Winter Inspired Bridal Wear for The Bride & Bridesmaids
This styled shoot aimed to encapsulate winter in a style, rather than just a season. By combining both soft and dramatic colours, along with different fabric textures – this range of bridal wear is completely captivating. A stunning sleeveless wedding dress can still be transformed into a gown for winter, by adding a lush shawl. Photographer Nicole Moore shares this beautiful bridal fashion shoot with us. Be inspired by these locally designed wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses.
South African Winter Bridal Wear Inspiration
The main focus of this winter styled shoot was to create a feminine yet dramatic feel. We incorporated soft hues such as dusty pinks, whites and greys and combined it with darker more dramatic colours like black. We played around with different textures such as intricate lace, silky satin, 3D flowers as well as faux fur.
The colour scheme was made up of light pinks, maroons, rose golds and touches of black – creating a dramatic effect but still a soft feel with a touch of romance. We’ve made this colour palette new by pairing pastel colours with darker opulent colours, making a statement.
As it is now winter, we thought this shoot would be the perfect time to inspire brides in this season or the next. These ideas can be directed at the bride wanting to do things a little differently, with statement headpieces, floral bridesmaid’s dresses and velvet details.
Completely Unique Bridesmaid Dresses
Ronel Rose from Mrs Rose was responsible for the robes, bridesmaid dresses and shawls for this shoot. She had the following to say;
“For this styled shoot, the bridesmaid’s silhouettes were mainly focused on contemporary yet different looks. We’ve incorporated crop tops, pleated skirts, frills and tulip skirt details. Fabrics we’ve used were Armani satin, guipure lace and printed scuba. Two-piece dresses are all the rage right now, so why not get your bridesmaids involved in this trend? Whether you are using solid colours, prints or mix and match, this trend is most definitely one not to miss.
Not convinced this will work? With different shape and size bridesmaids, this trend can still be rocked if you swop out the crop top for a body suit or make sure the top hangs over the skirt. There are so many ways to wear this trend plus an added bonus is your bridesmaids can wear separate garments again after the wedding day.“
Winter Wedding Flowers and Decor
We love dried flowers and more subdued colours combined with darker colours. A word from our décor and flower genius, Marisa, “For this specific shoot I chose my all time favourites (thanks to my granny) white avalanche roses, pink roses, champagne double lisianthus, pink wax flowers, asparagus plumosa, sea holly and pink Erica, Pampass and peppercorn leaves, to compliment the dresses and décor. Once everything came together, I was extremely pleased!”.
Wedding Dresses by Designer Juan William Aria
The very talented wedding gown designer, Juan William Aria, contributed with the following;
“The 2019 ARIA collection by Juan William Aria was inspired by the traditional wedding saying “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue”
When I designed this collection I had the modern day bride in mind that is not afraid to push the envelope when it comes to bridal gowns. I wanted to use fabrics that were modern, innovative and different to the ‘normal’ bridal fabrics. The Silhouettes are seductive yet elegant and celebrate all the different sorts of female beauty.
I was lucky enough to stumble across an old fabric warehouse in Fordsburg that had the most amazing antique lace trimming from Austria dating back to the 1960’s. These became a key detailed used in my collection. The Juan William Aria Bride is a strong, modern, 21st-century woman that just needs to add ‘Something Blue’.”
Winter Wedding Style
Everything comes together to create that perfect Wintery look. By adding a faux fur shawl to both the bride and bridesmaids outfits, the look is now suited for the colder months. With a crystal tiara and hanging earrings, the bride looks like a true snow queen. Or go for a look as pure as snow, with a white shawl to match the white wedding dress.
Wedding Vendors for this Shoot:
- Location: Shalom Photo Studio
- Models: Emma Kate Lock, Megan Howard, Kelsi Holz & Dylan Jowett
- Bridal Wear and Accessories: Mrs Rose by Ronel Rose
- Wedding gowns: Juan William Aria
- Photographer: Nicole Moore Photography
- Decor and Flowers: Petals and Lace by Marisa Murphy
- Jewellery: Marion Rehwinkel & Lovisa (earings)
- Makeup Artist: Elzane Westernman
- Hair Accessories: Kathleen Barry
- Hair: Chantell Hansen by Tetelestai Hair Design
- Cake: A Taste of Heaven Cakery by Marcel Duvenhage
- Stationery: Design Love