A WINTER WONDERLAND WEDDING
For many people, winter is simply the most magical time of year. We wake up each morning to see familiar landscapes transformed by frost, or, if we’re lucky, entire areas coated with a virgin white blanket of snow. What better way is there to spend a wintry afternoon than wrapping up warm and taking a walk through the crisp air arm-in-arm with a loved one, then hurrying home and enjoying a mug of hot chocolate and a cuddle by a raging fire?
Holding a once-in-a-lifetime event such as your wedding in winter will ensure your head becomes filled with memories that will pop a smile on your face every day. Here are some tips that’ll help make your special day as perfect as possible.
Start with your stationery. Make your invites as crystal white as you can with silver embossing. Fill your invitation envelopes with paper snowflakes. Fix small twigs to your table place cards.
When it comes to wedding catering, why not do something completely off-the-wall by hiring a pie and mash van or a fish and chip van? It’ll be a talking point for your guests and will certainly make sure they are unlikely to forget your ceremony in a hurry! Hot, traditional food will warm your guests and fully satisfy their appetites.
For your attire, sleeves are the fashion and of course perfectly suited to a winter ceremony. You can also choose thicker and crisper fabrics to help ward off any chills. Consider the addition of a fake-fur stole or cape to keep you warm whilst you’re photographed in the fresh air. Make sure there’s plenty of wraps or shawls for your bridesmaids so they don’t get blue shoulders!
Make your reception magical by the liberal use of candles and lanterns. You can really achieve a rustic feel by using wooden tables free from tablecloths, and by creating winter-solstice style centrepieces from the bounty of mother nature herself. If snow is forecast, try to have your ceremony and reception as close together as possible to minimise travel.
No winter wedding would be complete without a dazzling cake, tall and white, drizzled with white chocolate and sparkling with sugar.
For the toast, forget the champagne and have your guests toasting with a fabulous mulled wine.
A winter wedding held in a carefully prepared wonderland complete with elegant, thoughtful and unique touches is really an event that you and your guests will remember for the rest of their lives.
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