Five Winter Wedding Outfit Ideas on My Wedding Anniversary

I am teaming up again with 4 fabulous ladies to show you some amazing outfit inspiration for a Winter Wedding. And the timing of this post is perfect as today is my Wedding Anniversary! Seven years of wedded bliss…and per the normal Army standard, the husband is 1,500 miles away on our special day. Ha. We are 2 for 7 this year…meaning we have been able to spend our “actual” anniversary together only 2 times in 7 years of marriage. But it’s all good…because we simply cherish every day that we do get to spend together regardless of the date. Happy Anniversary to my best friend!

If you recall, I teamed up with the following gorgeous gals back in November to bring you some wedding outfit ideas for a Fall Wedding in my post What to Wear to a Fall Wedding.

The amazing Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood from Michigan, USA. (Also, the brilliant brain behind this collaboration!)

Ada’s outfit: “I think fur, sparkle and a strong pop of color can work together beautifully for a Winter Wedding Outfit, as my look today proves. Add a smoky eye, a bright pink lip and some fierce black pumps and you are set.”

The captivating Kristin of Countdown to Friday from Germany.

Kristin’s outfit: “Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t wear floral. I’m loving the print, bell sleeves, and low price of this fun dress!”

The beautiful Nina of A World of Dresses from Spain.

Nina’s outfit: “When I think winter wedding, I think of something I can stay warm in first and foremost! I also am a fan of all things green.”

The lovely Linda of A Labour of Life from Ontario, Canada.

Linda’s outfit: “Winter weddings in the north call for multi layers and for me I wanted a funky look. I found this tulle skirt at Shein a few years ago and I adore it. I thought I would pair it with a warm fuzzy sweater in a baby blue to soften the look, and threw my moto over top. I found the fur jacket at Target and it’s perfect for occasions like this.”

And little ole me, Shelbee!

My outfit: “My winter wedding look features a black floral printed tulle midi skirt with a burgundy cardigan and burgundy strappy heels. To finish off the look, I tied a black velvet scarf around the waistband to create a cummerbund style belt. I added a short black jacket with black jeweled details at the neckline and a gold bag for some extra sass.”

Do take a minute to visit their blogs and read all about the details of their beautiful outfits!

In honor of my Anniversary, I thought I would share some background information about my marriage.

We met in a bar in Pennsylvania. The husband was wearing his Army uniform and after a few minutes of conversation I said to him, “I like your uniform, but it would look much better on my floor.” That kind of sealed the deal.

I am 7 years his senior. The only time that is ever evident is when pop culture references enter the conversation!


Right before our first date, I had an anxiety attack and almost canceled. But my best friend, Jane, urged me to go anyway. I revealed all of my darkest Bipolar secrets and gave him an immediate out. He responded with “I am intrigued.” And I replied, “Don’t ever say that I didn’t warn you.” (Thank you, Jane, for not letting me cancel.)

We moved in together about 4 months after we met.

We were married a year after that. We decided to get married because we were at an Army event where everything was going sour. We were scheduled to meet a bunch of Army cohorts out at bar and I said, “Hey, you wanna turn this party around? Let’s show up and tell them we are getting married.” And that’s just what we did.

We were married in my mother-in-law’s back yard by a Justice of the Peace and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Only immediate family was in attendance (and Jane). I wore combat boots (because I always wanted to get marry in combat boots).

That May, we had a giant party at a lake to celebrate our union with our friends. The only bathroom facility was a port-o-potty.

In August, we flew to California for our honeymoon, where we visited the BFF Adam and then spent some time at Yosemite National Park.

I never wanted children until June of that same year (I was 36 years old). By September I was pregnant and our first child joined our little family in May. We bought a house right before baby arrived and by December, the husband was living in upstate New York and scheduled for a deployment. I remained in Pennsylvania with the new baby because of the upcoming deployment.

By some miracle, the deployment was canceled and by that time we were expecting baby number 2. I refused to leave my home until the baby was born. When baby number 2 was 3 months old, we sold our house and finally moved to upstate New York and our family was whole again. After 4 years in upstate New York, I am starting to consider myself more a New Yorker than a Pennsylvanian! (Although just yesterday, after talking to Jane on the phone for over an hour, I felt homesick for the first time in 4 years!)

And it has just been a wild ride! But a ride that I would go on a million times over given the chance. I am so grateful for all that I have, for all that my husband gives and sacrifices for our family, for all the love that surrounds me every day. No matter how frustrated and irritated I can sometimes get with military living and with two little rambunctious boys, I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Outfit Details
Skirt: Disney’s Snow White: A Collection by LC Lauren Conrad Floral Tulle Skirt – Kohl’s.
Cardigan: White House | Black Market (From last year).
Scarf: Cato Fashions (No longer available).
Jacket: Thrifted.
Jewelry: All old.
Bag: Lulu Townsend Glitter Mesh Clutch-DSW.
Shoes: LS Revolution Amazing Sandalsย (I won these beauties in a giveaway hosted by Grace of Color and Grace. Thanks so much, Grace! They are so gorgeous and unbelievably comfortable! And the color is absolutely perfect.)

Happy Anniversary to the love of my life! And a Happy Anniversary to our very dear friends, Kurt and Colleen!

Feeling loved on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

45 Responses

  1. Happy anniversary! I loved learning more about you and this skirt is adorable!

    By Lauren M

    • Aw. Thanks so much, Lauren! It is fun to share some little background information every now and then…things that really never find their way onto the blog unless it is a special occasion!


  2. Happy Anniversary Shelbee!!
    We just did a series on winter weddings, and I was surprised at how many women said they’ve never been to one at this time of year!!
    You look fabulous and how nice to include some husband photos!!

  3. Oh I love all your anniversary pics so much! You two seem to really enjoy each other. Love your dark floral dress too, so elegant. xox


  4. I love your posts!! The photos are really cute!
    Mรณnica Sors

  5. What a DARLING love story! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I’m still rolling over your pick-up line that sealed the deal! Jane is such a good friend, you’re extremely lucky!

    You totally nailed this winter wedding look. The tulle skirt with tights and the layering on top – love it all. I’m so sad that I couldn’t join you in the wedding looks this time, but you better believe I’ll be in for spring!


    • Thank you so much, Roxanne! I am so sorry that you were ill and could not join us this time! I hope you are feeling better and I look forward to you joining us for the Spring Wedding Outfit collaboration. Stay healthy, my friend!


  6. Happy Anniversary and I love the skirt

  7. What a fun look! I love all your old wedding photos too! It was fun to collaborate today!


  8. Happy Anniversary! Love your outfit!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  9. I love this post! I love how you incorporated your love story and anniversary through winter wedding outfit pics. Such a fabulous idea and so glad to know both of you love birds ๐Ÿ™‚ All of your wedding day and party day pics are soo fun too. Shows your “edginess” didn’t just happen overnight. Love ya Shelbee and hubby!!!!

  10. I love to read stories about how the couple met! It always fascinate me how it happens that you KNOW that it is the ONE. o) Thank you to share this with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo

    • Thank you for this lovely comment, Anna! And I never thought I would find the one after a series of very bad relationships! I had actually just hit a point in my life where I was perfectly fine with being alone…then BAM! The one walked into my life.


  11. Aw you two look so cute in those last photos, but Happy Anniversary friend! It is good to be back!
    Rachel xo

  12. OK your love story and wedding was as fun, interesting, fabulous and wacky (I mean that as a compliment) as you are and since your husband agreed, I am guessing your personalities fit together. The first sentence you told him also shows your sass and sense of humor lol and of course he was smitten. And as far as your age difference, it is just a number anyway. I also love the outfit you got married in. So fitting that you were in a white dress, nevertheless.

    So glad and happy that we got to collaborate again for a Winter Wedding Look and how smart of me (hahahaa I had no clue) to schedule it for the day of your 7th wedding anniversary. Great coincidence hmm?! Which makes this post even more special to me. You look amazing as I think burgundy suits you so much. I am glad I saw the details through the photos of your post because both the skirt and shoes are unique, beautiful and fun – like you! Thank you so much for all the kind words you said in the post about me – I appreciate them so much.

    • Ada, thank you so much for this absolutely wonderful comment so filled with lovely compliments! It is always so much fun to collaborate with you. Your style, your kindness, your fun personality all show through in everything you do! It makes it such a pleasure to join up with you for these creative posts. I am so grateful that you have included me in this series!


  13. Happy Anniversary, Shelbee! I love that this linkup coincided with yours! Burgundy is such a great winter color and looks wonderful with your dark hair. I’m glad you incorporated it into your look with both the shoes and the cardigan! I’m sorry you couldn’t be with your hubby on your anniversary, but us military spouses know how to make the best of the moments we do have! I can’t wait until the next wedding linkup!

    • Thanks so much, Kristin! Every one has such amazing style in our wedding outfit posts. And it is fun to dress up even if it is just for pictures! And isn’t military living something else? It really is a lifestyle that is unique, but we definitely do make the best of it. And appreciate the little things!


  14. You look gorgeous (swooning on the skirt) and what a fabulous story. Happy Anniversary!


  15. awesome ideas, Shelbee! I love the burgundy cardigan! super cute! you look lovely – happy anniversary to you!

    stop by and chat ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Oh my goodness! what a great read! I’m so glad I stopped in today to see and read all this. Love those candid shots of you two!! Happy Anniversary

  17. Happy Anniversary!!! And of course many many more to come! Listen your pickup line is by far the best one I have heard ๐Ÿ˜‰
    And please thank your husband for serving our country


    • Mel, thank you so much for your kind words! I will pass the message on to my husband. I think he loves telling the story of my pick up line more than I do. It makes him feel cool that I was one who used a pick up line! Ha!


  18. I love the short jacket in all the outfits!

  19. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  20. Such a cute look for an anniversary! Love the print on the skirt!


  21. Such a cute Anniversary look!

  22. Oh my. There is so much to love about this post. Your winter wedding outfit is lovely. You wore combat boots to your wedding ๐Ÿ’— The porta potty pics (snicker).

    Love that you party with us on Friday Frivolity.

  23. Happy belated anniversary Shelbee! I love the outfit you’ve put together – beautiful skirt and those shoes are gorgeous. The porta potty photos really made me chuckle ๐Ÿ™‚

    Emma xxx

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