Winter Wedding Trends

Traditionally weddings are held in high summer.

But times they are a changing and more brides-to-be are opting to create their very own winter wonderland wedding.

From snow to Santa, moody skies to magical festive decorations, there really are so many reasons to choose winter for your big day.

And even better, we’ve pulled together some of the key trends for the upcoming festive season to help you create the perfect winter wedding.

Opulent and decadent

Get set to dazzle your guests and bring a touch of drama to your day by choosing jewel tones for your colour palette.

There’s no better way to celebrate the festive season than by choosing to decorate with rich, decadent burgundies, bottle greens and amber tones.

From table linen to stationery, you can add vivid colour to your venue, and even introduce your chosen colour palette with coloured table linens.

And jewel tones aren’t just for décor – your bridesmaids dresses could pick up the theme, whether in exactly matching shades or perhaps mixing and matching their dresses in gem-inspired dresses in a variety of rich, alluring shades.

Textured and luxurious

Nothing says winter more than wrapping up against the crisp weather. But keeping warm doesn’t mean you need to dial down the glamour.

Think luxury fabrics like velvet and faux fur, tweeds or even tartans that can easily be incorporated into your theme and pick up on the luxe colour palette.

You could even look to add a touch of luxe by opting for velvet in the groom’s attire. A velvet jacket in rich shades will tie in with your jewel tone theme and is perfect for the winter groom who wants to stand out!

winter wedding trends 2019Break the fashion rules

Who says the groom has to have all the fun?

Gone are the days when the bride only opted for a wedding dress in the traditional sense.

Choose from skirts and tops or jumpers and trousers; add maybe think outside the box and think separates rather than the traditional wedding dress.

Separates allow you to show off your personality and are also incredibly practical for cold days.


Add layers and warmth with cashmere or delicate knits if you’ve decided on a jumper for your top half and maybe go for maximum glamour on the bottom with sequins, lace or even feathers!

winter wedding trends 2019Warm and fuzzy

Warm up your winter wedding and feature comfort food that will leave your guests wanting more!

Take inspiration from the season and go for delicious and decadent pies, stews and soups.

Or maybe even incorporate Christmas elements into your menu plan and go big with a glamorous festive feast with the traditional roast with all the trimmings. But if that sounds too much, why not take inspiration from Christmas and opt for subtle influences like spiced orange and cranberry cocktails at the reception or mince pies served after dinner.

Say it with cake

winter wedding trends 2019Winter weddings should also have an element of whimsy. And one of the easiest ways to inject some fun is with your cake.

Drip cakes – cakes topped with drizzles of decadent icing – are the cake of the moment and whether you choose to drizzle caramel or icing, syrups or glazes, you can add a touch of whimsy your guests will love.

Raise a toasty toast

More and more weddings are featuring a chill area for guests to relax in. And what’s the ultimate relaxing winter warmer? Hot chocolate of course.

Why not create an entire hot chocolate station with candy canes, cinnamon stirrers, marshmallows and lots of whipped cream.

And don’t stop there…add Baileys, whiskey, Amaretto, coconut rum and more to the bar and give your guests the option to spike their hot chocolate with something a little stronger!!

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5 Truly Amazing Wedding Venues In Hertfordshire That Will Wow Your Guests

When planning your wedding you will want to dazzle your guests with a venue as individual as your love story. To save you some time, we’ve hunted out 5 of our favourite venues in Hertfordshire.

  1. Milling Barn, Hertfordshire Barn Wedding Venue

Wedding venues Hertfordshire

Milling Barn is a beautiful barn wedding venue in Hertfordshire, located near the rural village of Throcking, close to Royston.

This romantic and spacious barn incorporates the traditional character of a breathtaking 17th Century oak barn, alongside the rustic charm of the old farmyard.

The impressive traditional barn is a magical setting for weddings, with its high ceilings, and exposed beams, Milling Barn has a rustic feel and period charm which lends itself perfectly to both your ceremony and wedding breakfast.

Spacious and sophisticated, the Barn is truly beautiful and a breathtaking place to celebrate your special day. The Barn is illuminated with soft lighting which further highlights the original timber framework and beams, and gives a special glow that complements the natural daylight which floods in through the windows. By night, the lights are dimmed and the Barn’s atmosphere changes to provide the perfect backdrop for dining, drinking, dancing and celebrating your big day.

  1. The Priory, Little Wymondley

Wedding venues HertfordshireThe Priory is home to John and Ann Hope, who open its doors for couples looking to find that uniquely special place – where privacy, seamless service and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere are of utmost importance.

As one of the very first barn venues in the country, families continue to gather here from far and wide, trusting John and Ann’s meticulous attention to detail that has proven to be the hallmark of its success. No detail is too small to command their attention and this much-loved location is still highly recommended by couples who held their wedding here twenty years ago.

  1. Rothamsted Manor

Wedding Venues HertfordshireRothamsted Manor as one of Hertfordshire’s most unique venues for your special day. The estate is peacefully exclusive with a huge amount of character, complete with 12 acres of gardens offering you complete flexibility for your special day.

Rothamsted Manor exudes historic charm with magnificent interiors and stunning gardens, which have been enjoyed for centuries.

Whether it’s a ceremony or reception, you can be hosted you in the oak panelled splendour of the manor, surrounded by exquisite gardens sweeping Hertfordshire countryside. Not only is the venue itself unique, but you will also enjoy exclusive hire of this unrivalled venue.

  1. Hatfield House

Wedding venues HertfordshireA stunning, unique and historical country house venue in Hertfordshire, Hatfield House is located just a short distance from Central London but offers all the advantages and qualities of a country venue.

Whether you are planning an intimate wedding or a large celebration, our stunning wedding venues offer the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams, in Hertfordshire.

  1. Offley Place, Country House Hotel

Wedding Venues Hertfordshire A gorgeous 17th century manor house at the end of a sweeping drive way in the quaint village of Great Offley. Tucked away on the edge of Hertfordshire sitting on the top of a hill in the centre of the parish of Offley. The picturesque setting in a quiet village is still conveniently located to major transport links to both Hitchin and Luton and only being a 10 minute drive from both the A1(M) & M1 Motorways.

With a variety of function suites which each offer a different setting for your day which, along with our Rose Garden and 27 acres of parkland, Offley Place gives you the flexibility and freedom that makes it the perfect setting for your day. Offley Place is always delighted to arrange a personal viewing to show you around the main house, function suites and estate grounds and to discuss your requirements.

Now you have your venue sorted, let us look after entertaining your guests with our photo booth hire in Hertfordshire.