There is something magical about winter weddings. Crisp air, bonfire nights, marshmallows and the holiday enchantment gives the feeling of ‘love is in the air’. The chance of snow amidst twinkly starry lights makes the idea of a winter wedding seem like a fairy tale. The recent years have seen a growing popularity for winter weddings and many venues, suppliers and wedding photographers are now as busy throughout winter as they are during the summer months. Iain Gomes, Top London Wedding Photographer shares his insider tips for dreamlike winter wedding Photography… Get set, I Do, Click!
Your choice of wedding photographer is even more significant for planning a winter wedding – someone who has experience working with low lights and loves winter wedding photography. As light disappears quickly during winter and days are shorter, plan to complete the wedding ceremony no later than 1 pm so you have enough time for outdoor shots.
A frosty bride is not a charming one – pack willies, stoles, and blankets – all these will keep the chill off and also work as creative picture props for your outdoor shots for the perfect winter wedding photography shots.
Plan for Extra Travel Time
Inclement weather conditions can result in more traffic and unexpected delays. Account for extra time for yourself and your guests for travel to the venue.
Stick to one venue
If possible have your wedding ceremony & reception in the one venue, or venues very near to each other. This will make transport easier in case of bad weather on the wedding day.
Add some sparkle and romance with fairy lights and candles
One of the best things about winter weddings is fairy lights. Twinkling fairy lights can turn any wedding fantasy in to a romantic reality and give your big day that extra something special whether indoors or out. Also remember to add a touch of romance with candles in your ceremony and reception space.
Play with colour
Get your winter palette out and play with rich warm tones of red, burgundy and gold. Add some wintry romance with natural greenery.
Keep Your Bridesmaids Warm
Don’t forget your bridesmaids will be cold too! Make sure to have a chick cover-up ready for your bridesmaids.
Wedding Favours with a hint of winter
The days may be shorter but there are still countless ways to thank your near and dear ones for attending your winter wedding. Favour fairy suggests winter wedding favours such as blankets or pashminas, sparkles, mulled wine or even candy canes.