Weddings at Hilton Coylumbridge – Magic in the Snow
Winter weddings are becoming more popular and it’s easy to see why. The glittering snow and dark evenings create a romantic atmosphere. Here are our top tips for your magical winter wedding.
Make the most of the dark nights.
What could be better than sitting down to your wedding meal, surrounded by the warm glow of twinkling candles? Your guests will be talking for years to come, not about what happened at your wedding, but how it made them feel. We say, why not make them feel all warm and fuzzy on your special day?
Capitalise on winter photo opportunities.
A kiss under falling snow. Wintry shots of those little wedding details. Everything looks better on a snowy backdrop. The idea of a white wedding takes on a whole new meaning in wintertime. Many couples opt to get photos taken at Loch Morlich, a stunning location in winter. The views of the snow-capped mountains in the distance are breathtaking.
Timing is so important for any wedding, but never more so than in winter. The shorter days mean less time for outdoor photographs, so we recommend having a morning ceremony or arrange to have a “first look” photography session before you say your vows.
Winter weddings are also the perfect opportunity to add some individuality to your big day. Wear cosy accessories, like a fur cape, or make your own favours. Create Christmas baubles with your names and wedding date, so for years to come your guests will remember your special day every time they decorate their Christmas tree. Grooms have more winter clothing options too; the traditional Scottish kilt is an obvious favourite, but some grooms prefer an on-trend velvet blazer or a tweed jacket.
To add to the cosy atmosphere, incorporate layers of texture into your big day. Think tartan, velvet, wool and even burlap. The Cairngorm Suite at Hilton Coylumbridge comes into its own in winter; the rustic stone backdrop gives that extra touch to a winter reception. At this time of year, you can go for deep colours that would look out of place on a summer’s day: plum, red and gold all look wonderful in a romantic winter reception. Winter floral arrangements can be even more beautiful than summer blooms, you can even add unusual things like sprigs of holly, pinecones or berries.
Keep your guests comfortable.
In winter, it can be tricky to find the happy medium where everyone is comfortable. That’s why when you organise your wedding at Hilton Coylumbridge you will have your very own Wedding Co-ordinator to look after everything on the day. A great way to get everyone warmed up is by serving a hot welcome drink. At Hilton Coylumbridge we can serve mulled wine or another winter cocktail as part of our winter wedding package.
The cold weather can wreak havoc with your skin, so why not book a pampering weekend at Hilton Coylumbridge before your big day? It can be the perfect opportunity to spend a weekend away with your bridal party and treat yourselves to some relaxing treatments in the Thai Lodge Spa.
Take a look at our wedding packages and see what Hilton Coylumbridge could offer you for your fairytale winter wedding in the Scottish Highlands.