Five Reasons to have a Winter Wedding
From delicious menus to opulent colour schemes and dazzling décor, there are so many reasons to celebrate a winter wedding at Morden Hall. We hope you’ll agree!
1. The Colour Choices are Fabulous
Winter colours schemes are endlessly exciting, whether you choose the rich traditional hues of red, green and gold or decide to create a more contemporary winter wonderland with white and silver. Jewel tones are another favourite, adding glamour and warmth to your décor. And, if you’ve been dreaming of that pretty pink wedding, it works perfectly throughout the year. Combine pastel pink with gold or navy for something rich and inviting, or deepen your shade to a warm magenta. Of course, nature also offers an abundance of beautiful greenery which co-ordinates with all colour schemes.
2. The Grounds are Breathtaking
While you’re unlikely to plan an outdoor drinks reception in the middle of winter, you can still make the most of the great outdoors at Morden Hall. Enjoy the views over the private lawn as you marry and dine and bring the outside in with beautiful seasonal flowers and foliage. Who knows… you might even step outside with a glass of mulled wine and the dark evenings give you the perfect opportunity to celebrate with a few sparklers!
3. You can Dress for the Season
Winter bridal fashion is wonderfully romantic, giving you the opportunity to add an extra layer. You might choose to wear a glamorous dress with sleeves, or perhaps to accessorise with a wrap or shawl for part of the day.
With regard to style, a little sparkle is always a dream when the sun goes down so don’t be afraid to choose a dress with beautiful embellishment or perhaps even some metallic shoes.
When it comes to your groom, while a three-piece suit can be too warm for a summer wedding, it’s the perfect option for winter. Equally, black tie is a great choice, or a more traditional morning suit.
4. Menus are Wintery and Warming
How we love a winter wedding menu! From your welcome drinks to evening dining options, the choices from Galloping Gourmet are endless and delicious. Greet your guests with something warm, from mulled wine to a selection of hot canapés. You might even decide to introduce a boozy hot chocolate station. A winter wedding breakfast in the Mulberry Suite can be rich and hearty and your seasonal evening dining options might include theatrical live cooking.
5. Décor and Favours will Delight your Guests
It’s often the details that make all the difference and a winter wedding has many possibilities. When it comes to your décor, introduce ambient lighting where possible and bring the outside in with seasonal blooms and vibrant foliage. Pine cones, holly, twigs and berries make lovely additions to floral arrangements and, of course, it’s fun to add a little mistletoe in to the mix. Embrace the season with your favours, from mince pies and Christmas tree baubles to sparklers, candy canes, miniature bottles of Champagne, sloe gin and even miniature Christmas trees.
Looking for more inspiration? We think you’ll love the winter wedding of Liz and Andrew at Morden Hall.
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Images © Ali Paul Photography, Richard Murgatroyd Photography, Joanna Bongard Photography and Benni Carol Photography