Winter in the Rocky Mountain region is truly magical. The snow-covered trees glisten in the bright sun, adding a pop of sparkle to every moment. While cold temperatures and short days scare some couples away, many can't wait to say "I do" in a cozy winter ceremony. 

If you're dreaming of a winter wonderland wedding, keep reading. We teamed up with The Bridal Collection to bring you five winter wedding style tips.

1. Consider the season.

Long sleeves, heavy laces and satins look beautiful in a winter setting, but don't let that sway you from the right gown. A faux fur jacket or velvet cape can make a lighter weight gown feel more festive, and keep you a little warmer!  

2. Don't forget about the guys!

Velvet and wool jackets not only look seasonally stylish, but will also keep the men warm during the wedding. Stick with black, grey and navy for a classic look, or consider a burgundy or deep hunter green for something a little more festive. 

3. Don't shy away from the sparkle.

Winter has such a magical feel, so layer on the sparkle and shimmer. Even if you are having a more casual winter wedding, clear crystals and pearlescent sequins won't look over the top in a snowy setting. For more wow factor, look for Swarovski crystals that shine like diamonds.

4. Stay warm and stylish!

Wedding gown sleeves won't keep you as warm as a proper coat, so consider wearing wool tights under your dress for an outdoor ceremony. Shawls or pashminas make great gifts for your bridesmaids and will also prevent them from being the something blue at your wedding. 

5. Remember to accessorize!

A gorgeous headpiece or statement necklace can be the perfect accessory to complete your winter wedding look. Steer clear of floral crowns which can look out of place in the winter, instead look for glittery halos or a sparkly comb. For added drama, look for a Spanish tulle veil which is heavier in weight than standard tulle, and looks more wintery and luxurious. 

The dress featured in "Winter Weddings: How to Dress for the Season" is a Justin Alexander Style 8936.

"Calling all Meghan Markle fans! This gorgeous crepe long sleeve fit and flare gown is lined with Jersey from top to bottom making it as comfortable as it is stunning. The elaborately beaded motif on the sheer illusion back is a beautiful surprise." - The Bridal Collection  

This gown is currently available at The Bridal Collection in Denver, Colorado. 

Ready to try this beauty on? Book an appointment today here!

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