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!
When it comes to a winter wedding, brides must be careful not to fall into the usual trends as they start their dress search. So many gowns are made with summer weddings in mind because of the popularity of celebrations during the warmer weather, and not every dress is appropriate to be wed in during colder temperatures. But that’s more than okay, because there are some grandiose, outstanding ways to style yourself as a winter bride that summer ladies wouldn’t dare to try!
Here are some great tips and style ideas to use as you find your perfect winter gown. Take a peek at all these ideas and dress inspirations and in no time you’ll have the vision you need to become a beautiful Arctic Bride!
Obviously, sleeves would be a great choice for the lower temperatures, but that’s what can make you stand out! It seems as though there are so many strapless gowns out there that they start to look too similar to one another without the extra punch of individuality. Using sleeves will differentiate you from all other brides and there are so many different ways to incorporate the look. Cap sleeves, three-quarter length, sheer full-length sleeves or just adding one … do what makes you feel the most comfortable (and possibly warmest).
A great fabric to use for a wintery wedding is taffeta. It’s a bit thicker than other wedding materials and it’s much richer in look and feel. It has an icy shine like satin but can be much more voluminous and grandiose. Try grabbing a silhouette that fits your shape and finding it in a taffeta material to take your look to the next level.
Since you’re already stepping out of the typical timeline, why not step out in colour too? Choosing a different shade of white or even using blush, golds or silvers as your wedding gown colour is a bold choice. There’s something regal about the winter. The snow, the clear nighttime skies, it’s all very romantic and there’s an extra bit of sophistication that you have as an Arctic Bride. Using colour will bring warmth and wow to your wintery big day.
Textured and Layered Skirts
Textured and layered skirts and gowns (like the silver, pleated gown above) add drama. The warmer months are about relaxation and nature’s beauty, but the colder months are more formal and grandiose. That’s why textured skirts are such a great choice for the Arctic Bride. It adds a heaviness you need to keep from looking like a Summer Bride on the beach. The texture gives the Arctic Bride something to feel bridal and be appropriate for the season. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can even find textures and layers that look like snow!
Sparkle and Shine
When I think about an Arctic Bride, I think about sparkle and shine. The snow, the ice… they need to have a bit of frosting to brighten them up! A winter wonderland is nothing without a dusting of glitter, so when you’re finding your best winter gown, adding sparkles is an absolute must!