Llamas, bonfires, pizzas at midnight…you cannot beat The Five Bridge Inn for your wedding day! Madison and Cole may have been one of the most adorable couples I have ever photographed. No stress, no worries, just incredibly happy to have this day together.
It was a fairy tale day for Meg and Robbie at Belle Mer. Bright summer sun and cocktails by the ocean started off the evening followed by an all night party with their Bryant alumni.
This wedding had one surprise after another for guests. One unique detail after another made this incredible wedding at Ochre Court in Newport, Rhode Island even more fun.
Dana and Greg celebrated a gorgeous day in downtown Providence, taking time to stroll through the city for some gorgeous photo ops.
Alex and Lauren enjoyed a twilight ceremony outside by the ocean for their I Do's. With their first look on a cliff and a reception sparkling with gold, the couple had a wedding to remember!
Haley and Peter had the perfect fall day for their I Do's
Summer 2017 has come to an end, and to some that means the end of wedding season. But to others - those of us that crave PSLs (pumpkin spice lattes, of course), wait all year to wear chunky knit sweaters, and prefer cuddling in front of a roaring fire to pretty much anything else - the start of fall and winter means it’s our time to break out that wedding hashtag.
Fall and winter weddings seem like an unconventional choice for many, but there are so many reasons why a wedding in the colder months can be a dream come true, especially for those of us in the East coast. Who wouldn’t want to incorporate rich jewel tones into their color palette? You can’t forget those homey fall flavors, like apple and pumpkin, that you can feature on your menu - delicious!
You can’t forget those homey fall flavors, like apple and pumpkin, that you can feature on your menu - delicious!
Best of all, a fall or winter wedding allows for truly elegant fashion choices, not to mention uniquely beautiful trends you won’t see on the summer brides. Take a look for some of the hottest (or should we say coolest) fashion trends for fall and winter weddings:
Lovely Lace Sleeves
Yes, Kate and William got married in the springtime month of April, but we can still credit the Duchess of Cambridge for bringing sleeves back to the bridal fashion scene. Her gorgeous, long-sleeved gown has inspired many brides to go for the lacy look, and this trend could not be more perfect for the colder months. Not only are long sleeves subtly sexy, they will help you stay warm as you exchange vows with the love of your life. What could be better?
Glamorous Fur Wrappings
Weddings, more often than not, are elegant, fancy affairs. And for many plus size women, the words “elegant” and “fancy” lead to one, panicky question: what will I do with “the girls?” Believe it or not, the answer can be as simple as finding a classy fur wrap and draping it over the shoulders. Not only will this stunning accessory help avoid any modesty concerns, it will add a touch of old Hollywood glamour to your bridal look. Of course, if you’re opposed to fur, a faux piece or a cloth shawl will do the trick too - don’t be afraid to make the look your own!
Bold Textures and Big Designs
Could you imagine wearing a full-length ball gown in the middle of July? You’d be drowning in your sweat before you’d even said “I do!” However, the fall and winter months mean cooler temperatures all around, and that means brides like you get to play with all kinds of fun fashion choices. Full tulle skirts, bold dramatic detailing, even two piece numbers with cashmere sweaters are making waves in the world of bridal fashion. Really, your only limit is your imagination.
Seasonal Florals & Decor
As fun as it may be discussing bridal gowns (and trust me, I could do this all day), I’d be remiss if this article on fall and winter wedding trends didn’t tell you about your gorgeous decor options. These seasons are filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty; after all, people travel across the country to see the fall colors, and winter isn’t just called a “wonderland” in songs.
Getting married in fall or winter is a wonderful opportunity to incorporate seasonal florals, fruits, and colors into your decorations. Burnt oranges, bright yellows, and deep reds are great for your color palette, particularly when you pair them with a warm, lighter color (for fall) or an icy white or blue (for winter). You can also add seasonal fruits and veggies to your menu for a ceremony that truly embraces the spirit of the season.
Shannon Lochwood currently lives in Southern California. She has a passion for weddings and loves to write about anything related to special "I do" moments. In her free time she loves to hike and spend time with her family and her two lovely dogs.
Juliana and Michael's glittering personalities were a perfect fit for the classically romantic Providence Public Library. Among 200 of their friends and family, they said their I Love You's in the bookstacks.
Harold and Erin's weekend wedding included softly falling snow, a sleigh ride, and LL Bean boots!
A beautiful New Year's Eve affair for the happy couple brought splendor Kirkbrae hadn't seen before. Glitz, glam, and many midnight kisses!
Ashley and Aaron's wedding was SO much fun for everyone that attended. Casino tables, amazing food and treats that kept coming all evening just added to the already jubilant atmosphere.
Kelley and Kevin knew they had found their perfect venue the moment they walked upstairs at The Towers in Narragansett. Surrounded by family and close friends, the two spoke their vows with Kevin's father officiating.
Merissa and Brian had a beautiful (but 102 degree) wedding at their church before celebrating with guests at the Wannamoisett Country club in Rumford, Rhode Island. The stunning couple celebrated with family and friends, had a surprise performance by her little sister and boyfriend, and even her dad took the stage playing guitar with the band.
Nicole and Erol had a gorgeous summer wedding amid the white mountains in New Hampshire. Family traveled from Turkey to witness the pair's I Do's and enjoyed the gorgeous New England summer.
The groomsmen made quite an entrance in their boat as they pulled up to the dock at The Squantum Association. That wasn't the only surprise..the couple's beloved Newfoundland walked down the aisle, complete with bow tie.