As we start to approach the festive season, many couples are getting ready for their winter nuptials. The Wedding Team at Delamere Manor have pulled together a list of their top favourite winter wedding ideas, providing everything you need to know to throw a festive celebration at the most magical time of the year…
1. Find the right venue
When selecting a venue for a winter nuptial, make sure the venue fits with your wedding theme. You will not only need a place which shelters your guests from the cold, but it will have to suit the winter aesthetic too. Think barn venues surrounded by woodland for a magical setting. At Delamere Manor our covered Courtyard is a beautiful space for your winter wedding and as the dark nights draw in its star-lit canopy really comes into its own adding real wow factor to your big day.
2. Embrace the weather
If you’re lucky enough to have a picturesque, snowy landscape for your wedding, then embrace the natural beauty and make sure you snap your wedding photos surrounded in snow. If there isn’t any snow forecast for your big day, consider hiring a snow machine to ensure your wedding provides a winter wonderland for you and your guests.
3. Dress for the occasion
By tying the knot in colder weather conditions, you’ll be able to take full advantage of long-sleeve dresses. From sleek, buttoned sleeves to lace necklines, winter wedding dresses are not only elegant, but provide a style for every bride too! Don’t forget to pair with a faux fur coat or stole to complete the look.
4. Add festive touches
Tis the season to add festive touches to your celebrations and get away with it too! From your wedding décor to your wedding flowers, there are many ways to celebrate the festive season in your ceremony and reception. Think holly, baby’s breath, branches, and pinecones.
5. Think about your exit
Whether by a horse and carriage with fleece blankets or a sparkler-filled driveaway in a vintage car, be prepared to make a memorable exit and make it as festive as possible.
6. Set up a winter station
Setting up a DIY winter station for your guests not only elaborates the festive feel of your wedding, but it’s great entertainment too! Make a station where guests can make their very own hot chocolates or hot toddies to keep them warm between the wedding ceremony and reception. A s’mores station is a popular choice for winter weddings too.
Delamere Manor is Cheshire’s most sought after wedding venue. To find out more, including availability for 2021 & 2022 weddings, get in touch with the Wedding Team at Delamere Manor on 01606 261361 or email us at [email protected]