Winter Wedding Tips from Carlton Towers
11 Jan 2013
Fran @ Hitched
Winter is a magical time of year and I always imagine roaring log fires, exquisite sunsets and the occasional flurry of snow, which I believe the UK is expected to receive at some point
over the weekend!
If you’re planning a winter wedding for 2013/14 then now is
the time to gain inspiration for your special day. Imagine walking down the aisle in a white fur
wrap to compliment your stunning dress, before taking advantage of stunning
photo opportunities against a winter backdrop outside your cosy winter wedding
The team at the Carlton Towers in Yorkshire are massive fans
of a winter wedding and have shared their expert tips with me.
Arrive in style
wrapped up and dressed to the nines in a beautiful warm wedding dress
One of the bonuses of a winter wedding is that your wedding
dress can be as heavy or as full as you wish without worrying about being too
warm during your Big Day.
Be adventurous with
If white is really not for you there are plenty of rich or
bright shades which perfectly contrast against cool wintry settings - such as
crimson or emerald green. Although wedding dresses can be colourful all year
round choosing one for your winter wedding makes such a statement amongst more
sepia toned scenery.
Hot Beverages for a
Champagne is both elegant and traditional - especially for
the ‘toast’ - but how about something different for the reception? Pimms is
perfect for the height of summer so why not try the opposite for your wedding
nuptials and let your guests indulge in the spiciness and festiveness of mulled
Theme it ‘Winter’
So many luxury castles and houses are made for big parties –
so if you’re choosing a venue such as Carlton Towers you really can have a ball
with theming your wedding. Imagine placing festive garlands above the huge
original fireplaces and drape them from the Minstrels’ gallery. Feature holly
springs on the back of the banqueting chairs as an alternative to chair covers,
and ensure your flower choices are brimming with rich colouring and the
occasional sparkle of silver or gold. There is so much you can do to give your
winter wedding a festive twist.
Let it Snow!
How many of us worry about the weather, whether it be too
hot and sticky or too cold and rainy? Couple that with your wedding day, and
stress levels can get high just anticipating bad weather. By choosing to have a
winter wedding you’re more likely to expect there to be snow on the ground;
what better than a gentle snowfall to add to the excitement of the day. And
what’s more, it means you can relax your feet in wellies under your wedding
dress for some of the photos – and nobody will be any the wiser!
The Carlton Towers in Yorkshire still has availability for
weddings between now and March 2013, so if you’re looking to get hitched before
Easter then now is your chance!
Click here to contact the Carlton Towers directly.
Do you love the idea of having a winter wedding?