The five most popular months for weddings in the northern hemisphere are May, June, July, September and October and the reasons for this are perhaps obvious – most brides want a spring or summer wedding with all its associations of blooming flowers and sunshine after the dark days of winter. But just choosing a date on the calendar won’t guarantee the weather that you want on your big day.

Some brides opt for a winter wedding and not just because they want to avoid the guessing game of weather roulette! The colder months offer a unique atmosphere which can be both dramatic and romantic. Just imagine a beautifully decorated reception venue in mystical silver and gold with candlelight and sprigs of holly and mistletoe. If grey, silver and white is your theme then a winter wedding could be just the thing.