As the temperature drops each year, our “Save the Dates” also tend to disappear from the refrigerator and wedding invitations are absent from our mailboxes. There’s no doubt that warmer months are more popular for weddings, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t embrace the allure of a wintertime wedding. Opening your mind about the traditional wedding season can also open up the availability of venues, will bring a fresh setting to your wedding photos, and offer countless options for your gown.
We’ve seen long sleeve wedding dresses gaining in popularity recently, from Kate Middleton’s regal lace sleeved gown to Ciara’s fashion-forward bell-sleeved number, and even Olivia Palermo’s boldly demure sweater-topped getup. There’s no doubt that this trend will fit right in during the winter months. Our favorite sleeved styles this season is style 8903, with its lace appliqued sleeves and flattering off-the-shoulder neckline. The high-neck and high drama of style 8905 brings tattooed lace into the spotlight, with nearly floating lace appliques all the way from shoulder to wrist. The deliberately unmodest Signature style 9856 is reminiscent of a snow queen look from another era; beautiful Venetian lace drapes flawlessly into your winter wonderland.
For brides that prefer to wear their hearts and not their lace on their sleeves, our latest collection features gowns that embody the enchantment of a winter scene without additional coverage. With its high neck and flutter sleeves, style 8875 reinvents the wedding-day silhouette for an old Hollywood look with a modern feel. Our iridescent luxe charmeuse will fit right in with the a sparkling snowscape, but not without surprising guests with its daring open back. Cold weather weddings are also a great opportunity to balance rich textures. The stunning beaded lace stands out on the understated yet fiercely feminine Signature style 9845. It will pair perfectly with a fur shrug, a cashmere shall, or a chiffon bolero.
We took inspiration from #JAbride @demi.matherne and her stunning winter wedding look photographed by the amazing Kayla Barker. Demi fell in love with Style 8794 when she tried it on at Mae-me Bridal in Metaire, LA. Pairing the vintage-feel of the gown with a glamorous fur shrug and hiding beneath it some weather-proof boots made her bridal look embody the feel of the beautiful setting of Lake Tahoe flawlessly – timeless, enchanting, and just a little bit rugged. Demi and her husband chose the snowy and dream-like landscape mostly because it was worlds apart from their balmy South Louisiana roots. They had fallen in love with Tahoe after a prior vacation and chose the destination to consecrate their marriage. Even amid the snow, in the presence of family and friends, they had their love (and some fancy fur shrugs!) to keep them warm.