A few weeks ago, TheBlackTux.com asked me to write my thoughts on a ‘Winter Wedding Ideas’ blogpost. Now, despite being a 21-year old single student, I love planning and thinking about weddings, and I adore winter as a season for fashion and clothing.
So I thought I’d share some of my personal favourites if I were planning a winter wedding, and what I would love to include to make the big day as special as it could be.
1: Faux Fur Wraps.
With winter bringing the cold weather and the chill wind over the UK, I think a white faux fur stole or wrap would be the perfect touch to any festive wedding. To me, faux fur looks so classy if done right, and there isn’t anything better than being wrapped up in a fur jacket on a icy day. So why not incorporate into your big day? Perfect for outdoor shots, and adding a little something to any strapless dress, these wraps keep your shoulders warm but let your arms and movement be relatively free.
At the moment, Monsoon are doing some beautiful wraps, and I adore this Addilyn Feather Cape, as it does add a bit of vintage/showbiz glamour, and could easily be reworn after the big day. Also, with the addition of a embellished brooch, and fine-knit fabric lining, this won’t snag or damage any bridal dresses. And retailing at £129, I think this is a steal for your big day.
2: Irregular Choice Shoes.
Now, these are definitely a very personal favourite. Some may call them garish, tacky, and some people wouldn’t touch these shoes with a barge pole for their wedding day.
But I adore them. Irregular Choice is such a unique shop, and I adore how each shoe looks like a work of art. No matter what pair of shoes you’ll get, they will be made well and be comfortable, and they’ll definitely send out a statement on your wedding day.
My two favourites are:
The ‘Grin & Tonic’ vintage style boots.
With the gorgeous lace detailing, oversized bow at the front and moderate heel, has the perfect blend between outrageous yet sensible, and the flash of blue on the sole which could be classfied as your ‘something blue AND new’.
Retailing at £115.00
The ‘I Love You’ heels.
Now these are so unusual, gorgeous and statement-ish, you’d struggle to find more unique and quirky shoes for your wedding. With wedding-character heels depicting a bride and groom, brocade style and applique of ‘I ♥ You’ across the toes, these shoes are genuinely a mixture between art and footwear. Also these shoes come in a ‘Mrs and Mrs’ style as well.
Retailing at £149.00
Now, I’m going to be writing my own blogpost reviewing the Bandelettes Beige 1004 Bands, but I thought I’d include them in this. For curvier girls, or people with just bigger thighs that can rub together and cause irritation, Bandelettes are godsend. In a nutshell, they are 5.5 inch Lace Bands, secured with two strips of non-slip silicone that sit on the upper parts of your thighs and give that added protection and stop skin-on-skin chafing. And for a wedding day, when you don’t want to be wearing tights, Bandelette
s provide a discreet and comfortable way to wear that beautiful gown of yours without any chafing or unneccessary pain. They come in a variety of colours, including nude and white, and are reusable.
Shipping from the US – Retailing at $15.99/£10.55
4: Book Confetti.
As this is a literary blog, I had to do something with books. So why not combine two of your favourite things, and have book confetti! To me, there would be nothing mo
re romantic than exiting the marriage venue and have Shakespeare sonnets rain around me as confetti. A quirky touch to any wedding, and completely DIY and money-saving if you wanted it to be. However, PaperHeartCreation on Etsy has a wonderful shop full of different types and styles of confetti, for relatively cheap prices.
5: Bridesmaid Gifts – Silver or Gold Snowflake Necklace.
In my mind, picking bridesmaids will extremely difficult. These are the women who help you on the day, keep your nerves down, tidy up your dress and just be the best people a woman can have on her bi
g day. So naturally, you’d want to thank them for all their time and effort. And whilst pursuing notonthehighstreet.com, I found the sweetest, wintery present for those special ladies. These snowflakes necklaces would be a touching memento from your big day, and with the option of a personalised star initial charm, they can make every necklace feel entirely unique to the person. A wintery goodie for your bridesmaid!
Retailing at £15 per necklace.
So yes, here we are! These are my top 4 picks for my winter wedding inspired blogpost. A huge thank you to Sam and everyone at TheBlackTux.com for influencing this post – head over there if you want to see a good suit and tuxedo rentals.
Thank you for reading!