A rustic barn filled with character and charm provides a perfect backdrop for a wedding all year round, however, the winter months are a time when the décor can be stepped up a notch; think twinkling fairy lights that illuminate the day, and cocooning fabrics that all come together to envelope family and friends in celebration.
The Tythe Barn give us their top tips on creating the perfect winter wonderland wedding.
One | Bringing the outside in
During the colder months, it is important to bring the beauty of winter indoors to ensure that the season isn’t forgotten.
At The Tythe Barn, they have already created a whimsical winter wonderland with a tunnel of silver rustic branches wrapped in twinkling fairy lights, which hangs from the beans in the barn to create a jaw-dropping entrance for everyone as they enter the barn.
Two | Seasonal sprigs
From ivy eucalyptus to pine and holly, seasonal, scent-filled greenery can create a striking ambiance and can be used across every aspect of your day.
Adorn the aisle with natural or faux green foliage or create foliage-filled table runners with white florals interspersed throughout alongside dazzling candlelight to create an intensely sophisticated winter setting.
Three | An entrance to remember
While The Tythe Barn‘s rustic thatched roof helps to make their barn look beautiful, it is important to make the entrance extra inviting at this time of year.
A great way of doing this is adorning the big barn doors with rustic loops filled with delicate white florals to create an entrance for both daytime and evening guests to admire. Add to this, simple festoon bulbs along the length of the barn, which by illuminating the space, create a lovely magical touch.
Four | Time for goodbyes
Crisp, winter evenings offer the perfect excuse for a variety of photo opportunities.
With the great outdoor space at The Tythe Barn, round up a beautiful day by leaving through a tunnel of familiar, loving faces all waving you off beneath a cluster of sparklers.
Five | Colour palette
Gold oozes luxury and warmth, and winter is a perfect excuse to go with a metallic colour palette, especially when your choice of venue is filled with rustic wood and natural stone.
Encapsulate this in your tablescape by opting for a wine glass with a metallic rim, elegant candlesticks or with your choice of cutlery.
Six | Embrace the outdoors
If you can brave it, lap up the beauty of the English winter season in The Tythe Barn’s private gardens set beneath romantic festoon lighting.
Gorgeous outdoor wood burners work hard to create a romantic atmosphere, while luxurious sheepskin rugs draped over rustic benches keep guests warm as they sit underneath soft woolen throws enjoying fireside pizzas and sipping champagne.
Seven | Romantic ambiance
Use lighting cleverly throughout the day to create a warm, romantic vibe throughout the barn.
Placing clean white church candles in clear glass lanterns along the aisle and outdoors, twinkling fairy lights on the beams of the barn and scattering tea lights across tables, will create a subtle glow throughout the day.
When it comes to outdoor space, The Tythe Barn‘s festoon lighting will light up the pathway for evening guests and illuminate the private gardens for those who have moved outdoors.
Perfectly situated in the Oxfordshire countryside, The Tythe Barn Launton is a stunning 14th-century barn filled with character and welcomes events all year round.
With St Mary’s Church right on its doorstep, couples who marry there can choose from a church wedding or a blessing.
With two barns, The Nook, – the bridal (or groom’s) fabulous prep space and quirky wedding suite, The Shepherd’s Hut, a private spot that’s within such easy reach at the end of the day, there are plenty of options at this gorgeous blank canvas venue.