winter wedding

Plan your perfect winter wedding

Here at Le Petit Chateau, we adore a winter wedding! In fact, we adore a wedding during any season – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter! However, as the air begins to crisp with the cold and the dark nights are beginning to close in on us, winter is fast approaching once again. This may not seem like the first choice for the time of year to set the date for your wedding day, however, winter weddings have become increasingly popular in recent years and it’s hard not to see why! Rich sumptuous colours, roaring log fires and if you’re lucky even a sprinkling of snow – winter weddings romantic and incredibly magical. So if you fancy walking into your very own winter wonderland on your wedding day, Le Petit Chateau is at hand to offer some top styling tips for planning your perfect winter wedding…

winter wedding#1 Pick Your Theme

If you have decided to tie the knot in winter, then it’s time to pick a theme and this time of year is bursting with ideas!

Why not try one these..

All white everything…

All white everything is a classic choice for a winter wedding day. It creates a classic, glamorous and beautifully seasonal effect that will wow guests. If you’re lucky you might even get a blanket of snow to top it all off – imagine the photos!

Rustic and cosy…

Winter is all about embracing cosying up so go full ski lodge vibes and kit your venue out with textures of fur, rustic woods and a blazing log fire.

Metallic glamour…

Go for gold and dress your wedding in an array of metallic tones for a glamorous and glitzy affair.

Christmas time…

Of course Christmas is the season of Santa Clause, so if you wanted you could even go all out and dedicate your day to Christmas.

Lighting

Winter is all about the dark, dramatic nights so use this as a chance to add a true touch of romanticism to your wedding day. Dine in style and decorate your venue with copious amounts of candlelight to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Top your tables with candelabras, drape fairy lights for a twinkle backdrop and light a blazing fire to bring it all together.

Drinks

Stay on theme by swapping champagne for mulled wine and greet your guests with a comforting beverage on arrival. For the kiddies why not try hot chocolate!

Winter wedding stationary

As well as informing guests about the details of your day, your wedding stationary also as a way of introducing your guests to the wedding theme and giving them a taster of what’s yet to come – making your stationery really important in representing the type of day you’re planning to have. Go for a metallic, sparkly theme to your stationary to epitomise the winter wedding decor set to come on the big day.

Cake

Winter wedding cakes, like all wedding cakes can come in all different shapes, flavours and sizes – your choice all depends on your personal taste. To keep on theme with the winter wedding idea you could go all white with decorative metallic details or give it a festive flare by going for a more traditional fruitcake.

Faux fur accents

Nothing says cosy winter wedding like faux fur accents. For the beautiful bride, stay snug by wrapping yourself in a faux fur bolero. And, for the venue, drape your dining chairs in faux fur throws and incorporate fur fabrics to create a rustic, ski inspired celebration.

Frozen Flowers

If you really fancy thinking outside of the box, this is one of the hottest trends for this seasons winter weddings. That’s right – you can really freeze your flower arrangements and incorporate them into a show stopping ice sculpture for your decor. Take a look at this blog to see how amazing they are – they will be straight on your planning ideas list. Alternatively, decorate with rustic wreaths and even a Christmas tree!

If you fancy a more classic take on flowers try beautiful ruby and wine-coloured flowers are a huge trend for winter weddings this year. Wild Dahlia flowers are said to be a very popular choice, creating an extremely romantic and Christmassy feel with their rich, red tones.

As a romantic wedding venue set in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, we know too well how to fashion as festive wedding, so if you are looking for a venue to host your winter wonder Le Petit Chateau we love to have you! With our winter wedding package you will struggle to resist planning yourself a spectacular seasonal soiree. Contact us today to enquire on 01830 570400 or email info@le-petit-chateau.com.