Winter is most certainly becoming a popular season to get married. With fairy light magic, sparkler send-offs and confetti throws winter is certainly giving summer weddings a run for their money.
Winter weddings can be utterly magical and romantic and here at The O’Neill Arms Country House Hotel, with our fires lit, wine flowing and our homely approach there is nothing more perfect than a Winter Wedding with us.
Already we have been asked what are the top trends 2020 weddings, so read on to find out what they are.
Celebrate the seasonal colour palette at your winter wedding by incorporating burgundies, bottle greens and amber tones into your big day.
Don’t just stop at the winter wedding décor: why not opt for those colours for your bridesmaids’ dresses, groomsmen’s bowties, or even, on your gown?
Smaller, Simpler Wedding Cakes
For your winter wedding, why not go down the minimal route with your cake? It doesn’t need to be huge to wow your guests – a simple, tiered bake with dripped icing and dried fruit décor can be elegant and just as effective. Just make sure to have trays of cake backstage so that all your guests can enjoy.
It may at first seem basic to display your seating plan on a blackboard, but there are many options to make it look extraordinary.
Think of hiring a chalkboard artist that can personalise the board with illustrations and calligraphy. You can also wrap the borders in foliage or flowers or display it on an easel, whatever you prefer.
One of our favourite winter wedding trends is ceiling decoration. You can go beyond lanterns by hanging flowers and foliage-covered hoops… Our fairy light backdrop within our function room is just memorising and will tie in with the winter theme perfectly.
Why not choose liquor-filled truffles as favours? Alcohol and chocolate go notoriously well together and make for an indulgent bite this winter. Focus on Whiskey, Bailey’s and Brandy type flavours, or if there are any varieties that are special to you as a couple. You could also have a chocolate bar during the evening, instead of a sweet bar, where guests could choose their own selection from.
Lounge areas at weddings are often being designed around coffee bars now, where guests can take the weight off their feet and savour a hot drink: perfect for the season. If coffee is not your thing, why not go for a tea bar instead or mulled wine bar?
Velvet Chic for the Guys
For grooms and groomsmen, a velvet blazer is ideal. It’s a nice thick fabric which will keep the guys warm, plus is perfectly on-trend.
Under Your Dress
If it’s very cold you can always wear thick tights under your wedding dress (as long as it’s long) – nobody will know! This goes for your bridesmaids too. Make sure to have bridesmaid coverups ready on the day.
There we have it, a few thoughts to keep in mind for all our 2019 and 2020 couples who have booked recently. We can’t wait to welcome you all.
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