The nights are drawing in and soon the clocks go back. For many it’s not the season when weddings immediately spring to mind. However, we happen to think that winter weddings are amazing and more people should do it. Hear us out…
Think log fires, faux fur rugs, blankets and moody candle lit venues. Winter is cosy, crisp and beautiful and can give you an opportunity to add so many touches of elegant romance that a summer or spring wedding just wouldn’t allow.
An Unexpected Celebration
A winter wedding is often such a welcome surprise. Things can be a bit slow in the lead up to or aftermath of Christmas, so a celebration as special as a wedding to look forward to gives everyone an expectant buzz. Is it just us or does everyone seems to kick up their heels just that little bit more?!
Of course bridal fashion is beautiful all year round. But there is something gorgeously vintage, glamourous and textural about the addition of velvet, lace and a faux fur stole. There are so many options for long sleeve gowns and maybe even add a touch of Jane Austen with some bridal boots!
Mulled Wine and Marshmallows
It’s the season of fire pits, toasted marshmallows and mulled wine. Winter brings with it so many sumptuous opportunities to offer a richer, more heart-warming choice of cuisine to your guests. Think hog roast, rich beef and red wine stew or lamb shanks.
Copper, Burgundy, Plum and Peacock
The colour palette options for winter offer a richer, more passionate selection. Flowers can be darker and more intriguing: deep, rich roses, thistles, dark foliage and even fir cones add beautiful colour, texture and scent.
The Quiet Season
Choosing a time of year when fewer people plan a wedding can also have its advantages. More venues will have more availability, though be mindful this will probably exclude the Christmas period. Wedding suppliers won’t be as busy giving you more choice and maybe even better pricing.
We love a winter wedding at Newport Sands and still have dates available for 2018/2019. In fact we love them so much, we’re offering any wedding bookings over the winter months in 2017/2018/2019* complimentary mulled wine to welcome up to 100 of their guests. Available dates are limited so don’t delay, contact our Wedding Coordinator who would love to help on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01239 820244.
*Eligible dates in December 2017, January or February 2018 and October 2018 – February 2019 subject to availability.