Magical and romantic, complete with roaring log fires and rich winter flowers - and not to mention being budget friendly - winter weddings are sure to make your big day stand out amongst the rest. Read Function Junctions top tips on ideas for your special winter wedding.
Flowers and decor
You don’t have to opt for a cliché red and green Christmas theme for a winter wedding, as there are so many other choices out there. Winter white and a Scandinavian themes are also wonderful alternatives; just imagine faux fur blankets strewn across wooden benches, white candles strewn about in glass hurricane vases and bowls of metallic-painted fur cones glistening in the evening light.
Why not branch out (excuse the pun) and introduce brighter floral arrangements including purples and berry pinks from flowers and foliage like pepper berries and Cala lilies. Adding small bunches of cinnamon sticks within wedding floral arrangements will also add a warm fragrance and give a nod to the colder season. Just don’t forget the mistletoe!
There are so many opportunities to entertain guests during a winter wedding and many live acts which are perfectly suited to the cooler, winter season. For the ceremony consider a harpist playing dreamy wintry songs such as Catherine White who’s played for ol’ blue eyes himself Frank Sinatra and the Prince of Wales.
Entertainment is always needed during the drinks reception, especially to tide the guests over whilst the bride and groom are having their photographs taken. A smooth and sultry jazz singer like Alyson Green or Kevin O’Brien, a Rat Pack-style crooner are excellent choices.
When it’s time to get your guests on the dance floor, you need a live wedding band who has an extensive repertoire and a high-quality sound. The UK band The Motorways are a brilliant live winter wedding band - plus they have an assortment of lineup choices to tailor to your budget and venue size.
Food and Drinks
Instead of the usual summer drinks such as Pimms and Champagne for your guests, why not get creative and present warming cocktails, mulled wine and hot toddies. For the food, why not warm your guests hearts with mini quails scotch eggs or soups served in espresso mugs as canapés.
Choose seasonal meats including game such as duck and venison or beef are also great alternatives for a main dish at a winter wedding. Just finish with gooey chocolate orange pots and mini mince pie favours for a decadently sweet touch.
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