Your choice of wedding accessories is just as important as the selection of your bridal gown. With the right accessories you can complete your bridal look to perfection, but the bits and bobs you pair with your wedding dress have a much bigger purpose if you’re hosting a winter wedding.
For winter brides, accessories have to be chic and cosy, functional and unforgettable. This is why the bridal cover-up is a must for brides tying the knot this winter. Weddingomania talks chic cover-ups for winter brides:
“There are tons of options to go for but we’ll discuss the trendiest and most popular ones. First of all, take a look at fur: faux fur never goes out of style, there are lots of stoles, shrugs and of course capelets, which is the trendiest option now. Leather, denim and suede jackets are another trendy option to rock, and if it’s not too cold – go for one! An oversized sweater or a cardigan will make your look trendy and you’ll feel cozy in one, besides, it will save the budget.”
We’re taking a closer look at the best bridal capes and capelets on offer this season.
For the minimalist bride
The Angelina Cape by Lavender Needle is the perfect way to accessorise for minimalist brides. Handcrafted from soft chiffon right here in the UK, the flowing, half-circle cut cape is a great bridal cover-up as well as an excellent alternative to a traditional veil.
For the fashion-forward bride
A winter wedding is a perfect excuse to add a touch of sparkle to your bridal ensemble. There’s no better way to do that than with this wedding cape from Married in the Morning, the brainchild of Bunny Street and The Prancing Hare founder Irene Sheyko.
Handmade with love and the most stunning combination of fine tulle, sequins, beads and crystals, the cape provides an elegant amount of glitz and plenty of glamour. Despite its fashion-forward design, it’s a timeless statement piece that we’re certain you’ll dig out again and again long after your wedding day.
For the alternative bride
Want a statement look that can’t be pulled off by every bride? You’ll love this feather capelet from Feathers & Thread.
The Birmingham based brand is popular around the world via their Etsy store, and for good reason. They use craftsmanship along with the most stunning and sustainable materials to create truly one of a kind accessories.
This particular capelet is made from ivory rooster and marabou feathers – all of which have been responsibly and sustainably sourced – to deliver a captivating, show stopping accessory that alternative and boho brides alike can cherish.
For the vintage bride
Lace is a must for any vintage-inspired bridal ensemble. The Thaleia Cape by Vancouver-based brand Davie & Chiyo is an effortlessly chic accessory that’s the perfect complement to a vintage wedding dress or a great way to add texture, charm and character to a more modern gown.
You can choose between Reine and Ilaria lace to create your own signature vintage look.
For the traditional bride
One material many overlook when searching for a winter wedding cover-up is felt. This felt bridal cape with hood by DressInFelt is a beautiful number that’s made for the traditional bride. Handcrafted using silk, merino wool, alpaca wool and felt, it’s touchably soft, warm and super cosy.