winter is coming; style your elopement wedding

winter is coming…

Any Game of Thrones fan has probably jumped with excitement at that title, but this really is just about how to style your winter elopement wedding (stick around, we’ve got lots of great ideas for you…).

Winter is coming, though, and you’re probably starting to think about how to style your winter wedding. Winter elopements are fabulous, and there is so much you can do. Okay, so it might not be 17 degrees outside (an average ‘british summer’ temperature…) but we’ve got the fire & the food, and you’ve got the l.o.v.e.

wedding party signs winter is coming elopement wedding

 the venue

If I said that I thought Ever After was more beautiful in the summer, I would be lying. The venue looks incredible in the summer months, and there really is no place like it, but exactly the same goes for the winter season. The mist is low in the valley, and the leaves have all fallen off the trees creating an enchanted winter-wonderland effect with the bare branches. I could sit here for hours describing the magic of Ever After at winter, or I could just show you…

mist on the riverwalk at ever after

honeymoon cottage in winter at ever after

outbuildings in winter at ever after

riverwalk in winter at ever after

bride and groom by ponds in winter at ever after

ever after venue through the winter trees

ever after entrance in winter bride and groom and daughter

There’s something instantly quiet and calm about these images. It’s a different kind of beautiful, but it absolutely carries the same weight. Can you tell I’m just a little bit excited for the winter months…? (winter is coming).

style it right

During the darker months, creating ambiance is so easy, and with Christmas around the corner sometimes a cosy log fire is all you need. There is always room for styling, though.

lanterns, baubles, and pine cones in a birdcage

candles in birdcage

Candles are a must for winter-styling, and lots of them at that. On the cake table, the wedding breakfast table, in lanterns on the floor… Everywhere! And the open log fire is a perfect finishing touch to however you decide to style the room. Oh, and not forgetting the christmas tree for all December weddings! (of course).

cheesecake decorated with lots of candles.


red flowers styled with candles either side

winter wedding cake styled with candles


Colour schemes for this time of year can vary hugely. You might want to go down the ruby-red and pine-green route; instantly creating a christmas vibe, or perhaps silvers, blues, and whites; wintery goodness, evoking thoughts of frost and snow. A bit of sparkle is always popular for this time of year, and even neutral & woodland tones can work. Or perhaps a mixture of everything!

table setting silver grey tablecloths and red flowers

sparkly silver tablecloth with purple napkins

wedding breakfast table natural colours with red flowers and log fire

However you decide to style your elopement wedding, we’re here to help. Check out our ‘winter-elopement’ pinterest board for more ideas.

finished with flowers

And finally, some floral masterpieces from Amanda Randell…

red and green flowers on woodland setting

red and thistle buttonhole

red green and purple winter flowers

bridal bouquet pinks and greens

two bridal bouquets by open fire

two bridal bouquets in reds and greens on woodland setting



Photography: Clare Kinchin

Flowers: Amanda Randell

Cakes: Boo to a Goose


Looking for autumn styling? Take a look at our autumn fever blog post!


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