I have always loved winter weddings. Everything about a winter wedding adds up to snowy, scenic love-filled romance. Not to mention the incredible photo opportunities available when you choose to marry in a winter wonderland. If you are thinking about a fantasy winter wedding, then choose the most magical of winter wonderlands, Luvattumaa Levi Ice Gallery. This amazing and not to mention work of art is located in none other than beautiful Levi, Finland. Combine panoramic wilderness, bright fields of gleaming white snow and one-of-a-kind ice castles. Then fill it with beautiful hand-sculpted ice sculptures, great food, amazing unique accommodations, and you have yourself an unforgettable wedding venue.
1. Beautiful by Nature Wedding Backdrop
Luvattmaa’s snow chapel is legendary, well known to locals and past wedding couples as the “Castle of Promises.” It’s a bright, unique and beautiful hotel and art gallery combined. I always say timing is everything, and the time of this hotel season aligns perfectly with our winter wedding season. The calendar months being December through April. A snowy magical vacation wedding comes to life with a magical, transformative trip to Finland. Imagine exchanging vows in such an extraordinary place as this. Your guests will be in awe from the moment they step into the ice galleries till they depart. Choose a candlelight ceremony under a glistening dome of ice, and it is their command. What amazes me most is that the snow, ice and sculptures are recreated each year. You are going to see one of a kind sculpture and artwork that will never be seen again. However, you’ll have a dream wedding photo book to share these wonders for years to come.
2. Your Wallet Won’t Freeze Over When it Comes to Wedding Costs
I was pleasantly surprised by how affordable an extraordinary winter wedding such as this can be. Special wedding packages have been carefully designed with every bride’s budget and winter whim in mind. Enjoy being serenaded by Lappishi instruments as you head up the icy isle to your betrothed. Special entertainment comes by way of a Shamin who sings, entertains and provides a very unique and memorable ambience for your special day events. Wedding packages and additional events can be tailored to every size of the wedding group, up to a 100 guest maximum. Wedding packages have been created with groups in mind. Popular options such as paid entrance fees to the ice gallery, private ceremony options, videography, photography and much more are available. The wedding coordinators are amazing and have been working on winter wonderland weddings for over 20 years. Trust their experience and our help to make it all happen in an icy, snow wonderland. My favourite is the option to have the bride arrive at the ice castle by an adorable reindeer driven sleigh. Imagine the wedding pictures you will treasure for a lifetime when you choose this incredible location.
3. From Ice Castles to Firey Ovens, Be Delighted at all the Food Options
There is nothing better than dining amongst snow lit Icel Castles surrounded by amazing sculptures and artwork. The staff strive here to keep all their cuisine offerings as local and as fresh as possible. Locally sourced fish and game are offered along with fresh vegetables hand-picked by local farmers. Delight in the sweet smell of baking bread and delectable Finnish sweets. You’ll have a daily feast of hearty and appetizing morning breakfast delights available. Enjoy beautifully framed artwork and handicrafts as you sit by an open fire and celebrate your first wedding toast together. Enjoy a sparkling champagne toast to get, your reception party started in the Fire Restaurant. Or better yet enjoy a Castle Cocktail in the Ice Bar before heading to your wonderful reception festivities.
4. Blissful Honeymoon Nights under Icy Bright Lights
How incredibly memorable to be able to fondly look back at your honeymoon night as you embrace under a cold, crisp ice castle ceiling. It seems like it might be chilly and cold. Yet these rooms are remarkably warm and refreshing to sleep in. Not to mention a very nice way to keep warm and cozy all night with your newly betrothed spouse. Beautiful hand-carved works of art adorn room accommodations. They are spectacular to view and even better yet to experience firsthand. You’ll want to book these rooms well in advance of your wedding night due to their increasing popularity. Once you both waken in a serene, blissful heaven head over to the open fire restaurant to some warm Finnish baked delights. My favourite to recommend is their very own homemade Finnish Doughnut, always back each year by popular demand.
5. A Colourful Hue of Extras Entertain and Delight
They say it’s all in the little details when it comes to your wedding affair. Rest assured, all the devil in the details planning stages has been carefully thought of. Hand-picked wedding staff are here to assist with a variety of wedding extras, yours for the asking. Event making inclusions such as disco or live music or even creating your music agenda via an iPod can be set up. Hair and makeup options assist with you and your bridesmaid’s pre-wedding beauty time. You and your guests will sparkle and shine as brightly as the hand-carved ice sculptures. Everything imaginable can be arranged from transportation to accommodations on and off the property. Excursions, activities and much more are available to create an extraordinary vacation experience. A quick tip: you won’t want to the option to enjoy a fireworks show during your wedding reception. Bright, bold shooting stars of colour explode against the dreamy white night sky. What an amazing evening end to a magical and ever so memorable wedding extravaganza.
I love everything about Luvattumaa-Levi-Ice-Castle for creating that original one-of-a-kind winter wedding. They are well known to provide blissful winter fairytale weddings. If a winter wedding is high on your list of dream wedding options, then allow us to help make your wedding dreams a reality. It’s less expensive than you would imagine and oh so memorable for years to come. Joyful and fun-filled wedding day events are just a snowball’s throw away when you consider the LuvattumaaLevi Ice Gallery for your wedding.
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