From clever lighting ideas to festive favours and winter blooms, we look at some creative touches to add a little winter wedding style to your special day.
While we don’t wish the autumn away, as it gets towards the end of October, we begin to dream about those cosy winter weddings. It’s a fabulous time of year to introduce ambient lighting and rich colour schemes to our beautiful barn wedding venue, along with exceptional seasonal food and flowers.
Be Creative with Lighting
The Granary Barn is an idyllic space for your winter wedding ceremony. With under floor heating, you don’t need to worry about the temperature outside! Create a magical ambience with beautiful lighting, from fairy lights to candles. Battery operated candles or branches are a great idea – they look fantastic and last throughout the day and evening.
Consider adding a few lights outside too. While you might not spend much time in the courtyard, your guests will enjoy gazing out on to a pretty space.
Bring in the Festivities
If you’re marrying close to Christmas, why not introduce a festive theme to your wedding style. A Christmas tree makes a fantastic decoration and backdrop for your photos, as does a sprig or two of mistletoe!
Give miniature wrapped presents or baubles as favours, decorate napkins and tables with holly and berries and serve a delicious Christmas wedding cake.
You might even arrange for a visit from Father Christmas for your younger guests!
Choose Props for your Photos
We love the occasional prop for photographs, whether it’s a colourful umbrella or a fun sign. What could be better for a winter wedding than a traditional wooden sleigh – oh so romantic for those couple shots outside in the gardens at Curradine.
For some fun group shots, why not choose a few Santa hats!
Display a Winter Wedding Cake
Carry your winter wedding ideas through to your cake. We love the traditional white iced cake bedecked with berries and pine cones, perhaps with a foliage wreath around the base.
Semi-naked wedding cakes work particularly well with the winter theme, looking like they have been dusted with snow.
There are many different colour schemes to choose from for your winter wedding. You might be traditional with white, green and ‘pillar box’ red, or stick to subtle hues of whites and greens. It’s also a great time of year to add a little glamour with gold or silver.
Metallics should be used sparingly – perhaps in candleholders, table runners or tablecloths.
Balloons are bang on trend. Why not choose silver, gold or white for your winter celebration?
Embrace the Winter Florals
Of course, flowers and foliage are a major part of your décor. Introduce evergreen wreaths, berries, lush greenery and perhaps even a bright berry bouquet embracing those wonderful festive tones of red, green and white. Berries also make stunning buttonholes.
Incorporate wreaths in to your day, hanging them on doors and even using them for signage. And, of course, nothing says winter quite like white. Theses table centres would look stunning in the Barley Barn.
Consider your Menu
Carry the winter theme through to your wedding menu, from fun cocktails to delicious desserts.
Chat to Galloping Gourmet about creating a signature cocktail (or two) for your welcome drinks.
You might even decide to have a winter dessert table as your finale… or perhaps a hot cocoa table.
If you’re planning a winter celebration, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for cooler weather (and perhaps a little rain!). We hope this guide on what do to if it rains will offer some useful advice.
If you’ve yet to visit Curradine Barns, we would love to show you around. Simply give our friendly team a call on 01905 670039 or contact us online.