I LOVE when brides-to-be email me or Facebook message me and ask for a certain post to help them with their wedding planning. Today’s winter wedding inspiration post came from my sister’s friend Charlotte [hi Charlotte!] who is planning a winter wedding for next winter. She wants some winter wedding inspiration ~ without the Christmas influence. I was giddy over what I found and hope what I share today can help get her inspiration juices flowing.

I introduce to you:

Capitol Romance’s Ultimate Winter Wedding Inspiration Guide ~ Part 1

 I decided when I started to brainstorm/collect pictures for this post, that I needed to do more than just post some pictures. So instead, I decided to break down different elements of a wedding [basically between style & design] and then end with some REAL Winter Weddings to get even more inspiration/ideas from. I found so much awesome winter wedding inspiration, that I ended up having too much for one post [IMO], so I will be breaking it out into 2. Here is Part 1:

Winter Wedding Style

Colors: Think romance for the overall style of your winter wedding. Colors in reds and whites, or a pale color palette with ivories and a pale blush pink, lilac purple, or wintery blue.

[via Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair]

[more from this vintage winter wedding on Pretty Chic Blog]

If the vintage reds or the pale colors aren’t your style you could also use glitter or sparkling colors ~ especially in your shoes:

[Gold Glitter Pumps ~ Christian Louboutin, Green Glitter Heels ~ Kandee]

 Wedding Dress: The winter is the perfect time to take advantage of a more vintage-inspired dress with sleeves and lace! Check out some of my favorite wedding dresses with sleeves and lace.

[Aria Dress Style 196]                [Marchesa]                           [Brides.com Junko Yoshioka]

Or if sleeves aren’t your thing – rock a strapless dress and add a bolero, stole, or sweater to make it winter-ized. Check out some of these brides that dares to dress for sub-zero temperatures, but still stayed glam [and for way more, head to Bridal Musing’s collection]

[via Ciara Richardson]

[Ashley & Quintin’s Real Winter Wedding via Washingtonian Bride & Groom]

[via Ruffled blog]

OR, brave the elements and add those sparkles back in, but this time on your dress. I drool over this sparkling bodice on a Badgley Mischka Spring 2012 wedding gown, Ava:

And don’t forget your bridesmaids’ winter wedding style!! Dress them up in something shiny or let them rock the bolero/cardigan look too! Borrowed & Bleu has an entire round-up of winter wedding bridesmaids styles here.

Give them muffs [omg, do you remember muffs?! i totally had one of these when I was five!]

[via Love & Lavender blog]

[via Frosty Weddings]

WOW I really had to force myself to stop … but I hope you enjoyed what we got for you so far. If anyone reading wants more on one specific topic/style/etc, let me know! But for now, be sure to check back Thursday morning for Part 2 of this series. Part 2 of the Capitol Romance’s Ultimate Guide to Winter Wedding Inspiration will focus on design – favors, details, centerpieces & more!

Ok, now I wish I had gotten married in the winter. I really think December/January/February don’t get enough wedding love! Thanks for reading guys!!



  1. So pretty! If it wasn’t so flippin’ cold, I’d love a winter wedding. Dressing the tables and venue would be so fun!

  2. Thanks Bree!! I love the muff idea. My goal is to do a completely flower-less wedding, they might be a great place to start! The plaid button-up is adorable…who knew! I love the ideas, keep ’em coming! :-)

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