Summer weddings are so last year

Summer weddings are so last year. Who wants to be sweaty in their wedding dress anyway… Plus wouldn’t you rather be chowing down on heart-warming feast than nibbling on crudités?

Here are five reasons why winter weddings are the way forward:

Winter feasting

A menu inspired by the holidays. What better way to soak up a day of celebrating than treating your guests to warming platters of tartiflette, with lashings of charcuterie, and breads, served alongside seasonal salads. Conjur up a nostalgia of an escape to the alps or simply lazing on the sofa in front of a roaring fire with your favourite red wine and macaroni cheese.

Fine dining comfort

Comfort food needn’t mean big style sharing platters. If fine dining is more your style then we’ve got you covered. Why not showcase the best seasonal ingredients in a five course tasting menu? Dishes spiked with cranberry, walnuts and oranges from the starter to the dessert. A starter of fermented black barley, confit egg yolk, salt baked beetroot, cranberry and walnut pesto, and ending with a Mulled crème caramel with orange syrup, confit clementine, cranberry Florentine.

Cocktails for pudding

Indulgent cocktails to kick start an evening of merriment – why not! Hot mulled wine served from a station for guests to help themselves to, or a twist on a classic, serving a Caiger Christmas martini – Butterscotch schnapps, amaretto liqueur, crème de cocoa and Cru coffee. Or maybe rounding off dinner with a shot of baileys is more your scene. Whatever your taste – surely the sweeter the better!

Festive frivolity

From the flowers to the linens, there are all sorts of small seasonal touches you can add to create a beautiful winter atmosphere. Illustrated menus with winter flowers or vegetables; natural name places of fir cones, or ivy. Or if arts and crafts is not really your thing – why not be creative with your colours – simple gold charger plates atop simple rustic wooden tables, swapping the standard white linen napkins for a deep red. Fairy lights are a simple way to create the perfect lighting and as for the flowers – simple seasonal greenery, interspersed with whites makes for the perfect natural table runner.

Everyone’s already in the party spirit

With Christmas just around the corner, no one is going to need convincing to let their hair down.