Somehow the thought of a winter wedding puts many young couples off. They dream of lovely spring or summer weddings where the days are long and warm and there is always something to see and do on a honeymoon. However, sometimes there are reasons why a winter wedding is chosen and even preferred.A winter wedding can, however, present a few problems such as wedding attire suitable for the occasion but warm enough for comfort. If you are planning a winter wedding, you would be surprised at just how many options are open to you that aren’t available in the summer. A winter wedding is a fashionista’s paradise.
Summer Venues Are Often Booked to the Limit
The first advantage of a winter wedding is the fact that you probably have more options in venues than you would during the summer. Statistically, more weddings take place in June than in any other month, so most venues are booked a year or two in advance. Also, most venues are open for business during the holiday season and as a result will have their premises all brightly lit with glittery garlands and fairy lights setting the perfect backdrop for wedding pictures. Wedding venues in December are often the loveliest of all, so this is one reason why you should consider a winter wedding.
Totally Unique Wedding Attire
Many brides prefer a winter wedding simply because there are more options in bridal attire. In the summer it is almost expected that the bride wear white because that’s the traditional thing to do for a summer wedding. However, white is not really a winter color so brides have more choices open to them. If you want to wear white, you can wear a pastel blue, so light it is like a blue-white radiant light, but you can also choose darker shades for your gown and often beige and ivory are chosen because they are close to white but just toned down enough to blend well with other seasonal colors. Images above come from a stunning wedding video with Supermodel Sasha Pivovarova.
Infinitely More Choices in Fabric and Style
Summer days are often way too hot for all the lovely choices in fabric and the cut of a dress which is why some brides prefer to have their wedding on colder days. Even when a strapless dress is worn, brides can wear amazingly beautiful shawls and capes that aren’t suitable for colder days, and those long sleeves with the pointed cuff that V off to the knuckles of her hand are the ideal choice for blustery cold days. There really are so many alternatives that aren’t suitable for summer and that’s why winter weddings are considered to be a fashionista’s paradise. In the winter, it isn’t frowned upon to go far afield from ‘traditional’ so you can go with almost any color scheme you want and still get away with it! Or just as an in the photo above see some of the stunning wedding dress designs in the lookbook above by photographer Jason Kim featuring top model Heidi Mount.
Winter weddings are simply gorgeous when the wedding attire and venue décor complement each other with a holiday appeal. All those gleaming lights and sparkling garlands add that special magical element to the affair. You really can make a winter wedding work to your advantage if you remember to keep that element of mystery and magic throughout your theme.