3 wedding looks for the winter bride

3 wedding looks for the winter bride

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Written by: Amanda Chung


Published on: January 24, 2023

Fashion Editor: Caroline Griswold

Photo courtesy of Forged In The North

Meeting place: reserved. Invitations: sent. Wedding makeup: tested. You’ve put off buying a wedding dress long enough – it’s time to get serious. While you can certainly head to your local bridal salon, we’re here to remind you that the internet exists and trying out options at home doesn’t require braving the elements. Below are three beautiful bridal looks for three different winter wedding scenarios.


If you’re headed to the courthouse, you can’t go wrong with a little white blazer dress. Dress it up with crystal-embellished pumps, that diamond collar you debuted at the engagement party, or a metallic bag tucked under your arm. Since it’s a daytime affair, it’s best to keep your makeup natural and glowing – our beauty team has tips for that here.


Lean into the drama of your environment—the breathtaking vistas, the snow-dusted peaks, clear blue skies that stretch out in every direction—with a long, flowing dress that swoops gently around your cowboy-boot-clad feet. Western accessories plus diamond flower earrings for a touch of sparkle drive the look home.


Having a mid-winter destination wedding is the ultimate hack for brides who can’t take the cold. It also allows for more casual attire, depending on how casual you’ve decided to make the event. For example, you can wear poplin to the welcome dinner and a cut-out dress to recite your vows, then take a bathing suit (still white, of course) for a post-reception dip in the pool.

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