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

Venue: booked. Invitations: mailed. Wedding makeup: tested. You’ve put off buying a wedding dress for 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 on options at home doesn’t require braving the elements. Below, 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, the 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 the makeup natural and glowy—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 stretching out in every direction—with a long, fluttery dress that swishes gently around your cowboy-boot-clad feet. Western accessories, plus diamond flower earrings for a touch of sparkle, drive the look home.


Having a midwinter destination wedding is the ultimate hack for brides who can’t take the cold. It also allows for more-casual attire, depending on how laid-back you’ve decided to make the event. You could, for instance, wear poplin to the welcome dinner and a dress with cutouts to recite your vows, then slip into a swimsuit (still white, obviously) for a post-reception dip in the pool.

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