Not sure how to theme your winter wedding? Take inspiration from this fabulously festive styled shoot…

Styling guru, Sue from Auntie’s Vintage China has teamed up with The Deer Park Country House Hotel in Devon and Venetia from Venetia Norrington Photography to bring us a little winter wonderland inspiration. Here’s how they created this gorgeous look…


Choose the right venue

“I wanted to incorporate a Christmas theme into the shoot but also capture how a winter wedding could look in a quintessential English country house setting,” says Sue. “When I looked at the Deer Park, I instantly fell in love with the country house hotel’s Georgian features and its 80 acres of surrounding countryside estate. They fitted perfectly with the style and feel that I wanted to create. The venue and location are always really important in creating that finished look. If you have a certain style you want to create for your big day, bear this in mind when choosing your venue. By opting for a venue that has existing characteristic features, you can incorporate these into the style, rather than trying to create something from fresh.”


Keep the feel cosy

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“Light and warmth are really important for winter weddings. Let’s face it, no one likes to be cold or sat in the dark, least of all on their wedding day. It is important to consider the practicalities of your winter wedding. When styling and choosing your ceremony location, make sure guests are going to be comfortable. With this in mind, I chose various key elements that would add or generate warmth and light. We created a pretty candle lit aisle using twinkling tealights to set the path to The Summerhouse. We made sure guests could keep wrapped up and warm with cosy hot water bottles and blankets for use during the ceremony.”


Carry your colour scheme throughout

“It’s really important when creating your own winter wedding style that you think about the type of winter wedding that you want to create, and the colours associated with that. If you want a sleek white winter wedding, then look to use silvers, whites and deep greens. If you want to have a star-lit or candlelit winter wedding, you might like to swap the silver with gold or bronze. Tie these colours into your stationery and flowers to maximise impact.”


Don’t be scared to accessorise and have some fun!

“To complete the winter scene, we added lots of fun details, from Ruby Red Wreaths on the backs of the chairs, mini potted Christmas trees, ice skates, baubles, snow, a stunning wooden sledge through to the very friendly Dancer and Prancer who were on hand throughout the day. This is an area where you can really have a lot of fun creating your own unique look!”


If you want to re-create this look for your winter wedding, here are the fantastic suppliers that created the winter wonderland wedding shoot…

See more of the gorgeous shoot in this gallery…