Fur coats are a timeless, classic cover up option for winter brides with a penchant for all things vintage.

They are the perfect blend of cosy, practical and oh so glamorous.

For those of you (like myself) who wouldn't want to wear real fur, there is a huge variety of realistic faux fur options available in all shades and styles. And let's not forget the vintage, film star appeal of a fur stole wrapped over the shoulders, as modeled perfectly by the bride below:

Photo by Elizabeth Messina via Kiss The Groom

Why cover up?

I think it's important for brides (and grooms) having a winter wedding to consider a warm cover up option. Of course you'll want to show off your beautiful gown in all it's glory throughout the day and into the evening but a fur cover up will be especially useful for those romantic photos of the two of you together outside in the cold, maybe even amidst the falling snow. (Think of the ‘snuggling' shots!)

After all, you don't want to be shivering, cold, damp and grumpy on your wedding day. A fur coat or stole is a chic way to keep you nice and warm while still looking gorgeous.

Just check out these beautiful real brides rocking their fur cover ups…

Top row via Elizabeth Anne Designs | via Ruffled | via Martha Stewart Weddings | Middle row via 3BP | via Ruffled | Bottom Row via Ruffled | via Ruffled | via 3BP

Top Row: Photo by Viera Photographics via Style Me Pretty | via Style Me Pretty | via Utah Bride Blog | Middle Row: via Style Me Pretty | via Style Me Pretty | Bottom Row: Style Me Pretty | via Utah Bride Blog | via Wedding Bee

Photo by Christa Elyce Photography via Bridal Musings | Photo by FO Photography

And why not co-ordinate the bridal party's cosy fur cover ups?

I absolutely adore the fur mitts for the bridesmaids and trapper hats for the groomsmen!

Photo by Viera Photographics via Style Me Pretty

1. Taupe Faux Fur Textured Coat £89 ~ Topshop

2. Biba Marabou feather stole $195 ~ House of Fraser

3. CO-OP Barneys New York Short Faux Fur Jacket $298 ~ Barneys

4. Blonde fur stole $28 ~ Dorothy Perkins

5. Lipsy Short Faux Fur Jacket £76 ~ Bank Fashion

6. Adrienne Landau Leopard Print Jacket £574 ~  Far Fetch

7. Halston Heritage Faux fur coat $313 ~ Net-A-Porter

8. Touffe De Poils faux-fur cape $420 ~ Far Fetch

Are you loving fur coats for brides as much as I am?

Or perhaps, like me, you've been umming and ahhing about whether to get yourself a fur coat this winter?

(I've pretty much convinced myself I need one in my life right NOW, after putting this post together!)