We've never understood why summer gets all of the glory when it comes to weddings. Between the gently falling snow and frosted winter panes, winter is an inherently magical time of year. And the season opens the door for some pretty gorgeous bridal hair and makeup. From snow queen-worthy headpieces to rosy-cheeked makeup, these are the stunning winter wedding looks from real brides that we can't get enough of.
Date: check. Venue: check. Dress: check. But what about your skin? Your hair? Your bridal beauty regimen requires a little more planning than just scheduling hair and makeup trials -- especially if you really want to radiate on your wedding day.
Billy Idol may think it's a nice day for a white wedding, but we think it's a nice day for a winter wedding. Frosty air, crisp, white snow...it all sets the perfect dreamy backdrop for your big day. Not to mention all of the gorgeous makeup looks that work so well with the romance of the season. Between unexpected flourishes of color (hello, peach lips) and luminous, ethereal eye makeup, we think 'tis the season to get hitched. Even if you're not planning on tying the knot anytime soon, you'll want to peep these eight stunning makeup looks for winter weddings.
Wedding dresses don't have to be giant poofy white ball gowns. These days, they can pretty much anything your imagination (or heart's desire, rather) dreams up. There are tons of gorgeous alternative wedding dresses out there -- and we've put together a quite eclectic list of some of our favorites.