The Lake District in winter is spectacular in its beauty, so if you are looking for a winter wedding venue, there is nowhere better than Broadoaks, a small exclusive-use county house nestled in the heart of the Lake District with charming interiors and gorgeous grounds.
Winter weddings can be incredibly romantic and unique, offering a cosy and glamorous atmosphere. To enhance the winter feel of your wedding we have put together a list of ideas on how to make your winter wedding glow.
Winter Wedding Ideas
Seasonal Colour Palette: Embrace the colours of winter with deep, rich hues like deep reds, emerald greens, navy blues, and shimmering metallics like gold and silver. A touch of white or ivory can evoke a snowy feel.
Cosy Venue: Choose a venue like Broadoaks with crackling fireplaces and oodles of old-world charm. Broadoaks also has incredible grounds for the perfect outdoor photographs.
Winter Wonderland Decor: Incorporate elements like twinkling fairy lights, candles, and lanterns to create a warm and enchanting ambience. Decorate with faux snow, pinecones, evergreen branches, and winter florals like amaryllis, poinsettias, and holly.
Faux Fur Accessories: Keep warm by wearing faux fur wraps, stoles, or capes. These can add a touch of elegance to your bridal ensemble and keep you comfortable in cooler temperatures.
Seasonal Bouquets: Choose winter flowers such as roses, calla lilies, ranunculus, and anemones for your bridal bouquet. Add evergreen foliage for a wintry touch.
Hot Beverage Bar: Set up a hot chocolate or mulled wine bar for guests to enjoy during the reception. You can also include a variety of teas and coffee options.
Winter Wedding Favors: Offer guests small, winter-themed wedding favours like custom snow globe keepsakes, personalized ornaments, or mini bottles of flavoured hot cocoa.
Seasonal Menu: Serve a menu that reflects the season, including hearty and comforting dishes. Consider options like roasted meats, root vegetables, soups, and warm desserts like apple pie or bread pudding.
Ice Sculptures: Create a stunning ice sculpture or ice bar as a unique centrepiece or beverage station. These can be customized with your initials or a design that fits your theme.
Blankets and Shawls: Provide cosy blankets or shawls for guests to use during the ceremony or as they enjoy the outdoor scenery. You can also personalize these with your wedding date or initials.
Snowy Photo Opportunities: If you’re fortunate enough to have snow on your wedding day, take advantage of it for beautiful and unique photo opportunities.
Candlelit Ceremony: Exchange vows in a ceremony illuminated by candlelight. It adds a romantic and intimate atmosphere.
Seasonal Music: Choose music that complements the season, such as classical pieces, holiday carols, or acoustic renditions of your favourite songs.
Winter-Inspired Cake: Have a wedding cake decorated with winter elements like snowflakes, icicles, or edible metallic accents. Consider flavours like gingerbread, eggnog, or spiced fruitcake.
Sparklers or Fireworks: End your celebration with a bang by having a sparkling send-off with sparklers or a firework display.
With the right planning and attention to detail and the great Broadoaks team by your side, a winter wedding can be a magical and unforgettable experience for both you and your guests.