We’ve asked wedding co-ordinator Kate Thomas from top wedding venue Linthwaite House to bring you some professional and must-know tips on how to create a perfect winter wedding…

Cosy up

Ask for log fires, or for the fires to be lit at your wedding venue. This will keep your guests warm, and complete the ambience as they arrive! Check out Linthwaite House’s cosy front hall full of character – we’re feeling Christmassy already!

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Hot beverage

Provide your wedding guests with scrummy hot drinks, either alcoholic like mulled wine, or hot chocolates with marshmallows, cream and a flake!

Bit of sparkle

Why not give your guests some outdoor sparklers to enjoy while they let their dinners go down? They could make great favours, or table decorations, too.

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Candle light

Make the most of the dark evenings – and guide your guests around the outside spaces – with romantic candle light and tea lights. You can light up pathways, entrances and more.

Colour palette

For a winter wedding, you’re best to go for a deep, colour scheme… reds and burgundies mixed with a touch of gold perhaps, to give your country winter wedding a really elegant and sumptuous feel.

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If you’re having a location change from the church to the hotel, wow your guests by hiring a vintage single decker bus. Travelling in style, and comfort! And it will save them having to warm up their cars again for just a short journey.

Think practical

Make sure you’re prepared for the unpredictable weather of the winter season and buy some fab wedding wellies. With the fresh and crisp weather, the grounds will look stunning, making great photo opportunities so get out and make the most of it!

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And it’s no doubt that the stunning Linthwaite House Hotel could provide all this and more for your winter wedding. Its stunning views over Lake Windermere and the mountains of the Lake District, secluded gardens, fabulous ceremony room and cosy atmosphere make it the perfect venue for a truly magical winter wedding.

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If you don’t believe us, just have a look! Complete your wonderful winter wedding look with some more of our top tips on everything from dress choices to favour ideas.