Sometimes all a bride really wants is to be extraordinary in her decisions. She doesn’t want to celebrate with the sun or summer warmth. Instead, she wants to celebrate her wedding during the winter months. She wants to glow in a wintery wonderland. She wants to hold her new husband close to keep warm. And she wants the snow to fall as she says, “I do.” If you’re inspired by the full, winter moon, crackling fireplaces and dusty glitter that looks like snow falling during the night, then you might just be an Arctic Bride.
Wintery weddings don’t need to be a cliché snowy wonderland but our Arctic Brides should pay homage to the season. Sparkles and glitz, warmth and cozy necessities… It’s all a part of being an Arctic Bride. The winter season calls for layers of different fabrics and accessories and we’re here to share some of the most essential pieces to fill out the extraordinary winter bride’s day of ensemble.
Gather round with some hot cocoa and take a peek at some of our favourite finds for all those planning to be an Arctic Bride!
Jewellery & Veils
It’s essential as an Arctic Bride, that you’re “frosted” as such. Bib necklaces that cover your décolletage, dazzling with sparkles or headpieces that give a wintery glow …. They’re all a part of the quintessential bridal spirit. Silvers and crystals are perfect. But long veils give you more coverage and more of the Arctic style. Veils with some textures are a great option too. They’ll add volume and layer.
Have some fun with your purse choice. You don’t need anything big and bulky but as a winter bride, of course, shine is a great option so you’re glowing just as bright as those chilly, nighttime stars. But you can also add texture, detail and colour to your clutch as well. Feathers, lace, and a whole lot of chunky glitter just adds to your wintery, Arctic Bride sparkle!
Again, texture is the key. Feathers and frills, colour and glitter … winter brides have a lot of leeway when it comes to accessorizing because they can be dramatic in every sense of the word. The idea is to find playful garters that don’t look too summery. Stay away from the colourful flowers or simple bows.
Definitely my favourite category when it comes to an Arctic Bride’s accessories. Creamy, wintery satin finished pumps or heels rolled in thick, chunky sequins. Details really make the winter lady pop! Some brides may even opt for boots, at least for a great photo-op!
Capes & Shawls
Arctic brides get to choose a cape or shawl to flaunt on the big day! Furs, feathers, sequins or just something on the cozy side, every winter bride needs something to warm up with. Of course, you’ve got to find something that’s more than just to cover up with but it’s got to be fashionable too. And, trust us, there are so many different things you can do to pump up your ensemble while keep the teeth chattering to a minimum.
Vintage Cream Long Blazer from Simple & Bold Etsy Shop | Felted Wavy Ruffled Shawl Scarf from Jumifelt Etsy Shop | Pink Faux Fur Bolero Jacket from SpAZooie Etsy Shop | Ivory Reversible Bridal Silk Shawl from Kaleidoscopic Couture