5 of the Best Things About WINTER WEDDINGS in SA

by | 11:41 am | Venues, Weddings

Often bridal couples shy away from the chilly winter months for their big day but here are some great reasons to consider having your special day during winter.

1. Hot chocolate and gluhwein bar at cocktail hour
Heat up your guests with a fun hot chocolate and gluhwein bar while the bridal party takes photos. It’s interactive, different and absolutely delicious. Add to the winter theme by making it a bar made of ice!
Click here to find out more about hiring a speciality bar for your wedding.

2. Choose a venue with fireplaces
Nothing says romance like roaring fires – where guests can cosy up together. Choose a venue that adds this ambience with big fireplaces, fire pits or outside bomas.
Some venues you could consider are:

GAUTENG
Kloofzicht Lodge
Thaba Eco Hotel

CAPE TOWN
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat
The Conservatory Venue

3. Wear a luxurious faux fur wrap or cape
Get cosy and feel like a winter goddess with luxurious accessories like a faux fur wrap or cape – perfect for taking pics outdoors. Believe me those wedding gowns can get warm and you will feel far more comfortable in the dress of your dreams.

4. Use the beautiful winter landscape for the backdrop of your photos
One thing about South Africa is that our country is beautiful all year round! Winter landscapes with red and gold leaves or even bare branches in forests are the perfect backdrop to make the bridal couple stand out. The right photographer will bring out the best of your winter wonderland landscape.
We recommend Nic Huisman Photography.

Photographer: Nic Huisman

5. Winter wedding in SA means Summer Honeymoon in Europe
Who says you can’t have the best of both? A gorgeous cozy winter wedding and then a glorious summer honeymoon in Europe – it’s the best time to go! Greece, Italy, France or Turkey… you are guaranteed beautiful weather!