Traditionally the weather-obsessed Brits have chosen Summer as the time for tying the knot. However, there is a growing trend for a cosy intimate winter weddings. There’s a number of good reasons for this, here are our top ten.
1. Can you really guarantee good weather
With changing climate patterns there is no longer any guarantee that we will have a glorious long spell of summer sunshine.
2. Summer holiday schedules
You are not competing against your guests summer holiday schedule. Everybody loves to have a sparkling event on the calendar to brighten the long winter months, not to mention the fantastic saving you can make by booking a venue in low season!
3. Winter fashion
An opportunity to wear an opulent fur or a luxury velvet.
4. Stunning Photography
Winter light can help create stunning photographs. This is to do with the angle of the sun on the horizon, creating numerous pleasing effects for photographers.
5. Create a cosy atmosphere
‘Romance’ for most conjures up pictures of roaring open fires, gazing up at a starry night sky or a sharing a candlelit meal – all these are possible with a winter wedding.
6. A festive theme
There is often late availability and great deals to be had at most venues. If it’s around Christmas time, take advantage of your venue’s professional decorations for added sparkle.
7. A warming welcome
Lots of ways of getting creative, fun and quirky. Let your imagination run wild – swap the welcome bubbly with a lovely glass of mulled wine or even hot chocolate & cream. Traditional canapés can be swapped for roasted chestnuts or warm mince pies. What about a snow globe as a cake topper?
8. Bold colour themes
Get bold with colour – deep warm reds or opulent golds and silver.
9. Unusual bouquet
Re-create the traditional bouquet of flowers – what about berries, pine cones, or even Christmas baubles?
10. Magical snowcapped views
Choose a venue with a view over snow capped mountains for the ultimate romantic photo album.
A winter wedding at an English Lakes Venue
Consider a Winter wedding with English Lakes. With wedding venues in the heart of the Lake District such at Low Wood Bay for large weddings with its stunning Lake Shore Setting or Waterhead situated at the top of lake Windermere and close to the beautiful Lakeland town of Ambleside. Both Lake shore venues both have stunning views of distant snowcapped Lake District fells.
The sea side art deco gem, The Midland with beautiful views across Morecambe Bay also has magnificent views of surrounding winter landscape, with its glass fronted conservatory curving the length of the magnificent building.
For an intimate winter wedding The Wild Boar offers something unique. Nestled in it’s own private woodland in the Gilpin Valley, it really can be a cosy retreat in a winter wonderland. Perfect for gazing up at a starry night sky or a sharing the warming culinary delights from the grill.
Choose Lancaster House for a warm winter wedding welcome. Its grand entrance and large open fire are the perfect location to host an alternative winter drinks reception.
- Written by Alina Vernon and Ilse Miessner, Waterhead Receptionists