25 Photographic Reasons To Plan A Winter Wedding

12/06/2016 12:40 pm ET Updated Dec 08, 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.

A mandala of seasonal <a href="http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/decor-flowers/decorate-with-greenery#161149" t
Ainsley Rose Photography
A mandala of seasonal greenery and red roses brings a bit of bohemian festive cheer to this snowy scene. 
A romantic walk on the bridge in an enchanted forest looks like it’s a scene straight from a <a href="http://www.bridalguide.
Brinton Studios
A romantic walk on the bridge in an enchanted forest looks like it’s a scene straight from a fairy tale.
A ski lift offers a bird’s eye view of a stunning scenery, complete with mountain and lake.
Photography by Monique
A ski lift offers a bird’s eye view of a stunning scenery, complete with mountain and lake.
There’s nothing like a <a href="http://bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/season/winter-wonderland-wedding" target="_blank"
Travis J Photography
There’s nothing like a light snowfall to add a bit of romance and create a classic winter wedding photo.
The night sky and a street lamp combine to shine a spotlight of dramatic snowfall on this couple, making for a magical shot.
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.
What’s a winter wedding photo without a pair of <a href="http://bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/theme/pets-in-weddings#1
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.
Surrounded by fresh evergreens and wrapped in peacoats, this couple is full of <a href="http://bridalguide.com/planning/the-d
Isa Images
Surrounded by fresh evergreens and wrapped in peacoats, this couple is full of yuletide cheer.
A few fall leaves and untouched evergreens still play peek-a-boo through a carpet of snow, perfectly capturing the autumn to
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.
This couple looks cozy in love as the snow rages outside in a shot that captures both the warmth and the cold.
Ingar Sørensen
This couple looks cozy in love as the snow rages outside in a shot that captures both the warmth and the cold.
From the wooden skis and poles to the bright puffer jackets and beanie hats, we’re in love with this ski bunny couple.
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.
This bride couldn’t look happier as her groom whisks her away, trekking through the snow.
Nancy Ebert
This bride couldn’t look happier as her groom whisks her away, trekking through the snow.
This ice castle is channeling some serious Elsa vibes. Icicles and a gold sequin dress make for a <a href="http://www.bridalg
Kelsey Regan Photography
This ice castle is channeling some serious Elsa vibes. Icicles and a gold sequin dress make for a unique wedding photo
A delicate bare branch frames the newlyweds and the mountain behind them, making for a creative angle in a postcard-worthy sh
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.
This dazzling photo is winter’s take on footprints in the sand, leading to a couple basking in the glow of the streetlight.
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.
Snow flurries whirl around for a charming effect.
Gemini Photography Ontario
Snow flurries whirl around for a charming effect.
A cozy winter sleigh ride is just what Old Man Winter ordered. The only thing missing is a reindeer.
BrittRene Photography
A cozy winter sleigh ride is just what Old Man Winter ordered. The only thing missing is a reindeer.
A sled acts as a fun prop with playtime vibes, bringing out this couple’s <a href="http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/the-de
Michael Will Photography
A sled acts as a fun prop with playtime vibes, bringing out this couple’s inner child.
A black and white still of a city getting sprinkled in snow as bride and groom share a kiss is nothing but glamorous.
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.
As if this couple needs more joy, frosted evergreens bring a bit of wintry merriment, their set-up perfectly framing this hap
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.
Climbing up a snow-capped mountaintop with a bright winter sun, heavenly light, and wisps of clouds is worth it for such a <a
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
Snowball fight, anyone? These two know how to have fun, creating winter’s version of <a href="http://www.bridalguide.com/blog
Lauren Fair Photography
Snowball fight, anyone? These two know how to have fun, creating winter’s version of confetti in this adorable shot.
An umbrella not only shields this cute couple from the snow, but it acts as the perfect frame for their love.
Katy Lunsford
An umbrella not only shields this cute couple from the snow, but it acts as the perfect frame for their love.
A cozy lodge in the background adds an element of warmth to this magical and chilly scene. This couple really is walking in a
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.
Have you ever seen a <a href="http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/the-details/photo-video/wedding-kiss-photos#164259" target=
Pepper Nix
Have you ever seen a kiss as romantic as this one? All we can say is, "Let it snow."
Jack Frost really worked some magic in this photo. Falling snowflakes and a forest of evergreens dusted in snow is a true win
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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