At first glance, winter weddings can evoke thoughts of anything that can go wrong with a formal affair: cathedral-length trains pulled through gray snow; barren portrait sessions for indoor use only; and guests whose teeth chatter as they commute in the cold between your ceremony and reception. But winter weddings can convince you. Because although the weather outside may be terrible, the bride and groom celebrate their celebrations with warming fires, fur stoles, white flowers and even seasonal goodies like s’Mores and hot cocoa.
Winter weddings are so fanciful that dozens of celebrities held their own celebrations in November, December, January, and February. Several welcomed the season: snow-capped mountains served as the backdrop for Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson’s wedding in Aspen, Colorado, where the couple kept guests warm with an outdoor fire; while others, including Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise and Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, got married on one of the many winter holidays from New Years Eve to Valentine’s Day.
Others used winter as the perfect reason to flee to the warmer weather for their weddings. Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson said “I do” in New Orleans for more temperate winter weather, and Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra got married in the tropical climate of India. Some couples like Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman fled to distant islands to exchange their vows with their toes in the sand and the sea breeze in their hair.
So read on and see 28 celebrities claiming the coldest season of the year for their magical wedding anniversaries.
Additional coverage from Neha Prakash.