The one saving grace about Winter for me is Winter style : wrapping up warmly in a beautiful Winter shawl.
I hate the cold. Despite being a Winter baby, nothing makes me more miserable than trudging around in freezing wind and rain. Give me balmy sunshine with a single cotton cloud in the sky any day of the week.
When it comes weddings clearly most couples sympathise with my weather tendencies. UK peak wedding season sits firmly in the (alleged) Summer month of May-October. There are, however, a large number of couples who opt for off-season weddings. Maybe it fits their schedule better. Maybe they noticed you can get better deals and guaranteed availability with suppliers. Maybe they’re just a pair of crazy cats who like the cold.
If you are planning a cold / Winter weather wedding, you’ll have extra planning considerations, including how to keep your guests and yourself warm. Brides, if you have skin anything like mine, you get goosebumps (and go an interesting shade of blue) as soon as the thermometer drops an inch. As I wouldn’t rate this in the top bridal looks, I’ve started a hunt for ways to keep yourself warm whilst still keeping fabulously stylish.
A shawl wrapped around your shoulders is an easy way to manufacture a little extra warmth at key moments. You can always lose it for the ceremony itself, although beware chattering teeth when trying to say your vows.
Shawls need not look like something your Granny made (no disrespect to my Granny, she’s an excellent knitter). Specialist designer My Shell Me Shell for example creates ranges of bridal shawls in whites and ivories that’ll add a fashionable, cosy touch to your outfit.
If you favour the cute bear cub / white riding hood look choose a hooded fur cape. Frankly this doesn’t even look like it was a Winter wedding, but the bride clearly loves the item so much that she’s wearing it anyway. // via WeddingChicks.
As a side note : if you are looking for a fur wrap, do the decent thing and go faux, like with this little one // via Wrap or Shrug.
And as this bride proves, your wrap doesn’t need to be white. An off-white / brown fur scary marks a contrast against the snowy backrdop. Well done for bravery standing in the midst of the snowscape too. // via Green Wedding Shoes
Finally, if you’d rather find optimum warmth, you could opt for a full-length bridal coat. This all white one makes trekking in the snow look glamorous and enjoyable. // via Martha Stewart Weddings
Winter Shawls, Wraps, Cover-Ups, Coats and Warmers : you have been hunted
Is yours a winter wedding?
How do you plan to keep jack frost at bay?