25 Snowy Wedding Photo Ideas to Steal for Your Winter Wedding

These beautiful wedding photos capture the seasonal spirit

Updated 12/17/18

Photo by Darren Roberts Photography

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.

Photo by Maggie Grace Photography

This frosty first look is giving us all the feels.

Photo by Feather and Finch Photography

Dreamy winter skies and a stunning snowscape make for one breathtaking pic.

Photo by Travis J Photography

Why merely snap photos outside when you can say your vows in a romantic flurry?

Photo by Carrie Patterson

Don't forget to share a champagne toast, like Glee's Becca Tobin and her husband Zach Martin.

Photo by Maggie Grace Photography

Alternatively, you can cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa!

Photo by Feather and Finch Photography

Show off your playful side with an impromptu snowball fight. (It's so on!)

Photo by Two Bird Studio

If your pup likes the snow, include him in your snowy snapshots.

Photo by Everbay Co.

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.

Photo by Travis J Photography

What's better than sweet, snowy kisses?

Photo by Maggie Grace Photography

The chilly weather is the perfect excuse to cuddle up.

bride and groom snow

Photo by Danielle DeFiore

This bride's crisp, minimalist wedding dress looks right at home in the freshly fallen snow.

Photo by Darren Roberts Photography

Cue up, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

Photo by Benj Haisch

Bring along a cozy blanket. It'll keep you warm and serve as the perfect prop.

Photo by Soul Season Photography

A sprinkling of snow takes bridal portraits to the next level.

Photo by Darren Roberts Photography

This snowy snapshot looks straight out of a storybook.

Photo by Everbay Co.

We're falling for everything in this wintery portrait—from the bride's icy blue dress to the breathtaking background.

Photo by Two Bird Studio

Have your photographer take your detail shots in the snow for a unique spin on these must-have photos.

Photo by Two Bird Studio

An icicle as a ring holder? Genius!

Photo by Pahountis Photography

How romantic is this snuggled-up shot?

Photo by Darren Roberts Photography

Walking in a winter wonderland...

Photo by Tatyana Chaiko

A wedding dress train fluffed up in frosty snow couldn't be prettier.

Photo by Tatyana Chaiko

A sprinkling of snow is the perfect accessory in bridal beauty detail shots.

Photo by Darren Roberts Photography

Gorgeous glaciers make for an unforgettable elopement setting.

Photo by Justine Milton

Between the frosting of snow and the castle in the backdrop, we'd swear this is a scene from a fairy tale.

Photo by Soul Season Photography

Don't forget your umbrellas! (Besides protecting your tresses, they sure make for great photos!)

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