Trying to dream up the perfect outfit for your big day? Coordinate these 5 items to style a beautifully romantic bridal look!
A Dramatic Veil
If you were considering skipping this bridal tradition, think again. Incredible photo opportunities aside, the moment when your groom or father flips the blusher can be extremely emotional.
In the world of bridal fashion, a veil customizes your whole look. You get multiple tiers or just one; wear it trailing down your back or lightly angled over your face. A cathedral veil is the most romantic style you can get!
A lace or embroidered veil enhances your look with regal elegance. Alternately, select a cut edge veil with lots of length and volume if you want something airy and graceful.
A Floral Headpiece
Your accessories play a large role in styling a romantic, feminine bridal look. It’s ideal to choose a comfortable headpiece that you can keep on for the reception (especially if you’re removing your veil after the ceremony).
Delicate floral pins, a soft flower comb, or a full-on floral wreath offer plenty of nature-inspired options. For a bit of fairy-tale sparkle, try a shimmering metallic flower headband!
Tip: If you’re down to a couple styles and just can’t decide, style your hair the way it will look on your wedding day—or buy both. One for the ceremony, one for the reception. (Hey, it’s still cheaper than a gown change.)
The Right Gown
Go with a silhouette, color, and style that will flatter your body and make you feel beautiful. Try out floral patterns or romantic hues such as soft champagne and blush.
Common romantic gown types include a princess-inspired tulle ball gown; a flowing A-line or sheath; or a fit and flare lace dress with exquisite back detail.
Need ideas? Check out our Pinterest boards for incredible designer gowns.
The main difference between a romantic and glamorous bridal look is the amount of bling. You’ll want to look extra-pretty but not overdone, so keep your jewelry subtle.
Dying to wear chandelier earrings? Maybe skip a necklace. Don’t want jewelry at all? Add a floral or beaded belt.
Tip: Give your look personal charm by choosing jewelry you’d like to wear again, whether it’s every day or on your anniversary!
A Gorgeous Bouquet
You know a romantic bouquet when you see one.
We used monochromatic red roses to convey a passionate, elegant, and totally classic look. This budget-friendly choice is perfect for a Valentine’s Day wedding, Christmas wedding, black-and-white wedding, or black-tie affair.
Alternate floral ideas include trailing flowers, soft pastels, or lush peonies. Check out our Pinterest boards for bouquets to perfectly match your color scheme, theme, and season.
Want more romantic wedding ideas? Check out our My Bridal Style Romantic for accessories options, and head over to our Lace Veils and Cathedral Veils pages to start building your look.
Photography: KT Merry
Stylist: Joy Proctor / Kelly Oshiro
Hair / Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup
Location: Sunstone Winery
Accessories: Bel Aire Bridal