With the best scenic beauty and beautiful winter tide weather, the bride and groom want their wedding to be nothing less than a fairy tale. What better place for this than Europe? From stunning natural beauty that will take your breath away to deep-rooted culture and traditions that stand strong till date — you will find that no matter the countries you visit as Europe truly offers it all. But European winters are especially stunning. An important part of wedding planning for the bride and groom’s family is to decide the location of the wedding. To help you with the same, Wedding Affair lists some of the best winter wedding destinations in Europe.
1. Lapland, Finland
Finnish Lapland is as close as reality gets to those who dream of a winter wonderland. Contrasts are a key factor in the allure of Lapland where 24-hour sunlight in the summer replaces the dark winter days that are stunning in their own way. The hustle and bustle of towns and ski resorts are just minutes away from the peace and quiet of the wild wilderness.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
The city centre is compact and the finest areas are mostly pedestrianised, so Prague is best explored on foot; from Wenceslas Square on one side of the city to Prague Castle on the other is just a 30-minute stroll (walking via the Old Town, across the river and through the Lesser Town). The first thing to do in Prague, therefore, is simply to wander through the streets and magnificent squares, to revel in the atmosphere and to admire the stunning architecture all around.
3. Zagorochoria, Greece
A cluster of 46 traditional picturesque villages (Epirus), built amphitheatrically in the wider area of Timfi, Pindos and Mitiskeli (Zagori region). Zagori’s natural environment is exquisite and perfect for many outdoor activities. The local architecture is defined by stone, wood and slate rock. Elafotopos stands out from the rest of Zagorochoria for its wonderful traditional architecture, its elaborate town planning and the impressive location it is built-in (altitude 1,100 m). The churches of Aghios Georgios and Kimisi tis Theotokou contain gold-plated rood screens and old icons.
4. Hallstatt, Austria
There are several options for arriving in the spectacular Alpine village of Hallstatt, but the best is with a ferry ride across the lake. As the tiny village tucked between mountains comes into view across the water, you might wonder about the secret to Hallstatt’s wealth. For centuries villagers traded salt, a then sought-after commodity, which lies deep inside the mountains. Take a short walk from the market square to take your very own snapshot of one of the most photographed points in the world. Capture the delightful houses built into the mountain, the glass-like lake, and the gentle mountains in the background!
5. London, United Kingdom
Whether you are visiting London for the first time or coming back for a special occasion, you’ll discover a city full of unforgettable landmarks and exciting things to do. From the modern Coca-Cola London Eye to the historic Tower of London, visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace, or take the perfect picture with Big Ben, just some of the many iconic places to go in London.