Winter can certainly be one of the most magical times of the year to get married. Color palettes of bright whites and moody reds, paired with lush greenery, just scream winter elegance, not to mention the incredible photos you can get amongst the falling snow. But winter brides are often faced with a certain style dilemma—showing off a beautiful dress while still staying warm. And while there is no shortage of beautiful dresses with long sleeves out there, sometimes they don’t always make the cut on the warmth factor. So, what’s a winter bride to do?
Luckily, there are a few other stylish cover-up options that promise to keep you toasty while saying “I do” in the snow or taking your wedding portraits in the crisp autumn air that don’t detract from your bridal style but add to it. One of our favorites? A faux fur piece! Whether in the form of jackets, wraps, stoles, or capelets, faux fur can perfectly contrast or complement your look while adding a touch of cozy winter magic, and there are plenty of brides opting for this look. Read on for inspiration from eight real brides who opted for faux fur capelets to add a touch of elegance on their wedding day.
A Gray Fur Shawl
From plum lips to a dark bouquet, this rich, moody beauty has a hint of Gothic romance. A regal gray fur shawl accents a silk and lace dress and vintage hairpiece for a luxe and decadent vibe.
A Tan Fur Coat
How cozy warm does this furry tan coat look? Its shaggy texture complements a rugged outdoor wedding in the middle of nature, perfect for a bohemian style. Pair it with a crown of greenery like this bride did, and your cold-weather bridal look is complete!
A White Fur Capelet
We cannot get enough of this elegant shot! A furry white capelet pops against a blush dress with this romantic winter look. Paired with a matching bouquet of roses and a vintage car, this couple is all classic glam.
A Thick Fur Wrap
We bet this bride’s shoulders are nice and warm, while still staying stylish. A thick fur wrap in shades of brown takes on the beautiful barren tones of winter, making for a stunning statement piece over a sophisticated mermaid gown.
An Off-White Bolero
Some serious winter wedding goals, right here. Alex wore an off-white bolero over her lace Ian Stuart gown, transforming her into a winter wedding dream. Her all-white look couldn’t be more ravishing in the midst of this snowy wonderland.
A Family Heirloom
Check out the playful geometry in the design of this fur wrap. Even better? It’s an heirloom piece, passed down from bride Kristin’s great grandmother when she emigrated from Czechoslovakia. Don’t you love how it pairs with the A-line gown’s bronze-hued lining? Paired with a bouquet beaming with greenery and a crown to match, this is a stunning look.
A Simple Fur Stole
When it’s cold, but no so cold you can’t wear a short dress, a fur stole is the perfect choice—warm, but not too warm. This bride shows it’s best rocked with a sweater, a tulle skirt, and nude heels for a look that's sweet and chic.
A White Fur Cropped Jacket
Winter brides, let real bride Magdalena serve as your bridal inspiration. Her white-on-white ensemble of a Rosa Clara gown and cropped white fur jacket doused her in a bit of Jack Frost magic befitting the surrounding beauty of Salzburg, Austria. We just love the contrast of this all-white look and bold, red florals.