Winter wonderland weddings rise in popularity

With winter on its way, many brides are opting to shun the traditional spring/summer wedding in favour of a winter wonderland theme.

According to Helium, winter presents the perfect opportunity for a glamorous and elegant wedding. From sparkles, to bright whites and fur, winter weddings can be a stunning affair. As the coldest season of the year, winter is surely one of the most romantic, conjuring up images of cosy fires and frosty countryside scenery. With the festive season getting everyone in a party mood, having a wedding at this time of year can be an entertaining affair.

From a barn style country venue, to an historic inner city wedding reception venue, winter weddings are all about embracing the environment. Decorating your venue in twigs, pine cones, candles and fairy lights keeps with a natural, yet stylish theme. Brides Magazine suggests festooning lights, holly and ivy for a real festive look.

Whilst a winter wedding may send some brides shivering at the thought of wearing a dress, there are a variety of winter-friendly gowns on offer. From long lined satin options with boleros, to fur stoles matched with tiered gowns, Marie Claire investigate the cream of wintry wedding dresses in their fashion column.

With winter weddings an ideal way to embrace that fairytale day, and notably cheaper wedding costs associated with booking venues at this time of the year, it is no wonder they are becoming more popular.