While a chilly, snowy wedding photo session isn't everyone's idea of a fun pre-wedding activity, we're willing to bet that most winter brides love a good snowfall. After all, why pick a winter wedding date if you don't want to take advantage of the season's most unique attribute? Just as we encourage couples to snap photos with the best fall foliage, enjoy the fresh spring air, and pose in the summer sunshine, we're here to tell you to embrace snowy wedding photos during winter.
You might have a few uncomfortably cold minutes, but they'll be well worth it to capture all the beauty your wedding season has to offer. Whether you choose to meet in a snow-covered field for your first look or snap a few candid moments in freshly fallen powder, there are tons of creative ways to capture beautiful wedding photos that include the seasonal spirit.
Consider throwing on a faux fur jacket, a cozy scarf or pashmina, or even stepping into a trendy pair of boots to stay comfortable (and look cute!) during photos.
And you shouldn't worry too much about your wedding dress, either! After all, snow is just frozen water, so the likelihood of it melting and ruining your bridal ensemble is fairly slim (as long as you aren't outside too long!). That said, it's something to keep in mind. We suggest shooting your indoor photos first before heading out for the snowy shots.
Still need convincing? Browse 27 stunning snowy wedding photos below.
Wear Custom Accessories
We believe the best winter bridal accessories are custom jackets and cozy hats. Besides, you have to stay warm between shots!
Getting married on a mountain? Show off your adventurous side and ski out of the ceremony in style. Talk about one epic exit (and photo op!).
Get Cozy With Cocoa
Alternatively, you can cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa and a cozy blanket. This couple found a great little nook in the woods with a fallen log to sit on. We love how the bride's bouquet adds a pop of color!
Bundle Up With Blankets
Bring along a beautifully patterned cozy blanket. It'll keep you warm and serve as the perfect prop.
Elope On a Glacier
This shot takes winter wedding photography to the next level. Gorgeous glaciers make for an unforgettable elopement setting and an unbeatable photo op.
Find a Fairy Tale Backdrop
Between the frosting of snow and the castle in the background, we'd swear this is a scene from a fairy tale. This bride's furry shawl is the perfect accompaniment to her blush-hued gown.