Magical Big Husky Lodge Winter Wedding

November 14, 2021 | kailey

Bonnie and Jen wanted a nontraditional day that authentically represented their love for family, furry friends, and each other. And from the unique fur fashion to the evening fire display, that’s exactly what they got. By dropping all traditional expectations they were able to prioritize the wedding day elements that were important to them. 

Big Husky Lodge—a cozy holiday rental in Scotland—was the perfect small, intimate wedding location. It allowed the couple to fully personalize the space and incorporate meaningful DIY decor. This included the bouquet flowers made from book pages and the handmade centerpieces that doubled as thank you gifts at the end of the night. 

Junebug member and photographer Nikki Leadbetter Photography beautifully captured images that prove a wedding doesn’t have to be expensive or traditional for it to be show-stopping. If you’re in search of inspiration you haven’t seen plastered all over Pinterest, look no further. 

Photographer’s Thoughts On This Big Husky Lodge Wedding

I was so excited to shoot this wedding, as the Big Husky Lodge is such a magical place in the winter months. As we ventured into the woods after the ceremony, it started to snow—creating the most romantic winter wonderland vibe. There were so many special touches in the day, showing that you can create a real sense of individuality without a large budget. The flowers were made out of book pages and Jen put her entire outfit together herself after trawling the internet for inspiration and creative tips and tricks!

The Couple:

Bonnie and Jen

The Wedding:

Boat of Garten, Scotland

Planning A Day Authentically Yours 

The most important part of planning was creating a day that was us. We honored who we are and created something that was right for us, rather than being driven by perceived expectations.  We were worried that no one would enjoy our day but people left telling us it was the best wedding they’d ever experienced. We even had one family member tell us privately that he finally understood same sex marriage—when he saw the love we had for each other, he couldn’t understand why anyone would want to stand in the way.

DIY Details Save Money And Add Personality 

We did a huge amount of DIY projects when it came to the venue decoration. It was just a holiday home that we rented so we did the entire space ourselves. We rented tables and chairs and laid them out around the space, we moved couches, hung fairy lights—you name it! Bonnie also handmade our centerpieces, which were wood and resin lazy susan platters for each table, which became gifts at the end of the wedding. 


The Impact Weather Can Have On Your Big Day 

The one thing we were most grateful for was the weather! When we woke up that morning the weather was beautiful with bright blue skies but we were disappointed to see no snow. As we started to get ready, a blizzard blew in. Suddenly the idea of being married outside seemed impossible and we were sadly accepting the reality of Plan B. Just as we decided that we had to get married inside, the snow stopped. The wind died and the clouds drifted away to reveal blue skies. In a matter of moments our outdoor winter dream became a reality and we stepped out into the garden to stand in the stone circle surrounded by our friends and family. We couldn’t have asked for more.



Prioritize A Photographer In Your Budget 

Whatever the budget, don’t skimp on the wedding photographer and get a videographer too. We were trying so hard to keep costs down because we had so little money to create what we wanted. The photos and the videos will be what stays with you though. These wedding vendors will capture the moments that would otherwise be lost. Invest, interview, and don’t settle. You won’t regret it.

One Venue For Both Your Ceremony And Reception 

We wanted a wedding venue that would create the “amazing house party plus vows” feeling with space for everyone. We also didn’t want to have to move between two venues so we needed one that could accommodate everything we had planned. Big Husky Lodge was beautiful, rustic but high end, spacious enough to accommodate everyone with a perfect garden and stone circle. Add to that, it had “husky” in the name and we were sold!

Working With The Photographer

Nikki Leadbetter Photography  is simply the best we could have possibly asked for. She took the time to completely understand our style and what was important to us. She was so personable that she perfectly fit into our wedding group and she felt like one of the guests. It wouldn’t have been the same day without her.


The Wedding Team:

Photography – Nikki Leadbetter Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Big Husky Lodge
Live Music – Tweed Ceilidh Band
Videography – Revolve Films
Makeup Artist – Ampla Vella Hair and Beauty
Hair Styling – Ampla Vella Hair and Beauty 
Parter #1 Outfit – 21st Century Kilts


Congratulations to Bonnie and Jen on their nontraditional Big Husky Lodge wedding! And big thanks to Junebug member and photographer Nikki Leadbetter Photography for capturing every unique element of this celebration that made it one for the books. 

If you’re feeling inspired to let go of traditional wedding expectations—much like Bonnie and Jen—we don’t blame you. If this sounds like you, kickstart your planning process by checking out our guide to planning a unique wedding—packed with the top tips for planning a nuptial that’s unlike any other.

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Elegant Winter Wedding With A Disco Ball Ceiling

October 15, 2021 | kailey

Sleek black and white attire, disco balls, and a dramatic reception outfit change—everything about this elegant winter wedding is stunningly epic. With the help of wedding planner Bubbly Events, Cassidy and Keenan we’re able to bring their dream reception to life after an intimate ceremony months before. Talk about the best of both worlds. 

Wrightsville Manor—a historic venue located in North Carolina—created an enchanting atmosphere. It was complete with towering oak trees draped in twinkle lights and a cozy fireplace lined with floral arrangements by Designs by Dillon. To add a pop of color to their black and white fashion, this couple incorporated soft pink and yellow florals in the bouquet, along the fireplace mantle, and on the candle lit reception table

This cozy celebration is packed with inspiration that couples will want to use as influence for their own chilly winter weddings. Don’t believe us? We’ll let these images from The Family Films speak for themselves. But make sure to have your Pinterest boards ready. We guarantee you’ll want to revisit these unique ideas. 

The Couple:

Cassidy and Keenan

The Wedding:

Wilmington, North Carolina

Family Involvement Makes For a Personalized Day 

My brother in law officiated our ceremony and he made it incredibly personal. He’s like a brother to me and very close with my husband so it was an honor to have him up there on our wedding day. We also had my dad do our communion which was an intimate moment to share together. Including our family during our ceremony was really important to us and helped make it feel more personal.



Watching Your Dream Become A Reality 

We’re proud of the way the design came together. From disco balls to table settings, to the hanging tinsel, to my glitter pant suit—it just felt like us. We knew we wanted disco balls hanging in the clear tent for dancing but worked really hard to pull that detail into the ceremony and dinner while still trying to keep a romantic, elevated feeling. Overall the whole day was so aesthetically pleasing and while attention to detail drove us crazy some days, it paid off on the wedding day. We know weddings are about so much more than the design but watching your vision come to life is so special. Our talented wedding vendors really took our ideas and made it happen. They worked so hard for us and it definitely didn’t go unnoticed.


A Postponed Reception That Didn’t Disappoint 

We didn’t really know what to expect for this “second” wedding. We didn’t think anything could top our intimate ceremony in March, but boy were we wrong! The most memorable part of the day was how overwhelming it all was—in a good way. We felt so loved by our friends, family, and vendors. It was really intimate still but we had the time of our lives. Everyone knew everyone and the day was full of emotion. 


Working With The Family Films 

Our photographer is so special to us. We consider her family. This was our second wedding because of COVID and in March after we had to postpone everything, we decided to still get married at the beach with our immediate families. Our photographer offered to come in March so that we could have those memories on camera, which meant the world to us. By the time December came around Beks and her sister Anna (our videographer) just felt like family to all of us. Keenan and I felt so comfortable in front of them and their presence is truly such a gift to their couples.

Plan A Day That Authentically Celebrates You 

I think my biggest piece of advice would be have a little fun with it! Don’t be afraid to do something you haven’t seen before. I think people thought I was crazy when I told them my idea, but disco balls brought me joy and my mom and I had so much fun envisioning the day together. It just doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks—if your dream day is disco balls and tinsel (like mine was) then just go for it!

A Surprise That Made This Elegant Winter Wedding Special

Since this was a COVID wedding a lot of our family members couldn’t be there. My sisters surprised us with a slideshow of videos from all of our favorite people who couldn’t be there. They wished us well and toasted with us. There wasn’t a dry eye for that portion of the day. 

Dancing Under The Stars And Disco Balls 

We danced for hours under a clear tent, with these beautiful hanging disco balls. It just felt like a dream. Everyone who was there was simply so happy to be together and were genuinely excited to finally get to celebrate Keenan and me so it felt really special. 



The Wedding Team:

Photography – The Family Films
Event Planning – Bubbly Events
Reception Venue – Wrightsville Manor
Floral Design – Designs by Dillon
Catering – Middle of the Island Catering
Cake – One Belle Bakery
Cotton Candy – Spinning Cotton
Makeup Artist – Dollface by Melissa
Hair Styling – Set Blow Out Bar
Rentals – Party Suppliers and Rentals
Signage – Wholesomely HanMade
Live Painter – Hannah Faith Creations


Congratulations to Cassidy and Keenan on their elegant winter wedding. And big thanks to photographer The Family Films for preserving these intimate wedding day moments that’ll be cherished by this couple forever. 

Cassidy and Keenan’s main piece of advice was to not “be afraid to do something you haven’t seen before” and we couldn’t agree more. If you’re wanting a wedding that’s unlike any other, we’re here to help. Kickstart your wedding planning process by checking out this guide for planning a unique wedding.

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Beautifully Blue Backyard Winter Wedding

October 11, 2021 | riley

With winter only a couple of months away, we’re soaking up as much winter wedding inspiration as possible. Ali and Joseph’s beautiful backyard wedding may have been small in size, but it had everything they asked for. From fur shawls to a stunning blue color palette perfect for the season to a decadent s’mores station.

Despite planning a wedding during COVID and having no wedding planner, the two transformed their backyard into a romantic backdrop, perfect for a micro wedding. But they did have some help from their friends and family! The team came together and tackled some serious DIY projects–including the flowers, the wedding lighting, and even the bride’s hair and makeup. 

Photographer Sopheak Smith did an amazing job of capturing how this ordinary space was converted into the perfect venue for the laid back couple. If you’re searching for creative ways to turn your own backyard into your dream venue, then keep scrolling!

The Couple:

Ali and Joseph

The Wedding:

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

Simple Vibes At This Beautifully Blue Backyard Winter Wedding

Our backyard wedding was an eclectic boho chic blend of COVID-friendliness, child-proofness, convenience, whimsy, and low-stress beauty. As it was the second wedding for both of us, our main focus was our seven children becoming family with us. We transplanted a flowerbed, installed fence panels we found on Facebook marketplace, hung a lot of lights, ordered flowers online, and incorporated a lot of personal touches.



DIYing The Decor And Flowers

The florist–Joseph’s sister–could not come due to COVID, so my Matron of Honor stepped in to arrange the flowers and blew me away. Also, it became my Herculean task to hang lights around the backyard leading up to the wedding. I had attempted to hang–and ended up bursting many strands–of lights. The morning of the wedding, I asked my neighbor if we could bum some electricity from his outlet, and then realized we would have to rehang all the lights the opposite direction. I had to get ready, so I asked Joseph if he could do it and–amidst everything else he was doing–he didn’t even hesitate. He and a groomsman created the perfect ambiance for our post-sunset celebration. 

A Team Effort For The Bride’s Look

I love both a classy and earthy style. I ordered the dress online because I loved the look and shape, and I had a tailor add material under the lace because when it came in, it was see-through! I looked like a mermaid and it turned out perfect. I made the faux-fur wraps for the girls and myself because it was a winter outdoor wedding and we needed something warm. One of Joseph’s sisters is a hair stylist and took my naturally wavy hair to another level. And my Matron of Honor created my hair piece with hot glue and leftover flowers about 20-minutes before the ceremony began. I did my own makeup and had to send my sister-in-law to purchase some waterproof mascara for me since I figured I’d need it.

A Wide Selection Of Tasty Foods

Joseph is a taco enthusiast and his friend and business partner catered our reception with amazing tacos from his local restaurant. I own a business making locally-sourced bone broth, and we served it at the wedding, which was perfect for the cooler temperatures. Along with the wedding cake from Ludger’s, our groom’s cake was a cinnamon roll “cake” prepared by the owner of Missy’s Bakery–my family friend (who incidentally was also Joseph’s first boss)–and assembled by my mom. We also had a s’more station around a fire pit that was the kids’ favorite feature.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Sopheak Smith
Catering – Taqueria Escondido
Cake – Ludger’s Bavarian Bakery
Officiant – Shane Hatfield
Invitation Design – Templett
Rentals – ABCO Rentals


Congratulations again to Ali and Joseph on their blue backyard winter wedding. And big thank you to Sopheak Smith for capturing the beauty of the day. To nail your own backyard wedding planning, be sure to check out our ultimate guide!

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Luxuriously Opulent Switzerland Winter Wedding

October 9, 2021 | riley

We’re dreaming of the snowy winter days ahead and weddings like Mélanie & François’ opulent Switzerland winter wedding has us ready to break out our skis and snowboards. The couple–who have always had a love for winter sports and the Swiss Mountains–knew that when it came time to tie the knot, it had to be at The Chedi Andermatt.

With the help of Junebug member and planner All You Need About, the two exchanged vows in front of the hotel’s fireplace for a cozy, intimate ceremony that was the epitome of winter. Even the floor looked like it was covered in fresh powder. All of these details paired beautifully with the carefully curated white and baby blue dried florals that made up the backdrop.

They then took portraits on ice skates with their photographer, Jessica Amber. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that! So keep scrolling if you’re looking for icy inspo because this one’s love at frost sight.

The Couple:

Mélanie & François

The Wedding:

The Chedi Andermatt, Andermatt, Switzerland

Memorable Wedding Moments

The first memorable aspect was the location. For those who have never been to the Chedi in Andermatt, Switzerland, it is a cocoon of softness and calm nestled in the middle of a landscape shimmering with white. Our second most memorable moment was the “pre-wedding” evening with our closest friends and family in the hotel bar. The relaxed atmosphere, the delicious cocktails, the laughter, the sharing, and the wonderful emotions made it a memory engraved forever in our minds.

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Choosing To Host A Switzerland Winter Wedding

We love the Swiss Mountains and everything that goes around it–skiing, hiking, and the calmness of nature. It was the natural choice for our wedding venue.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jessica Amber
Event Planning – All You Need About
Venue – The Chedi Andermatt


Congratulations again to Mélanie & François on their Switzerland winter wedding! Big thank you to Junebug member and planner All You Need About for making this magical day come to life. And thank you to Jessica Amber for capturing every detail of the snowy affair. If you’re looking for a planner in Switzerland, check out All You Need About’s profile in our directory of wedding planners around the world

And be sure to check out these other jaw-dropping winter wedding destinations around the world!

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5 Unique Winter Wedding Ideas

August 11, 2021 | morgan


image provided by Amulet Weddings and Events

When most couples picture winter weddings they think of icy landscapes, big fluffy coats, and warm drinks by the fire. While those fairytale conditions make for perfectly romantic wedding ceremonies, they aren’t the only options available. Hosting a unique winter wedding is easier than it sounds with these ideas.

1. Change Up Venues For Indoor and Outdoor Moments

Keeping your wedding guests cooped up indoors or outdoors in these stunning settings won’t do you any good. Plan a mixture of outdoor and indoor activities throughout the day to keep your guests engaged—and moving! We love the idea of hosting your cocktail hour as a warm welcome indoors, then moving your ceremony outdoors before heading inside for dancing and dinner. Of course, our Junebug members had great tips for activities and how to change up the locations.

Winter weddings are stunning but that doesn’t mean the weather always cooperates. If the temperature is dropping, don’t be afraid to move the party inside. You can still keep the outdoors feel by surrounding your indoor venue with sheer white tent drapings, elaborate greenery, and even candles or an indoor fire pit for extra warmth.Nikk Nguyen, Junebug photographer

Have a snowball fight on your wedding day! It’s fun, it breaks up the stress of the day, and—bonus—it’s an awesome way to decide who gets the wedding cake smashed in their face later in the evening. If you’re not into real snowballs, opt for fake snowballs instead.Adrian Steinbach Photography, Junebug photographer

Take Your Wedding Portraits Outdoors

Embrace the weather of the season for your wedding portraits. Find some local decorated spaces for your images and don’t be afraid to break out the snow boots or get a little wet!Zac Wolf Photography

2. Decorate With Winter Elements

Winter weddings typically have a certain look, for good reason. It can be difficult to get florals and other decor elements that grow in warmer months. Instead of trying to fight for hard-to-get florals, try utilizing cotton, pinecones, dried florals, and other winter-friendly options. If you’re unsure about how to decorate a winter wedding, look no further than tips from our Junebug members. 

Pair off your place cards with pinecones. You can decorate them to match the theme of your wedding, add some sparkle, or leave them bare for a more natural look.Nikk Nguyen, Junebug photographer

Lean Into Classy Christmas Trees

Even if you don’t want to theme your wedding around the season, some seasonal elements can make beautiful additions and will be kinder on your wedding budget. Fairylights on a Christmas tree, for example, can be used at its most minimal look to bring the outdoors in, or go full glam and decorate it to the brim within your colour scheme. Christmas tree decorations are typically cheaper than a floral arrangement of the same size. Or use one to display escort cards/place names as a feature.Revelry Events, Junebug planner

3. Add Warm Drinks To Your Bar And Events

Keep warm drinks available at all times for your unique winter wedding. If guests get chilly, offering a hot chocolate bar or even simple teas throughout the day will keep everyone warm and ready to hit the dance floor. 

Add to your drinks offering something that will keep people warm when they arrive at your cocktail hour. A hot cocktail, maybe something with a little whisky, and ask if you can add a tea and coffee service earlier in the day to keep people warm before the ceremony or dinner.Revelry Events, Junebug planner

Incorporating a hot cocoa bar with the addition of custom marshmallows, peppermint sticks, and wintery mugs will bring plenty of satisfied smiles to go around.Nikk Nguyen, Junebug photographer

image by Jessica Amber | see more of this wedding here

4. Decorate With Warmth In Mind

Speaking of keeping your guests warm, while they are likely to bring their own coats for the winter wedding festivities, make sure that you have backup sources of warmth to keep everyone nice and cozy.

Buy some blankets in bulk and make a little display of them to let guests know they can grab one if they get cold—this is especially useful for older guests. If you booked your venue because of the stunning grounds or outdoor elements, it would be a shame to keep people cooped up indoors. Tempt them outside with fire pits and warm drinks in their bellies.Revelry Events, Junebug planner

5. Consider Unique Winter Wedding Destinations 

Hosting a unique winter wedding can also come down to the location. 

Amulet Weddings And Events Suggests Bold and Unforgettable Activities

If you’re seeking bold, unforgettable activities to make incredible memories with those you love at your wedding celebration, Lapland, Iceland, and Scandanivia has it all. Starting with the famous Aurora Borealis, following it up with husky and reindeer sledding, wild horse riding, ice cave trekking, mountain hikes, and snowmobile expeditions across the stunning scenery. 

There are also opportunities for wildlife safaris to encounter wild orca, humpback, and sperm whales. Or, opt for a drinks reception cruise on the Norwegian Fjords. If you’re feeling more adventurous an expedition to Antarctica for a glacier wedding with penguin guests.  – Amulet Weddings and Events, Junebug planner

image by Henry Tieu | see more of this wedding here

All You Need About Loves Higher Altitude Destinations 

A truly unique winter wedding can take place by going up in altitude for photos and skiing. Meet with your guests for a weekend in a mountain destination. This will also give you the chance to have fresh snow and enjoy this dreamy setting. All You Need About, Junebug planner

Now that you’ve got unique winter wedding ideas ready, it’s time to get your unique wedding planning going! We’ve got the ultimate wedding planning guide to help get you started. 

image by Jessica Amber | see more of this wedding here

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Cute and Warm Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

July 3, 2021 | riley

Image by Kami Olavarria. See more of this real wedding here

Are you on the hunt for a stylish winter wedding guest dress that won’t leave you shivering? We’ve rounded up over 50 of the cutest long-sleeved dresses to keep you warm at your loved one’s upcoming winter wedding. Velvet, floral, ruffles, and even jumpsuits make an appearance on our list, but which style is your favorite?

Short Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

We know what you’re probably thinking. Wearing a short dress in the middle of the winter sounds like an awful idea. But there are places with winter highs of 75º, so a thick maxi dress isn’t necessary.

If you are attending weddings where the weather is chilly, there’s most likely going to be inside too. So why not rock a short dress?! You can pair it with a jacket or fur and tights if you are concerned about being cold or you know that you’re going to be spending any time outside. Once you hit the dance floor to warm up, feel free to ditch the coat!

Vince Camuto Metallic Ruched Waist Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress

Adrianna Papell Stretch Crepe Knit Tie Waist 3/4 Sleeve Midi Sheath Dress

Dress The Population Catalina Fit & Flare Cocktail Dress

Adrianna Papell Satin Lapel Long Sleeve Wrap Tuxedo Midi Dress

Michael Costello x REVOLVE Felix Mini Dress

Krisa Turtleneck Ruffle Skirt Dress

Pleat Asymmetric Long Sleeve Sheath Dress

Midi Winter Wedding Dresses

Midi dresses are the ideal style for weddings year-round. The extra length adds a layer of protection from the cold without weighing you down too much. You’ll still have the freedom to bust a move while still looking put-together. To take the winter look up a notch, pair it with booties. If not, it’ll look stunning with a pair of heels or flats.

Reformation Gavin Dress

Komarov Long Sleeve V-Neck Dress

Reformation Sigmund Dress

Norma Kamali Halter Turtle Side Slit Gown

LNL Square Neck Side Ruffle Midi Dress

ASTR The Label Twist Front Long Sleeve Dress

ASOS DESIGN Wrap Front Lace Insert Textured Midi Tea Dress 

Norma Kamali Tara Dress

Halogen Mock Neck Long Sleeve Dress

Norma Kamali One Shoulder One Sleeve Dress

Maxi Winter Wedding Dresses

Maxi dresses are ideal for winter weddings that are primarily outside. Many of these long dresses also include long sleeves, but if not, you can throw on a jacket or fur to ensure that you’re extra cozy. We love maxi dresses because they give you the chance to wear lower heels or flats. You’ll be able to keep your shoes on all night and still be able to get down on the dance floor.

Reformation Winslow Dress

Dress the Population Iris Crepe Trumpet Gown

The Line by K Lenny Dress

Marina Bateau Neck Long Beaded Sleeve Matte Jersey Gown

Lovers + Friends Sundance Maxi

Betsy & Adam V-Neck Sleeveless Pocketed Tie Waist Jersey Knit Gown

Adrianna Papell Metallic Knit Faux Wrap Surplice V-Neck Long Sleeve Ruffle Gown

Norma Kamali Diana Gown

Nasty Gal Plain Long Sleeved Wrap Midi Dress

Reformation Carolena Dress

Michael Costello x REVOLVE Addison Maxi Dress

Winter Wedding Guest Jumpsuits

If you hate the idea of being constricted at all, then a jumpsuit is for you. They not only allow you to have a wider range of motion, but they also look super chic. Whether you want long sleeves, sleeveless, or strapless there’s an option for everyone.

Fraiche By J Tie Waist Long Sleeve Jumpsuit

Norma Kamali Sleeveless Jumpsuit

Bobi BLACK Sleek Textured Deep Sage Jumpsuit

Love these winter wedding guest dresses but need a jacket to help keep you warm? Check out our favorites here!

Image by Laurken Kendall. See more of this real wedding here

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Stay Warm With These Winter Engagement Photo Outfit Ideas

December 11, 2020 | riley

Image by Agatha Rowland

Congrats on your engagement! Whether the question was popped over the holidays or you’ve been dreaming of a winter wonderland engagement shoot all along, we know that looking cute and staying warm are equally important when it comes to your winter engagement photos. We’ve rounded up a whole slew of stylish couples whose cold-weather looks make the perfect winter engagement photo outfit ideas.

Before diving into these winter engagement photo outfit ideas, we’ve got a few tips for getting dressed for your upcoming winter engagement photos:

  • Pile on the layers to highlight movement
  • Create contrast with neutral colors in light and dark tones
  • Wear rich textures like wool, corduroy, and knit for visual interest
  • Show skin in subtle, unexpected ways to give your look a little edge
  • Choose shoes that make a statement
  • Top off your outfit with a hat

From plaid to winter coats to beanies to glamorous dresses, there are outfit ideas for every style out there. So, what are you waiting for? Happy browsing!

Winter Engagement Photo Outfit Ideas

There’s nothing more classic than a turtleneck, flat brim hat, and booties. Both these looks can be easily layered so you can bundle up if you want to stay extra warm. They’re also timeless, so you won’t look back on the photos in 20 years and think, “what was I thinking?”

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When we think of the holidays, we think of buffalo check plaid. We love that this couple incorporated the print in his scarf, while she kept the red color palette going with her peacoat. It’s the perfect way to complement each other without being too matchy-matchy.

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Talk about handsome! These two paired tweed blazers with loafers and we think they look utterly dashing. This is a great example of mixing colors within the same color family for an overall cohesive look. Whether you love jewel tones, pastels, or neutrals, coordinating outfits will have you looking like the perfect pair.

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Take a trip to the past with this 70’s inspired look. Think wide-leg jeans, colorful jackets, velvet, floral prints, striped sweaters and shirts, and lots of red, yellow, and orange hues. Put it all together and you have a look that is totally rad.

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Engagement photos don’t mean you can’t rock jeans. Dress up your everyday closet staple with turtleneck sweaters, camel coats, or jackets with a fair isle print. It’s such an easy way to look laidback and cool.

Image by Agatha Rowland

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This ensemble is another great example of what to wear for an indoor shoot. The floral jumpsuit paired with a wide-brim hat gives off a carefree boho look, while the camel coat paired with a button-up is a perfect mix of dressed-up yet comfortably casual. And can we talk about the fact that they’re wearing the same boots? We love the subtle matching.

Image by Silk & Thorn

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Neutrals pair oh-so-well with the white powdery snow and these knitted outfits look extra cozy. If you’re going to opt for a dress with no tights or leggings, we highly recommend wearing a sweater dress that is going to provide you some warmth. And don’t forget to bring a nice warm jacket that you can throw on in between photos.

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Jackets, boots, and beanies–it doesn’t get much more wintery than that. We love that these two wore similar beanies that added a pop of color to a neutral outfit. If you’re committed to shooting in the chilly temps, bring along a thermos of hot chocolate to help keep you warm–and it’ll give you something to do with your hands.

Image by Iskra Photo

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Are you and your significant other homebodies? If so, consider doing a cozy at-home session! Not only do you get to shoot in the comfort of your own home, but you can also wear sweatpants–it doesn’t get much better than that. Get a matching sweat set and whip up some pancakes while you capture the cutest photos.

Image by Sean Tak

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Are the two of you outdoorsy? Then consider a look like this. Plaid is a print that is flattering on everyone, and it’ll never go out of style. Pair it with a muted color, like this brown sherpa jacket for an easy yet fashionable look.

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You truly can do no wrong when it comes to comfy, cozy sweaters. The neutral colors look effortless when paired together, and we love that there’s a contrast between the light and dark.

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It’s a well-known fact that black is the most flattering color. It also photographs really well. If the look feels too dark for you, brighten the fit up with a bold red lip and colorful accessories.

Image by KT Langley

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It’s not very often that we get to dress up in colorful dresses with our hair and make-up done. Why not use your engagement photos as an excuse to get glammed up? Bright red pops against the stark white snow, so you’ll stand out like the star that you are.

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Are you the kind of person who’s always rocking band tees and chucks? Then stay true to who you are. You don’t have to get dressed up if you’re not comfortable. The band tee and chucks paired with the leather-trimmed jacket is an effortlessly cool look all around.

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There’s no trend we love more than matching suits, and this couple completely nailed it. If you and your significant other love the finer things in life, or just love the idea of classing things up a bit, try out this power suit look.

Image by Phylicia Willis

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Now that you’ve got your engagement outfit picked out, be sure to check out these 8 tips for nailing the engagement photos that will have you feeling photo-ready in no time!

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45 Gorgeous Winter Wedding Guest Dresses for 2020

October 19, 2020 | riley

photo by Brooke Taelor

With temperatures dropping quickly as winter approaches, finding the perfect wedding guest dresses to keep you warm while you celebrate is crucial. From velvet and sequins to seasonal florals and flattering wrap styles, there’s a dress for every venue, style, and body. Just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style this wedding season. Add a pair of cute boots and a cozy jacket to your wedding guest look and get ready to sip champagne and dance all night long!

Short Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

For some, wearing a short dress in the middle of the winter might sound dreadful. However, if you’re in warmer climates such as the American southwest, then you know how mild winters can be. No one wants to be in a thick dress if it’s 70 degrees out!

If you’re attending weddings in cold climates, there’s a very good chance that the wedding won’t be outdoors, either. Pair these dresses with a jacket or fur and tights for the short amount of time that you’ll be outside and then ditch the coat once you hit the dance floor.

Eliza J Glitter Long Sleeve Mock Neck Dress

Eliza J Fit & Flare Sweater Dress

Julia Jordan Liquid Jersey Faux Wrap Dress

French Connection Patricia Long Sleeve Lace Dress

Eliza J Long Sleeve Lace Fit & Flare Dress

Standards & Practices Plus Millie V-Neck Stretch Velvet Fit & Flare Dress

Eliza J Ruffle Trim Long Sleeve Sweater Dress

CeCe Mixed Media Velvet Long Sleeve Mini Dress

Eliza J Sequin Blouson Sleeve Cocktail Dress

Tahari Long Sleeve Stretch Velvet Cocktail Dress

Elisa J Sequined Blouson Shift Dress

Harper Rose Velvet Sheath Dress

Adrianna Papell Velvet Tuxedo Sheath Dress

Halston Heritage Embellished Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress

Calvin Klein Velvet Illusion-Sleeve Sheath Dress

Eliza J Bell Sleeve Lace Dress

Topshop Tiered Pintuck Long Sleeve Mini Dress

VERO MODA Karissara Long Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress

Teri Jon Tie Neck Long Sleeve Crepe and Chiffon Dress

Midi Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

Midi dresses are ideal for every winter wedding you’ll attend. The extra length adds a layer of protection from the cold. They still give you the freedom to get your dance on, all while looking classy. Pair with booties or heels for an easy yet glamorous look.

All in Favor Dolman Plissé Midi Dress

Leith Wrap It Up Sweater Dress

Bardot Melissa Long Sleeve Plissé Faux Wrap Midi Dress

Bardot Whitney Tonal Stripe Long Sleeve Wrap Dress

ASTR the Label Low V Hi-Low Hem Midi Dress

Topshop Long Sleeve Knit Midi Dress

ASTR the Label Margot Ruched Front Midi Dress

Calvin Klein Velvet Floral Maxi Dress

Ted Baker Penalo Twist Detail Dress

Chi Chi London Ensra Ruffle Sleeve Midi Dress

BB Dakota Wild in Style Long Sleeve Midi Dress

Reformation Cameron Long Sleeve Dress

ELOQUII Plus Puff Sleeve Cowl Back Dress

Long Winter Wedding Guest Dresses

If you know that you’re going to be spending most of your time outside during a winter wedding, you might want to opt for a long wedding dress. Most of these dresses are not only long in length, but they also have long sleeves which will keep you feeling extra cozy. They’re also the ideal option if you’re looking to wear lower heels or flats since you won’t be able to see your feet.

Halston Heritage Long Sleeve Ruched Jersey Gown

Bardot Morgan Long Sleeve Velvet Faux Wrap Dress

XSCAPE Velvet Embellished Wrap Dress

XSCAPE Sequined Gown

ASTR the Label Romance Me Dress

Betsy & Adam One-Shoulder Single Long Sleeve Gown

BHLDN Plymouth Dress

Jenny Packham Flutter Sleeve High/Low Chiffon Gown

Reformation Milena Dress

Winter Wedding Jumpsuits

Want the ultimate freedom to bust a move? Then a jumpsuit is for you! They not only allow you to have a wider range of motion, but they also happen to look incredibly chic. Whether you want long sleeves, sleeveless, or strapless there’s an option for everyone.

Maggy London Glitter Side Stripe Long Sleeve Jumpsuit


Eliza J Faux Wrap Long Sleeve Jumpsuit

Eliza J Tulle Ruffle Stretch Crepe Jumpsuit

Lulu’s Power of Love Emerald Green Strapless Jumpsuit

Love these dresses and want to add some fun accessories? Check out these cool jackets that will keep you toasty!

Photo by Erika Diaz. See more of this real wedding here.

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36 Cute Wedding Boots for Fall and Winter Brides

October 8, 2020 | riley

Image by Radu Benjamin. See more of this real wedding here.

Snakeskin, leather, and suede–oh my! We’re huge fans of fall and winter brides rocking booties with their wedding dresses, but we know that it can be intimidating. Which is why we’re here to help you nail the look. Whether you’re searching for western, glam, or adventurous weather-proof styles, our roundup of 36 cute wedding boots is the only resource you need to keep cold feet away on your big day.

Neutral Wedding Boots

Neutral boots are going to be the easiest out of all trends to wear with a traditional wedding gown or jumpsuit. Whether you’re looking for a rhinestone-studded pair that will have you feeling like a rockstar or an understated pair of white cowboy boots, these natural wedding boots will go with absolutely every bridal look.

1. Steve Madden Howler Bootie ($99.95); 2. Dolce Vita Huey Studded Bootie ($149.95); 3. Chinese Laundry Bonnie Crocodile-Embossed Ankle Boots ($99.95); 4. Steve Madden Cedar Bootie ($134.95); 5. Steve Madden Aquarius Tan Suede ($139.95); 6. Dolce Vita Stormy H2O Waterproof Chelsea Boot ($75); 7. Vince Camuto Gallzy Bootie ($139.95); 8. Marc Fisher LTD Jarli ($188); 9. Free People New Frontier Western Boot ($148)

Black Wedding Boots

Feeling a little edgy? These black wedding boots will contrast perfectly with a white dress for a more non-traditional look. We think they’d look quite stylish with a pantsuit or make for stunning reception shoes to dress the night (comfortably) away in.

1. UO Chloe Chelsea Boot ($79); 2. Vince Camuto Movelly Combat Boot ($148.99); 3. Loeffler Randall Isla Pointy Toe Bootie ($450); 4. Lulus x Matisse Pointed Toe Ankle Booties ($54); 5. Steve Madden Genoa Black Leather ($149.95); 6. Dr. Marten 1460 Combat Boot ($139.99); 7. Dr. Marten Jadon Black Leather 8-Eye Platform Boot ($180); 8. Caslon Miller Water Resistant Chelsea Boot ($99.95); 9. Unisa Marlie II Bootie ($59.99)

Colored Wedding Boots

We love it when brides go against the grain and add a pop of color. What better way to add some brightness to your special day than a colorful pair of boots? Choose a color that’s special to you or match them to your bouquet for a more cohesive look.

1. Franco Sarto Tina 2 Block Heel Boot ($169); 2. Steve Madden Lynden Pink Patent Booties ($129.95); 3. Steve Madden Noticed-R Rhinestones ($149.95); 4. Sam Edelman Codie Suede Booties ($149.99); 5. Lane Boots Saratoga Western Boot ($249.95); 6. Chinese Laundry Erin Bootie ($89.95); 7. Propét Reese Chelsea Boot ($99.95); 8. Marc Fisher LTD Jojo Pointed Toe Bootie ($119); 9. Franco Sarto Stevie Bootie ($168.95)

Winter Wedding Boots

Last but not least, these winter wedding boots are perfect for the adventurous bride looking to scale the mountains. Whether you’re eloping on the top of the Alps or tying the knot in the middle of a snowstorm, these boots are not only cute, but they’ll keep you nice and warm.

  1. UGG Adirondack III Waterproof Boot ($249.95); 2. Sorel Joan of Arctic Next Boot ($250); 3. Timberland Jenness Falls Insulated Waterproof Boot ($180); 4. Kamik Sienna 2 Boot ($119.95); 5. Sorel Harlow™ Lace Cozy ($149.95); 6. Cliffs by White Mountain Hallett Snow Boot ($59.99); 7. Marc Fisher LTD Izzie Genuine Shearling Lace-Up Boot ($259); 8. Sperry Bearing PlushWave Boots Nylon ($129.95); 9. Sorel Whitney™ II Short Lace ($120)

Now that you’ve got your dress and wedding boots picked out, it’s time to finish the look off with a jacket and accessories!

Image by Wild Connections Photographer. See more of this real wedding here.

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What to Wear to Your Winter Bridal Shower

October 1, 2020 | kailey

Image by Hugo Coelho.

Your wedding day isn’t the only opportunity you have to rock an epic outfit during your planning season. Don’t forget about your bridal shower—a chance to celebrate with your wedding day crew and a great excuse to purchase a new outfit, you’re welcome. 

If you’re searching for the perfect winter bridal shower outfit, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite styles and accessories to help you nail your look while staying warm. From long-sleeve dresses to jumpsuits, these outfit ideas will have you feeling like a million bucks. 

Before diving into our inspiration, here are a few tips for what to wear to your winter bridal shower:

  • You don’t have to wear white. Many choose to wear white at their bridal shower, but it’s your wedding and you can rock whatever makes you most comfortable
  • When shopping for your winter bridal shower outfit, warmth should be your number one priority 
  • Winter accessories—like scarves, hats, and jewelry—can double as functional and stylish additions to your outfit 

Long-Sleeve Bridal Shower Dresses

Dresses are a popular bridal shower fashion choice in the spring. But, what about during the winter months? With an endless amount of winter-friendly options, a dress is still doable. You just have to know where to find them. Lucky for you, we do. We’ve hunted down these long-sleeve dresses that will keep you both cozy and stylish.

Image by Epic Love Story.

Long-Sleeve Jumpsuit

Whether you’re a lover of comfort or just looking for ways to make a statement, a bridal jumpsuit is the way to go. Because of its versatility—with different colors, styles, and materials to choose from—this wedding trend has become increasingly popular for every wedding event. Not to mention that it’s also a warmer winter alternative to dresses. 

Image by Louis Gabriel.

A Warm Customized Jacket 

One of the best parts of hosting a winter bridal party is the chance to dress up your look with cozy, customizable jackets. Jean jackets, leather jackets, blazers, and furry coats—the options are truly endless! 

Recommended reading: Warm Up Your Wedding Look with These Cool Jackets

Layers, Layers, and More Layers 

Maybe dresses and jumpsuits aren’t your thing. Maybe you’re going the casual bridal shower route. Whatever it may be, we’ve got you covered. An embellished blouse or sweater paired with warm pants and boots is the perfect layered choice for a casual celebration. You can stick with the white bridal theme or you can mix and match patterns and seasonal colors.

Image by Silk & Thorn.

Cooler temperatures, jackets, and moody color palettes—these are just a few of the details that make winter weddings so special. If you and your partner are dreaming of a winter wonderland celebration unlike any other, you’re not alone. Kickstart your wedding planning by checking out these stunning and cozy winter wedding ideas.

Image by Epic Love Story.

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