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Laura and David- Photography by Conrad Visuals
Well, doesn’t our name give it away?
We joke, ‘Winters Barns’ was known as ‘Lower Farm’ until 1890. From then on, it was named ‘Winters Farm’ after Mr Winter the farmer who took it over. Our name has nothing to do with season but we do love a WINTERS wedding!
When booking a winter wedding with us at Winters Barns, you don’t need to worry about the weather as our spacious barns are toasty and warm with multiple indoor rooms. Plus our twinkling fairy lights (that are absolutely everywhere!) give the barn a festive feel and make any indoor or outdoor photos look stunning.
There are so many reasons to love a winter wedding so we thought we’d share some of the reasons why we can not get enough of the winter season!
Sarah and James - Photos by Kerry Ann Duffy
Starting with the Fashion… You have so many options when it comes to keeping warm on your wedding day.
We loved how Sarah transformed her look to keep herself warm as the day went on— it’s all about layering!
Her dress on its own was simply beautiful. With our barns being nice and toasty, Sa- rah’s spaghetti straps were no problem and she looked beautiful.
When taking some of their couples shots, she popped on this gorgeous neutral faux fur jacket, looking timeless but most importantly keeping her nice and warm!
TL: Lauren and David - Photos by Adam and Connie Russel | TR: Sarah and James - Photos by Kerry Ann Duffy | BL: Kathryn and Chip - Photos by N Photographer | BR: Charlotte and Luke - Photos by Angie and Matt Films
The last thing you need on your wedding day is your bridal party’s teeth chattering in the photos! These couples kept their closest friends nice and warm yet still so stylish. Lauren opted for these beautiful long sleeved bridesmaid dresses that looked gorgeous and matched her colour scheme perfectly. Lauren got her bridesmaids to match her with faux fur shawls which really made their pink dresses and bouquets pop.
Kathryn and Chip had the whole bridal party matching with their gorgeous burnt orange colour scheme. The girls velvet dresses with a shorter sleeve kept them warm whilst also matching the boys’ ties and buttonholes.
How handsome does Luke look with his groomsmen in their velvet suits? Not only do they look luxurious and classic with their bow ties but they were kept nice and warm too!
There are so many options, but which is your favourite?
Sarah and James - Kerry Ann Duffy
A Christmas lovers dream! We really enjoyed Sarah and James’ fun Christmas film table names! Paired with a wooden tree decoration and some berries and a pinecone, they leant into the Christmas theme in a tasteful and fun way. The forest green table runner added a splash of colour and looked lovely against the log slice and white floral centrepieces. Plus the fairy lights that are everywhere in our barns really added to that cosy Christmassy feeling!
Similarly, Charlotte and Luke opted for rich greenery with red flowers to style our indoor ceremony room and they looked incredible. The red and white petals down the aisle were such a lovely touch and really made their colour scheme stand out. We also love the tall plinths and vases used for their floral instillations, they looked so grand on our stage and matched Charlotte’s bouquet perfectly.
Charlotte and Luke—Angie and Matt Films, Florist—Distinctly Floral
Charlotte and Luke—Angie and Matt Films. Florist—Amanda at Simply Floral
How beautiful is Charlotte’s bouquet? The rich, larger red roses paired with the white roses and relaxed greenery looked stunning set against Charlotte’s classic and elegant dress. We also love her seasonal touch of white berries nestled into her arrangement. Dusky blues, snowy whites and deep greens can also look great for your colder month weddings.
You can be limited with what flowers are available at this time of year, but using texture can be a great way of complimenting the flowers in your bouquet shown beautifully here in Amy’s bouquet. She’s used berries, a mix of greenery and fur tree for a subtle hint of Christmas!
Amy and Leo - Peter Reynolds, Florist - Jackie Brooks
Left: Sarah and James —Kerry Ann Duffy, Cake—The Cake Witch | Center: Chloe and David—CG Wedding Photography, Cake—Little Cake Box, Florist—Eliza Rose Artisan Floral Design | Right: Kathryn and Chip—N Photography
Everyone loves cake! Here at Winters Barns, we’ve seen so many wonderful wintery cakes that have added a lovely touch to our couples special day. Whether that’s from seasonal flavours or decoration—you have so much choice.
Sarah and James went with a winter wonderland on their three-tiered cake and we love it! The detailed gingerbread houses and cake topper look amazing against the simplistic white cake and how sweet are those icing Christmas trees!
Featured on Chloe and David’s wedding cake were fresh flowers and greenery decorated with blueberries to match the blue thistles seen in Chloe’s bouquet and their centrepieces. Topped with their names in silver, these colours were perfect for their winter wedding.
The famous ‘naked cake’’! Kathryn and Chip went for this classic decorated with lots of greenery and fir cones which looked great with our log slice cake stand and cake barrel. It looked perfectly in place in our barns. Their gold mirrored cake topper caught the fairy lights reflection beautifully too.
Charlotte and Luke - Angie and Matt Films
Chloe and David—CG Wedding Photography
What better way to treat your guests than some mulled wine! Our mulled wine station is always a popular in the winter months and is great way to help warm your guests up after those outdoor group shots.
Or why not have a hot chocolate station? Add whipped cream and marshmallows to this tasty drink for a sweet treat in the evening and give your guests the sugar rush they need to keep dancing all night!
Written by Rosie Belsom, Wedding Assistant