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Not everything about Chicago winters has to be cold and dreary. In fact, the snowy lakeside landscape can make for a beautiful backdrop for your winter wedding. While you may not be spending much of the festivities outdoors, carefully curated winter accessories can lend an elegant touch to the overall bridal look for both wedding party photos and grand entrances. From luxurious fur and embellished hats to supple leather gloves, the right winter accessories can be both functional and show-stopping at the same time. Look to the following local boutiques for high-end takes on winter wedding accessories.
Nothing says romantic like a vintage fur stole. Silver Moon specializes in these vintage pieces for weddings and offers them in mint condition. While you're there, you can also browse the elaborate capes and coats — made from soft velvet — and intricate lace gloves that come in white, ivory, and even a 'something blue,' adding the perfect retro touch to any wedding look. Read real brides' reviews here!
Sermoneta Gloves, located inside the 900 North Michigan building, specializes in impeccably-designed leather gloves. The Italian company has been creating artisan, handcrafted gloves for decades, and their pieces are exquisite. The gloves come in a variety of colors and lengths, including ivory and elbow-length. They're perfect not only for the bride, but also the entire bridal party. Sermoneta offers men's gloves as well, so you can shop for the groom and groomsmen while you're at it.
It's been nearly two years since Chicago was graced with BHLDN, and it has since become the go-to shopping destination for unique, romantic bridal and bridal party attire. But did you know they also have an elaborate assortment of accessories, including many that are ideal for a winter wedding? Visit BHLDN's ethereal store near Chicago's Magnificent Mile for feminine capelets, wraps, jackets, toppers, and other ideal accoutrements for the blushing winter bride. Read real brides' reviews here!
Marlowe specializes in ultra-luxurious cashmere made in Italy. While their sweaters are top-notch, they also offer a stunning array of cashmere and leather accessories, which can complement a bridal look perfectly. Marlowe's knit creations are also a beautiful — and cozy — choice for the bridesmaids as well as mothers of the groom and bride.