Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Change is just around the corner and as we feel that mid-September nip in the air, Winter brides are thinking about what fabrics and silhouettes will whip up nicely for a cold weather wedding. Getting married in a sub-zero clime shouldn't be a hassle for you or your guests with a little forethought and planning. While there are some heavier and beautiful winter fabrics out there like brocades and peau de soie, any gown can be winterized with a little ingenuity. Add gloves, a muff and shawl and you'll be surprised how warm you'll be. These gorgeous gowns offer just the touch of inspiration for winter brides . . .

Stand out in your arctic circle, caressed by a tower of slim sparkle. Silver and gold paillettes turn up the wattage on a lace gown with chiffon-wrap detail, about $6,490, by Elizabeth Fillmore, Mother-of-pearl flower cuff, by Iradj Moini,

The Russian revival lives on, thanks to statement pieces—a beaded bolero, a fur hat—that evoke Eastern European elegance. The ivory silk-taffeta three-tiered gown has a crystal-beaded neckline and straps, about $2,530, by Jim Hjelm by Francesca Pitera, Silk-brocade jacket with crystal trim, about $5,500, by Cynthia Rose, 212-242-6133. Leopard-print fox hat, by Anne Dee Goldin, Earrings, by Iradj Moini,


A Swarovski crystal-embroidered satin bodice floats on a cloud of draped silk-tulle. Chase the chill with a stole slung over your shoulder, about $11,625, by Evalina Schmidtke Couture, Fox stole, by Cassin, 212-564-0946. Necklace, by MEG Jewelry,


Size matters this season, as the balloon-shaped ball gown steals the spotlight. Turn up your volume with a billowing, iridescent sequined skirt and a blue-and-silver Chantilly lace bodice with ribbon detail. Fur blanket, by Adrienne Landau, Earrings, by Diego for Jaded,

Moscow goes mainstream with a trendsetting double-face satin coatdress featuring Victorian-style floral embroidery, blouson sleeves, and a belted waist, about $3,940, by Reva Mivasagar, Woven fox hat, by Cassin, 212-564-0946. Embroidered boots, by Edoche, Earrings, by Diego for Jaded,

A hand-embroidered organza confection is unforgettably feminine, thanks to tiers of poetic pleats and Swarovski crystal-beaded bands, about $5,890, by St. Pucchi Couture, Coyote muff, by Anne Dee Goldin, Aquamarine necklace, by Iradj Moini,
sourceLace gets an update when it's shaded in a powder-soft hue. A romantic gown with bubble skirt combines ice-blue silk mikado and silver French lace to ravishing effect, about $4,500, by Tomasina, Multistrand Austrian crystal necklace and pendant, by R.J. Graziano 212-685-1248.


It's your time to shine in a slender strapless column of white satin, overlaid with gold metallic chiffon. A retro rabbit cover offers climate control of a charming kind. Dress, about $4,990, and bolero, about $650, both by Lara Hélène Bridal Atelier, Woven-mink headband, by Cassin, 212-564-0946. Multistone enamel earrings and multistone bracelet, by Diego for Jaded, Mother-of-pearl flower necklace by Iradj Moini,


True Blind Faith said...

Ok, this is making me miss summer (a teeny bit) less and fall in love with winter weddings. The first one is exactly what I have in mind as a base for my Halloween costume this year (Snowfall)

Shannon Grant Photography said...

Oh my goodness! This is so inspirational... I'm a photography that likes to dabble in shooting "Fashion" - I can't WAIT for the snow now! Bring it on :D Thx for posting this.. gorgeous dresses and love the ice hotel!