How To Create A Warm And Cosy Winter Wedding

Nov 27, 2020

Chiavari Chairs styled with Chiffon Drapes

There’s no denying that the colder season is moving in and with December ahead we naturally start to think about how we can make the spaces in our homes feel warm and inviting whilst the frost settles on the ground outside. Winter weddings and events are very much the same, it’s all about creating that atmospheric setting that will ultimately set the mood for your guests as soon as they enter the room.

The Deer House

Introducing you to the newly restored Deer House… part of the 200 acre parkland at Swinton Park, placed within the heart of the deer park that’s home to 200 Fallow Deer, overlooking Swinton Park and the rolling Yorkshire hills.

This is perfect for those seeking somewhere truly out of the ordinary, for either a daytime wedding breakfast or an evening barbecue celebration. By day, enjoy the parkland setting with ancient trees, wide skies and views over the castle and Home Lake. By night, enjoy the magic and romance of a candle-lit setting, with torches to light the way and glowing braziers to ward off the evening chill.

Top tip – To add warmth to your styling consider using varying tones of a particular colour or introducing different textures that will provide a layered feel like here! Sheepskin throws over the benches instantly add a striking look against the industrial table.

Mood Lighting

In the UK we lose the daylight from around 4pm in the winter months so if your wedding or event falls in the winter season, think about how you will introduce low level lighting that will make everyone feel relaxed. Amy used varying heights and styles of candlelight interspersed along the length of the table in this design and then made use of the overhead industrial beams by threading hanging tea light baubles for maximum impact.

Top tip – Using clear glassware to hold your candlelight will allow the light to be reflected off the surface and enhance the glow!

Wedding Table Dressing
Wedding Dress and Bride

Fireplace Goals

How incredible is this feature fireplace wall?! There’s nothing more relaxing, soothing and soul lifting than sitting by a warm roaring fire. According to research carried out by the University of Alabama, sitting by a fire can actually decrease blood pressure! It’s thought that the multi sensory benefits from the flickering light, warmth, crackling sounds and smell may be rooted from evolution. So, high five to fires and why not add an extra abundance of candlelight to complete the look.

Top tip – To make your guests feel extra cosy, why not switch out the champagne for mulled wine at your winter wedding or set up a hot chocolate station with marshmallows!

Neon Selfie Backdrop

Living in a digital world, many clients search for backdrop ideas for their wedding or event. Personalisation is also a huge trend for weddings in 2021 and 2022 so what better way to combine this with lighting and style than a personalised neon sign! We love this custom made piece by our friends at Love Lights The Way!


Stylist – Amy from Ambience Harrogate
Neon sign – Love Lights The Way
Photographer – Peter Hugo

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