How to create a fairy tale winter wedding

by | Jan 2, 2021 | Weddings | 0 comments

When a passionate team of Spanish wedding suppliers put their mind to making a couple’s dream fairy tale wedding come true, real magic happens even with the smallest of weddings

Winter wedding table in the Spanish woods

Once upon a winter wedding

The location is a pine forest high in the Spanish sierra with breath-taking views of the Mediterranean sparkling in the distance.

The warm sunshine pierces the glade throwing shafts of light over the laden wedding breakfast table.
A hush falls over the clearing as the bride arrives on a beautiful white stallion.
She dismounts, her groom takes her hands in his.
With only eyes for each other the ceremony begins….

Arrival of the bride on horseback

Our bride wanted to arrive at her ceremony on the back of a white horse wearing a red and green collar of winter flowers like a princess bride from the storybooks of her childhood.
To make the bridal fairy tale dream come true, the stallion’s owner led the wedding horse and rider through the wood to the glade where the wedding breakfast and ceremony space were set.

bride on horseback

White winter wedding bridal cape

Dressed in a long white gown with a beautiful white wedding cape draped over the back of the stallion, the bride was the epitome of a fairy tale bride. Her scarlet shoes and lipstick brought passionate slashes of colour to compliment the bouquet of Christmas blooms as she made her entrance on horseback.
Christmas winter wedding couple

Warm winter weddings in Spain

Although the fairy tale illusion was of a winter wedding, winters are actually warm in southern Spain! There is an average of 320 days of sunshine and the micro climate means that Christmas flowers like poinsettias grow wild to the size of trees in Andalucia!
This meant red floral decoration was in abundance and made a glorious overhead garland by the wedding breakfast table.
Winter wedding flowers

Christmas themed wedding breakfast

Santa gnome figures made out of icing and a Hansel and Gretel iced wedding cake hinted at storybook characters and added just the right note of humour to the fairy tale wedding breakfast.

Handmade wedding crafts continued the Christmas theme and opulent touches of gold and cut glass sparkled in the sun streaming through the fir canopy overhead.

They all lived happily ever after

Through a haze of magical mist, the couple affirmed their vows and the celebrant joined their souls together for all time with a symbolic red thread looped around their little fingers – thus surely to live happily ever after!

Fairy tale winter wedding ceremony in Spain

How to make your fairy tale wedding dreams come true

“Once upon a winter” is a Christmas love story made possible thanks to this great team:
Organization, design and decoration: @paniculata_wedding
Photographer: @sealoversphoto
Videographer: @noraifilm
Celebrant: @celebrantspain
Hairdresser: @marytorres.motril
Decoration: @beajose.xlll
Jewel headdress: @calabylilian
Floral headdress: @elrincondelasflores
Creative pastry: @reposteria_creart
Celebrant Spain small beach wedding

Photo Juanma Segura

Author bio: Debbie Skyrme is “Celebrant Spain” – an award winning celebrant officiating bilingual weddings, elopements and vow renewal ceremonies in the Spanish sunshine.

Web site:

Follow Debbie on Facebook

Follow Debbie on Instagram

(c) Debbie Skyrme 2021 This content was authored by Debbie Skyrme and originally published on
Unauthorised publishing of the text or image content in part or in full is strictly forbidden.

Recent Posts

Perfect small wedding venue in Granada

Perfect small wedding venue in Granada

Wedding venue review in the Granada countryside. “Say your wedding vows at an intimate ceremony in the Spanish gardens and superior boutique hotel of the Moorish Casa Grande de Zujaira.”

How to plan a destination wedding

How to plan a destination wedding

To plan a destination wedding anywhere in the world here are the questions you need to ask BEFORE any of the planning even starts!

Why you need to renew your vows

Why you need to renew your vows

There has never been a better time to renew your vows. Here are some great reasons for a second wedding blessing or recommitment ceremony



Renewal of Vows

Costa Tropical elopement

DIY Elopements