Winter Luxe: Beautiful, Winter Themed Wedding Inspiration

As we step into the new year, I don’t think any of us could have quite imagined 2020 being the year like we’ve just experienced – it’s been challenging to say the least.

We therefore wanted to start 2021 off by saying thank you to all of our Brides and Grooms, many of whom have been affected by the Covid restrictions. It is safe to say that all of us here at Coombe Lodge, our cherished wedding venue in Bristol, we are adamant to make 2021 a positive one for us all.  So to start the year off we are here to offer a friendly dose of wedding inspiration!

If you are undecided about when to get married, or have found yourselves having to not only postpone your big day due to Covid-19 but also change your season then James & Kerrie are here to offer us an abundance of winter wedding inspiration in the form of a styled shoot which took place in our beautiful country house wedding venue. 

It will be hard not to fall in love with all the candlelight, coziness and glamour on offer...



Winter Weddings

"Winter is unlike any other season, there is just something so magical and whimsical about a winter wedding. We created this beautiful, winter themed styled shoot at the majestic Coombe Lodge near Bristol along with a fantastic bunch of South West wedding suppliers to inspire those of you planning a wedding over the winter months. We know a lot of couples have had to move their weddings to a new season and we wanted to show that winter weddings can be just as amazing, if not more so, than any other time of year! Winter weddings don’t have to be full on Christmas themed, we show how you can add the smallest touches like gold pine cones and metallics, and a hint of fake fur to capture the essence of winter perfectly. 

The Wedding Dress

Our bride wore Isobel, a beautiful, ballgown dress (with pockets!) by British Designer Sassi Holford. With a full pleated skirt and a sheer appliqué long-sleeve top layered over a sweetheart bodice and a V-neck back to die for! Meghan Markle’s wedding dress brought the bateau neckline back into the spotlight, and we’re happier for it since it beautifully enhances the curve of the collarbone. The texture and shape harmonise in the form of a wedding dress that offers coverage and plenty of delicate details, just perfect for those winter weddings!

Hair and Make Up

For our bride, our hair & make up artist created a flawless airbrush base which enhanced her natural glow. Leanna accentuated her beautiful eyes with golden/bronze tones and finished with a nude pinky pop on the lips for that ‘just-there’ look. Hair was understated, soft and romantic to match the stunning Sassi Holford dress and wintry theme of the wedding! Our bride wore the ‘Nina’ hair vine, a stunning lightweight piece that was pinned into our soft, romantic hair style to add just a touch of winter sparkle. Our groom wore a 3 piece tweed suit in a timeless shade of brown with a gold tie and a simple white rose accompanied by winter berries.

Wedding Stationary

Wedding stationery really sets the tone of the wedding day itself, so we created a luxurious invitation suite with hints of metallic and gold wax seals accompanied by sage green envelopes. Using vintage stamps can give a really luxurious feel to your wedding stationery, the little touches really do make all the difference! We always remind our couples that the invites will be the first glimpse of their wedding day for all of their guests, make sure to impress them with beautifully crafted stationery.

Special Touches

We used the stunning fireplace in the ballroom at Coombe Lodge for some beautiful bridal portraits as there is just something so romantic about being inside by a fireplace when it’s cold outside! And to add to the cosy winter feel of the wedding, we created a hot chocolate bar that would warm up your guests after your post ceremony photos outside during the winter months.

Winter Wedding Florals

For our winter florals, we created a luxe wintry look by combining soft seasonal foliages with a selection of white and cream blooms. Large white roses, spray roses, Veronica, eustoma, berries and nerines, together with gold sprayed skimmia, adorned with twigs & pine cones to create florals full of texture & winter elegance. Flower meadow arrangement’s make the perfect flower displays for weddings that can provide impact in a variety of settings, from framing tables to sweeping up the beautiful staircase at Coombe Lodge, they can be moved from your ceremony set up to your reception with ease so you can utilise them throughout your wedding day. Think about adding elements into your day like a basket of cosy blankets that you and your guests can wrap around you to keep the chill off, especially if you want to have photos further afield outside your venue.


Winter Luxe Tablescape 

We wanted to create a winter inspired tablescape with a luxe feel. Gold accents elevated the overall look, and the gold sprayed pine cones gave a subtle nod to the wintery design. Emerald gold worked beautifully to add some depth to the design, and was used through Ester and Erik candles and cotton napkins. We wanted to maintain a clean and modern look, so we opted for a beautiful antique style table without a tablecloth. A garland was created using luxury sage foliages of olive & eucalyptus adding decoration to the table setting while complimenting the overall styling.

Wedding Cake

Our Winter white cake was designed with gold leaf and topped with gold pine cones, the cake pops represented snow balls to give a nod to the festive season. We embraced texture throughout our shoot with a mix of metallics and fake fur to give that cosy, wintry feel. We used gold pinecones throughout our shoot, from adorning the top of our cake and hidden in amongst our beautiful winter bouquet to give a cohesive look to the day.

We hope our winter wedding shoot inspires you to plan your own winter wedding wonderland!" 


Photography - James and Kerrie Photography / Venue - Coombe Lodge / Dress - Sassi Holford Taunton / Make up/Hair - Leanna Biggs Makeup and Hair / Stylist - Leanna Elizabeth Weddings / Florals - Loubee Blooms Floral Design / Stationery - Hunter Gatherings / Cake - Cake My Day Bristol  / Accessories - Abigail Grace Bridal Accessories / Dress designer - Sassi Holford / Groom suit- Harrimans Menswear  


The team here at Coombe Lodge in Bristol absolutely love helping you in any way that we can. If you’re newly engaged and would like to have a look around our beautiful venue in the Somerset countryside, please just get in touch by calling 01761 463355. And if you’ve already booked with us but are starting to feel stressed, then why not give us a call and share the load? We are here to help.


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