Candles, berry lips, family traditions, party dresses, silver frost, roaring fires, furs and wraps, rosy complexions, sparkle and glitter – all words that we associate with the winter season and Christmas in particular. Combine that with your wedding vows surrounded by friends and family, and you have something very special indeed.
Here are just five of the reasons that Christmas weddings work.
1. Create your own Winter Wonderland
Tables come to life and can literally sparkle and glow with some mellow lighting. It is amazing how the simplest twigs and branches, with a backdrop of candles or tea lights, can transform an atmosphere and create a wonderland wedding breakfast setting.
2. Rich elegance and glamour
Go to town on glamour. Christmas weddings are completely in keeping with rich fabrics, opulent fur, deepest crimson red or the sheerest silver satin. There’s so much choice for you and your bridesmaids.
3. Charismatic Christmas Cake
Christmas is the season that you can go all out on colour on your Christmas cake and it won’t look out of place laden with Holly berries, frosted ivy or snow covered fruit.
4. Blooms and Bouquets
Flowers with Fir, Christmas roses with cranberries, Holly with hyacinth – the choice is extensive and the results stunning. Let your imagination run a riot with colour and texture to create a bouquet that is your very own work of art.
5. Festive Favours
Think quirky and cosy for your wedding favours at this time of year. Here are a couple of our favourites.
Lake District Winter Wedding Venues
If it’s a stunning Lake District or Lancashire wedding venue you’re searching for, English Lakes has some of the best. If you are thinking of choosing a winter date for your big day, enquire at one of our five individual venues.
Magnificent views over snow capped Lakeland fells are yours at Low Wood Bay. Alternatively, what about exclusive use of Waterhead, our elegant town house hotel in Ambleside. If your tastes are more rustic and rural, The Wild Boar is nestled in it’s own private woodland – perfect for winter wonderland wedding photography.
Just a stone’s-throw from the Lake District, Lancaster House is a large venue with a grand reception area and welcoming open fireplace. The Midland Hotel in Morecambe, spectacular with its regal staircase and festive Christmas decorations, has all the glamour of a bygone age, but with a thoroughly modern twist.