Cold Weather Bridal Look
As I plan my wedding look, there’s one thing in the back of my mind: The weather in Chicago in April is a shitshow.
We could get a beautiful, perfect, 70-degree day. We could get gale-force winds. We could get a blizzard. And since it’s Chicago, we could get all of that (and more) in the same day.
Yep—this is what I expect. | Via MDM Entertainment
So being the planner that I am, I’m trying to anticipate as much as possible—and work some outerwear into my wedding look—even though we’re having an indoor wedding.
Why? Those Chicago skyline pictures. I can’t resist them. They call to me.
These buildings—plus, that courage standing on a bridge rail. Holy crap. | Via Todd James Photography
Be still, my heart. That skyline. | Via Greyes Photography
So what am I considering?
Well, I could go with the winter coat I already have. It’s red, it’s wool, it’s beautifully cut, and it costs zero dollars (though I should probably get it dry cleaned).
The coat I pretty much only wear when I’m in Chicago | Via Overstock
OR I could do something I’ve been daydreaming about and go with the (faux) fur stole/jacket. Bonus: I wear a lot of vintage-inspired dresses, so it’d work with my going-out look, too. If I go this route, I’d probably get it in a rich brown, not white. I don’t know why—I just like it better.
Pretty and cozy | Via BHLDN
I could also just go with a wrap. Something silk, because silk is warm. Something in a fun color. I’m thinking a dark red, to complement my ladies’ dresses. Plus, it would be easy to gift them something similar.
Side note: I was also considering gifting them some warm cardigans, just in case—do you think that’d be appreciated? I know I always hate being too cold.
Along with the coverups for chilly weather, I’ve been thinking about rain. Luckily, I love those wedding shots involving umbrellas and weather—they’re so real and spontaneous.
So we start another debate—classic black umbrella? dark red? something quirky or sparkly? Do I get rain boots or hold off? (I NEVER need them in LA, after all.)
Inevitably, if I prepare for all eventualities, the weather will be beautiful. But if not…it WILL storm.
Any weather-related tips/horror stories you want to share? All about them!