I never partook in wedding-play as a child. I haven’t dreamt about my wedding dress and ring every waking moment. But I can appreciate the romantic side of wedding nuptials. Although I find the notions of romance often get swallowed up by the circus of the wedding party.
Therefore when I was asked to style a wedding by the digital wedding BFF lover.ly– I was very upfront with my hesitation- Claiming that I would be happy merely to go to the courthouse for my hypothetical wedding rather than the traditional big wedding or beach side wedding. I was encouraged none the less to style a wedding at a courthouse. Completely intrigued to test my styling techniques, I happily obliged.
Ok so how do you style a look for a courthouse? My first thought was to go with a short dress. But the dresses did not feel special enough; they felt as though they took the ceremony out of the wedding. So I started to search for a new dress that felt formal yet easy and comfortable. I came across this beautiful blush coloured corset bhldn dress. I also thought that the blush colour was perfect for this non-traditional wedding.
Even though the wedding setting isn’t traditionally formal; courthouses are often in the grandest or oldest buildings in the city. They often have grand architecture or at least great character. To match this feeling I wanted the bride’s look to feel just as royal. Therefore the formality of a long wedding dress would not feel “out of place” in its surroundings. I also choose to go with a sparkly headpiece instead of a veil because it was untraditional yet royal.
I didn’t think the bride’s look should have a tonne of jewellery even though I found more than a few pieces that would look amazing. I wanted her look to not only be non-traditional and royal, I wanted it to be comfortable and easy. Therefore I didn’t choose a necklace because it would compete with the bedazzlement on the corset of the dress. But I did pick a pair of low hanging pearl earrings that added a classic touch, but still allowed her bare skin to speak to the simplicity of the look.
For a shoe I knew i had to go with an open strappy heel. A closed heel would feel too heavy for the dress. I needed the heel to be comfortable as well and the ankle strap makes the heel an easy wear. Lastly it matched the sparkly blush toned wedding dress perfectly.
All together it creates my non-traditional, simple and chic, royal wedding look.
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