Black and White Winter Wedding
Old World Wedding Inspiration for a Modern Bride
This wedding inspiration comes just in time for the cozy winter mood we are all in. As soon as we saw the beautiful Woeltingerode Monastery, it was clear to us that this would be the perfect wedding location for a romantic winter wedding. The Woeltingerode monastery is located in Goslar, a town in the Harz Mountains in the middle of Germany. Mountains and the deep forest together with pretty old towns with countless half-timbered houses create a traditional and romantic atmosphere. Even better when the landscape is covered by a blanket of sparkling snow. In the Harz mountains there is a good chance of being surprised by snow on your wedding day.
Woeltingerode Monastery – a beautiful historical wedding location in the middle of Germany
The Woeltingerode monastery was built in the Middle Ages in the Gothic style. High ceilings, vaults and large Gothic pointed arches with the filigree design element in the geometric shape of the windows, create a special atmosphere. In addition to a monastery estate, the Woeltingerode monastery now houses a hotel with 54 rooms and offers enough space for small and medium-sized wedding parties.
A particular advantage of the Woeltingerode monastery is that everything is possible here under one roof.
Civil marriages can take place in the Benedictine hall in the monastery, because there is an official branch of the registry office in Goslar. In the monastery church you can get married either Protestant or Catholic. A beautiful garden is also available for anyone who prefers a symbolic wedding rather than a religious wedding.
A modern wedding concept in black and white for a wedding in a traditional monastery
When developing a wedding concept, we always allow ourselves to be influenced by the architecture and surroundings of the wedding location. We believe that location and decoration should be one. Colors and design elements should be reflected in the decoration of the wedding.
Elements of the Gothic architectural style from inspiration for wedding decoration
The Gothic style is characterized by clear vaults, pointed arches and the typical filigree window elements that have a modern geometric shape. For Birte and Max’s wedding concept, we took up elements of the Gothic architectural style and interpreted them in a modern way and incorporated their architectural elements into the decoration.
Color concept for a winter wedding in black and white
In order to create a connection between the old building and modern times, we used a clear and at the same time elegant color concept. Black, white and gold are particularly timeless and stylish. At the same time, the colors stand for the season and take up the colors of the architecture in Wöltingerode Abbey. Black like the half-timbering of the monastery buildings, white like the walls and snow in winter and the gold of the decorations of the monastery church form a unity. These colors can be found in all decorative elements of the wedding concept.
The My China dishes! Ca’d’Oro from the well-known Fuerstenberg porcelain manufacturer was made for the concept. The graphic elements of the plates are reminiscent of the window rosettes of Gothic window arches. The colors black, white and gold reflect the chosen color concept.
For the table linen, we chose a black velvet tablecloth. Especially in winter, velvet exudes warmth and comfort. A contrast to this are the transparent chairs, which are not only modern, but with their transparency contrast the weight of the fabric with a certain lightness.
We have also chosen linear and modern shapes for the golden cutlery and glasses.
Flowers for a winter wedding
To find the perfect flowers for a winter wedding is always a bit of a challenge. In principle, almost every flower can be sourced from anywhere in the world at anytime, but the quality of the flowers is often not the quality you wish for. Sustainability is very important to us when we design weddings. We therefore prefer to use seasonal and regional offers or use flowers that have as few flight kilometers as possible.
For the flower decoration we selected a combination of white anthuriums, orchids, tulips and ranunculus. Anthuriums and orchids thrive all year round in greenhouses. Tulips and ranunculus are also available from the end of January / beginning of February. The more playful and romantic look of the tulips and ranunculus takes the austerity away from the modern anthuriums and elegant orchids.
Guest favors for a winter wedding
For a winter wedding, high-quality candles are particularly suitable as gifts for wedding guests. Winter and cozy candlelight simply go together. We love the fragrances from Voluspa. The candles not come beautifully packaged with a refined mixture of classic and modern design, they also exude a wonderful fragrance throughout the room.
Wedding dress and bridal accessories
The bride wears a simple and elegant dress with transparent inserts on the sides of Jesus Peiro, which is decorated with a sweet bow. To add a little playful touch, we also took up the motif of the bow in the bridal shoes and in the party favors.
The headpiece and the earrings of the bride come from French designer label Maison Sabben.
Photography: Anja Schneemann Photography
Wedding Stylist and Concept: Magnolias on Silk
Location: Klosterhotel Wöltingerode
Florals: Magnolias on Silk
Makeup Artist: Prinzessinzauber
Wedding Dress: Jesus Peiro
Bridal Boutique: Salon Hamburg
Groom’s Attire: Lo & Go
Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Headpiece: Maison Sabben
Rentals: Magnolias on Silk
Silk ribbon: Silk & Linen
Chairs: Die Eventausstatter
Tableware: Fürstenberg Porzellan
Glasses: Event Mietservice Hannover
Scented candles as guest presents: Voluspa via SaSa Trend GmbH
Vow Book: Elmo Paperstories
Models: Birte & Max