Although a wedding in the warm season has many advantages, there are more and more couples who want to choose something different for their special day. They prefer the romantic winter atmosphere, because even if the natural snow is hard to predict, the charming vibe and contrasting outfits are simply irresistible, especially during a photo shoot. So, if a winter wedding sounds like an awesome idea for you, then have a look at this guide for inspiration!
1. Winter wedding ideas – Creative themes for a perfect wedding
The only limit for your perfect winter wedding is your imagination! You can choose any theme, from the classical play The Nutcracker to the beautiful setting of Narnia, but the most important thing is to pick the one that has a special meaning for you as a future married couple.
Here are some amazing ideas for an unforgettable cold-season wedding:
- Christmas wedding
Christmas is definitely one of the most awaited times of the year! A holiday loved by all, young and old, always associated with emotions and joy. If you want a cozy and charming atmosphere at your wedding, then why not choose this theme? Whether you decide to do it on Christmas day or any other day of the season, this winter theme is special, unique and will surely be appreciated by all of your guests.
- Fairytale-themed wedding
Whether you find your inspiration in the classical tales or in the more modern ones, such as The Chronicles of Narnia or Frozen, your wedding will surely be one of a kind. This theme should represent a magical and enchanting world, especially from an aesthetic point of view. The bride and groom become the center of action in this fairytale kingdom, so the clothing must be worthy of princes and princesses, in a fascinating contrast with the snow and the rest of the winter scenery. Make sure, however, that the guests will have all the comfort possible and that they will fully enjoy the experience of your fairytale wedding, without them being too cold!
- Castle wedding
Another fascinating theme, the wedding in a castle will bring you a touch of the elegance and the opulence of royal weddings. So, step into your marriage journey like a royal couple – in a castle somewhere in the mountains, surrounded by a smooth and beautiful snowfall, to complete the magical atmosphere you have always dreamed of!
- Snowy beach wedding
It may sound strange at first, but if you want a truly unique setting, a beach in winter is the perfect choice. In countries with temperate climates, which are open to the sea or ocean, the beach becomes a fascinating land, with icy waves and snow that turn frozen nature into a true work of art. Because temperatures can be quite low, you may want your guests to have all the comfort, so you can summarize this experience in a short ceremony, on a beach with quick access to the place, followed by a photo shoot through which to create your own magical winter story.
2. Best winter wedding venues in Romania
Romania is a gorgeous land that is worth exploring in any of its four seasons – from the Carpathian Mountains to the Black Sea, this Eastern European country is full of surprises at every step. Along with its exceptional nature, Romania also has an interesting culture, which dates back to ancient times. In here you can find timeless landscapes, with castles in the mountains and fortresses near lakes and the sea.
2.1. Winter wedding location – Mamaia
Would you like to have a wedding in your favorite season, but not too expensive? Because it would be organized off the summer season, a wedding in the winter months can help you save a lot of money. Most of these venues can be up to half cheaper compared to other months of the year, instead the experience can be just as beautiful, maybe even more special, due to the fact that not many couples are so brave as to say “yes” near the icy sea waves. In Romania, one of the most beautiful winter resorts is Mamaia, known for opulent venues and excellent services in any season. Another impressive place for a beach wedding is near the Constanta Cliff, where sits a former casino building with an art nouveau style architecture, perfect for a vintage photo shoot.
2.2. Winter wedding destinations – Bran Castle
Bran Castle, located between the Bucegi Mountains and Piatra Craiului, near Brasov, is one of the most famous monuments in Romania. Associated with Dracula and Vlad Tepes, the castle became, after the Communist Era, a point of attraction for tourists from all over the world, who choose this place for the history and landscapes, but also to discover the vampire legends around the area. Even so, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is not historically accurate, because the main character, Dracula, historically known as Vlad Tepes, never lived in the castle.
Aside from the legends, this medieval structure is a perfect wedding setting and has many spaces available for such events. The interior is decorated in a gothic style, with carved wooden furniture and elegant vintage decorations.
Renting the castle can start from a few thousand euros, depending on the number of guests and the theme you want to choose. Organizing a wedding in a castle can’t always be easy! But you can have your perfect Dracula’s Castle wedding at an affordable price if you choose to collaborate with our agency – so ask for an offer and make the first steps towards your dream wedding!
Remember that when you decide to get married in another city or in another country, it is important to check the weather forecast, the flights or closed roads, so that you can leave early and have transport alternatives, because snow and ice can be an impediment, especially at the end of January. The best thing is that we offer all-inclusive services, so you can avoid the last minute stress that the winter season can bring and simply enjoy your enchanting winter wedding!
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