Winter weddings are growing in popularity, with what was once a budget time of year to tie the knot now attracting couples looking to embrace a romantic winter landscape and festive atmosphere. Below we’ve detailed some great ideas for a New House Farm winter wonderland wedding…
Your winter wedding gown needs to be warm as well as beautiful. Long sleeved gowns can look really elegant, and have the added benefit of covering up flabby under arms. However, a long sleeve gown won’t provide much warmth when outside, so we suggest a fur jacket or stole to wrap up in. Ask your mother or grandmother if they still have one of these from their youth for your ‘something borrowed’.
We also advise bringing a pair of wedding wellington boots to tackle the icy path from the car to the church!
Winter inspired jewellery is also a nice touch to add to a wintertime bridal outfit. We love this snowflake necklace!
Hair & Make up
Bridal hair and make up in wintertime can be challenging, as the cold weather can cause problems such as dry or dull skin, chapped lips and fly-away hairs. There are several ways that you can combat these on the run up to wedding:
.Invest in a good moisturiser to target dry, flaky areas and apply often.
.Consider a professional facial to give radiance to tired winter skin.
.Use a hair mask once a week (avoid roots if you have thin hair) to revive damaged hair and give volume. A good serum is also great for taming fly-away, static hair.
.Purchase a high-quality lip balm to keep lips kissable. We particularly love Burt’s Bees beeswax lip balm for nourishing chapped lips.
Winter bridal make up doesn’t need to be a understated as spring/summer ceremonies, so you can have fun incorporating a strong lip colour for a classic yet festive look. A burgundy lip paired with a subtle shimmery eyeshadow and strong brows oozes seasonal style.
For bridal hair, we recommend an up-do, as these styles are much more resilient to wind/rain/snow than when your hair is down. There are so many ways to tie your hair up, so it’s worth visiting a stylist a few months before to try out various looks (don’t forget to bring your veil). Don’t forget some sparkly, winter-inspired hair accessories to complete the look!
Winter wedding flower arrangements often include a seasonal touch, such as holly, evergreens or pine cones. Likewise, the groom and groomsmen could add a spruce, pine boughs- or wild winter berries to their boutonniere.
A winter landscape offers some excellent photography opportunities, especially if you’ve been blessed with snow! Make sure you get the best light possible by having your wedding photos taken in the afternoon, before the light starts to fade.