Non Traditional Wedding Dress For a Winter Bride in Finland

Maaret arrived at the Cutting Edge Brides boutique knowing that she wanted a short wedding dress for her wedding day. Wearing a non traditional wedding dress was what she dreamed of. With lots of glistening snow and stunning vistas in this wonderful winter wedding, the images from their photographer Valokuvaaja Tina are simply stunning.

Real wedding, bride wearing non traditional wedding dress. Short Tea Length dress

The whole day was just perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing for the day.

Maaret & Petri got married in Rovaniemi, Finland, where daytime temperature can be below zero. A short wedding dress with sleeves was a priority for Maaret and she chose Elna by Lois Wild as her non-traditional wedding dress

Being a mature bride gave her the advantage on knowing what suited her and how she really wanted to look and feel on her wedding day. The 1950’s style dress that she left our boutique with she almost discounted. Originally she decided the neckline was too low but with some suggestions on how she could alter it, she fell in love.

A Non Traditional Wedding Dress

Real Couple at Cutting Edge Brides

For my wedding dress I knew straight from the beginning that I wanted to have a knee length 50s’ style dress, I never even considered a long dress

Wedding Dress Details

Elna is a gorgeous satin tea length style wedding dress with three quarter length sleeves by Lois Wild. The satin dress had a wide waist band and a satin band around the bottom of the dress. The dipped v neck dress and the three quarter length sleeves give this a crisp and modern look.

Lois Wild design 50’s style wedding dresses for the next generation of brides. Their beautiful short wedding dresses are a mixture of classic silhouettes with a modern twist. Perfect for a non traditional wedding dress of dreams.

Real bride wearing short wedding dress

As an “older bride” (I’m closer to 50 years than 40) I feel that I was not so bound to have a more traditional long gown but I could wear anything I want on the day and make my wedding look exactly how I wanted

It’s the little touches to this Ivory short wedding dress that make it, from the wide waist band to the button detail on the sleeves. Maaret had some extra material added so that the neckline wasn’t so deep and she made it totally bespoke in the process.

She wore her hair down with a gorgeous hair piece and wore a pretty necklace to finish her look. Petri wore a black dinner jacket and the couple looked elegant and timeless.

The Small Details

The couple made their day extra special as it was also the venue for Maaret’s parents nuptial 50 years earlier. Her father performed their service as a minister which made this a really emotional event.

Couple getting married, bride wearing tea length wedding dress

The church is the same church where my mum and dad got married 50 years ago and as a minister of the Lutheran church my father did the ceremony at the church making it extra special (and emotional) for the whole family

Maaret teamed her dress with an elegant pair of Rainbow Club court shoes, the colour matched perfectly to her short wedding dress. She carried a hand tied bouquet of ivory roses and Petri wore a single rose button hole.

Just married couple, bride wearing 1950s style wedding dress

As a bit of shoe enthusiast having a short dress gave me a chance to show my shoes.

She also had a feather trimmed bolero jacket for their outside wedding photographs and teamed it with black knee length boots and white satin gloves.

Real bride married in Finland, wearing a silk short weddimg dress

Our wedding was in the winter in the Northern Finland I knew even the daytime temperature will be below zero so I wanted to have a dress with some sleeves.

Cutting Edge Brides

For all our non traditional short wedding dress designs there are elements that the bride can change.  From changing the length to the neckline, there are lots of things to make a wedding dress unique to you.

Our dedicated seamstress is available to alter depending on your requirements. So you can feel confident that your tea length wedding dress with fit perfectly on the day.

mature bride wearing short wedding dress with sleeves

Cutting Edge Brides seamstress Kristina was amazing – my dress required quite a few changes but Kristina never lost her confidence that the dress will be the perfect fit for me.

If you would like to book in an appointment please don’t hesitate to call us to find out how we can help you find your perfect short wedding dress.

Cutting Edge Brides

01322 521 000


Photographer: Valokuvaaja Tina @valokuvaajatina

Florist: Kukkakauppa Peikonlehti @kukkakauppapeikonlehti

Hair and make-up: Maikki at Kampaamo Beauty4you

Reception venue and catering: Royal Reindeer Ounasvaara @royalreindeerounasvaara

Bridal shoes: Rainbow Club @rainbowclubuk

Band at the reception: Jaana Isokangas and The Band

Wedding ceremony at Rovaniemi Church

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