Bundle up and Tie the Knot: These Winter Wedding Destinations Will Melt Your Heart (but not your toes)
Winter weddings can be magical, especially if you want a cozy and intimate affair. And while the thought of saying “I do” with snowflakes falling around you may seem like a dream, finding the perfect winter wedding destination can be challenging.
Fear not, lovebirds! We’ve rounded up a list of seven unique places perfect for winter weddings, including one that will take your love to new heights with a hot air balloon ride.
So, grab your mittens and get ready to be swept off your feet by these enchanting winter wonderlands!
Here are some unique places for winter weddings that can be magical:
- Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden: The Ice Hotel is built every winter using ice blocks from the nearby Torne River. It’s a popular spot for winter weddings, and you can even get married in the Ice Chapel. Guests can stay in ice rooms or warm accommodations nearby.
- Banff, Alberta, Canada: Banff is a charming mountain town in the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by stunning scenery. In the winter, it’s a popular spot for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. You can get married at a mountaintop lodge, and guests can take a scenic gondola ride up the mountain for the ceremony.
- Lapland, Finland: Lapland is a winter wonderland with snow-covered forests, reindeer, and northern lights. You can get married in an igloo or a cozy cabin, and guests can enjoy snowmobiling, husky sledding, and other winter activities.
- Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA: Jackson Hole is a picturesque town nestled in the Teton Mountains, and it’s an excellent spot for a winter wedding. You can get married at a ski resort, and guests can hit the slopes during the day. You can even rent a horse-drawn sleigh for a romantic ride through the snowy landscape.
- Queenstown, New Zealand: Queenstown is a stunning destination any time of year, but it’s particularly magical in the winter. You can get married at a vineyard or a mountain lodge, and guests can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, or bungee jumping.
- Cappadocia, Turkey – Cappadocia is famous for its fairy chimneys and unique landscape, and it’s also an excellent spot for a hot air balloon ride. You can exchange your vows in a hot air balloon with a stunning view of the region’s natural beauty.
- Lapland, Sweden: Lapland in Sweden offers a unique winter wedding opportunity in an Aurora Sky Station with a breathtaking view of the Northern Lights. The wedding ceremony can occur in the Aurora Sky Station, and guests can stay in nearby igloo accommodations.
Did you know?
Winter weddings is that they have gained popularity recently. According to Wedding Wire, some reasons cited for the rise in popularity of winter weddings include the cozy and intimate atmosphere, the cost savings associated with off-season weddings, and the potential for unique and memorable winter-themed decor.
A little history:
Winter weddings have a long and exciting history, dating back centuries. In medieval Europe, winter weddings were typical among royalty and nobility. They were often held in the weeks leading up to Christmas, considered an auspicious marriage time.
The winter solstice, which falls around December 21st, was also seen as a powerful time for unions, as it marked the return of the sun and the beginning of a new year.
In the 1800s, winter weddings became more popular among the middle class as technological advances made it easier to heat indoor spaces and provide ample lighting.
Winter weddings were still somewhat unconventional, and many brides opted for dark colors or black instead of traditional white.
In the 1900s, winter weddings gained widespread acceptance, and many couples began to embrace the idea of a winter wonderland-themed wedding.
These days winter weddings are a popular choice for couples who want a unique and memorable wedding experience, and plenty of options are available for winter-themed decor, food, and entertainment.