Winter weddings really are very special. They’re atmospheric, romantic and if you’re super lucky, they’re full of frosty beauty. But, when the temperatures dip, how do you keep warm at your winter wedding? Well, fear not because we’ve got all those must know tips plus some fantastic ideas that will keep you cosy all day long. Step this way to winter wedding bliss…
WINTER WEDDING ACCESSORIES
If you want to keep warm, a beautiful bridal cover-up needs to be on your wedding accessories wish list. Boleros, shrugs and stoles keep the chill off your back and shoulders, especially when you’re outside for photographs and they look amazing too. You could opt for a softly coloured stole in blush pink or a bolero in silver grey. If you’d like a make a statement, then an ostrich feather bridal stole would be absolutely perfect.
Think about your dress when you go to buy that too. A gown with a barely-there or illusion back is not going to be as warming as a gown made in a heavier Mikado for example. Sleeves could be a great option and a higher, bateau neckline is as practical as it is pretty.
We’re also in love with brides who don a gorgeous knit for their wedding day. The bridal separates trend is still huge news in the wedding world and it’s such a treat to see on-trend brides wearing a cardigan or soft jumper to their winter weddings.
Let’s also talk wedding shoes shall we because keeping your toes warm at your winter wedding is really important too. We’d definitely recommend a shoe with a closed toe such as a stunning pair of embellished court shoes by Freya Rose or a pair of pretty boots. The Inessa leather boots by LoveArtWearArt with their heart motif couldn’t be a better choice.
WARMING TIPS FOR YOUR WINTER WEDDING
So, now you’ve got your bridal ensemble confirmed, it’s time to think about the rest of your big day. Here are some great tips so that everyone can keep warm at your winter wedding:
- Speak to your photographer about timings for any outdoor photography. Don’t let older guests or guests with younger children spend too long outside.
- Consider setting out a few baskets of blankets and shawls for guests to take if they start feeling the cold. If you think you might be cold during dinner, ask for a blanket to be left at your seat for you too.
- A hot chocolate or hot cocoa station is a great addition to a winter wedding and guests LOVE them! Don’t forget the marshmallows for extra wintery goodness.
- If you’re holding your reception in a marquee or tipi, find out what heating is provided and consider bringing in extra heaters if needed.
- Warming canapés and mulled reception drinks are absolutely perfect for winter weddings. Mini mugs of soup, shepherd’s pies, macaroni cheeses and Yorkshire puddings are sure to make your guests happy.
- Venues with open fireplaces are just a dream in winter. Ask the staff to make sure there’s a roaring fire in the grate all day long.
- Candles are another winter must-have. Ditch those cold overhead lights and fill your venue with soft, flickering candles for the ultimate in seasonal style.
If you’d like any help or advice selecting accessories for your winter wedding, do get in touch via [email protected]. We’re always happy to help and suggest pieces that will suit your style (and keep you warm!).
Image 2: top left – Blush pink ostrich feather bridal bolero at Liberty in Love top right – ivory feather bridal bolero at Liberty in Love bottom left – silver grey feather bridal stole at Liberty in Love bottom right – blush pink feather bridal stole at Liberty in Love
Image 3: top left – Liberty in Love Real Bride Lindsay by Shaun Meredith Photography top right – Empire crystal and bead embellished point court shoes by Freya Rose at Liberty in Love bottom left – Inessa punch out hearts leather boots by Love Art Wear Art at Liberty in Love bottom right – Liberty in Love Real Bride Claire by Tobiah Tayo Photography