Hosting your wedding in Winter. In a barn. In England. Crazy right? Well actually no. Today’s post is designed to highlight how magical a Winter barn wedding can be as well as some ideas to make it effortlessly chic.
Leanne Cheek is manager at Healey Barn, one of the Cripps Barn destinations and has shared her top tips for planning a winter barn wedding here.
In most parts of the country, throwing a winter wedding is a gamble but falling temperatures are no reason to avoid having the wedding you want. Firstly it’s important to consider light, warmth and foliage as a foundation for your setting. Embracing the colder days and darker nights can create a stunning, inviting and snug wedding setting. You just need the right mix of decor and accessories.
LIGHT THE WAY
Use a mix of lighting throughout the wedding. Candelabras and fairy lights add a warm glow to a ceremony room. Whilst carefully placed candles and t-lights can help create an intimate dining setting. Don’t forget to make the most of your outdoor space too by using floor standing lanterns to light surrounding pathways and grounds.
And be sure to communicate with your photographer ahead of time to ensure the big day’s schedule means you get the best lighting possible for your wedding portraits and special moments.
Embrace the cold air and all of the custom elements that it offers. There’s nothing quite like the glow, crackling and ambiance created by a log-burning fire, it really is the perfect addition to a winter barn wedding.
Outdoor fire pits can turn a cold, dark outdoor space into an inviting and camp-like setting for your guests to gather around. Use it to toast marshmallows and s’mores on, and to light sparklers! Scattered soft wool blankets make a welcome and practical addition to any outdoor seating.
Pull in the wonders of winter with your decor too! Winter offers one of the most stunning
seasonal palettes and a colourful alternative to the lighter tones normally associated
with summer weddings. Be brave and go bold with berry, burgundy, plum and gold, or more autumnal with woodland inspired rich red’s, sunset orange and forest green for centrepieces. Pine
cones, holly berries and gardenias make the perfect accents.
Inspired? I now have a craving to sit around a fire and toast marshmallows! Thanks to Leanne for these tips and if you want to find out more about the stunning Cripps Barn properties head to – crippsbarn.com