Which time of year suits you best?
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When dreaming of the day you'll be married to the love of your life, what do you picture? A sandy beach and a warm breeze? A quaint garden with fresh floral blossoms? How about a cozy cabin while snow is gently falling, or a rustic barn surrounded by orange and red foliage? The season in which you choose to say "I do" could have a lot to do with the qualities that make you—you. Here is our bridal personality analysis—broken down by summer, spring, winter and fall.
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Springtime is a season where your elegant taste may shine the brightest. For brides longing for neutral color palettes, table settings filled with whimsical blossoms and dreamy, romantic details—spring just may suit your fancy. To the creative types—you will also love this time of year, as it can be the perfect outlet for DIY flower crowns, pistachio macaron recipes, and you in a side chignon to make their mark. And the weather's sweet breezes will bring a calmness to you—no bridezillas here! The gentle souls of springtime will find that even if all doesn't go as planned, as long as the day is filled with love, everything will turn out quite all right.
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Brides who pick summertime crave carefree fun! Most likely, they won't want to keep guests inside—these free spirits will be bringing friends and family out in the warm temps with mobile bars, backyard rendezvous, or ceremonies on the beach. Type-A personalities can come alive in the summer, looking to showcase gorgeous statements like an arch filled with roses, olive branches and colorful veronicas, sparkling outdoor chandeliers, or even a decked-out getaway car. Perhaps you'll be so inclined to create a theme for the evening, a la Havana Nights or Seaside Soiree—whatever your heart desires!
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Those who wed in winter are eternal optimists—they'll see beauty in all things, especially magnificent, white backdrops. If you're a snow-loving type of gal, your eyes will be found twinkling with flakes at the thought of a horse-drawn carriage, a blazing fire during the reception, and the aroma of pine and cinnamon filling the air. Your cold-weather colors of choice may be fairy-tale evergreens and bright reds, or even icy blues or silvers. Wintertime brides will be content simply with their essentials—in this case, hot cocoa, rustic elements, a cozy stole, your spouse, and the ones you love around you keeping toasty and dancing all night long.
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Destined for the eternally trendy, fall is when most of the latest fashions emerge from the elite creative enclaves. You're likely already in tune with them—whether you're showing off chic and sleek palette colors or filling up with printed materials—from color-blocked invitations to off-the-cuff designs on your table seating cards, or even funky china patterns on your gift registry. You may be more likely to wear a dress of a different color—like Chrissy Teigen's red number or Zosia Mamet's daring black gown. And like many of autumn's weather patterns, you're also a bit unpredictable. It's no wonder you'd consider treating your loved ones to a pre-planned dance number with your new spouse, or bringing guests out of the reception venue to witness a surprise fireworks show!
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