In the past few years we’ve seen an emerging trend of the winter destination wedding. Almost instantly we imagine palm trees and white sand. Although still popular, we are seeing winter destination weddings here at home.
A cozy country Inn or a peaceful lakeside resort is becoming a popular alternative for a unique and memorable wedding.
Winter is a splendid time to gather friends and family and embark upon a sentimental journey – a wedding! Banish the winter blues and step into a dream-like world as friends and family gather for a weekend wedding celebration, amid the elegance and calm of a winter white wonderland.
At The Irwin Inn, overlooking Stoney Lake, winter weddings are beautiful. Most couples make a weekend getaway of their wedding celebration. It is as if you are inviting friends and family to the cottage.
Here's a peak of a winter wedding here at the Inn. All images & video provided by FUSION River Photography.
Guests will arrive Friday, and immediately feel the warmth of their cozy accommodations. A traditional rehearsal dinner can be turned into a winter fest evening; including Chili Fest, Hot Cocoa by the Campfire, and Skating under the starlight skies
Saturday after a hearty country breakfast, guests might explore the beauty of the snow-hushed forest, while on a brisk walk, or cross-country skiing or snowshoing. A hockey game, skating on a glistening frozen lake invigorate and delight.
An outdoor ceremony on the lake with snow sculptures is unique or tucked in the sheltar of the snowladen Cedars on our Garden Terrace, or ceremony in a quaint church, will charm and delight your guests. Adorned with delicate little lanterns, and candles shining softly in the windows, this intimate setting warms the heart at this magical moment.
At The Irwin Inn excitement is in the air, as the final touches of whimsical decorations are completed. Soft twinkling lights, pine garlands, berries and vines adorn the Main Inn and dining room. Tranquil music plays in the background. Candle light flickers in shimmering candleholders adding softness to the tables.
The appeal of a roaring fire endures.
A crackling log fire awaits in the dining room, welcoming guests to a “cottage at the lake” atmosphere. Sweet and savory scents permeate the cozy dining room overlooking the lake. Delectable hors d’oeuvres, champagne and warm spiced wine, are graciously offered to guests.
The warmth & camaraderie that come with sharing a wedding meal is a story of grace and tradition. Chefs dazzle guests with a creative menu. Deliciously rich chocolate is a popular final course.
As stars shine on the lake, the merriment continues indoors as guests dance the night away.
Later an evening snack and wedding cake offers nourishment to your guests. Guests return to their own fireplace suites to relax or continue the celebration.
Wrap up the magic Sunday morning with a delicious breakfast together, a soul soothing walk and a lasting look at the frosted landscape – a fitting celebration of pristine beauty and a winter white wedding!