So your partner has popped the question and you’re getting married – but where to hold the ceremony?
The unreliable weather makes a British wedding a big risk, so why not consider jetting off to foreign climes where you can be sure of the weather? For a wedding day with a difference, you might want to consider a white wedding, with snow-topped trees and crisp, clean air providing a fabulous setting for your nuptials – and with that in mind, Swag Jewellers has scoured the globe and come up with seven incredible locations for your winter wedding!
The Ice Hotel (Jukkasjarvi, Sweden)
Set in the gorgeous Arctic town of Jukkasjarvi, the extraordinary Ice Hotel is made entirely from ice and contains a glacial church of almost impossible beauty, perfect for tying the knot. Year-round snow adds to this unforgettable venue’s appeal, and the hotel is re-built from scratch every year – so you know your wedding will be truly unique!
Chamonix, near the peak of Mont Blanc in France, offers a picturesque spot to hold your white wedding. High up in the mountains, Chamonix guarantees snow during all seasons and boasts an array of traditional churches for you to choose from. With skiing, wildlife tours and hill hikes all nearby, you could even honeymoon here!
Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy)
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Dolomites’, Cortina offers a truly sensational backdrop for your wedding day – in fact, it’s Italy’s most popular winter wedding location! Cortina promises snow during the winter months and is home to a number of churches, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when choosing your venue – and this thriving town has plenty in the way of activities too!
Iceland’s capital has something to offer all couples, whatever you’re looking for from your big day – and with low temperatures during winter almost guaranteeing snow, it’s the ideal place for a white wedding! You could make your big day even more special by holding the ceremony underneath the mysterious green lights of the Aurora Borealis.
The delightful skiing town of Niseko on Mount Yotei is officially one of the world’s snowiest towns, and boasts a number of churches and hotels perfect for ensuring your big day goes according to plan – so if you’ve got your eye on a winter wedding, this place is worth consideration!
Lainio Snow Hotel (Lapland)
Home to Father Christmas, it should be no surprise that Lapland enjoys plenty of snow – but did you know it is home to a hotel made entirely of the white stuff? We recommend the Lainio Snow Hotel for your wedding – this astonishing building is made up of 20 million kilograms of snow and is one of the most wondrous spectacles the world has to offer, making it the perfect place to hold your reception!
Hotel de Glace (Canada)
The Hotel de Glace in the Canadian province of Quebec is the height of wedding sophistication. This magnificent building boasts snow vaults and ice sculptures, providing an atmospheric and unique location for your nuptials. Outside, the winters are snowy and cold – so why not have a wedding with a difference, wrapped up warm against a snow-filled backdrop for the family photos!
This charming Finnish town is the perfect location for a white wedding, with fabulous chapels and world-renowned glass igloos offering a view of the snow outside from the warmth and comfort of a heated cabin. To make your big day extra special, at the Kakslauttanen Hotel your blushing bride can even be taken down the aisle on a reindeer!
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