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Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Winter Bride

Christmas, to me, is one of the most romantic times of the year. Perhaps I watched "Miracle on 34th Street" too many times as a kid, but it seems like a season of dreams coming true and magic in the air. If the season is magical for you, perhaps you'll want to plan a Christmas wedding? Whether your wedding will take place close to the holiday, or you just want to have a Christmas wedding theme, it is sure to be merry. I only wish that my wedding was during Winter.

It's the most wonderful time of the year, your family is gathered around you, and the church is already decorated. Why not have a Christmas wedding? In the movies, everyone seems to get married in June. But a winter wedding can be terribly glamorous, cinematic and magical. With the right elements, a winter wedding will be a wonderland.

Think about you and your sweetie in the elegant look of old Hollywood; White Christmas, Bing Crosby, Louise Armstrong and chestnuts roasting on an open fire! the groom in tails, and the bride in a white long silk dress with a white fur or faux fur wrap. Evoke the season with "ice" –diamond or diamond-like jewelry. 90% of the bridal gowns are strapless or sleeveless, but that's not so practical for a bride who wants to take pictures outside, or needs to walk any distance. Look for wraps, shrugs, and capes, or dramatic coats. I've always loved the look of a bride in a white dress and a large red shawl, huddled against her groom who has a red boutonnière. And don't forget your bridesmaids! An attractive wrap to wear on the day of your wedding and beyond makes a great bridesmaid present.