If you're in the process of planning your wedding, you've probably noticed that bridal trends have been shaken up significantly in recent years. You may have noticed wedding dresses in colors other than white, dresses with metallic accents, and other breaks from tradition. If you're aiming for a romantic wedding over one that's trendy, however, ignore the latest fads and fall back on traditional standbys. Following are four ways to ensure that you experience the romantic wedding of your dreams.
Real Roses Today's wedding flowers are everything from bold and vibrant armfuls of tiger lilies to wildflowers specific to alpine meadows. However, nothing quite says romance better than a classic bouquet of real roses. Whatever color you choose is a matter of personal preference — some brides like to have all colors of the rose represented in their bouquets, though, and this does make a particularly appealing look. White or pink baby's breath interspersed among the roses adds a delicate finishing touch.
Lace Wedding Dresses A lace wedding dress makes a far more romantic statement than it's metallic or otherwise cutting edge counterpart. If full-on frothy isn't quite your style, you can still get a romantic effect by wearing a dress that uses lace sparingly. For instance, a brushed silk dress with intricate lace sleeves provides an ethereal look, and you could also opt for a relatively plain white dress topped off by an elaborate veil fashioned from a froth of lace.
Pearls Pearl necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are quintessentially classic bridal jewelry that never fails to flatter. If you've got access to heirloom pearl jewelry, all the better — that lovely patina that old pearls have will provide a delicate glow to your overall look. If you don't have access to heirloom pearls, perhaps it's time to start a new tradition. Be sure to buy the best you can afford so they'll hold out for when your daughter takes her turn walking down the aisle.
Tendrils and Upsweeps The most romantic wedding hairstyles are cascading tendrils and upsweeps — and brides seeking a romantic look often wear a combination of the two. Talk with your hairdresser to decide on a look that works best for you, and be sure to take into consideration the degree which your wedding dress in elaborate — simple lace wedding dresses, for instance, call for long flowing locks, while dresses with plenty of fanciful details require simpler hairstyles to balance out the look.
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