How to style a Winter Wedding...
Updated: Mar 10
There is definitely something romantic about a winter wedding. Dreams of snowy backdrops, dark colours, maybe some metallics, candles, fairy lights - oh, and plenty of ideas for gorgeous coverups for the bride and bridesmaids!
So, what does a winter wedding dress look like? Is there even such a thing?
Speaking purely from a vintage wedding dress perspective, my advice would be to look at thinker fabrics, such as silk brocade - they will be warmer. Of course, you can also look at styles with sleeves - back in the 1950s it wasn't uncommon for vintage wedding dresses and occasion dresses to have detachable sleeves - temperature control!
Winter is such a magical time and if your wedding is close to Christmas, you could also think about metallic elements with your dress choices, such as patterns or even a block colour if you are feeling bold.
Considering your flowers for a winter wedding is also important, I love the arrangements above and think they work SO well with the dresses. There is plenty of scope for berries and spraying foliage to give it a winter vibe but also bright greens - a stark contrast to the natural world around you if you are having a winter wedding in a chilly part of the world
So, long dress, short dress, train or no train - when you start thinking about metallics and winter, your imagination is likely to go wild! Especially when you start to consider accessories.
One thing is for certain - an epic headpiece could be an amazing addition.
You can also think about how you can bring in a little bit of 'hygge' to your wedding styling with low lighting and warm hues and a dollop of decadence!
I hope this post has inspired you to think about how you could style a winter wedding and especially how to wear a vintage wedding dress at a winter wedding - and don't even get me started on the addition of a vintage faux fur coat or wrap for winter wedding! It is one of my favourite looks.
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