Winter Wedding Inspiration: Let it Snow!

December 19, 2014

Image by Jacque Lynn Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Depending on where you live, you may already be a little tired of snow.

I, on the other hand, just took a peek at my local forecast, and we are looking at a sunny 68 degrees on Christmas Day. It’s a rare treat for Central Texas to get snow (which, for us, amounts to a handful of flurries that melt upon hitting the ground), so I thought I might substitute some beautiful, snowy-wedding inspiration for the real thing.

Snow is a great photo backdrop, and the abundance of winter bridal shoots is a testament to that! I hope you enjoy these gorgeous bridal portraits. If you are planning a winter wedding, perhaps some of these ideas will inspire you.

She's Intentional: Winter Weddings Bouquet
Image by Anastasiya Belik via The Bridal Detective

The wedding dress is an important part of any marriage ceremony. As such, many brides would not normally consider covering it up. During the winter, however, and especially for bridal portraits, a scarf, cardigan, or shawl creates a beautiful wintery effect.

If you are planning on doing bridal portraits in the snow, consider accessorizing your dress with brilliant pops of color. The visual appeal is striking!

Wedding Inspiration: She's Intentional Blog
Image by Love is a Big Deal via Green Wedding Shoes

Winter Wedding Inspiration
Image by Sloan Photographers via Style Me Pretty

Red Cardigan in Snow | Wedding Inspiration
Image by Nikki Tran Photography via The Wedding Post of Arkansas

Winter Wedding Inspiration | Splash of Color
Image by Orange Girl Photographs via Inspired by This

Winter Bridal Portraits | She's Intentional Blog
Image via WeddyWood

Winter lends itself to great seasonal props. I love how the bride and groom above included their Alaskan Huskies in their photos, and how the couple below made use of a sled.

Winter Wedding Inspiration: Couple with Sled
Image by Carly Mitchell Photography via Love Letters to Home

As we all know, shoes are an important part of any bridal ensemble, but most of us are probably not too keen on the idea of traipsing through the snow in heels. That is one reason I fell in love with these winter snow boots when I saw them: they’d be the perfect finishing touch for the cold-climate bride.

Wedding Boots | She's Intentional Blog
Image by Charlotte Geary Photography

Bridal boots aren’t for everyone, but there are other ways to keep your legs stylishly warm:

Winter Wedding Inspiration | Shoes
Image by Camilla Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

After all that, I feel a little cold — but in a Christmasy, festive way! If you love the idea of a winter wonderland wedding, you may enjoy these past She’s Intentional posts by other members of our talented writing team: Christmas Wedding Inspiration by Nicole Arnold and Dreaming of a White Wedding by Jessica Wyatt

Enjoy the season, and whether you live in Alaska, Florida, or anywhere in between, may you be intentional about having a Christ-centered Christmas!