The summer months may steal the wedding spotlight, but when it comes to providing a stunning backdrop for bridal style and beauty, winter months take the cake—just look at these dreamy winter brides!
Not to mention all of the swoon-worthy accessories (and the deep, sensual color schemes of rich berries, warm ambers, and glittering golds) you have at your disposal. Whether it's a festive red lip or a seasonal flower crown of evergreens, winter brings a myriad of options to steal for your wedding day look. But proceed with caution, these looks may have you completely rethinking your summertime shindig and opting for a cool and moody celebration in the later months.
Need some inspiration for your own wintry fête? Browse through the 14 cold-weather beauties below.
A Vintage Snowscape
Is there a better winter wedding accessory than snowflakes in your hair? We didn't think so. Although this bride's berry-hued lip certainly also complements her long-sleeve, winter-appropriate lace wedding dress to a tee. We're getting some major vintage vibes here.
An Ethereal Dream
This bride looked absolutely ethereal in her romantic flower crown and illusion lace wedding dress surrounded by a silvery mountainous landscape and icy waters. We love how the bold colors of her lush bouquet pop against the glistening white snow, injecting some warmth into the look.
A Cool-Girl White Wedding
There's no cooler (pun intended) way to top a wedding dress than with a fuzzy jacket. Not only does it keep out the winter chill, but it makes you irresistibly soft and touchable. The white topper was also a gorgeous contrast to this bride's feminine glittering reception dress and glossy chignon.
This bride's long, luxe coat kept her cozy on her blustery big day. The modern pattern and metallic threading were totally eye-catching, and the white accents complemented her sleek, minimalist wedding dress. She continued the modern bridal theme by pulling back her hair in a no-fuss, simple updo and accessorizing with metallic silver shoes and clutch.
A Winter Romance
How romantic is this bride's classic wedding dress with lace illusion back and sleeves? The gown's full, fluffy train looks like snow itself, while the bride's glamorous hairpiece even resembles freshly fallen snowflakes in her hair. She is a porcelain vision before the gray facade behind her. We've got chills.
A Sweater Topper
How sweet is this bride's sweater? It's such a unique, relaxed way to keep warm at an outdoor winter ceremony while still looking totally wedding appropriate. She couldn't look cozier—or chicer for that matter. An ideal choice for laid-back brides looking to stave off the first chills of the season.
A Whimsical Winter Wedding
Enchanted forests get snow, too, and this bride nailed the look without going overboard. Winged eyeliner and a bold berry lip framed by full fringe and textured tendrils is all festive glam. A crown of seasonal red berries, complete with minimal greenery and wood accents, makes a beautiful statement in a way that no veil can.
A Bundled Bride
These hues have us feeling all the warmth and tingliness of the season. This chestnut brown fur stole is the perfect cuddly pairing to the beautiful wildflower bouquet of berry tones with touches of mauve and ivory, all surrounded by deep greenery. (Not pictured: This bride completed the look with black-green velvet pumps. Swoon.)
It's All in the Accessories
There's no better time to accessorize and bring out all the glam than when the temperatures drop. This ivory silk gown already made for a stunning vision with a jaw-dropping fitted silhouette complete with a train primed for some epic portrait shots. But this ensemble transforms into pure perfection once topped with a winter-white faux fur wrap and an icy crystal hairpin that gives the illusion of frosty dew drops.
Doesn't this look just radiate old-world European elegance? This bride bundled up against the lakeside elements with a plush fur stole wrapped over her gorgeous A-line gown of delicate lace but still left her flowing veil unobstructed. We love how the silvery hues of the wrap blend perfectly with the foggy surroundings of the venue.
A Pristinely Monochromatic Look
City brides, take note! This bride was the epitome of chic in her pristine, monochromatic look. Her crepe column gown was custom-made to show off her growing baby bump and featured a plunging neckline and intricate button detailing on the back. She accessorized with dramatic earrings and a showstopping bouquet of orchids for her December wedding in NYC.
A Vision in Lace
Leave it to Glee's Becca Tobin to rock a winter wedding look like no other. Her Odylyne the Ceremony wedding dress featured off-the-shoulder lace sleeves to brace the chill when she and her newly minted husband went outside to toast their nuptials. Winter wedding bonus: The champagne always remains chilled.
A Furry Pack
Who doesn't love a faux fur wrap for a winter wedding? This bride and her entire wedding party definitely seem to approve. She topped her wedding dress with a white fuzzy wrap and had her bridesmaids keep warm in similar gray toppers.
Minimalism is always a beautiful bridal style for winter weddings, due to the stunning surroundings dusted in snow. This dreamy dress is no exception with its demure neckline and those little hints of lace on the shoulders and sleeves. This bride even kept things gorgeously monochromatic, thanks to her muted bundle of blooms.