A wedding is whatever you want it to be. It can be the fun and funky atmosphere that suits both you and your partner’s personality to a T. Or it can be the most elegant affair there ever was. But, whatever your style, elegant or not, we believe that every wedding should have a touch of it. It’s a day meant for celebration, class, and above all, fun! Don’t think that because you’re adding a little bit of elegance to your day, that you’re going to compromise on the style that you truly want. It’s just about making sure that you have the most fabulous day that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. So, we want to show you a few ways that you can ensure your special day has a bit of elegance, have a read on to find out more.
Before The Day Elegance
So, the first thing that you need to try and master is having a bit of elegance before the day. Before the actual day of your wedding, all you will be doing is planning to make sure the day is absolutely perfect, and one of the biggest thing to try and sort is your dress. Now, you might already have an idea in your head of what style you might like, but that will all change when you go to the dress shop. Once you actually see yourself in a range of different dresses, your mind will definitely be turned. We believe that to add a bit of elegance to your dress, you need to focus on being simplistic. Long lace sleeved, with a satin plain white long finish is the perfect kind of dress for a bit of elegance. The arms are a beautiful touch that’s a firm favourite among brides to be all year round.
On The Day Elegance
You’ll have built up this moment in your head for so long, that you can’t even remember what it’s like not to be nervous. If you want our advice, the best way to calm those nerves is to get there in style. If you take a look at companies such as Seamless Chauffeur, you’ll be able to see a company who will chauffeur you to your wedding in complete class and style! It’s something a little different to the traditional wedding car, and it can really help to make you feel special on your special day. As for your partner, he could go for something similar!
After The Day Elegance
Some would say that what happens after the wedding day is most important. If you haven’t thought about a honeymoon, then get looking now! There are so many tropical and luxurious locations that really do scream elegance. Whether you chose to go on your honeymoon straight away, or a few months down the line, you should definitely have something in place before you head down the aisle. It is a chance for you both to enjoy married life before the chaos of real life sets in!
Wearing a veil at your wedding is almost as traditional as wearing a wedding dress. Over the years the amount of brides wearing veils seemed to decrease, with the increase of civil ceremonies taking place. I feel that some brides felt it was not needed. However, thanks to the recent Royal weddings veils are making a comeback, and there are some stunning ones available to buy.
When I got married in a very low key style wedding almost 8 years ago, I did not have a veil, but if I was to do it all again (to the same man) I think I would do. I am very much in love with the long cathedral length veils. Although with me being only 5ft it might be a bit too long. I love the statement they make walking down the aisle, plus the photographs you could get would be fabulous.
Although many of the bridal boutiques stock a range of veils, often it is very limited and brides are turning to the internet to find something that is just perfect for them. Lace and Favour is an online wedding emporium and they stock a beautiful range of wedding veils and just about every other bridal accessory.
My top wedding veils from Lace and Favour
Veils come in a range of different lengths, ranging from the birdcage style all the way to the cathedral length. I have put together my top picks from Lace and Favour.
Fingertip veils, are just either a single tier or a double tier veil that finished at your fingertips. They are a really popular choice with brides wanting to show off the bottom of their dresses, or to have tucked into their hair up do. Often for brides having the fingertip veils are a good choice because they are traditional yet a more modern take on a veil.
Cathedral or Chapel length veils, are my favourite ones. Finished with beautiful luxury lace, Swarovski pearls, beads some with scalloped edges. Some with built in head bands, others with a hair comb. The dramatic effect of these long veils, for me really give the wow factor.
This Lunaria by Rainbow Club that costs £175 really caught my eye, I love the lace edging. It’s 96 inches so it’s lovely and long if that what you are looking for.
Waist length veils
Waist length veils, are just that bit shorter than the fingertip ones, they are a very classic yet add a splash of fun and an edgier side to your wedding look. Waist length veils are also a great option if you are wanting to wear your veil all day, as the others you may need to remove before your sit down meal because you will end up sitting on it and possibly pull it from your hair.
I love the simplicity of this stunning Rainbow Club Tosca Russian braid edge waist length veil, with it’s ribbon edge, will really allow your wedding dress to do the talking. This veil costs only £49, so it’s among the best value of the veils I have chosen.
Birdcage veils, add that vintage feel to your wedding. They are often popular with more mature brides, or something looking for something a bit different. A birdcage veil is for someone that is wanting to go for something other than a classic veil. I really do like the Birdcage veils, they are different, they stand out and they look very chic.
This beautiful birdcage veil by SassB Couture with crystal embellishments costs £82, with a hair clip of Swarovski crystals. It’s a perfect little veil for someone looking for an element of couture.
Full length veil
Full length veils are just that, they come down to the floor but do not give you any train. They are beautiful, they offer a tradition style without having to worry about people helping you to sort your train out. They come with lace, beads, pearls, Swarovski crystals, and from one tier to three tiers. If you opt for a full length veil, just make sure it covers the length of your dress, it will look odd if it finishes a few inches short of your dress. If you are not wanting a really long veil, why not try a fingertip veil.
This gorgeous Gaia Bohemian floral inspired full length veil, is perfect for the bride looking for that boho feel to their wedding. It has a silk ribbon covered band, that sits like a halo with gold lace flowers. The band has flexibly so you are able to move it into place easily, it costs £259.
What do you think to my selection of wedding veils from Lace and Favour?
Whatever veil you go for, make your have something that suits the silhouette you are looking for. Choose a veil that suits you, your personality and also accompanies your dress perfectly.
Alternative places to buy your wedding dress
Not every bride has an endless budget for her wedding dress, so have to think outside the box when it comes to buying you gown. Second hand dresses could be a great option for you, after all they have only been worn once. Often you can find the perfect dress for you at a fraction of the price that has been previously owned by another gorgeous bride. Many selling sites are even home to warehouses of last seasons stock, so it’s always worth keeping an eye on them. I hope you find the dress of your dreams.
*This is a collaborative post, all images are credited to Lace and Favour. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.
So you have visited lots of bridal boutiques and tried on and found the perfect wedding dress. You fall in love with it and put the deposit down and then the search starts for the underwear.
When it comes to bridal lingerie there is lots to think about. Do you have straps on your dress, is it a low back, strapless, are you going for something more floaty that might need some shape wear. The search then begins for the perfect underwear.
Finding the perfect Bridal Lingerie
Hunkemöller offer a lovely range of bridal lingerie. There is something for you whatever style of wedding dress you have chosen. I have put together some of my favourite items you can get from Hunkemöller.
I really like this Jade bra and Brazillian pants set, with matching suspenders. The bra has detachable straps so it’s perfect for the beautiful gowns that come with straps but also for those that are strapless.
The Jade range, is pretty yet sexy with the gorgeous lace. It’s also great that this lingerie it is wearable again and again so that extra expense with your budgets is one thing that you can use again.
I often picture bridal lingerie to be a corset style, this super sexy Ece bustier set is just gorgeous. I always think that having nice underwear can make you feel just the bit more beautiful. Even though it’s only you that knows it’s there until it gets taken off by your new Hubby. The Ece range comes with a choice of thong shorts or rio style pants.
When I got married, I wore and pj’s and a cardigan while getting ready at the venue. Not very sexy. However looking back I wish I had a gorgeous dressing gown to wear, although 8 years ago I don’t remember ever seeing anything like these beautiful statin bridal kimonos.
Now I think these are a must for any bride, something to keep after the wedding, but also you can wear it while getting ready. Having your underwear on with the kimono over the top, means that once you have your hair and make up completed then you can just slip the kimono off and get into your gown without putting a hair out of place.
Have you thought about the bridal lingerie that is perfect for your wedding dress?
*This post was made in collaboration with Hunkemöller. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*