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Our Guide To Planning A Winter Wedding

Wedding Planning - 26.11.19

You’ve set the date for a winter celebration. But where to start with wedding planning? Rest assured, we’ve got you covered. Here are seven ideas for the perfect winter wedding day…

Light It Right

Décor will set the scene for your winter wedding, however you dream it to be. For a winter ceremony, the amber flickers of candles bring an instant warmth. Choose from dainty tea lights, lanterns or hurricane vases with clusters of pillar candles and place them around the central pillar of the Glasshouse for the ultimate romantic winter ceremony.

Cosy Up

Winter weddings are the perfect excuse to accessorise with luxurious faux fur wraps. Stylish and snuggly, wraps or shawls will help stave off a chilly evening.

Prefer a more alternative style? Throw on an embroidered leather jacket for an off-beat bridal look.

Gorgeous Greenery

Combermere Abbey’s stunning Walled Gardens boast an array of winter blooms and evergreens ensuring year-round interest for winter weddings.

Pose for wedding portraits beside the lake and steal a glance at your frost-kissed reflections sparkling in the water below. Combermere’s glorious grounds are exquisite in every season.

Deck The Halls

Christmas trees are a must-have for December weddings, but you don’t have to stop there. Experiment with DIY bauble decorations, miniature wedding bells and mistletoe to add a festive feel to your winter wedding.

Winter Warmers

Menus are no doubt a big decision in your wedding planning. At Combermere, we work alongside our hand-picked caterers, the Olive Tree and Pickled Walnut, to create bespoke menus for your day.

Think warming favourites like a hearty bourgignon for a luxury take on comfort food. Or slow roasted dishes served with dauphinoise potatoes and buttery vegetables. Choose a delicious warming pudding for the ultimate sweet treat.

Let Sparks Fly

As the night draws in and the party comes alive, gather with your guests in the Walled Garden to enjoy a spectacular firework display.

Dance The Night Away

The Garden Pavilion will be glowing from the party within. Choose a live band or DJ for a night of indoor entertainment. Or embrace your creative sides and create a bespoke cocktail to enjoy at the Garden Pavilion bar.

Ready to start planning your winter wedding? We’d love to show you around. Book your visit to Combermere Abbey.

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