Photos: Courtesy of Designers; Jens Fersterra Woods; Miguel Reveriego; John Aquino; Nicholas Duera; Illustration by Christina Park
Let's face it: There's boundless inspiration for spring, summer, and fall nuptials, but one of the prettiest seasons is often overlooked. While, for some, the cooler months may be seen as a less desirable time to tie the knot, there are plenty of reasons why a winter wedding is just as beautiful as warm-weather nuptials. For brides considering a wintry bash, you'll surely be inspired by this Nordic-chic palette!
Cool, clean, and very current, Scandinavian style is a hot trend for winter weddings right now, and for good reason. Filled with icy blues, pale pinks, and crisp winter whites, the shades of an Arctic sunset make for an inviting palette perfect for your big day. Take the idea one step further and select styles that feel reminiscent of this winter wonderland for your ceremony and reception.
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A lacy wedding dress with short sleeves, like this pretty pick from Rivini by Rita Vinieris, feels ideal for winter nuptials. You'll feel feminine and chic while still warm and comfortable — win, win! Plus, dresses with jackets, hoods, and capes were extremely popular on the bridal runways, so experiment with these bold, of-the-moment styles.
A Danish wreath cake is as striking as it is traditional, and it's the perfect option for couples that want a non-traditional confection for dessert. (Legend has it that if you lift the top layer of the cake and count the rings that stick to it, that's the number of kids you'll have.)
Don't forget to pick up the February/March 2015 issue of Brides, on newsstands now or available for download here, for more great wedding inspiration!
1. Lamp, "Stella" hanging tea light, Kähler Design; 2. Bouquet, $200, Ariel Dearie Flowers; 3. Danish Wreath Cake, $99, Larsens Bakery with icing from A White Cake by Lauren Bohl White; 4. Invitation, "Lucent," $2,850 for 100, Bliss & Bone; 5. Wedding Dress, Rivini by Rita Vinieris; 6. Nail Polish, Le Vernis Nail Colour in Secret, $27, Chanel; 7. Bracelets, $95 each, Miriam Salat Jewelry; 8. Shoe, Matte python sandals, $1,195, Paul Andrew; 9. Dinnerware, Salad Plate, $4.95, Crate & Barrel and "New Norm" Dinner Plate, from $16 each, Menu; 10. Eye Shadow, Diorshow Fusion Mono Long-Wear Eye Shadow in Mirror, $31, Dior