There is definitely something magical about getting married in the snow and many couples are opting to travel abroad to guarantee a magical sprinkling of white snow on their big day! You may just love the idea of a winter wedding or perhaps you and your bride are big skiers, then a snowy wedding may just be for you.
We have put together this guide with ideas of popular snowy wedding destinations that are guaranteed to have an impact!
You can’t really get any more magical than Lapland and if you’re not into the idea of meeting Santa Claus, travel further afield to explore the hidden gems of traditional Lapland. With many venues on offer for your wedding, choose from hotels, castles, log cabins and even igloos! Arrive in style with a horse or reindeer drawn carriage and enjoy beautiful scenery by day with twinkling candles and open fires by night. Looking for something unusual? Take a look at the Ice Castle located a short distance from Levi or the Snow Chapel.
Sweden is another popular destination for abroad weddings and features some beautiful architecture and landscapes. With the romantic backdrop of snowy forests and log fires, this location is one which is cherished and again offers a variety in wedding venues. The Ice Hotel in a small village called Jukkasjärvi offers wedding ceremonies in their ice chapel which is open between December and Mid-April. Amazingly, the hotel is rebuilt every year after it melts – and looks exquisite! If you don’t fancy stopping in the Ice Hotel, choose from castles, ski resorts and beautiful hotels.
Another destination that ticks all of the winter wonderland wedding boxes is Iceland. With hotels situated underneath a view of the Northern Lights to stunning waterfalls, Iceland offers a less commercial destination for abroad weddings which has some untouched scenery including lagoons and hidden caverns. Perfect for intimate styled weddings, choose Iceland for breath-taking wedding photography!
For a further afield wedding destination, why not choose Canada and continue your honeymoon in America or Mexico? Wooden cabins in the Canadian Rockies, Ice Hotels in Quebec and Glacier discovery cruises are all on offer in this amazing location. Canada has so many different areas to choose from and you can explore the scenery including the famous Niagara Falls. Canada is the perfect snowy wedding destination if you’re looking for plenty to do.
Along with our top 4 snowy wedding destinations, there are plenty of other choices, such as a magical wedding in the snow season of Italy, or even in the North of Scotland. Get in touch with your local travel operator to see all of the different options and don’t forget to do plenty of research before booking.