I am getting to the terrifying age in my life when all my friends are starting to get engaged and so, the conversations at dinner are inevitably “what’s your dream wedding day?” This question of course, ignores the constraints of (not having a) boyfriend, budget and naturally, the English weather. More than 99% of us dream of having our wedding on a gloriously sunny, English summer day wearing lots of lace, silk and leaving the mundane necessity of umbrellas and cover ups as a distant memory. However, I have one friend who insists she wants a winter wedding. Her theory is that you will have no need for a plan b; you know it will be cold and very likely grey so rather than multiple options available, focus on the worst case and if it’s sunny then you’re really winning! With said friend’s theory in mind and as we storm into winter, we at One Events thought we would explore some winter wedding inspiration.
Dressing the Venue
The thought of leaving the house in winter when it’s freezing and grey outside can sometimes be too much to bear; create a warm and cosy haven for you and your guests by using lots of candles and warm up lighting. At our unique wedding venues in London, One Marylebone and One Mayfair, we’ve been lucky enough to host some winter weddings and have put together some of our favourite images from our luxury venues.
Dressing the Bride
A winter dress need not cover every inch of skin but a good cover up for getting to and from the wedding is definitely a good idea. Once inside the venue, you can then do the big dress reveal. We have collected a few images of wedding dresses that we think are the most beautiful (and suitable) for a cold and wintry wedding day.
Despite trees and gardens looking fairly bare throughout the winter months, there are a great variation of flowers available for a wintertime wedding. Whether you are looking for a pop of colour or an elegant spray, we have some examples of the blooms for you.
The dining table is where guests will spend the first part, and probably the majority of the evening so we recommend focussing lots of your styling here as it will be being looked at continuously throughout the evening. Wintry need not mean Christmassy or sparkly but candles and seasonal plants (and sparkles) all help echo the winter mood.