08 Jul Winter Wedding Tips & Trends
There are so many reasons to choose a winter date to hold a gorgeous winter wedding! Your chosen date is more likely to be available, with less competition and usually some great winter rates for pricing. The weather is more predictable and you can take comfort in it being simply cold, rather than boiling hot or unexpectedly windy. The conditions are better for photos with incredible cool tones and contrast. And more than anything, it will be your day that you can make your way that you and your future husband or wife will always remember.
We’ve listed our top tips and trends to create your perfect winter wedding in Adelaide!
Trend: Embrace winter with glitter, sparkles and bling
Don’t hide from a winter wedding – embrace it! Adding embellishments to your winter wedding will keep it completely on-theme, giving you the opportunity to turn your special day into a winter wonderland. Take a look at Pinterest for some beautiful, DIY-friendly examples and incorporate some sparkle into your dress and accessories, centerpieces, lighting and décor.
Photo source: Enchanted Empire via YouTube
Tip: Choose a sleeved gown for a touch of royalty
When it comes to planning a winter wedding, there are several ways to can avoid becoming your own ‘something blue’… The first one that comes to mind is staying away from the sleeveless and strapless wedding gowns, and opting for a sleeved option instead. The great thing is, there’s something truly unique about a sleeved wedding gown, allowing you to truly embrace your creativity and individuality. Not to mention regal, might we add – hello, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle?
Photo sources: Chandler Cleveland via Pinterest, Leanne Marshall Official via Instagram, and Alta Moda via Pinterest
Trend: Moody blooms for a bold contrast and pops of colour
Spring and summer are great for light, subtle tones and pastels, but if you’re wanting to make a statement, winter is the best time to do so – especially with your bridal bouquet! Try pops of colour with deep reds and purples, wildflowers and unstructured bouquets for an elegant bohemian vibe. You can try bold tones for the bridal bouquet, with more subtle selections for your bridesmaids.
Photo source: Enchanted Empire via YouTube
Tip: Feel warm and fuzzy with a winter wedding menu
If you are more of a relaxed couple, you will want your guests to feel at home as part of your wedding. For this, nothing is more welcoming than a luxe winter menu. Match seasonal with contemporary, opting for meal choices that include
Indulge in cuisines from Italian to mediterranean, and even contemporary Australiana – all that perfectly embrace winter produce. How does the old saying go? You don’t make friends with salad!
Trend: No need to compromise with cool coastal vibes
Adelaide is home to some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and the city, state and nation know it; that’s why they’re flooded (excuse the pun) with people during the spring and summer months. But during winter, this beauty is retained – and without the crowds! This means you can capture wider shots of the gorgeous beachside landscape, without the worry of strangers in the background. And an added bonus, the cool blue and grey tones combined with dramatic cloud cover guarantee bold and beautiful nature shots.
May we suggest Glenelg beach?
Photo source: RENTCafe Blog
Tip: Indoor venue with the outdoor benefits
Finding the perfect Adelaide wedding venue is one of the most important selections you will make when it comes to your wedding. The trick is to find somewhere that gives you all the beauty of an outdoor space, and all the advantages of an indoor space – including a magnificent view and natural lighting, paired with climate control and tremendous décor.
For all these reasons, we think that The Function is the perfect place to hold your winter wedding reception!
If you’re considering a winter wedding by the beach, the team at The Function would love to speak with you! Our sophisticated Adelaide wedding venue boasts breathtaking views of the beach and year-round comfort and convenience for the happy couple and their guests. As one of Adelaide’s best function venues, The Function is completely undercover with the option to transform into an indoor-outdoor space, leading onto our generous balcony overlooking the ocean. To enquire about a wedding at The Function, please phone (08) 8350 5030 or click here.
Winter Weddings at The Function at The Beachouse