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Whether it's a rolling countryside or downtown cityscape, the natural surroundings of your ceremony can provide the perfect backdrop to wedding portraits. Our experts give you the go-ahead to get a little chilly in order to capture that perfect shot.
Honestly, one of the downsides of an idyllic June wedding is completely missing out on the fantastic selection of winter accessories. For most of us non-celebrities, a wedding is the pinnacle of our red carpet moments. It's your day to feel unapologetically glamorous, and nothing says old Hollywood glamour like a winter white vintage fur stole draped over bare shoulders and a strapless dress. It's the perfect amount of coverage to keep you from freezing without covering that gorgeous gown. Plus, a stole maintains its structure and fits snug around your shoulders, which means you don't have to be fiddling with it to make sure it looks just right in photographs.
Depending on how cold we're talking — 15 degrees in Chicago with a lung-constricting wind chill feels a lot different than a high of 50 in Washington, D.C. — you can adjust your accessories accordingly without ruining the integrity of your bridal style. Consider adding long white gloves or a muff hand warmer for seriously frigid temps. And before you buy off the rack, check local vintage stores and bridal salons, which often rent these types of items. Either way, you're going to be cold, so pick one location for outdoor photographs and make it quick. And when all else fails, there's nothing like a celebratory shot of vodka before darting out of the limo!