Mr Frost is certainly nipping at our toes the last few nights so with that in mind Arbutus Hospitailty are getting into the swing of all things festive with a Sparkling Winter Wedding blog.

For a sparking winter wedding theme we think a palette of pale aquas - seagreen and duck egg blue - dove grey, winter white and a touch of sparkle in the form of glitter and crystal, will just look divine.

We have put together a little list of things not to forget when planning that winter wonderland.

In season florals

While it Is possible to have any type of flower delivered at any time of the year, usually it comes at a high premium. Instead, opt for some of the beautiful flowers that are in season during the wintry months like gardenias and Christmas roses that will bring beautiful color to a colder-weather nuptial.

Faux fur

To keep warm while also staying stylish, many brides incorporate faux fur into their special day. Using a stole to wrap around your shoulders is effortlessly chic.

Cocktail hour

Having a hot cider or hot chocolate option in addition to other drinks served during cocktail hour will probably be much appreciated by guests looking to warm up a bit between the ceremony and reception. Bonus points if you find recipes that make them boozy!

Check the weather!

While it is impossible to predict the weather on the same day you book your wedding venue, keep in mind that it is possible that family and friends traveling to your wedding could get snowed in and same goes for vendors. Be prepared in case anything goes awry.

Location, location, location

Location is everything when choosing a place to have your wedding. If you want to have a beautiful picturesque background, we have the place for you at Arbutus at The Crannagh, a magical marquee overlooking the River Bann will be the perfect backdrop to your wedding day.