Top Tips For A Winter White Wedding
Is there any time of year more romantic than winter? With cold nights to cosy up for, sprinklings of snow and a general sense of merriment, it is the perfect season for an equally romantic occasion. Winter weddings are popular in the UK, with frosted backdrops and warmly decorated venues offering the perfect atmosphere for a happy ending.
Of course, winter is usually considered synonymous with Christmas which can lead to many brides and grooms feeling as though they have to use the traditional red, green and gold colour combination. You shouldn’t feel restricted though, if you are planning a winter wedding. You can use all sorts of colours, from frosty blues to decadent purples and sparkling silvers or golds.
If it is a truly wintry wedding you are after, you can create a winter wedding wonderland with white. There is something magical about white decorations set against a glistening white backdrop. Whether you are getting married in an inner city venue, surrounded by twinkling fairy lights and Christmas window displays, or a rural estate with frost covered rolling hills; white on white works.
Clean, fresh and sophisticated, a winter white wedding can become quite the romantic affair. All you need to do is add in some candlelight, dot a few delicate flowers around and drape pretty things that sparkle to create another world.
Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
Well, with Little Cherry you can have a dreamy white wedding that is completely green too. Read on to see our top tips for making everything about your winter white wedding eco-friendly, seasonally appropriate and picture perfect.
Cosy Candle Light:
Cast your ceremony in the warming and romantic glow of candle light with organic candles and hanging glass holders.
Beautiful Bows and Bunting:
Use biodegradable ribbon and crisp white cotton bunting, or cream satin bunting, to create a cute and quirky feel to the ceremony.
Flowers are a wonderful way to brighten up a winter wedding; dried or fresh, white or coloured, they look stunning. For a truly wintry feel, opt for mistletoe and deep red berries.
Wintry Wedding Favours:
Say thank you to your guests with sweet, personalised wedding favours. You can use candles, sugared almonds or shortbread if you want to keep things traditional. For younger guests, why not personalise the favours further and give them children’s party bag fillers.
Sweet Table Settings:
For a natural accent to the white colour scheme, use palm leaf plates and bowls as your tableware. Alternatively, use white sugar cane tableware to keep within the theme. You can add pops of colour or pattern with tablecloths and serviettes.
For a simple and rustic centrepiece that will work well with white, use coconut shell bowls filled with flowers, or substitute a traditional vase with a mixture of used wine bottles and mason jars.
Twinkling Tea Lights:
Tea lights are stunning for evening receptions; they twinkle perfectly whether they are in holders or candle bags. Plus, you save on electricity whilst creating a truly romantic ambience.
Bright White Balloons:
For a fun but theme-friendly decoration, opt for bright white or pearlescent biodegradable balloons. Float them on the ceiling for a fun dance floor effect, or dot them in clusters around the room.
Perfect Pom Poms:
Pom poms are a great alternative to traditional balloons and streamers. They look quirky, cute, and (in the right light) ethereal too. You can keep it all white, or mix in a few pastel accent colours. No matter how you go about it, with some strategic placement, you can add a soft but fun feel to the room.
These suggestions are just a starting point. There are lots of ways to design a wintry white wedding, even if you incorporate other colours as an accent. Metallic finishes, pastel shades and monochrome schemes all work well with white. So get your winter wedding palette sorted and start stocking up on different whites and creams; be sure to gather a mix of textures too, opting for everything from dreamy tulles and pretty lace, to soft satin and delicate muslin. Then all you need to do is set up, sit back and enjoy your winter wedding wonderland.