BACK TO TOP

I took this image while in Paris last August. I was actually on a moving bus and I didn’t even have my professional camera with me. Paris is such a beautiful city and I loved this tree-lined street. It’s so tempting to take photos of the typical touristy things, especially architecture but the thousands of tourists clutter the images – I liked that this street looked quiet and relaxed.

About Calli: Calli moved from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast and operated a home based photography business for a few years before moving into the boutique Maroochydore studio in 2008. Calli’s style of photography could be described as natural, candid and romantic. Calli has a beautiful daughter who she loves to spend her spare time with. Calli is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).

Polka Dot Bride Shop

Inspired by the beautiful locations in Wednesday’s post Snowy Honeymoons comes this collection of must pack items for your trip. Tackle the powder in style!

1. Let It Snow Hat in Marshmallow by Converse

2. Nail BUG leather ski gloves by POC Sports

3. Handmade mini snowflake necklace in sterling silver from Etsy

4. Rag & Bone Keaton Sunglasses from Shopbop

5. Moon Boot Classic Nylon by Tecnica

6. Cailler Swiss Chocolate

7. Lip Balm by Burt’s Bees

8. Baby It’s Cold Outside Ear Muffs by Kate Spade

9. Ski goggles with Gucci logo and signature web by GUCCI

Many people choose a white wedding, so why not a white honeymoon! Whether you like to ski, sleigh, or just curl up by the fire, there’s always some thing magical about a winter wonderland. Here are five cozy and snowy winter honeymoon spots!


The slopes of Brides-Les-Bains, Photo via Snow Carbon

1. Brides-Les-Bains, France
This quaint little valley town is just a 25-minute ride by gondola from the heart of Méribel. You’ll also have access to the Three Valleys’ amazing skiing without the high prices. It is also known as a spa center in France, so there’s no shortage of pampering after a long hard day on the slopes.

Image via Heavenly Lake Tahoe

2. Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe is the second deepest in the US and renewed for its crystal clear waters and scenic beauty. In the winter there are more than 500 runs in the Lake Tahoe area. You can also try your luck at the local casinos.

Jackson Hole, Photo via Charleston’s Travel Tripping

3. Jackson, Wyoming
Jackson, Wyoming is great for nature lovers. It’s the home of National Elk Refuge. During the winter, you can often see them wandering along the main highway. The many black diamonds at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort lure top skiers, as do luxe ski-in/ski-out lodges with heated pools and fireplaces. Enjoy the local microbrews after a day on the slopes, a sleigh ride, or a few hours on snow shoes.

Nordkjosbotn, Norway, via On the Road

4. Norway
For the truly adventurous or lovers of below-freezing temperatures, a winter honeymoon in Scandinavia is a gorgeous option. They offer all the tradition winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding, but also husky travel! You also have the option to sleep in a log cabin or ice hotel under the northern lights!

Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary, Photo via Visare la Nemurire

5. Lake Bled, Slovenia
With its jewel-like lake, beautiful islet, and the peaks of the Julian Alps in the background, Lake Bled seems to come right out of a fairytale. This glacial lake is absolutely magical. Nearby sights include Bled Castle, a 17th century medieval castle, and the Iglica Waterfall.

Ms Gingham says: The thought of a day on the slopes, a massage and a hot meal finished off with a glass of port next to the roaring fire is my idea of absolute heaven! I think all these locations need to be added to my bucket list.

About Natalie: Natalie Tsang is the editor for SimplyBridal’s blog. SimplyBridal is a retailer of high quality wedding and bridesmaid dresses.