Your East Anglian Wedding - December 2022/Januar 2023 (Issue 58)

Walking in a winter wonderland Want to plan a seasonal wedding but unsure where to start? We’ve put together a guide to help you create the ultimate celebration CHOOSING A COLOUR SCHEME One of the first things you should do is decide on a colour palette. This time of year has some wonderful hues available, including greens, reds, golds, blues and silvers. Choose one or two and stick to them. If you try and include every colour, it may look overwhelming and messy. If you want to go against tradition, an up-and-coming trend that we’ve seen here at County Wedding Magazines HQ is jewel tones. These can add warmth to your venue and can be incorporated into your glassware, candles and cutlery. DECIDING ON A VENUE Picking a venue can be overwhelming, especially if you have a restrictive criteria. Look through social media and magazines to get some inspiration, and once you have an idea of how many people you want to attend and the area you want to get married in, you can begin narrowing down your search. The weather, as we all know, can be pretty unpredictable, so if you’re going for an outdoor ceremony, make sure you have a backup plan in case it rains or snows. FINDING THE PERFECT OUTFIT If you’re tying the knot in the middle of winter, chances are it’s going to be pretty cold. Take this into consideration when choosing your dress, as you might start to feel chilly in a sleeveless gown. Those of you thinking of wearing a suit, choose warm fabrics and colours that will tie in with your theme. ACCESSORISE AND SHINE Accessories are your best friend when it comes to winter weddings. Do you desperately want a strapless gown but don’t want to freeze? Opt for a cover-up or bolero to keep you warm. These will tie in nicely with your theme and look super cute in those all-important photographs. Feather-trim dress, £45, Bridal sandals, from a selection, Christmas charms, from £45, sterling silver charm bracelet, £55, Hair accessory, from a selection, 62