With the warm wedding season behind us, many might assume it’s time to close up shop and settle in for an idle hibernation. But for adventurous brides and tenacious photographers, the forthcoming winter months promise creative opportunities. Ethereal snow-dusted mountains and deep evergreen forests set the perfect scene for dramatic bridal photography. Brilliant white gowns appear to melt into the frosted landscape, offering a stark contrast to pops of color in bouquets and menswear. Even natural light gains a surreal quality as rays reflect off of snowfields and hilltops.

As Utahns wait patiently for our first snow, we’re featuring a frosty photoshoot that offers plenty of inspiration for cold-weather creativity.

Snowy Bridals
Snowy Bridals

Sarah and Jordan have always felt a connection to the outdoors and spend much of their free time exploring the Wasatch’s many hikes and hideaways. It was only right that the two commemorate their shared love of nature with a plein air bridal session. The couple found wedding photographer Alexa Dotson, and together the group braved the icy weather to capture these stunning images.

Snowy Bridals

Sarah’s gown was well suited for the frosty season, featuring delicate lace details on the sleeves and sheer paneling on the sides. She paired the elegant look with a sparkling tiara to achieve an ice-princess-meets-modern-bride look. Jordan opted for a classic tailcoat tuxedo for a more formal appeal. Together, the pair appear as Mother Nature royalty as they wander the majestic alpine landscape hand in hand.

Snowy Bridals
Snowy Bridals
Snowy Bridals
Snowy Bridals

Photography: @alexadotsonphotography

Dress: Randy Fenoli, Versailles Atelier Bridal

Suit: Tuxedo Wearhouse

We featured Sarah and Jordan’s engagement shoot at Little Sahara on our blog , you can find it here.