As Boston’s best wedding band, we know what a New England winter can feel and look like. After the holiday sparkle fades, the months of January and February are often overlooked as a time for just hunkering down. But, winter can be both a beautiful and economical time for a wedding ceremony. With a crystal clear bluebird sky or a starry night – a winter wedding can be unparalleled. Our music resonates with this season of dancing, a wedding dress or groom’s attire has a distinct seasonal beauty and decorations are pristine this time of year.
As a wedding band we have some great memories of some spectacular winter weddings. Here are a few things we have learned that can help enhance your special day.
Attire for Your Winter Wedding
Think about that beautiful winter wedding scene as in an episode of Downtown Abbey or the elegant look of old Hollywood. Think of a beautiful bride entering Boston’s Copley Hotel on a winter night in a white dress wearing a large red shawl walking into a beautifully decorated banquet hall.
The Sparkle of Winter
There is something uniquely beautiful about winter ice – in the deepest, coldest time of year it is pure art. Kahootz has seen the beauty of ice sculptures and how they enhance any winter bride and grooms’ grand entrance!
1920s Theme is Big in 2014
Winter weddings are often held in historic mansions or banquet halls. What better era to choose for a fancy indoor venue than a vintage 1920s wedding? Or, simply find an inn with a fireplace to add warmth and intimacy. Kahootz has performed at many historic mansions and venues and although grandiose, they still have that intimate warmth of a winter wedding.
Flowers in Winter
Believe it or not, winter flowers can offer as much variety in a wedding setting as they do in summer. Kahootz thinks that white flowers can fill a room – and anything bright red like cranberries, holly or poinsettias enhance the mood.
Planning the Menu
Although winter is the time for comfort food, one cannot emphasize enough the power of a delicious starter – soups. Some great winter soups include a squash dish, or warm pumpkin soup. For a variety of drinks, consider favorites like mulled cider or spiced wine. A little known delicacy in lieu of the traditional wedding cake is a fruit cake which is both gluten free and remains a favored winter dessert.
One of the best songs for winter is Irving Berlin’s “I’ve got my love to keep me warm,” and our favorite songs about winter, warmth, love, will resound brightly at your winter wedding.