With all-white colour scheme, sparkling accessories and atmospheric lighting it’s easy to create a romantic winter wonderland reception for your big day.
Spring and summer have traditionally been the most popular times of year to get married, but more and more couples are waking up to the benefits of a romantic winter wedding.
The long dark winter evenings lend themselves perfectly to romance, and the cold temperatures are ideal for cuddling up with loved ones indoors. You might even be lucky enough to have snow, which would lend an extra magical element to your wedding.
If you’re planning a winter wedding in our wedding venue in Essex, why not fully embrace the season and all it has to offer by creating a snowy winter wonderland for your big day.
All white on the night
To create a beautiful winter wonderland, a white colour scheme is a must. Go all out with white chair covers, decorative white tree branches, and displays of white flowers (Gypsophila or ‘baby’s breath’ fits the theme perfectly and is also budget friendly!). You could even choose to make your entrance on a white carpet instead of the traditional red version. All white everything can be a bit one-dimensional however, so complement your white decorations with accents of icy blue, romantic blush, or sparkling silver for an authentic wintry feel.
To recreate the effect of sunlight on snow be sure to add some sparkle to your wintry wedding. Garlands of crystals hung from bare branches look really classy and reflect the light for a subtle yet stunning twinkling effect. Continue the theme throughout the wedding by incorporating items such as glittery stationery, sparkly chair bows and shiny table confetti. Even your wedding cake can get in on the act with pearlescent icing and glittering silver accessories.
When it comes to creating the perfect winter wonderland, lighting is key. Fairy-light garlands, candles and tea lights are all perfect choices when it comes to adding atmosphere and romance to a dark winter’s evening, while a net of white lights hung from the ceiling will help to create the impression of a wintry night sky. You can also create a more dramatic effect with clever lighting that projects snowflakes around the room.
Ice queen outfits
To create a true winter wonderland effect, make sure that you and your wedding party complement the theme. Bridesmaid dresses in wintry hues of pale, frosty blue or shimmering silver are a perfect choice for this time of year, and teaming them with shrugs or capes in white faux fur will help to ensure that everyone stays warm when the temperatures drop. When it comes to your own outfit, a pure white bridal gown with crystal embellishments and sparkling diamond accessories will help to turn you into the ultimate snow queen.
Wedding guests always remember those special little touches, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box and incorporate some fun or unusual winter-themed extras. A dramatic ice sculpture at the entrance of your wedding reception is sure to draw attention, while an indoor ‘snow’ machine could add the perfect finishing touch to your romantic, winter wonderland wedding.