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Romantic Winter Weddings

There is no doubt that choosing a beautiful Winter Wedding is the cheaper option, with potential money to be saved on wedding venue hire and also guest accommodation, honeymoon bookings out of peak season, and the potential to exploit decorations already in place in your chosen wedding venue around the Christmas festive season!
Quite possibly you have dreamed of a romantic winter wedding full of snow, but if you live in many areas of the world, you know that no matter what date in the winter you schedule your wedding for, Mother Nature cannot guarantee that it will be a white wedding. However, there are many places in the world in which you can travel to for a snow filled winter wedding day. Destination weddings aren’t only reserved for tropical locations and warmer climates – you could have a destination winter wedding too.

Winter weddings abroad – Winter weddings in France

If you would like to say within Europe, there are plenty of ski and snow resort destinations and lodges. Most of them have wedding packages, group rates for your guests, and can “guarantee” snow for your big wedding day – even if it is man-made. Imagine how fun and romantic it could be to have your wedding reception in a log cabin setting, or in a luxurious French Castle with a roaring fire going, sipping French champagne, red wine or hot apple cider. After your romantic wedding your guests can enjoy skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, ice skating or sleigh riding. Castle weddings and château weddings are becoming more and more popular – both spring weddings, summer weddings, autumn weddings and winter weddings. Now a days brides and grooms want to create their own individual wedding or unusual wedding.
You can look for resorts in countries such Norway, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Italy and France which is one of the preferred wedding destination, partly because of the magnificent French cuisine. Here you will find beautiful Castles to get married in – often they have their own church where the priest conduct the religious ceremony.

Winter wedding dress

Winter weddings can be elegant and a spectacle that can bring you on a high note into the thoughts of spring. There are snow covered trees and beautiful scenery that can be incorporated into the winter wedding pictures, which can compliment one of the most important parts of the wedding – the stunning wedding dress and the wedding bouquet.

Beautiful winter wedding dresses & beautiful bridal gowns

Unique winter weddings also allow for the opportunity to be a bit different for both the bride and groom, on aspects like unique wedding dresses and wedding reception ideas. Cold weather means romantic log fires in a English Castle or a French Castle, warming up in four poster beds and such like!! You will love it.
Choosing fabulous winter wedding dresses does not have to be difficult. Usually, a thicker and luxurious wedding fabric will be used to create the dress, as opposed to the airy and light fabrics that are used through summer weddings. Velvet is a favourite fabric of designers wishing to create a winter wedding dress that can bring attention to the bride to be on her wedding day.

There are also many unique wedding accessories that can be chosen to complement the magnificent winter wedding dresses that are chosen through the wedding ceremony. Luxurious wedding shoes and fur lined capes can be used to keep warm throughout the cold season and allow you to have a luxurious and fairy tale-feel to the wedding pictures.

When choosing a winter wedding dress, keep in mind the following aspects – the winter wedding dress should convey the theme of the wedding and keep with the season. Therefore, luxurious trimmings and embellishments are a great way to create unique features within your winter wedding dress.

Unique Winter Wedding Ideas

Of course, if you are planning a luxury winter wedding near or far, do not forget to give your guests a winter wedding favor to commemorate your beautiful winter wedding. Some great ideas are snowflake bottle openers, snow globes, hot coca packets, picture frames, or crystal glasses or other crystal items. These will all be appreciated by your guests to remember such a wonderful wedding event.

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Valentines Day – Legend, Myth or Truth

In England and France during the Middle Ages it was commonly believed to be the beginning of birds’ mating season on February 14th thus, the idea was borne that this should be the selected date whereby one could express love and romance to their partner. Although a further theory is that, dating back to the Roman era and the ancient fertility festival, known as the Feast of Lupercalia, also gave birth to this idea. The festival took place at the beginning of spring and was held to honor the Roman God of fertility. However, the most common belief of the legend for the Valentines celebration derives from a legendary priest. He was the Patron Saint of this legend and during the third century in Rome he performed secret marriages for young couples. Marriage was at this time outlawed by the Emperor who wanted to make all men into better soldiers. The priest was seized by this cruel and unforgiving Emperor, Claudius II, and was sentenced to death. Thus St. Valentine became immortal in the hearts of all young lovers and 14th February became the day to pay tribute to this great sacrifice of Saint Valentine.

Valentines Day – a day of celebration

For centuries this celebrated date has now become a unique day dedicated to the unconditional love between two mortals. The whole day is dedicated to those whom have had their hearts pierced by cupids arrow and express and indulge their undying love and affection from the most simplest form to the most extravagant lavish gifts. The need to shower ones partner with love on this day and fulfil the experience of demonstrating the extent of feeling is done with the sending of cards, gifts of love and especially red roses. It is a day of togetherness. A day of devoting time your loved one, candlelit dinners and unbroken dreamy gazes into each other eyes with romantic words of endearment spoken softly. This day seems to open floodgates as the ideal opportunity to express unspoken thoughts and often to proposals of marriage.

Romantic Weekend Breaks

Did you know that Valentines Day is the second most celebrated day, Christmas being the first. It is a day that is celebrated throughout the globe. A gift on Valentines Day is pure demonstration of ones affection. It is recorded back to the seventeenth century where hand written love notes were exchanged. This was replaced in the eighteenth century by simple greeting cards being exchanged.

In the present day Valentines Day is marked for dating and extensive gift giving customs. The size of the card, gift or the act undertaken to demonstrate the amount of ones affection to their partner has become limitless! The whole environment wears a festive look literally! Shops and stores are filled with varieties of clothing and underwear adorned with hearts and cuties, all in a rich red colour.

The most traditional and popular way to demonstrate your love and affection is to send a single red rose. More often than not a poem is included as a note and there will be no name attached as the recipient should know from whom it has been sent, not always the case but this then enters into the fun element of the day.

proposals of marriage

Valentines Day is also the most popular day when proposals of marriage are made. Again here strikes the element of not only surprise but also romantic destinations are highly sought and are very much in demand, such as authentic Chateaus in France, Grand Manor Houses in Denmark or guaranteed warm climates at this time of the year such as Tenerife. Many couples which may have been parted find themselves uniting on this day, the distance one may have to travel to be with ones loved one is irrelevant.

It is the perfect date choice not only to demonstrate the depth of your love to your cherished one, and to then ask to spend the rest of your lives together.

Recently, it is also becoming a frequent fashion to begin demonstrating ones love a few days prior to Valentines Day, this is a fairly new idea and appears to be more in line with those intending to pop the question! It begins with perhaps a box of chocolates a day or so before. This would be followed by a bouquet and a love note, all leading to that one big surprise of a trip away to a Romantic Venue and the end gift being a red envelope enclosing details of that romantic venue for two.

Quote:

“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

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Red Roses for your celebration

This variety of rose creates a dramatic atmosphere bringing contrasts of light colors. If you require a particular flower for your fairy tale wedding, whether its for your own bridal bouquet or just simply as a decorative feature, the choice of the Red France Rose will delight you with its aroma and sense of delicate romance. The Red France variety of roses is the true red rose. In comparison, the Red France Rose has a higher petal count. The head of the rose is much larger than others and it is for this reason that this rose is often the choice to be given singularly as a solitary stemmed extension of ones affection, although it forms perfection when used in lavish bouquets.

From where does the red French roses originate?

This is a rare rose that you simply will not find blossoming in just any garden. This is the rose of roses and was originally cultivated by the Philippine rose growers and they alone were able to uniquely achieve this rose with its rich blood red color. The rose is now cultivated on farms in many corners of the World such as Vietnam, Ecuador, Columbia, Israel, and incidentally many African nations now farm this variety commercially. Later it is distributed to all over the world – in Europe you will find the French Red Roses and Berlin roses  in Spain, Italy, Scotland, Norway, Germany, England, France, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Belgian, UK, Yugoslavia, The Canary Islands, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Tenerife or Finland. Where ever your romantic destination wedding or wedding location is – you will be able to get these beautiful flowers. Red roses would look brilliant at elegant castle weddings in France or an idyllic Manor House in Denmark.

A beautiful bridal bouquet of roses

This rose has for many years, become the standard for florists internationally, so it does not matter if you want to get married in UK or you want to get married abroad – you will always be able to buy them, but rarely get a discount. The choice of this unique flower for a breathtaking bridal bouquet introduces a statement all of its own with its pronounced maturity of rich colour, nothing else is needed as the vibrant shade of its large petals against a stark white bridal gown are nothing less than dramatic and stunning. The use of this flower and its theme can be used for bridesmaids as a singularly stemmed hand held feature, a wrist fixture and perhaps the Grooms buttonhole.
This heaven-scented rose can be used in creating a gorgeous, romantic atmosphere for your wedding reception or wedding venue in Denmark by scattering its velvety rich red petals on starched pure white linen tablecloths. Perhaps a simple centerpiece is required, this is easily obtained by using a shallow glass bowl, filled with water and then placing petals and tea lights inside which will float and will then create an aromatic and romantic feature.

These French flowers simply look gorgeous mixed with other colors such as white roses or pink roses for a very attractive Valentine’s Day red and pink color combination or all three colors, because you can naturally mix them with white roses to create a strong contrast between the three colors. The strongest contrast you will get between the red and the white roses.

Red roses for weddings or birthdays

There are countless things you can do with these roses and their petals in relation to a beach wedding or romantic gazebo weddings in Tenerife. Why not consider including some of the rose petals inside your wedding invitations, place a single petal in your wedding guests champagne glass, place the petals in a tulle bag as wedding favors for you female guests, or if you’re holding your glamour’s wedding reception in a garden, why not consider creating a rose petal carpet. The more thought one has of this delightful flower, the more ideas and imagination of what is obtainable is boundless.

When you are getting married why not brighten up your wedding day and simply treat yourself, visit your local florist and purchase some Red France Roses, make yourself feel as special and unique as these beautiful flowers.

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