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9 Inspirational Wedding Ideas for the Winter Bride

Hello lovelies, I have been really excited about writing this blog post because last year I was a bridesmaid for the very first time for one of my oldest and most wonderful friends. She had a winter wedding and I am so happy to share some of the lovely photos of her day with you. Not all of the images are from her wedding.

Winter is such a beautiful time to get married, in fact today I was doing makeup for a wedding in Scotland and it was such a bright morning and afternoon. There was snow on the ground and it just made for some beautiful photographs. Here are my 10 inspirational wedding ideas for the winter bride.  If you are getting married in autumn then have a look at my autumn wedding inspiration blog post.

1 – Choose rich, warm tones

In winter rich, warm tones stand out. Reds, berries, aubergines, and plums all look fantastic, be it your bridesmaids dresses, invites or wedding décor.

2 – Don’t forget to keep warm

Photography – Kirsty Brown Photography 

Although it is cold it can still be great to get pictures of you and your bridal party outside. Why not get fur coats, cardigans or do what we did and get matching tartan shawls. These were so great; they kept us warm during all of the pictures outside and we looked like the cast of Outlander, so that was great too!

3 – Be bold with a red lip


Photography – Kirsty Brown Photography 
Makeup – Jillian Elizabeth Makeup Artistry

A red lip is perfect at this time of year. You can go for a bold pillar box red or a deep berry tone or burgundy. Even if this is slightly out of your comfort zone you can keep the rest of your makeup natural and rock your bold lip.

4 – Have winter themed invites

Themed invites are the perfect way to let your guests know what your wedding will be like. I am just loving these invites by Mellie Moo Designs. They are classic, simple and just beautiful, perfect for a winter wedding. Head over to Mellie Moo Designs to see more of their creations or if you have your own idea they can make you bespoke personalised invites, save the dates, prints and much more.

5 – Get some hand warmers

Woolly gloves may not be the best look for your wedding photos, so why not get some hand warmers to stop your fingers from freezing. They are small enough to fit in a handbag or pocket or you can even just hide them in your hands during your photographs.

6 – Think about the decorations

Photography – Kirsty Brown Photography 

If it is near Christmas then your wedding venue may have Christmas decorations up. Have a think, is Christmas a time of year that you love, does it fit in with your theme? If so this could mean your venue is decorated for free and it can make for some pretty awesome wedding photographs.

7 – Look after your skin

In winter your skin needs a little extra TLC, with the cold winds and the heating drying your skin out it is great to stay hydrated. Why not try the Keihl’s overnight hydrating masque. This product is a savour for dry, dehydrated skin.

8 – Plan for bad weather

You don’t want to wake up on the morning of your wedding with so much snow that you can’t get there on time. In the run up to your wedding keep an eye on the weather forecast so you can be prepared. Consider staying the night before your wedding at your venue and make sure guests know to leave in plenty of time in case the weather slows them down.

9 – Make sure your venue has photo options inside

Photography – Kirsty Brown Photography 

When you think of a winter wedding, pictures of couples in a beautiful snowy location spring to mind, but this isn’t always the case. It may not snow for your day, and sleet or rain may mean you don’t want to get photographs outside. Booking a venue that has beautiful indoor photo opportunities like the gorgeous Huntingtower Hotel in Perth means that no matter what, your photographs will look lovely.

So which of you lovely brides to be are getting married in winter? I would love to hear from you, did you enjoy this blog post and what parts did you find useful? If you have any winter wedding tips I would love to know them. Let me know in the comments.

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