Winter Wedding Venues: The MUST READ Considerations
04 Nov 2014
Warm, welcoming, comfortable and glamorous: what's not to love about a winter wedding? But choose your venue carefully, say Coco Wedding Venues
Whether it's spring, summer, autumn or winter, if you're looking ahead to your winter wedding Emma Hla from Coco Wedding Venues has the venue-hunting tips that winter wedding couples shouldn't miss.
“Winter is most definitely a time for luxurious pleasures,” says Emma. “Think cashmere, metallic and candlelight – what better season to marry if you’re a magpie wanting a little bit of glimmering glamour on your big day.” Emma suggests that whatever venue you choose for winter, whether it’s a barn, country manor or tipi, you simply aim to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable setting.
Early Sunsets Make Lighting Opportunities
“Have a chat with your venue about candles and lighting,” advises Emma. “If you spot a gorgeous fireplace and it’s a working fire or if you can indulge with a fire pit outside, get that baby going! It’s the ultimate festive luxury.”
Winter Colour Schemes
“Winter colour schemes have to include a dash of metallic. This season can carry them all but my personal picks would be silvers mixed with cool blue-greys and fresh whites. This fairly neutral scheme can be painted onto most canvasses so even if you choose a country house with chandeliers and classic interiors, this scheme will complement beautifully.”
Emma is also all about the practical and transport is really important when you’re planning a winter wedding. “The picture perfect winter wedding day would be a snowy painting but in reality, if you have a dumping of the white stuff the day before your wedding, you could have some logistical issues,” warns Emma. “Check out transport and road links to your venue and have some contingency plans in place.”
Great photography is always high on a bride’s agenda but, as Emma rightly says, shivering bridesmaids and mums with blue noses aren’t ideal. “Focus on the interiors of your venue. Grand staircase? Elaborate wallpaper? Fancy fireplace? These are much friendlier options for your portraits.
The Festive Feast
And lastly, don’t forget the food and this season scream indulgence. “Why not service macaroons dusted with edible gold leaf? Or opt for the classic combination of warm mince pies and mulled wine? Look for signature flavours such as orange, cinnamon, spice sugar, and warming brandy for yummy naughty treats.”