As Christmastime nears, we turn our thoughts towards beautiful winter wedding dresses for those getting married in the season of frost, twinkling lights and the smell of pine needles. Christmas is a fabulous time for weddings as churches and venues are already dressed up with festive florals, Christmas trees, wreaths, and bows… saving you some of your all-important budget.

For a winter wedding dress we recommend you look for something with sleeves, a high back, thicker materials such as Mikado and Satin, layers and a frosting of sparkle. Here our award-winning designer Veni Infantino recommends some of her favourite pieces from the latest collection.

Devan which is style number 69553 is my favourtie option for a winter wedding. Made from Mikado it is one of the warmer fabrics and it has a beatiful sheen for reflecting light from candles and christmas tree lights. The sleeves and collar will give extra warmth for outdoor photos and the whole look is classic, timeless and feminine.” She says.

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“Next, we have Walterina, which is style 18456 from my Victoria Jane Collection. We actually shot these photos in January and it was very cold – we had blankets on standby for the models in-between takes! This piece has a slightly Edwardian feel to it with the high lace back, sleeve detail and cut out train. It is made with a soft crepe so this gown is great for winter weddings and the long sleeves and covered back will help you stay warm too.”

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“For girls really wanting to stand out from the crowd in a very couture style gown they must try on Derina, style 69584! It is a truly decadent look which has turned our customers heads at the previews. It has a sheer lace bodice and sleeves, fully covered feather skirt and a sheer with a row of covered buttons down the high back to the waist. This is the dress that everyone will remember and talk about for years to come!”

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“Another lustrous Mikado gown is Doliana (style 69570), designed with elegant winter weddings in mind with a twist of vintage. She is a wonderful full ballgown with cuffed bateau neckline which forms a slight v-neck to the back. The look is finished with bridal covered buttons to the hem and a sparkle silver belt. A good seamstress could attach some faux fur to the collar for a luxurious wintery look.”

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“One thing I must tell our brides-to-be is that whatever look you want, you can have it no matter what the time of year! Speak to your seamstress and look online at winter weddings. If you want something slinky and sexy, then you can. Many of our sheer bodices come with detachable lining and stoles to help keep you warm, you can also add a bolero, jacket or cape to cover your arms.”

Thanks Veni! We will cross our fingers for some snow on your wedding day for some wonderfully memorable photographs! You can follow Veni on her very own Instagram for the latest news, designs and behind the scenes.