WINTER WOODLAND WEDDING IDEAS

woodland wedding

As the days get even shorter, there’s no doubting the fact that winter is here. However, this is still a wonderful time for weddings and our woodlands feel fabulously festive too. So, if you love the thought of a winter wedding among the trees, we’ve got a whole host of seasonal ideas for you right here. From decorations and details to food, drink and the best winter wedding outfits, it’s all here for you to unwrap. Enjoy our wintery ideas because it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at GreenAcres

woodland wedding

Winter is all about romance in the woodlands and the trees are the perfect backdrop for photos at this time of year. It’s definitely worth talking to your photographer and checking the sunset time on your big day so that you can be sure you’ll get enough light for your post-ceremony shoot.

winter wedding bride

Winter weddings are a little easier for guys because suits are lovely and warm when the temperatures fall. If you’re a bride, look out for a gown with sleeves or one that’s made from a thicker, heaver fabric. Alternatively, add a shawl or cardigan to your ensemble and don’t be afraid to add a little colour here either.

winter wedding drinks

Serving delicious, warm drinks at your winter wedding will keep your guests cosy and happy! Mulled wines and ciders work really well and spiced apple is a fab option for non-drinkers. We also LOVE hot chocolate bars – let your guests add extras such as marshmallows, cream or even crushed candy canes. For a grown-up twist, why not add a cheeky dash of alcohol?

lighting for a winter wedding

When the sun sets so early, lighting your winter wedding is super important. Fairy lights and candles are the best options so fill you venue with gorgeous, glowing lights. Also, adding a few lights to the outside of your venue provides a lovely welcome to any evening guests.

ideas for a winter wedding

Using traditional wintery motifs across your wedding brings the season into your decorations in a really fantastic way. Little sprigs of fir trees couldn’t be better for a woodland wedding – use them to decorate stationery and place settings or create your own place cards.

wooden wedding decorations

Including wooden details is always a good idea and this look is perfect if you’re planning a rustic wedding. Use wood slices as place mats, cake stands, menus, guest books and even as wedding signage.

winter wedding reception

Winter weddings definitely need a fabulous feast so spend a little time making sure that your guest tables look their best. Candles, seasonal flowers and foliage, wintery details and a mix of fabrics and textures create the best look.

favours for a winter wedding

When you start planning your decorations, why not include plenty of details that your guests will link to winter? Gingerbread favours are an easy DIY or you could put together little jars of hot chocolate mix. Add a sprinkle of fake snow to items such as your table plan and don’t forget the wedding signage – you don’t want anyone to miss a moment!

wedding cake ideas

We all associate cake with Christmas and wedding so a Christmassy wedding cake has to be a real showstopper. Include layers with richer flavours, use more dark chocolate, opt for a darker icing with golden gilding or keep things simple with a woodland inspired cake topper.

woodland wedding details

Finally, don’t forget to bring lots of colour to your day and jewel tones look stunning in winter. Snuggly blankets, flowers and velvet ring boxes all work really well. Or, do something different and choose a coloured wedding dress – it’s your wedding day after all.

To find out more about weddings in any season at GreenAcres, just get in touch to find out more. If you’d like to arrange a time to visit our woodlands at ChilternColney, Heatherley Wood and Rainford, contact us here. We look forward to welcoming you.

 

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