We love winter weddings and we absolutely adore winter brides. However, if you’re getting married in winter, you need a gown that not only looks stunning but works with the season too. To help you find the perfect gown, we’ve chosen some of our favourite winter wedding dresses that are also as practical as they are pretty. Trust us when we tell you that winter weddings have never looked so good…
Winter wedding dresses
Over recent years, more and more designers have included gowns in their collections that are perfect for winter weddings so when you start looking for your dress, you’ll have more choice than ever. Obviously, the style of the gown is absolutely your choice and it should work with you and the overall feeling that you’re creating for your day. That said, there are a few design details that couldn’t be better for winter weddings as you’re about to see:
An embellished bodice is always gorgeous and that’s definitely true in winter when it reminds you of frost and ice. We love the heavier skirt here too – ideal for colder months.
Image courtesy of Aislinn Kate Photography
A gown with sleeves is always going to be a good idea in winter and a lace design gives you a beautifully delicate look.
Image courtesy of Darren Roberts
Embrace the trend for bridal separates and combine textures for a fabulous look. A luxurious knit above a dreamy tulle skirt couldn’t be better.
Image courtesy of Rebecca Goddard Photography
If the thought of an open backed gown appeals but you’d like something a little warmer, how about a design that combines a little exposure with a slightly more coverage? Again, we love the sleeves and the mixture of fabrics here too.
Image courtesy of Paula Player Photography
This is a gorgeous look for winter – a sleek, long-sleeved bodice with a statement skirt.
Image courtesy of Wish Wish Weddings
We adore this modern design with its dramatic train. Add a gorgeous bouquet and you have the perfect winter look.
Image courtesy of Ruth Eileen Photography
If you want to make a real statement, opt for a long-sleeved coloured gown in rich jewel tones.
Image courtesy of Ellen Ashton Photography
Or, go for a dress that’s all about the sparkle! This embellished dress is sure to attract attention and again, features cosy long sleeves.
Image courtesy of Paolo Sebastian
Pockets are another super details for winter wedding dress and this gown with its high collar and heavyweight fabric is a winter dream.
Image courtesy of Jade Osborne Photography
However, there are no rules that say you have to wear a dress! If you’d prefer an alternative winter look, a stunning jumpsuit really couldn’t be better.
Image courtesy of Emma Boileau Photography
Accessories for winter wedding gowns
Accessories really let you put your own personal stamp on your wedding day look. In winter, you’ve got a whole host of extra accessories to choose from!
The bridal bolero is the ideal accessory for winter weddings. Easy to wear when you’re outside, it can be quickly removed when you’re back indoors and it looks amazing in photos too.
Image courtesy of Tobiah Tayo Photography
Why not opt for a colourful cosy knit shawl instead of a bridal bolero? This are perfect for rustic or boho weddings.
Image courtesy of Cat Mayer Studio
If you take a look around specialist shops or search online, you might be lucky enough to find a vintage jacket for a touch of decadence.
Image courtesy of Sarah Salotti Photography
We all know the saying ‘cold hands, warm heart’ but who wants frozen fingers on their big day? Gloves look great in photos and they’ll keep you cosy.
Image courtesy of Ella Ormerod Photography
What could be better for a winter wedding than a touch of sparkle and these glitter pumps are perfect. If you’re worried about snow and ice, flats are a good choice!
Image courtesy of Charlotte Mills
For the ultimate in practicality, some bridal boots might come in handy, especially for outside photos!
Image courtesy of Kirsty Mackenzie Photography
For more seasonal brilliance, don’t forget to take a look at our pick of the coolest winter wedding ideas.