Monday, October 3, 2011

WINTERESQUE


CREDITS
Photography by Rob Martel
Gowns and  Accessories by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride
Hair and Makeup by Shideh
Model: Natalie Angela

Winter is almost here. Holiday and post New Year weddings can be incredibly festive and magical. Yes, the back drop of snow and raw climate can be challenging; working it you can create a haute chic look all your own.
Ever dreamed of looking like and keeping as warm as a Czarina? Covering your gown with a cape is ideal—they’re roomy and unlike close fitting coats, they won’t squish your dress. The cape here is white suede with marabou and faux fur trim with a cathedral train.  The hat and muff are made of faux Moulton lamb.  Velvet, cashmere, wool, heavy brocades all make lovely capes. If your gown is heavyweight fabric or has lots of volume (volume translates into warmth) you can even go for a shorter caplet.

Wraps and stoles are great for bare-armed brides. They may look skimpy but will keep you incredibly warm even if they are made out of faux fur. Add opera length gloves if you’re going sleeveless. Long gloves can be great substitutes for sleeves due to the insulation factor they provide. As for fur, for stoles, jackets and capes, faux is chic now. It’s also surprisingly warm too. Add a muff (maybe instead of a bouquet) and your hands stay toasty.

 There’s a reason for structured, heavy fabrics like the luxe peau de soie below: warmth and insulation from the cold. If expertly lined, thicker fabrics will keep the chill off.  This authentic vintage sixties bouffant has  Alencon lace appliques dappled over the bodice and skirt.  The satin pillbox hat with cathedral length veil was custom made to bring out the full Jackiesque look of this gown . . .

19 comments:

Almudena (Metpm) said...

She looks great in all the photos!!
xx

The Dainty Doll's House said...

These are fantastic..love the vintage feel to them, so pretty! x

Natasha said...

Although see myself as a summer-bride, I like winter brides. Probably because I like that snow-queen look.

Never A Plain Jane said...

I love love love the idea of wedding coats and bridesmaids carrying fur or velvet muffs. Oh the romance!

lapetiteblonde said...

omg!!love the first coat!!
kisses=)

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Nicole said...

You always post such amazing pictures! :) winter weddings are so gorgeous.

Angela said...

Whaou!!! Super jolie!!!
J adore
BIz
Angela Donava
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Cool Vanity said...

Very special dresses. Kisses

Pop Champagne said...

wow she looks beautiful! love the hat to the dress :D

Plami said...

This looks like a beautiful fairy tale! Thank you for sharing!

XoXo
Plami

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Kate said...

WOOW, SO PRETTY!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

beautiful! x

Lexy @ QUIRKY EXPLOSION said...

lakdjlakjd ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. I've never really pictures winter brides, but MAN THIS IS STUNNING. Would make for beautiful, snowy pictures!

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nataliesudia said...

Ooh la la, I did enjoy wearing those lovely gowns and accessories!

Oh my Dior! said...

so beautiful for winter!

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Susu Paris Chic said...

I've always thought that the most courageous do the festivities in the winter. Respect... plus they have space to shine! Where I'm moving this gear would come in handy... you are close with your guess dear!

*Glam Chameleon* said...

This is so Russian-glam-fab bride look!:) Love it, even dough I prefer to get married in the summer when it's hooooooot!:D
kisses
Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

cocktail dresses said...

I have never seen the fur combination with the bridal gown..it is cool. looking awesome and elegant..
beautiful photos...

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