In the coldest months of the year, people from all over the world flock to Colorado to experience its breathtakingly beautiful winter season. Typically, spring and summer are considered the peak wedding seasons, but winter weddings are quite popular in the Rocky Mountains.

Planning your incredible winter wonderland wedding? First and foremost, winter brides need to stay warm throughout their big day, but that doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice style for comfort. In fact, you can wear some of the most stunning wedding attire without shivering throughout your ceremony. Quite a few amazing options are available that you simply may not be able to pull off for a spring wedding.

Long Sleeves

Do you think no one wears long-sleeved wedding gowns? Some of the most elegant celebrities donned long sleeves on their big day. Perhaps the most famous long-sleeved bride of recent times is Kate Middleton, but relax. You don’t have to marry royalty to look stunning in long sleeves. For a truly captivating aesthetic, consider wearing a gown with lace sleeves, which adds class and elegance to your attire. The Pascal by Hayley Paige is one of our all-time faves!

Princess Capes

Winter weddings can look straight out of a fairytale, so it’s only fitting to throw a princess cape over your gown. Your options are endless; you could throw on a sensuous velvet cape in a deep jewel tone or add a whimsical touch with a bejeweled white capelet. Available in a variety of different fabrics, you can personalize your wedding look with a unique cape. BHLDN has some of our favorite styles, but we’re not to be held responsible for the rabbit hole shopping once you get there!

Faux Fur Stole

Would you like to add an Old Hollywood feel to your nuptials? Why not pair your wedding gown with a faux fur stole? You’ll have no problem staying warm and you could even take your vintage look one step further by slipping on a pair of opera gloves. Channel your inner Marilyn Monroe with these unforgettable accessories on your wedding day.


Keep your shoulders warm throughout your big day by topping your gown with a beautiful bolero. These cropped jackets are available in a wide range of styles and materials that perfectly complement your wedding dress. Add a graceful touch to your wedding wardrobe with an antique lace bolero. Are you craving a little extra bling? Drape a sequined bolero over your shoulders for the right amount of sparkle.


Of course, you can never go wrong by pairing your gown with an elegant wrap. For extra drama, throw on velvet wrap in the deepest shade of scarlet. If you’re more of a bohemian type, you could don a blush-colored lace shawl with fringe. Whether you like sparkles, fringe or intricate beadwork, you’ll find the perfect wrap for your wintery wedding.

Leather Jacket

If you want your wedding attire to suit your edgy persona, consider throwing a leather jacket over your gown. To add a rock n’ roll edge to your dress, pair it with a black motorcycle jacket. For a more laid-back approach, you opt for a brown leather jacket instead. Check out this incredible custom leather jacket on Etsy.

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t look amazing on your wedding day. If you long for a magical winter wedding straight out of a fairytale, contact our Colorado wedding coordinators at Petrichor Planning. Our wedding planners take care of the details so you can be fully present and enjoy your big day.