hampshire Wedding Venue

With shorter days come longer evenings and the perfect excuse to have fun with lighting. Twinkling fairy lights can adorn entrances, pathways and ceilings, while hundreds of candles create warmth on tables and within wall recesses. Using warm colour lights creates that cosy night-in feeling, adding intimacy to even the largest of spaces.

 

Colours count

Winter Wedding Colour Ideas | Wasing Park Hampshire Wedding Venue

Warmth doesn’t just come from turning up the heating; we can simply feel warmer by embracing colour theory and surrounding ourselves with deep, rich hues. Think olive green, burgundy, copper, amber and plum. Why not consider colours like this for bridesmaid’s dresses, flowers and table decorations? It could even influence jewellery and shoes for a pop of bridal colour.

 

Embrace the fashion

Winter Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses | Wasing Park Hampshire Wedding Venue

For women, dressing for the cold can be just as interesting as throwing on something light in the summer. Whether you’re the bride or a guest, a winter wedding gives you the excuse to embrace beautiful lace sleeves, sleek tailor-made jackets and even a bit of faux fur. More is definitely more in winter, so throw on the layers, have fun with textures and add some suited sophistication to the day.

 

Go decadent with the menu

Warming Wedding Food Ideas | Wasing Park Hampshire Wedding Venue

The winter season celebrates succulent dishes which warm the soul from the inside out. Think hearty shepard’s pie drizzled with infused gravy, earthy mushroom risotto, or indulgent beef wellington with all the trimmings. We haven’t even started on pudding; there’s fruit crumble, sticky toffee pudding, red-wine poached pears and dark chocolate tart, just to name a few. Winter food is by nature inviting and warming, so celebrate that with a delicious, comforting menu.

 

Warming drinks

Winter Wedding Cocktail Ideas | Wasing Park Hampshire Wedding Venue

Winter weddings are a great excuse to serve some warming drinks. Be it steaming mulled wine, hot cider or after dinner coffee, hands need not be cold if they’re wrapped around a glass of something warm. As the evening draws in and the party begins, treat guests to a rum punch station, where fresh fruit juices served with spiced rums are sure to have an effect, warming and otherwise – tis the season after all.

 

Whatever the weather

Winter Wedding Accessories In The Rain | Wasing Park Hampshire Wedding Venue

Rain, rain, go away, come back another day; it’s something brides chant in the run up to a winter wedding. However, a little rain can make for some hugely entertaining and memorable moments, especially for brides who embrace it. Winter weddings don’t come without the risk of rain, so come prepared with umbrellas, colourful wellies and let the wind create some magic. With a ‘whatever the weather’ attitude, photographers can have fun shooting unique and enchanting images of your day, creating heart-warming memories which last a lifetime. Don’t waste time watching the forecast, let winter do its thing and remember every cloud has a silver lining, even the dark grey ones.

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