You may have caught our Instagram Live where Charlotte and I talked through all the things we love about winter weddings. We also have a post on the same subject if you wanted to check that out. We know a lot of weddings have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and that a lot of you are now planning an unexpected winter wedding. You were so close to your wedding date (be it an April or a July date) that you will have had almost everything sorted. Now that your spring or summer wedding has been postponed to autumn or winter we thought it would be really helpful for us to give you some tips on how you can make your spring wedding work in winter. Because it can work. Promise. You may have bought a dress or outfit for your wedding that you feel was particularly geared towards warmer weather. I'm here to tell you that it can still work in colder months. Just because it's winter doesn't mean you have to have a dress with sleeves. That being said, should you now want a sleeve and your dress allows for them, you could speak with your seamstress/boutique to see if it's possibile. So many dresses come with detachable sleeves these days that there may be an option for you to do this and then whip them off for the evening perhaps, essentially allowing you to be warmer but also have your original dress in its true form as well.
spring feeling bouquet but with a soft winter vibe is Tamsin's. Isn't it gorgeous!A lot of spring/summer weddings come with colour palettes in whites, greens, corals, yellows. All those very naturally spring colours. You don't have to entirely change your colour scheme but there are ways to adapt it to your new season. Maybe you were looking at a white and green scheme, something quite botanical. You can still have this as the basis of your colour scheme but maybe look at adding darker tones in, very subtly. Largely colour schemes are bought together in your flowers. You can look at adding a few darker/deeper colours and tones to your flowers. Berries are a great addition to a winter bouquet too. You could consider snow berries or brunia to keep with the theme light but festive. Maybe you have a really light pink bouquet planned. Perhaps you could substitute a few of those lighter pink flowers for a darker pink, maybe even a burgundy. You could so far as to look at including chocolate cosmos or those beautiful anemones with dark centres. Just to warm it up a little. Chat with your florist. They will 100% be able to advise you of 1, what other flowers will be seasonal at the time of your new wedding and 2, how you can keep the same feel to your bouquet but adapt it to be more 'winter friendly'. A really shining example of
You can find more images of amazing winter weddings over on our dedicated Pinterest board. It would be great to hear how you're going about adapting your postponed weddings. I'd love you to leave comments below to help the community out. And please remember that you don't have to change any of the details of you day. If you want a spring wedding in January then got for it babes. Your day your way. And you can hopefully see in examples above where some couples have done just that. Ultimately, however your wedding looks the most important thing to remember is how it feels. It may not be your ideal but it's still your dream because the dream is meeting someone, falling in love and pledging forever with them.