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25 Photographic Reasons To Plan A Winter Wedding

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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.

<p>A mandala of seasonal <a href="http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/decor-flowers/decorate-with-greenery#161149" target="_blank">greenery</a> and red roses brings a bit of bohemian festive cheer to this snowy scene. </p>

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

<p>A romantic walk on the bridge in an enchanted forest looks like it’s a scene straight from a <a href="http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/theme/classic-fairy-tale-wedding-ideas" target="_blank">fairy tale</a>.</p>

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

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

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

<p>There’s nothing like a <a href="http://bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/season/winter-wonderland-wedding" target="_blank">light snowfall</a> to add a bit of romance and create a classic winter wedding photo.</p>

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

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

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

<p>What’s a winter wedding photo without a pair of <a href="http://bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/theme/pets-in-weddings#164790" target="_blank">fluffy, adorable huskies</a>? Their regal posture, a fresh covering of snow, and the bride’s layered ballgown and faux fur coat makes for an elegant vibe.</p>

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.

<p>Surrounded by fresh evergreens and wrapped in peacoats, this couple is full of <a href="http://bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/theme/christmas-wedding-ideas" target="_blank">yuletide cheer</a>.</p>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<p>This ice castle is channeling some serious Elsa vibes. Icicles and a gold sequin dress make for a <a href="http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/photo-video/new-must-have-wedding-photos" target="_blank">unique wedding photo</a>. </p>

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

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

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

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

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

<p>Snow flurries whirl around for a charming effect.</p>

Snow flurries whirl around for a charming effect.

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

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

<p>A sled acts as a fun prop with playtime vibes, bringing out this couple’s <a href="http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/photo-video/funny-wedding-photos" target="_blank">inner child</a>.</p>

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

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

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

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

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

<p>Climbing up a snow-capped mountaintop with a bright winter sun, heavenly light, and wisps of clouds is worth it for such a <a href="http://bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/photo-video/best-wedding-photos-around-the-world" target="_blank">jaw-dropping and otherworldly picture</a>. </p>

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

<p>Snowball fight, anyone? These two know how to have fun, creating winter’s version of <a href="http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/bridal-buzz/whimsical-ways-to-use-confetti" target="_blank">confetti</a> in this adorable shot.</p>

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

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

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

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>Have you ever seen a <a href="http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/photo-video/wedding-kiss-photos#164259" target="_blank">kiss as romantic</a> as this one? All we can say is, "Let it snow."</p>

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

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

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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