Wedding in the winter? Why not! Magical fluffy snow and festive street illumination will serve as the perfect backdrop for the first family photos, creating an incredible aura of fairytale beauty and romance.
At first glance, winter is not the best time for a wedding, but in this cold season you can play beautiful wedding and remember it for life. Season plays such a huge role, if you wisely organize this event and take into account all the details, especially related to winter wedding dresses.
Material for winter wedding dresses
Search winter wedding dresses starts with fabric choices. Very popular materials in winter are velvet, brocade, taffeta, thick silk or jersey. You can also opt for a feminine and classic thick satin or lace with opaque silk. As for color, here is a cold season will not dictate its own rules. In summer and in winter you can follow the tradition and get married in a white dress, #ivory or #champagne gowns. If you are a brave bride and keep up with fashion, then choose bright colors, which are increasingly favored by bridal dress designers: #purple, #pink, #red or vinous.
First of all with the winter holiday it is associated red with white colors, separately and together. In our opinion, because white creates an association with snow, purity and red is the fire, passion and love!
More soft and delicate combination of colors in a winter wedding dress can be white, blue and grey. Just have very charming look the wedding in the style of “Snow Queen” the main tone of which is silver. It also acts as the basis for a frosty white drawings and blue flowers everywhere: fittings, walls, bride`s manicure.
Also, if the wedding is held during the Christmas holidays is very appropriate to use the green and gold color. These hues are associated with Christmas trees, golden toys and lights.
Winter wedding dress with sleeves
Thanks to Kate Middleton, who married in a lace #dress with sleeves, these models are long out of fashion. Winter wedding dresses with long sleeves will look more than appropriate. Many brides, like Duchess Catherine, choose lace sleeves.
Winter wedding dresses with lace sleeves you will find almost all brands, which specialize in wedding fashion. Often the top of the gown for wedding is additionally decorated with embroidery, beads or pearls on top of the lace, making the dress even more luxurious. #Lace sleeves and neckline of the gown put all the focus on the top of the winter wedding dress and no other additions and decorations you don’t need more. To lace dresses give assent to do simple wedding hairstyles with scraped back hair, but if the dress is made from a smooth fabric, it is allowed to dissolve the hair and made big curls.
Short wedding dresses for winter
To consider only the classic lush and long wedding dresses for winter celebrations will be unfair, because the designers include in their collections and luxury short wedding dresses. If in the scenario of your wedding includes walk, photoshoot alfresco, you perfectly know that to keep the gown in pristine white color will probable only for the first 15 minutes. In this case, a short wedding dress will save the situation. It can be as auxiliary bride`s gown and the main. Special focus will be on shoes in tune to the gown.
Open shoes or sandals for the season are not acceptable, but you can replace it with high boots or ankle boots white.
Outerwear and accessories
Winter is rich in accessories and this can be used to accentuate your image. You should consider the nuances of the weather, not only to think about the dress for a winter wedding, but to pick up warm clothes with it. So it’s best if outerwear will be in harmony with the image of the bride. We recommend seeing such variants:
The waistcoat. This option is good if the dress has a long sleeve with unusual: “puffed”, ruffles, etc. Than the longer dress, so should be lonfer vest. For example, to skin-tight floor-length dress you can pick up a fur waistcoat with a length below the knee.
Short fur coat below the waist. Combined with almost any winter wedding dresses. Particularly this model is recommended to a classical winter wedding dresses with a full skirt. The color of the coat as possible white, and grey, brown. Unusual will look good quality faux fur in pastel shades of apricot, blue, etc. It is wonderful, if a little accent of the hue is in the gown or accessories, such as jewelry for the hair.
Fur coat. Luxurious white coat is a great option to most of the dresses (if the skirt without bustles).
White greatcoat with beautiful decor. It can be long (then it is to be perceived as “second dress”) and of medium length. If the wedding dress has the Empire silhouette, it is well suited coat with cut “trapeze”. Sometimes this greatcoat looks festive as same winter wedding dress. Greatcoat that trimmed with fur, made of fabric resembling satin, brocade or velvet, with an elongated hem and train, sometimes with a clutch and a hood, it is practically sewn on the figure, emphasizing its advantages.
It should also pay attention to winter “warm” accessories that will add glamour to your wedding look:
Gloves. If winter wedding dress is short sleeved or sleeveless, and especially outerwear has shortened sleeve, do not without a high white gloves.
Shawl. Beautiful knitted lace shawl or depending on the situation you can fling over shoulders and again take it with different draping on the shoulders. However, if you decided to stop on shawls, veils should be abandoned; they are the bad match. Also, the shawl will not wrinkle the gown.
Boa, cloak. Fur, slightly reminiscent of the collar. Tied by ribbons on the chest. It is match to low dress, but you can wear it in combination with long sleeves, if the sleeves are cling and in the upper part of the dress there is no three-dimensional parts cut or flashy decor.
Cape. The standard length of a cape – to mid-thigh. Fastened under the neck, sometimes has a collar. For hands can be has holes, but if the fabric is light normally they don’t do. Cape should be simply decorated, but if it is tight, insulated, cape can even replace your outer clothing.
Bolero. Bolero with beautiful decor is perfect for a winter wedding dress and such tandem has wonderful look. Bring to notice this accessory, if your wedding dress, short or long, has a lush skirt.
An important detail: the fabric and the shade of a cape or jacket must always match with the dress or the style of the wedding. If you want, invest in a cape or a coat of white fur. If the wedding dress has straight cut, the coat should be long, but to the wedding dress with fluffy skirt, short or long, you need short fur cape or bolero.
And another important tip: selecting things that you will wear with your wedding dress carefully look narrowly to shades of white color. There’s nothing worse than a winter wedding dress with a warm tint and a cloak of cold snow-white color because the dress on such background will look messy or even dirty.
Your normal everyday coat can participate in the wedding, why not. Be guided by a more casual and “relaxed”, perky look and select unexpected bright color.
Think more freely, try unexpected combinations, fit. Don’t forget to be inspired by the experiences of other brides and stylists.
A winter wedding is not as easy as summer, but it is much more freedom for individuality and daring ideas!