5 reasons why a magical winter wedding is a must

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With the Christmas season fondly regarded as the best time of year for loved ones to come together and enjoy some relaxing quality time, it’s no wonder why more and more couples are setting their sights on a picturesque white winter wedding. With many beautiful winter weddings taking place at Dufferin Hall, we can vouch for it being a wonderful time of the year to enjoy your special day with your family, friends and ultimately – your other half. Take a look at our top five reasons for you to book that special winter date!


1.                   The perfect excuse to add festive touches to your wedding reception

Getting married in winter lends itself to an easy choice for your wedding theme and with many venues already decorated for Christmas, all you have to do is add in a few personal touches. Festive elements can be easily added to your big day whether its through your choice of food or décor. For your venue décor, try incorporating stunning natural components like frosted pinecones, pine leaves and snowflakes for a natural winter touch. A winter wedding also provides the perfect opportunity for you to incorporate wintry comfort foods into your wedding meal. A unique twist on hearty dishes like warm soups or lasagnes – or a festive roast dinner – are nice additions to any menu along with seasonal drinks including hot chocolate or eggnog. Swapping out shortbread for mince pies and mulled wine by the fire is also a perfect way to treat your guests and get them into the spirit of the season!


2.                   It’s the holiday season

Planning a date for your special day that suits all your loved ones can sometimes prove difficult, however those planning their wedding close to Christmas or the New Year may find it’s the best time for guests’ availability as many will have already taken time off to prepare for the festivities.


3.                   Snow and amazing lighting

For those considering a winter wedding, snowfall on your wedding day is a dream as there is nothing that will look more magical in your photographs. Whether a heavy snowfall or a light dusting, crisp white snow can help you achieve a memorable winter wonderland look. Couples who experience snowfall on their wedding day are said to have the added blessing of prosperity and fertility, according to old wedding folklore. The winter months also tend to be a photographer’s best friend as it unlocks great natural lighting and with earlier evenings setting in, you may even be able to capture amazing twilight wedding photographs. 

4.                   Exotic honeymoons

Having a winter wedding gives you the perfect excuse to enjoy a lavish exotic honeymoon in a beautiful sunny destination like the Maldives, South Africa or the Caribbean. These locations would not be as suitable during the summer months as most exotic destinations will be in the middle of typhoon and hurricane season.


5.                   Winter Style

Winter unlocks a great excuse to switch up the traditional wedding look and is a firm favourite in the bridal world. Colder weather means more dress options to consider; a winter wedding allows the bride to experiment with various glamorous looks from long sleeves or upper arm gloves, to embroidered coats and faux fur accessories, all of which can complemented by a festive red lip! Grooms and male guests alike will also be able to enjoy added comfort with winter temperatures, meaning a stunning three-piece suit won’t cause them to overheat!

Dufferin Hall is accepting wedding bookings for 2018 - if you want to enjoy your winter wedding nestled in the beautiful seaside village of Killyleagh, visit here or call 028 448 21134. Vouchers for a relaxing stay at Dufferin Inn are also available and make the perfect gift for any couple this Christmas - simple phone or email for more information.