While a chilly, snowy wedding photo session certainly isn't everyone's idea of a fun pre-wedding activity, we're willing to bet that at least most of this year's winter brides love a good snowfall. After all, why pick a winter wedding date if you don't want to take advantage of the unique attributes of your season? Just like we encourage you to snap photos with the best fall foliage, embrace the fresh spring air, or pose in the summer sunshine, we're here to tell you that snowy wedding photos are pretty much the best.
While you might have a few uncomfortably cold minutes, they're 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 simply snap a few candid moments with your bridal party in freshly fallen powder, there are tons of creative ways to capture beautiful wedding photos that include the seasonal spirit. Consider throwing on a pretty faux fur or jacket, a cozy scarf or pashmina, or even stepping into a trendy pair of boots to stay cute and comfortable.
You shouldn't worry too much about your wedding dress, either. After all, it is frozen water, and assuming you won't be outside too long, the likelihood of it melting and ruining your bridal ensemble is fairly slim, but certainly something to keep in mind. We suggest shooting your indoor photos first, before heading out for the snowy shots.
Still need convincing to embrace the winter weather? Browse 25 stunning snowy wedding photos below.
This frosty first look is giving us all the feels.
Dreamy winter skies and a stunning snowscape make for one breathtaking pic.
Why merely snap photos outside when you can say your vows in a romantic flurry?
Don't forget to share a champagne toast, like Glee's Becca Tobin and her husband Zach Martin.
Alternatively, you can cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa!
Show off your playful side with an impromptu snowball fight. (It's so on!)
If your pup likes the snow, include him in your snowy snapshots.
After those pre-ceremony nerves, let loose and go sledding with your new spouse. You'll want to save these laugh-out-loud photos forever.
What's better than sweet, snowy kisses?
The chilly weather is the perfect excuse to cuddle up.
This bride's crisp, minimalist wedding dress looks right at home in the freshly fallen snow.
Cue up, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
Bring along a cozy blanket. It'll keep you warm and serve as the perfect prop.
A sprinkling of snow takes bridal portraits to the next level.
This snowy snapshot looks straight out of a storybook.
We're falling for everything in this wintery portrait—from the bride's icy blue dress to the breathtaking background.
Have your photographer take your detail shots in the snow for a unique spin on these must-have photos.
An icicle as a ring holder? Genius!
How romantic is this snuggled-up shot?
Walking in a winter wonderland...
A wedding dress train fluffed up in frosty snow couldn't be prettier.
A sprinkling of snow is the perfect accessory in bridal beauty detail shots.
Gorgeous glaciers make for an unforgettable elopement setting.
Between the frosting of snow and the castle in the backdrop, we'd swear this is a scene from a fairy tale.
Don't forget your umbrellas! (Besides protecting your tresses, they sure make for great photos!)