Guest Blog - How to Dress for Your Winter Wedding

Each month, Mwai Yeboah, a multiple award winning wedding planner and designer joins us as a guest on the Hedsor blog. With over ten years’ experience she gives couples the best wedding inspiration and advice. This month….it’s all about dressing for your winter wedding…

Winter weddings are truly magical. Think about the sparkle of the frost on the ground and trees, the fresh, crisp air and the bright blue skies and you’ve got yourself a naturally wonderful setting for your winter wedding.

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But what do you wear, especially if you’re the bride and all eyes will be on you?

Of course, you'll already have your dream wedding dress, but it’s often the little things that can make all the difference when it comes to dressing for a winter wedding.

Here’s some expert advice on bridal dress for winter weddings and how you can look magical on your special day. 

Colours

Ice whites, ivories and a hint of silver are all amazing shades for a bride to wear for a winter wedding as they help to complement the season.

Whatever wedding dress shade you choose, you can really make a winter wedding come to life with a few complimentary shades or glittering lace accents on your dress. Consider an ice blue underskirt for a subtle pop of colour or add a silver and diamante belt or shoes for extra sparkle.

Shoes by Harriet Wilde

Shoes by Harriet Wilde

Accessories

Accessories can bring a wedding dress to life, so don't be afraid of bringing out the sparkle for your winter wedding. Think about shimmering shoes in silver tones with a matching clutch bag, a sparkling hair clip or broach and show-stopping jewellery that glistens in the light.

White fur or feather trims on hair accessories are also rising in popularity for winter weddings, so find a local boutique to see which style and finish will best suit the rest of your bridal attire.

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Indoor / Outdoor

Winter weddings can get a little chilly for the bride, especially if you're having photos taken outside. Although you want to show off your dress, you won't want to be shivering either so how about a faux fur stole or shrug to cover your shoulders and keep the chills at bay?

Capes are also becoming increasingly popular as they add to that winter wonderland feel and can be easily taken off once you head inside the venue.

Remember, weddings at Hedsor House during the winter months might be chilly outside but inside the venue is warm and cosy, so choose something that you can take off once you go inside after your outdoor photos have been taken.

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 Little touches

You can help bring the winter feel into those finishes touches to your hair, makeup and nails too. There are a wide range of makeup products on the market right now, so speak to your make-up artist before your big day to see how they can help you shimmer and sparkle to ensure all eyes are on you.

There’s also a plenty of options for nail art, glitter and shimmer polishes on offer and a plethora of hair gems or subtle glistening hair sprays to bring your look together.

Until next time… happy planning!

Love from

Mwai