Winter weddings are magical, and winter brides will be spoilt for choice with the selection of wedding dresses available. Brides can choose from gorgeous lace sleeves and ornately embellished necklines, faux fur shrugs and luxurious wraps, to brace themselves against the winter chill. The colour of wedding dresses, as well as the silhouettes, can also be given a winter twist. Instead of creams and whites, be bold in a soft silver dress or even a subtle blue. Monique Lhullier's fall 2013 bridal collection showcases the diversity of winter wedding dresses. Long sleeves made from delicate lace or adorned by intricate beadwork are the epitome of timeless elegance and are paired with full, flowing chiffon skirts. High necklines can be sheer or embroidered with beads or appliqués, and are completely on trend. Long-sleeved wedding dresses with illusion necklines can make a statement and show off a bride's individual style.
Brides who have their heart set on a strapless or short-sleeved wedding dress can easily adapt their wedding dresses to suit the cooler months. Adding a bolero, cropped jacket or shrug can add a dramatic and personalised touch to any bridal look, and can be found in a range of fabrics and styles that fit the theme of every wedding. Kristi Bonnici's collection features wedding dress cover-ups crafted from exquisite French Leavers lace, silk georgette and silk organza. Brides will be protected from that sudden cold snap, while not compromising their overall bridal look. A wedding dress with detachable cover-up is incredibly versatile and can change with the bride: creating a more subtle, understated and warmer look for the ceremony, and then revealing the bride's beautiful wedding dress for photos and the reception.
Fur is also a trademark of winter weddings, with brides keeping snug and wrapping themselves in faux fur shrugs and caplets. Helene Faye's collection of faux fur are effortlessly chic and cater to every bride and every style of wedding, and ensures a bride won't be shivering as she walks down the aisle. Winter brides can complement their wedding dress with accessories that sparkle and shine against the cloudy skies. Embrace winter weather and add a hand muffler or gloves to add some vintage flair. Brides could even accessorise with a quirky umbrella.