July 18, 2017

Wedding Inspiration for the Classic Bride

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The classic bride wants the look and feel of her wedding to stand the test of time. Don’t tell her about the latest bridal trends. Twenty years from now, her wedding photos will look like they were taken just days before. Important details like her dress, hairstyle, jewelry, flowers, and cake will be chosen because they fulfill her vision of having a grand, elegant affair.

Bride & Blossom has worked with every type of bride and there’s just something so beautiful about using a classic aesthetic to plan a wedding. Here are some inspiring looks from our Real BB Weddings to help the classic bride create the ceremony and reception of her dreams.

Most often, the focal décor feature of the ceremony is a chuppah or wedding arch. From simple to lavish, brides decorate these symbolic structures to express their personal style.

 

Leah & Michael: Evoke a setting of beauty and sophistication by draping the structure in sheer ivory fabric with round arrangements of white roses and hydrangea adorning each post.

Leah & Michael - Chuppah - Le Parker Meridien - by Whyman Studios

Leah & Michael – Chuppah – Le Parker Meridien – by Whyman Studios

 

Jennifer & Paul: A wedding arch fashioned from curly willow branches embellished with blush hued roses and cream hydrangea evokes an air of eternal romance.

Jennifer & Paul Wedding - Ceremony - Branch Arch - Liberty Warehouse NYC - by Agaton Strom

Jennifer & Paul Wedding – Ceremony – Branch Arch – Liberty Warehouse NYC – by Agaton Strom

 

Cheryl & Adam, Lindsay & Aaron and Danielle & Noah: When it comes to bouquet style, nothing is more classically beautiful than a round arrangement of fresh roses! A round, compact bouquet of white, ivory and blush roses and hydrangea is lush, yet sophisticated. The soft lavender color of menta roses is most romantic. A relaxed, textured version showcases exquisite roses, peonies, orchids, and ranunculus with a touch of greenery.

 

Alexandra & Jason and Courtney & Quinton: Jewelry is understated with hint of sparkle and luster. Wedding pearls and diamonds will never go out of style! When it comes to hair, a polished bridal bun complemented with a bejeweled barrette is stunning. But we love to see a bride pull off a graceful down ‘do!

 

Lindsey & Greg and Sarah & Adam: Classic bridal attire is not as limiting as you may think. A princess gown with a voluminous, tulle skirt looks fit for a fairy tale. A simple, satin dress allures with timeless glamour.

 

Dara & Jonathan: Create a striking atmosphere for your guests to enjoy during the reception. Adorn tables with low arrangements that mix crisp, white blooms such as peonies, roses, tulips, and hydrangea with greenery accents.

Dara & Jonathan - Village Club At Sands Point - By Lindsay Madden Photography

Dara & Jonathan – Village Club At Sands Point – By Lindsay Madden Photography

 

Courtney & Quinton: Long, white taper candles cast a warm, graceful glow by complimenting a dreamy white flower and greenery tablescape.

Courtney and Quinton - The Bowery Hotel -Photography by Chad Cruz

Courtney and Quinton – The Bowery Hotel – Photography by Chad Cruz

 

Anna & Matthew: High centerpieces blossoming with white and lavender roses, hydrangea, and cascading orchids exude opulence and refinement.

Anna & Matthew Wedding - Reception - High Centerpieces - Pierre Hotel NYC - by Brett Matthews

Anna & Matthew Wedding – Reception – High Centerpieces – Pierre Hotel NYC – by Brett Matthews

 

Amanda & Thomas: The classic bride doesn’t have to be confined to traditional, compact arrangements and a palette of whites and neutrals. Full of texture and volume, a centerpiece featuring blush hued roses, hydrangea, and cascading orchids complemented by tall cherry blossom branches is breathtaking.

Amanda & Thomas - Essex House - Photo by Kelly Guenther

Amanda & Thomas – Essex House – Photo by Kelly Guenther

 

Lindsay & Aaron: Add color to your tablescape with tall blooming arrangements of deep purple and pink illuminated by candlelight.

Lindsay & Aaron - Purple and Lavender Hydrangea High Centerpiece - Castle on the Hudson - by Agaton Strum (7)

Lindsay & Aaron – Purple and Lavender Hydrangea High Centerpiece – Castle on the Hudson – by Agaton Strum (7)

 

Lindsay & Billy: And let’s not forget about the cake! A beautiful white wedding cake with piping in a lace design and floral topper looks absolutely lovely and will have everyone talking at your reception.

Lindsay & Billy - Cake by Ron Ben-Israel - JWM Essex House - Charlie Juliet Photography

Lindsay & Billy – Cake by Ron Ben-Israel – JWM Essex House – Charlie Juliet Photography

 

We love when a bride adds a personal touch to a traditional wedding style. Just because you consider yourself “classic” doesn’t mean you are narrowed to all white décor, roses, and a ball gown. It is perfectly fine if you want any or all of these details in your wedding though, because they ARE beautiful! But there are many ways to plan for a classic wedding so that dress, accessories, décor, and flowers are a true expression of your love.

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