Typically when people describe a Winter wedding, the mind draws in on Christmas but there is so much more.
Ranging from December to February, winter is a beautiful time of year and is becoming a more popular choice when it comes to planning and creating stunning, inspired weddings. There are plenty of ways you can embrace seasonal touches, through a range of elegant and stylish on the day details.
I was fortunate to be asked to be part of this beautiful shoot, which was to encompass winter in a pure and magical way. Think frosty evergreens, warm metallics and soft textures.
We used a crisp colour palette of gold, green and white throughout; from the stationery and styling, to the cake and flowers. This created a clean and modern look to the day with subtle touches of elegance. All set in the most stunning countryside venue - Coombe Lodge
This is often the first glimpse your guests will get of your day and what will tie everything together. Small details make all the difference and the stationery I create, set the scene for your day. This simple, refined bespoke stationery combines floaty fonts, with trending sage and gold accents to add those perfect finishing touches. The script-like font was reflected on the day at the hot chocolate bar and blanket station using warm wood backdrops. The mix of textures contrasted beautifully with the styling of faux fur, matte metallics and foliage.
Aiming to capture a luxe, wintery tablescape Leanne, from Leanne Elizabeth Weddings used a combination of textures and colours to create a modern, sophisticated look. With a subtle nod to winter through gold pine cones, deep green candles and faux fur. Using elements at different heights brings depth and interest to your tablescapes.
Florals and foliage are a great way to build depth and introduce colour to your venue. Flowers can be paired and enhanced with layers of greenery, which can be hung as garlands around stairs, fireplaces and focal points of your venue. Louise from Loubee Bloom really emphasised the venues striking features and made blooms which could be moved around during the day to get the most out of them. Also consider the array of scents you find in winter, how can you incorporate these into your day?
Dressing for the occasion is something to consider and have fun with as this time of year allows for layering. There are so many outfits on offer, which can be easily added too to keep you cosy, yet stylish. This dress from Sassi Holford with long sleeves, intricate V - back and delicate details is perfect for a crisp winters day. Combined with a Nina hair vine from Abigail Grace bridal accessories, which adds sparkle to any hairstyle.
And last but by no means least – the cake and snowballs continued the simple and clean style, with an emphasis on gold leaf for detail, it is so striking and crisp and not to mention delicious!
I hope this gives you some inspiration for your Winter wedding day – enjoy your planning!
Love Fran xxx
Full list of suppliers in the shoot:
Venue: Coombe Lodge @coombelodgeblagdon
Photography: James and Kerrie Photography @jamesandkerriephotography Dress: Sassi Holford Taunton @sassiholfordtaunton Hair/makeup: Leanna Biggs Make up and hair @lbmakeupandhair Stylist: Leanna Elizabeth Weddings @leannaelizabethweddings Florist: Loubee Blooms Floral designs @loubeebloomsfloraldesign Accessories: Abigail Grace Bridal Accessories @abigailgracebridalaccessories Stationery: Hunter Gatherings @hunter_gatherings Cake: Cake My Day Bristol @cakemydaybristol Bride: @emilyanna_m Groom: @tomhughes395 Suit: Harrimans Menswear