Angelina gown from Basilica
I’m going to admit that Autumn (fall) & winter are my favourite wedding seasons. There’s a lot to be said for the magic of mulled wine and open fires while saying your vows and snowflakes (being in Australia let’s put an “I Wish “onto that statement) as you take to the floor for your bridal waltz.
Unfortunately though, finding winter style wedding gowns is not an easy thing- designers favor strapless, skin exposing gowns which might not work if you’re the cold blooded type (like me) on your wedding day. So today, upon reader request, I’m taking a look at some winter wedding gown inspiration and ways you can warm up your bridal ensemble on your wedding day!
One of the first Australian designers that always pops into my head when thinking of warm gowns is Basilica– long, elegant coats which can be taken off for dancing or kept on as an integral part of the gown make a stunning statement.
Designers favor illusion necklines, matching bolero jackets, statement beaded cover ups and bold placement of fabrics to cover up and keep you warm.
I love this gown bride Angela designed for her own wedding day (see more here)..
Photo by DA Yates Photography
If you still want to wear a summer style wedding gown. add your own cover up to match your own style- my absolute favourite is the knitted cardigan! You can find sweet ones with bows and covered buttons in stores like Alannah Hill & Review. Keep it fitted and cropped to show off the detail on your gown while keeping you toasty warm.
Photos via Fashion Bride
Or how about a decadent bridal bolero or capelet in stunning silks and vivid hues?
Boleros by Bonzie on Etsy
Boleros by Mary And Angelika on Etsy
Perhaps the vintage look of feathers are more your style?
There are plenty of other cover up options too- faux fur or vintage fur stoles and pashminas come to mind! How did you keep warm (or plan to) at your winter wedding?