Winter weddings are lovely, but they are especially lovely in Houston, Texas because brides don’t have to worry about a blizzard on their wedding day or slushy snow splattering their gowns. Winter weddings in Texas can sometimes still be held outdoors, and if not the weather might permit photographs to be taken against the winter sky. Freezing temperatures and snow are rare in Houston, but brides can take advantage of the cooler weather and choose gowns that would not normally be worn for a wedding held in the warmer months. Below are some suggestions for winter wedding gown styles and where to purchase them in Houston, Texas.
Style. A winter bride can choose a floor length gown but shouldn’t feel limited to that due to the season. Tea length and shorter wedding gowns can still work for winter and be just as lovely. Remember to choose a jacket or shrug that will look elegant and flatter your shape. Winter brides can choose to wear long sleeves in the winter, something Houston, Texas summer brides probably could not do, but don’t be afraid to go strapless if that is what you want. (Consider a faux fur capelet with your sleeveless gown – stunning!) Try David’s Bridal on FM 1960 or San Felipe in the Galleria in Houston, Texas.
Fabrics. Heavier fabrics can be chosen for a winter wedding in Houston – how about a heavily embroidered skirt or even a velvet gown? A heavier satin can also be used for a gown in a Houston, Texas winter wedding. If you choose a fuller skirt for your wedding gown, you can wear a petticoat beneath it, something a summer bride might want to rethink. Of course, if you have always dreamed of a wedding gown designed with light, airy fabrics, you should choose one. Also, a note about color – winter brides can vary from the traditional colors of cream, white and ivory. If your Houston, Texas winter wedding falls near Christmas or Valentine’s Day, why not consider a red dress? Shop Alfred Angelo Bridal on Old Katy Road for a wonderful choice of fabrics for your winter wedding. Their telephone number is: 713.465.2255
Accessories. As noted above, a winter bride can accessorize with a wrap, shrug, or jacket that complements her wedding gown. A soft cashmere pashmina would also be lovely at your Houston, Texas winter wedding. These types of accessories are especially important if you are planning photographs outside, since although it won’t be freezing outside, there still may be a chill. Also, as mentioned under fabrics, consider accessorizing with red, especially if your winter wedding is on or near Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Long gloves are another accessory to consider, and can be especially elegant with a strapless gown. Your jewelry can be more ornate, as you won’t have a delicate gown for it to compete with (unless you have chosen a delicate gown, of course.) Heavy pearl earrings and a matching choker are very beautiful for a winter wedding. Cinderella Bridal and Formals at the West Oaks Mall in Houston, Texas has an amazing selection of wedding accessories. Call them at 281.920.2400
Shoes. For a winter wedding in Houston, Texas, a bride is not as limited as she might be in a colder climate. If you choose to wear sandals on your wedding day, you won’t have to worry about stepping in snow. That being said, you may also want to take advantage of winter fashions and wear a pair of delicate boots under your wedding gown! Traditional pumps can also be considered as well, and your shoe choice should, of course, complement your gown choice. But don’t be afraid to show off your Houston style! Shop at Maggie’s Bridal and Formal Attire on Fremont St. in Houston, Texas. Their telephone number is: 713.451.5844