Photo credit to Weddings by Michael
If you’re planning a winter wedding in the Lake District, be prepared for some magical moments and a big day that you’ll always remember.
From enchanting venues surrounded by stunning natural landscapes to unique décor elements and culinary delights, here are some winter wedding trends to consider.
Scenic Lake District
There is such an abundance of picturesque venues in the Lake District that you might have trouble picking exactly the right one. Imagine exchanging your vows against the backdrop of a majestic lake like Windermere, the snow-capped mountains in the distance.
Whether you prefer a grand manor, a rustic barn, or a cosy lakeside lodge, the Lake District provides a wealth of choices that will add plenty of romance and enchantment to your winter wedding. Open-air wedding ceremonies are very much on trend at the moment and it’s not difficult to figure out why.
Create a Cosy Indoor Venue for Guests
While the surrounding countryside can look magical, it can also be pretty cold in the Lake District. That’s why you need to create a warm and inviting atmosphere indoors for your guests.
That might include soft lighting with fairy lights, elegant candles and bewitching lanterns that will look fantastic as the daylight fades. You can add plush blankets and fur throws for guests to snuggle up in during the ceremony or reception if it’s outside.
Include Natural Elements
Adorn your venue with evergreen garlands, pinecones and seasonal flowers to create a rustic and organic feel that perfectly matches everything that the Lake District has to offer. There are plenty of native plants and flowers such as holly, ivy and snowdrops that will add more than a touch of charm to your décor.
Locally Sourced Cuisine
What you feed your wedding guests is also going to be important. The good news is that the Lake District is renowned for its exceptional produce, including succulent meats, artisanal cheeses and fresh vegetables. The big trend is sticking to seasonal foods – keep it simple and full of flavour if you want to wow your guests.
Black Tie Weddings
These days, modern weddings can feature a wide variety of dress codes from the traditional to the eclectic, but black tie remains a classic for a reason. It’s sophisticated and beautiful. Okay, this is pretty formal with traditional dinner jackets, bow ties, and elaborate evening gowns but it looks absolutely fantastic.
If you want to create an amazing winter look that matches the Lake District perfectly, then try velvet. This is a change from the traditional wedding dress but is opulent and memorable and something that has caught on as a trend in 2023. It works well with the black tie approach and puts your wedding in another league compared to others that are being planned.
You can also add in velvet furnishings if you want to add a little extra opulence (if that’s going to be needed!).
Finally, location is important when it comes to wedding celebrations nowadays. The Lake District in winter is one of the most wonderful places to exchange vows. You can book comfortable accommodation in local cottages and revel in the most fantastic landscapes on the planet.