The perfect day in the colder seasons
Winter weddings in Cornwall are framed by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It’s a place where you can get married to the sound of crashing waves on one of the many beaches, amongst breath-taking, rolling countryside and beneath beautifully clear skies (well, most of the time anyway!)
Getting married in Cornwall during the summer months is obviously a popular choice but choosing a date outside of peak season has its benefits, with many wedding venues offering a discount, which can make having your wedding in the winter months easier to budget for as well!
Personally I love a winter wedding in Cornwall; the light is better for one!
The days may be shorter but the sun’s low aspect means beautiful light all day long; which is a huge benefit for natural light portraits.
Overcast days are my favourite.
The soft, even light is complimentary and much better than the harsh shadows often associated with the summer months.
Changing weather can also lead to unique images, creating atmosphere.
In the winter, the sun stays closer to the horizon which provides a better opportunity for sun to beam through windows for most of the day and penetrate deeper into rooms; of course, depending on which direction the venue is facing.
This can also be a bonus for shooting the speeches before the wedding breakfast, especially if like me, you like to make use of the natural light available.
If you’re planning a winter wedding in Cornwall, take the opportunity to really personalise your day. Why not stand out in a wedding dress with statement sleeves and glittering embellishments, as Sophia did at her wedding at Trevenna Barns in January this year…
Make sure you choose pieces that complement your wedding dress, if you’re going for a lace dress choose delicate accessories.
If you’re wearing an embellished dress opt for more simplistic details.
Soft dusky tones are a perfect addition to your dress…
Winter blooms such as cyclamen, irises, winter jasmine, carnations, freesias, lilies, roses and stephanotis are all good choices with soft, dusky tones…
Accessorise with funky brightly coloured wellies and umbrellas to match your colour scheme and snug faux-fur capes to keep you warm during your photo shoot outdoors.
The key to an atmospheric, romantic winter wedding in Cornwall is making it cosy and intimate, and lighting is the best way of achieving this. Create the perfect setting with the warm, soft glow of candle light, a log fire and twinkling fairy lights.
High impact light catching silver accessories with pearls and crystals will fit in seamlessly with your winter wedding theme.
Pearlescent icing will give your wedding cake a subtle shimmer, perfect for any winter wedding in Cornwall. Wedding cakes trimmed with diamante or ribbons look fantastic with glittery cake toppers.
While it might be a little hopeful to wish for a white wedding on the day, you can always create your own with just a little trickery; hiring a snow machine can provide enough of the white stuff for some incredible and unique photographs, not to mention fun for the little (and not so little) ones!
You might also want to consider lighting up the winter night sky with some sparklers; they will not only look great in your wedding photographs but the guests will love them too!
If you’re marrying in December, Christmas is likely to play a significant part in your overall theme. As wedding days are all about love and emotion, it makes sense to accompany the natural feeling of yuletide joy and togetherness.
To create rustic styling that’s in keeping with the festive season, try using logs, pine cones and candles throughout and serve winter warmers such as mulled wine, winter Pimm’s, rum punch or hot chocolate with a dash of Bailey’s, which will go down well with your guests.
So there you have it, many reasons why you should consider a winter wedding in Cornwall!
If you’re getting married in Cornwall and are looking for a professional wedding photographer for your wedding, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I would love to hear from you!