If you live in Canada, you know very well how a large majority of our winter months are spent wearing sleeping bag sized parkas, clunky snow boots, fleece-lined gloves and a deep and crushing understanding of the statement, “it’s all about layering.” Fashion goes right out the window when it’s -25 WITHOUT the windchill. So how the heck are you supposed to pull off the chic wedding of your Pinterest dreams while in a Battle Royale with the frigid elements? I asked Shealyn Angus of Shealyn Angus Wedding & Events how to pull off a breathtaking wedding in the great white north—no snow boots required. She has some amazing and extremely stylish ideas.
Chic & Cozy = One Venue Only
Your winter wedding will only be chic if your guests aren’t trekking around town to different venues and ruining their shoes and hair in the snow. Stick to one venue for both ceremony and reception so guests can check that parka and enjoy the rest of their night. A hotel is a great option, so guests don’t have to face icy roads after the party.
Warm It Up
Welcome your guests to the wedding with a cup of spiked cider or mulled wine. This will heat things up and get the party started right!
Play With Faux Fur Accents
Buy that faux fur caplet you’ve been eyeing to keep you cozy and look extra glam in your wedding photos. Add faux fur rugs and/or throws in your lounge area to amp up the cozy chic Canadiana vibe.
Light The Way With Candles
One of the best parts of the winter is cozying up by the fire. Create an atmosphere of romance with tons of candles on guest tables and in more social areas. Not only will it keep guests feeling warm, the flickering flames will add a gorgeous glowing ambience.
Dress To Dazzle
There is no better time than winter to rock a gorgeous sparkly wedding dress. It’s your day, so why not shimmer and shine like new year’s eve fireworks. Sequins are currently one of our favourite trends for 2020!
Brittany Johnson is a Canadian content creator, actress, and writer. Vintage huntress and dog mom, when she is not working at a tech start-up, with a focus on lifting up the next generation of young women, she can be found in her bed with a facemask on, watching Nora Ephron movies on repeat.