34 Snowy Wedding Photos That Will Make You Want to Get Married This Winter
There's nothing like a white wedding. Whether you wake up on the big day to six feet of snow or see a flurry as you enter the venue, there's a magical component to all that sparkling white. And when it comes to spectacular wedding photos, snow virtually guarantees an awe-inspiring natural backdrop.
Take the following photos from real winter weddings, for example. With everything from gentle sprinkles to full-blown blizzards in the backgrounds, these couples' wintry nuptials were made even more beautiful by snow. To get that perfect shot, some duos braved the cold and posed coat-free in the swirly white. Others huddled together for warmth, prompting the sweetest candids. Our favorite newlyweds gathered their friends and families outside with chunky blankets, so they could exchange vows surrounded by snowflakes. The final result? Let's just say that these incredible moments just might change how you think about winter weddings.
With these photos in mind, we're confident that winter just might upset summer as the most popular time of year to tie the knot. Nothing against warmer-weather celebrations, of course, but there's just no sunny equivalent to snow. And when it comes to wedding symbolism, you can't beat an impromptu snowfall. The world becomes a blank slate of white—the perfect chance for a fresh, clean, and pure start. Click through to see all of these couple's snowiest wedding photos. If you're planning a cold-weather fête, these images might have you praying for snow. We know we are.
If these newlyweds' faces are any indication, making the snow work for their wedding was no work at all.
A broad, open landscape and two ponies made this wintry shot frame-worthy.
Dashing Through the Snow
The dash inside after spending an hour shooting outdoors led to this perfect candid.
At a mountaintop in Girdwood, Alaska, this couple celebrated a nine-year-long engagement and the birth of their daughter with a kiss.
This natural "ice castle" in Edmonton, Canada, was pure backdrop drama.
For this couple, walking in a winter wonderland was even better with their new spouse by their side.
A slushy, snowy New York City street made for an unexpected yet romantic background.
Ski Lift Kiss
When it was time to choose a next-level wedding exit, this duo landed on a "Just Married" ski lift ride.
Under My Umbrella
A groom kept his new wife warm and dry by pulling her close and shielding her from the elements.
Lingering orange leaves and aquamarine waters made this snowy scene a colorful masterpiece.
It looks like this pup loved his mom's wintry wedding day even more than she did.
Suspended in Snow
Warm in a black velvet cape, the bride ventured across a snowy walking bridge to make this photo happen.
For the newlyweds, snow-topped evergreens symbolized undying love.
A "freak snowstorm" rumbled in on this couple's wedding day—but the snowflakes looked lovely on the blooms and the bride.
A Dip and a Kiss
To celebrate saying "I do," this groom dipped and kissed his bride on a city sidewalk.
Snow made the ultimate substitute for glitter or confetti in this classic shot.
Two-Horse Open Sleigh
After walking up the aisle, the newlyweds headed to their reception in a horse-pulled sleigh—a classic winter touch.
A snowy nook, complete with a holly garland, pillows, and blankets, kept the couple dry and warm as their wedding photographer worked.
Snow on the Mountain
Surrounded by pine trees, a teal lake, and snow-spotted mountains, this bride and groom had nature's best elements as wedding guests.
Top of the Mountain
Since skiing was at the heart of this Denver-based couple's relationship, a photo (with rustic skis!) at the top of an Aspen mountain was a must.
As their guests filed into the ceremony, these two had their first look in an open branch teepee.
A bouquet of white roses and cascading vines was the perfect complement to the white and green wintry setting.
This bride gathered together with her 'maids for warmth in chilly temps—the cool weather made for a sweet shot.
Evergreen Color Scheme
The surrounding snow and evergreen trees inspired this couple's green and white color palette.
This bride spent many family vacations in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and (years later!) tied the knot there in a glam ski-lodge wedding. It was filled with bursts of metallic gold to play off Colorado's snowy landscape.
A plaid blanket for the bride, white pashminas for her 'maids, and snow boots for all were the perfect winter add-ons for this Vermont wedding.
To stay warm for photos and the outdoor ceremony, this bride wore white Uggs and then slipped into heels she and her husband went indoors.
Love Will Keep You Warm
This bride cited adrenaline—and love!—as the reason for not feeling Utah's below-freezing temps.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds strapped on skis and rode the lift to the top of the mountain to pose for photos on the slopes.
Braving the Elements
Every married couple weathers a few storms, but this bride faced a squall before she got down the aisle. After a blizzard compromised her original venue, she and her fiancé relocated (last minute!) to an outdoor space, where their 100 guests braved the elements in formal attire.
This bride cozied up in a fur wrap, while her husband opted for a trendy fedora.
In vintage fur stoles, seven bridesmaids kept warm against the February chill at this wedding in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.
Historic Winter Storm Nemo came raging through Vermont just before this couple's wedding weekend, but the blustery night made way for blue skies and fresh snow come Saturday morning—the perfect backdrop for a dramatic bridge photo.