Cosy-Up to a Wedding in Winter

Following the tradition of “Christmas” in July, it makes perfect sense to organise your wedding in the winter months in the mountains. The allure of settled weather, crisp mornings, noondays when the air is frosty but the sun is warm, the invitation of crackling open fires and warming winter feasts and wine … what’s not to love about the prospect of cosying up for a marriage ceremony in June, July or August?

A WHITE WEDDING
Outdoors until around 3pm works beautifully for these weddings – even with the prospect of snow as the temperature dips somewhere like Mount Victoria! If you customise your ceremony to meet these conditions – timing, dress and paraphernalia, environment and food … the proceedings can be enhanced by the season. Choose your panorama – perfection!

AN OPEN FIRE
And if you are forced indoors or choose to have your celebrations inside in the first place , you can’t go wrong in one of the hotels in the Escarpment Group (Echoes, Lilanfels, Parklands, The Hydro Majestic), The Fairmont, The Carrington, The Mountain Heritage or in any number of guesthouses which cater to the winter tourist market. After all, winter is what the mountains do well! Take advantage of it!

Autumn and Easter Weddings

After the heat of summer, March and April are glorious months to be married in the mountains. It is always a busy time of year for the wedding industry, coinciding as it does in Australia with Easter.

Yet to be married during Easter is a civil, not a religious wedding tradition. During Lent, weddings don’t happen in the Catholic and Anglican churches ( religious festivals being uppermost), nor in the Greek Orthodox Church.

If you want to be married in a civil ceremony though the climate is perfect – warm days, crisp clear evenings and the wondrous burnished colours of autumn. Easter delivers you a theme: reds, gold, copper, ochre, orange… and chocolate! You can gift your guests with Easter eggs upon arrival – they can even hunt for them while waiting for the bar to open after the ceremony. If cute animals are your thing, you can use bunnies or chicks as motifs in your décor. Easter / Autumn gives you are starting point, an inspiration!