Top 10 Tips to Create an Enchanting Winter Wedding
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Today’s post is a fab guest post from luxury wedding planners Collection 26. They share their top 10 tips to create an enchanting winter wedding. Make your day unforgettable!
The festive season provides endless inspiration for creating a magical winter wedding. With so many elements that go into designing the perfect look and feel for the big day, we’ve shared our Top 10 Tips that will help you to create an enchanting winter wedding.
When it comes to setting an enchanting atmosphere, nothing is more effective than some cleverly thought out lighting arrangements.
In the winter months we move away from typical floral arrangements and favour the use of foliage to achieve a natural and earthy feel. Wind rich green ivy garlands around the base and arms of candelabras to induce a warm festive glow.
Rather than using one type of candle to decorate your venue, mix hurricane lanterns, mason jars, votives and candelabras for an eclectic, eye catching look.
We adore using dense clusters of mason jars as continuous table centre pieces in place of traditional floral arrangements, which adds immediate texture, depth and ambience.
‘Tis the season for glitz and glamour, so sparkle down the aisle with a beautifully jewelled wedding bouquet.
Our designers have created masterpieces for their brides by using simple wiring and pins for the ultimate winter bridal accessory.
The increasingly popular ‘Enchanted Forest’ theme works wonderfully in winter and is perfect for marquee décor.
Create a whimsical, ethereal setting and an ‘outside, inside’ look with the heavy use of foliage, twigs, and hanging light bulbs to set a magical glow. Our planners have gone so far as to create an entire twig ceiling to achieve the ultimate indoor forest look.
For an easier element to replicate, place long thick twigs in tall glass vases and accent with hanging candles for an earthy, seasonal take on traditional floral centre pieces.
A wedding planner’s favourite tool, well placed drapery has the power to transform a bland space into something captivating and luxurious.
Using fabrics such as organza to drape and cascade around entrances will have an enormously dramatic effect on your overall décor.
Our planners tend to use soft, natural colours for fabrics within the ceremony for a light and airy feel, with deeper colours for the evening reception to complement the warm ambient glow.
We love the addition of a hot drinks bar at winter weddings. Providing a fun opportunity for guests to get creative, a hot drinks bar will ensure a memorable (and warm) reception.
Fill mason jars with an assortment of toppings including cinnamon, peppermint, and marshmallows to serve with tasty treats such as hot chocolate, baileys, and brandy chai tea.
A perfect winter warmer.
Once evening falls, what better way to encourage guests to throw a few shapes than a starlit dance floor?
Working best against matte black and white, twinkling LED lights set an impressive and inviting tone.
Mirrors play a big part in enchanted themes and can be incorporated into your décor styling in a variety of inventive ways.
We love the use of detailed calligraphy over ornate framed mirrors for beautiful menu displays and table plans. Perfect for adding a modern and unique twist, mirror details add a magical and ethereal touch.
When it comes to planning your wedding favours, we always suggest our brides give something guests can enjoy on the day.
Sparklers are a great way to engage your guests and will give your photographer some wonderful shots play with. We’ve planned some wonderful ‘sparkling exists’ for our newlyweds that leave long lasting luminous memories for you and your guests.
Winter décor styling doesn’t have to stop at food. Create a spectacle of your wedding cake with natural textures such as real pine cones, chocolate twigs and frosted red berries for a winter inspired delight.
Rich reds, ice blues and metallic accents work well in setting the festive tone and tying together your winter-inspired wedding theme perfectly.
Thank you Collection 26 for sharing these enchanting winter wedding tips!!
Winter is such a romantic season to wed don’t you think? I love the idea of glistening lights, cozy cover ups and wonderful winter warming drinks!
Are you planning a wonderful winter wedding? Please do share all the exciting deets with us in the comments section below.
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