Dream Winter Wedding Inspiration

Dream Winter Wedding Inspiration

Have you decided you want a winter wedding? Here’s some winter wedding inspiration for the UK bride.

Winter is a wonderful time of year to get married. It can be truly magical, though a bit cold, and usually works out cheaper as winter counts as off season. This article will provide you with some winter wedding inspiration if you’re getting married between November and February.


A Winter Wedding Venue

A winter wedding always sounds like a magical idea: lots of snow, guests with hot chocolate and fur coats, blue and white colour scheme. Until, in the UK, it starts raining, your dress gets muddy and your makeup starts to run. But, your winter wedding can still be magical if you get married somewhere like Alnwick Castle.

Alnwick Castle is based in Northumberland and is the perfect wedding venue for your magical winter wedding. Why? Because it was used as a setting for the Harry Potter films. Its stunning grounds and enchanting buildings makes it an incredible setting for your wedding that your guests will always remember.

The castle has three different wedding venues to choose from and all three hold marriage licences and couples can mix their celebrations between each location if they wish. Why not arrange a ceremony in lovely Hulne Abbey, followed by a reception in the Guest Hall? Or get married in the Guest Hall, followed by a barbeque and dancing on the lawns at Friars Well? There’s something for everyone.

A bride and groom under archway at derelict abbey.

The Dress

Winter in the UK is notoriously confusing. Will it be cold, wet, windy, snowing, or sunny? Who knows. But you need to be prepared. You should arrange with your venue to have a couple of brolleys stocked and ready in case it starts pouring down, especially if you’re having pictures outside.

It might also be good to buy some sort of fur shawl to cover your shoulders. Wedding dresses are surprisingly warming, with so many layers, but you will need something to cover your arms. Pinterest has loads of ideas for this!


Picking a Theme

Summer is best for pinks, oranges and greens, fresh colours. So what colours work in winter? Blue and white is always a stunning combination for a winter wedding, as is red (Christmas, hello?!). You could use icicles or snowflakes as features on your invitations, menus and other forms of stationary.

Your invitations are the first ‘hint’ people get as to what colour scheme or theme your wedding has. An invitation gives away a lot more than you might think, so make sure your invitations give the right impression when they go out.

You could even go Christmas themed, using Christmas trees as your decoration/centrepieces if you’ve chosen to host a December wedding. Whenever you’re getting married in winter, these details won’t go unnoticed.


These winter wedding inspiration ideas should help you plan your dream winter wedding. There is so much to think about, so give yourself plenty of time to plan and prepare well in advance.

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