Winter Brides Wrap it up

Your sleeveless or strapless wedding gown will undoubtedly look lovely on the big day, but how will you brave the winter weather to get to your wedding venue? Are you having an outdoor ceremony at sunset, or a quick photo shoot in the swirling snow? Whatever it is, a little extra protection might be a good idea… But what can you wear that will add, not detract, from the beauty of your bridal wear?

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If you just can’t see yourself covering up that gorgeous gown for even a short time, how about adding a bridal shrug (sheer or not) for a bit more coverage? Or, for the ultimate in bridal elegance, what do you say to some gloves (at least your fingers will be warm)?
http://www.bride.ca/wedding-ideas/images/Blog/Fashion/BridalWraps/LongSheerShrug.jpg Stretch Satin Elbow Length Glove Ivory Shrug with Shimmer Thread

For some light coverage, try a pretty wrap, like this one from Advantage Bridal.  The fabrics and prices range from the Double Layer Silk Organza, for $205, to another similar organza wrap for just $46.
Silk Organza Bridal Shawl Wrap for Bridal and Evening - Click to enlarge

These wraps, from David’s Bridal, are super pretty, and look a little bit more substantial:

Ivory organza wrap with lace and beads.Burnout wrap.

Of course, fur is a great option for winter! If you want something a bit warmer, you can get a faux fur wrap ($42.95 at Advantage Bridal) that will keep your shoulders nice and toasty. To add a little fun, get colorful and wear a wrap that will match the bridal party!

Red Maribou Shrug

Light Brown and Tan Maribou Shrug

For full coverage, I love this coat, below, from Budget Dreams (found via youandyourwedding). It’s just so elegant and gorgeous, who needs a wedding dress?! (Just kidding!)

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Another option is a cloak, like this lovely one from Princess Bride Tiaras (via Manolo), made of gown-weight satin trimmed in faux fur. It even has a matching muff!

Princess Bride Tiaras Cloak

This mid-length satin cape with faux fur, from David’s Bridal ($125), also looks deliciously cozy… I love the hood!

Satin mid-length cape with faux fur trim.