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25 Photographic Reasons To Plan A Winter Wedding

12/06/2016 12:40pm ET | Updated December 8, 2016

By Hillary Hoffower for Bridal Guide

Summer weddings may be cheerful and bright, but there really isn’t anything more magical than a winter wedding. Dancing snowflakes, frosted mountain peaks, and festive evergreens all dream up an enchanted winter wonderland. Place a bride and groom in the picture, and the romance of the scenery is instantly dramatized. A chilly winter photo session may not sound like a cozy cup of hot chocolate, but the resulting white-washed fairytale photos are completely worth it.

Ainsley Rose Photography

A mandala of seasonal greenery and red roses brings a bit of bohemian festive cheer to this snowy scene. 

Brinton Studios

A romantic walk on the bridge in an enchanted forest looks like it’s a scene straight from a fairy tale.

Photography by Monique

A ski lift offers a bird’s eye view of a stunning scenery, complete with mountain and lake.

Travis J Photography

There’s nothing like a light snowfall to add a bit of romance and create a classic winter wedding photo.

XO Chels Photography

The night sky and a street lamp combine to shine a spotlight of dramatic snowfall on this couple, making for a magical shot.

Konstantin Semenikhin Photography

What’s a winter wedding photo without a pair of fluffy, adorable huskies? Their regal posture, a fresh covering of snow, and the bride’s layered ballgown and faux fur coat makes for an elegant vibe.

Isa Images

Surrounded by fresh evergreens and wrapped in peacoats, this couple is full of yuletide cheer.

Jennifer Fujikawa Photography

A few fall leaves and untouched evergreens still play peek-a-boo through a carpet of snow, perfectly capturing the autumn to winter transition.

Ingar Sørensen

This couple looks cozy in love as the snow rages outside in a shot that captures both the warmth and the cold.

Ladies and Lord

From the wooden skis and poles to the bright puffer jackets and beanie hats, we’re in love with this ski bunny couple.

Nancy Ebert

This bride couldn’t look happier as her groom whisks her away, trekking through the snow.

Kelsey Regan Photography

This ice castle is channeling some serious Elsa vibes. Icicles and a gold sequin dress make for a unique wedding photo

Two Mann Studios

A delicate bare branch frames the newlyweds and the mountain behind them, making for a creative angle in a postcard-worthy shot.

Hoffer Photography

This dazzling photo is winter’s take on footprints in the sand, leading to a couple basking in the glow of the streetlight.

Gemini Photography Ontario

Snow flurries whirl around for a charming effect.

BrittRene Photography

A cozy winter sleigh ride is just what Old Man Winter ordered. The only thing missing is a reindeer.

Michael Will Photography

A sled acts as a fun prop with playtime vibes, bringing out this couple’s inner child.

JPP Studios

A black and white still of a city getting sprinkled in snow as bride and groom share a kiss is nothing but glamorous.

Hops Koch Photography

As if this couple needs more joy, frosted evergreens bring a bit of wintry merriment, their set-up perfectly framing this happy couple.

Jim Pollard Goes Click

Climbing up a snow-capped mountaintop with a bright winter sun, heavenly light, and wisps of clouds is worth it for such a jaw-dropping and otherworldly picture

Lauren Fair Photography

Snowball fight, anyone? These two know how to have fun, creating winter’s version of confetti in this adorable shot.

Katy Lunsford

An umbrella not only shields this cute couple from the snow, but it acts as the perfect frame for their love.

Matt + Lena Photography

A cozy lodge in the background adds an element of warmth to this magical and chilly scene. This couple really is walking in a winter wonderland.

Pepper Nix

Have you ever seen a kiss as romantic as this one? All we can say is, "Let it snow."

Darren Roberts Photography

Jack Frost really worked some magic in this photo. Falling snowflakes and a forest of evergreens dusted in snow is a true winter dream.

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