A couple is wed in a traditional Finnish ceremony. (Photo: Alamy)
Destination beach weddings can be overrated. How about getting hitched in a winter wonderland instead? There’s nothing more romantic than a classic, all-white wedding at winter wedding venues. If you’ve been dreaming of a snowy wedding, we know just the spots to go abroad for the most gorgeous, snow-filled backdrops.
A Stunning Finland Wedding in Winter
For a Finnish wedding with all the stops, host your reception dinner at Katajanokan Kasino, a historic restaurant with the finest touches, like gold plated mirrors and extravagant gardens perfect for any refined occasion. The next morning, take your guests less than eight minutes away to Restaurant Saaristo, an awe-inspiring wooden mansion complete with a red roof. Nothing says glamour like the white interior of the venue located next to the frozen bay. Your guests will be taking pics from dawn to dusk to compete for the most envy-inspiring Instagram photos.
If you’re going to tie the knot in Finland, why not incorporate some of their wedding traditions into your ceremony? Unlike American weddings, in Finnish ceremonies, the groom and the bride enter the wedding venue and walk down the aisle together. So grab your partner, rings and bouquet and head down the aisle, step by step. After all, you’re going to embark a lifetime together, so why not start the journey now?
An Elegant Affair: A Quebec City Wedding in the Winter
As one of the most romantic cities in North America, Quebec City is always a great place to visit with your S.O., so how about hosting your wedding in this charming, European-influenced city, too? Filled with stunning architecture and gorgeous landscaping, your Quebec City wedding day is bound to be memorable. And it’s not like you don’t have your options; there are plenty of picturesque Quebec City hotels to choose from for the perfect wedding venue of your winter wonderland dreams.
For your international winter wedding, the Forest and Stream Club, founded in 1884, offers historical charm in its landscapes and gardens, as well as a warm décor perfect for a cozy winter wedding. Located on a gorgeous property on the West Island, every detail is impeccably attended to in each of its various salons for an old-world wedding you’ll remember for the rest of your life.