Something old, something new and how to stay warm with keepsake fashion on your wedding day.


Winter weddings is a ‘thing’ a growing in popularity thing, and rightly so. There are multiple wedding venues across the UK who cater for the most beautiful, sensational winter weddings.

The main issue with a winter wedding is warmth! A lot of Wilderness Brides ask “what shall I wear to keep warm? Long sleeves or just a jacket??” The answer is simple – layers! Removable layers that stay flexible for you throughout the day.

The problem is that we can’t know in advance how cold/warm you will be on the day and it really isn’t something we want to be stressing over on your wedding day, so my advice is always be prepared. We now have an issue where you may or may not wear a jacket so why spend hundreds of pounds on something that you ‘might’ wear? – I say don’t! Use what you have or buy something that you know you can wear again. YOU DON’T NEED TO SPEND A FORTUNE

Blush jacket: ZARA well, it was already mine and I bought it second hand from a dress agency -True story.


Mixing high street finds with luxury bridal is perfectly acceptable. Using what you already have and re-wearing it for your wedding is sensible and buying something that you know you will wear over and over again is genius.

*You could also use blazers, cardigans and denim or leather jackets.


 Who wouldn’t want a floral buttonhole? Beautiful, delicate, and makes it known that you are the Bride!! You can also add statement jewellery and headpieces, special enough for your big day but cool enough for you to showcase again.

Do you see what I did there? Accessorised accessories with interesting “bridal” staples.

Here I have dressed up a beautiful ZARA faux fur blush jacket with a feminine buttonhole to match the bouquet.

Dress: ‘River’ dress by Wilderness Bride


Perfect additions and Keepsake Treasures from Halo & Co. Dress: ‘Astrid’ by Wilderness Bride.

Orchid hair vine/ belt.

Stackable Sunshine Pearl head bands- Wilderness Bride has a bespoke opal addition, add or remove as many as you like. #options

Charlotte Bronze hair slide.

Gertrude crown for all of you Winter Wonderland Princesses out there! #frozen

Conclusion: Mixing high-street and luxury bridal fashion works. Along with using what you already have, and buying new with a view to wear again. Don’t you want to be reminded of the magic of your wedding day and feel as special as you did when you wore your wedding dress? The beauty of re-wearing is re-feeling and the definition of keepsake is: An item that sparks a memory.

Bridal separates are proven keepsakes as I am told constantly by past Wilderness Brides who re-wear their wedding separates with other wardrobe staples for special occasions. Browse through our collections to find your treasured wedding dress, separates and accessory keepsakes.

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#rewear #recycle #keepsakes #sentimental #highstreettreasure



Styled and Directed by Stephanie Mitchell / Wedding dresses: Wilderness Bride

Photography: Gail Secker Photography / Lisa Simms MUA / Flowers by Flowery Things.

With Thanks to Lucie Meslien for modelling. BTS images and videos from this shoot are available filmed and directed by Elenor at Social First Agency.