Royalty and romance: aren’t these at the heart of every union? It’s no wonder that the fairytale wedding — also known as “Happily Ever After” or “Dreams Do Come True,” to name just two — never goes out of fashion.
Spotlight on the Princess Bride
Walking down the aisle to a fantasy wedding theme means that as this type of bride, you can go all out. That might mean a voluminous ballgown from Lazaro or Mary’s Bridal Princess Collection, complete with petticoat … or a design modeled after a particularly beloved princess from Kirstie Kelly for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.
But even when the gown is an A-line with a sleeker silhouette, fairytale brides usually go for a substantial veil, floor-length or longer.
The hair’s often a half or full updo, but formally styled, dripping with romantic ringlets. And the shoes? Never an afterthought, they’re something deliciously feminine, strappy and sparkly (though you can even walk down the aisle in clear ‘glass’ slippers).
And if you want the full-out princess look, straight from the pages of an oversized storybook? Add opera-length gloves, a tiara and a sparkly rhinestone choker.
Dressing The Royal Retinue
Bridesmaids, as often as not, are wearing something with at least at a touch of pink! A string of pearls makes a treasured gift for each of your girls. But what about the men? American grooms find it hard to look past the black tux, which fortunately looks stunning next to a princess bride. But a white tuxedo has a bit more fairytale flavor, and it’s worth considering.
Sure, no man one wants to look like a fashion victim fresh from prom, but Calvin Klein and Jean Yves Formalwear offer some elegant choices that just might put to rest any Prince Charming’s qualms about style faux pas.