Winter Wedding Wonderland

August 15, 2011


The idea of having a winter wedding may get some Brides quaking in their sequined shoes, but actually, a Christmas theme could create your perfect day.

A lot of people dream of their wedding day being on a balmy summers evening, all of their guests outside with flickering candles, glasses of champagne and a beautiful harpist playing elegantly in the corner.  But there is a slight problem with that, unless you are lucky enough to have the budget to travel to a beautiful deserted beach, we do live in England…

The British weather can be very temperamental, during the summer we could receive howling gales and in the autumn we could find ourselves in a soggy mess of brown leaves.  One thing we can be sure on is that in the winter it’s going to be cold.

So why no make the most of this?  On Saturday I was lucky enough to oversee a beautiful wedding at one of my favourites venues; Cambridge Cottage at Kew Gardens.  To me, it was the perfect winter wedding and rather than the Bride and Groom complaining about the day being a bit grey, they embraced the weather and made sure that both the Bride and the Bridesmaids were wrapped up in white fur shrugs and stunning deep red dresses.  We provided our brilliant string quartet, Corelli, who played during the ceremony and then continued through to the drinks reception, which was the perfect addition as the light outside grew dark and the champagne was flowing in the warmth of the cottage.

If you were really going for the Winter Wonderland theme, entertainment could really add that certain something to your wedding. How about some Victorian hand bell ringers to welcome the guests to the ceremony?  Or an angelic group of carol singers to accompany the Bride as she walks down the aisle?

All of our wedding bands could also perform any Christmas songs that you would like; I think that ‘White Christmas’ is certainly not a first dance that happens everyday and would definitely make your wedding very unique.  I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly dreaming about one…