U Temperatures are dropping. Weather is getting much colder! Yet wedding bells are still ringing! Many couples are opting to tie the knot during this wedding off-season; WINTER. And we’re here to bring the magic and sparkle of the Christmas season to any winter ceremony! There are many details so uniquely romantic about a winter wedding; sparkling snow landscape, chimney fires and seasonal colors, all with the passion of friends and family combine to warm the romantic ambience of a perfect winter wedding. Everything about the season provides magic and charm that will turn every bride and groom’s special day into an unforgettable memory.
Haven’t considered a Winter Wedding? Maybe you should!
Whether it’s your choice to have winter wedding or you have to due to time restrictions! With some planning and organization, you can pull off a unique wedding experience. Read on and let’s talk about the most important aspects of a Winter Wedding.
Here’s How to Embrace the Season!
Having the wedding during off-peak date is a great way to save on your budget, since there’s less competition for venues and guests’ schedules.
Unlike summer, an outdoor wedding during the coldest time of the year is not an option. You need to take the weather into consideration and book an indoor or heated venue, so that the guests feel comfortable wearing their best night gowns. Keep yourself warm with a pretty cape or fur stoles and elbow-length gloves during outdoor photos.
With shorter days and darker nights, look for a venue with chandeliers, to give a romantic glow. Or surround the windows with garlands and twinkle lights for superb intimate ambiance. Otherwise go crazy with candles; either hanging candles or glamorous crystal candelabras will create a stunning romantic night.
Well the best theme you can have in a winter wedding is winter itself!
- * Dazzle your winter wedding ceremony by adding winter related details in all bits and pieces of your wedding.
- * Embrace the season with shades of winter colors. Icy blue + white or silver + white palettes with hints of purple are dazzling color schemes to highlight the season.
- * Snow-white flowers and hanging orchids resembling falling snowflakes perfectly reflect the time of year.
- * Silver chargers and glimmering “snow” on the table can create a beautiful winter setting and accent the table décor.
The Buffet & Wedding Cake
Well the buffet is one important detail in your wedding, specifically in the winter. You would want to include rich and yummy desserts that will satisfy every guest’s sweet tooth. Use some rich spices such as cinnamon in cookies, chocolate and biscuits; and make sure to meet all of different tastes.
*Indulge your guests with hot chocolate and variety of hot beverages. They are perfect wintry detail to bring warmth to your wedding celebration, and to remind your friends and family of the season while keeping them comfortable.
* Cocoa is known to cheer and lift spirits up and a chocolate fountain in this time would be perfect!
* Decorate your wedding cake to match the theme. A rich chocolate cake covered in delicious cake snowballs, or a sliver and white cake accented with snowflakes would be a wow-factor in your wedding affair. You may also inspire your wedding cake by wrapped gifts for Christmas-themed wedding.
Flowers & Bouquet
Celebrate your winter-themed day with lovely winter blossoms: irises, winter jasmine, lilies, stephanotis and roses. Avoid seasonal flowers as they are more expensive in winter, as well as tropical flowers. Romantic Red Roses will illuminate your winter night reflecting love and passion. Consider massive rose centerpieces, or place a single red rose along with candlelight on each table to warm up the ambience.
* Dress up a winter white bouquet with crystal brooches or incorporate red and green blooms in your bouquet.
Finish the evening with decorative fireworks and capture nice shots of your memorable day.
Don’t forget to check Magnificent’s Cinderella Wedding Issue on ‘Read Magnificent Online’ for more dazzling ideas on How to Turn Your One Special Day into a FAIRYTALE!
By Noha El-Masry & Sally Mahmoud