The Elopement Edit
Nothing could be more romantic than to escape wedding chaos and choose an elopement wedding. With brides breaking with tradition and choosing to fly away, be it a beach location or a lakeside love nest, we're looking at suitable styles for an elopement wedding dress.
Be Casual. A structured, formal wedding dress with a full skirt and bodice will look out of place at a getaway wedding. Instead, the dress should flow over the lines of the bride's body, giving a soft and smooth silhouette than can be complemented with a loose hairstyle. Light fabrics are the way to go but this doesn’t mean the bride needs to forgo lace as a choice. Avoid the very heavily beaded choices which will add weight and choose light embroidered lace fabrics. Embroidered tulle, Chantilly and Raschel lace are great choices because of their light and delicate handle.
Strappy Styles. Strapless gowns are often an automatic choice when marrying in a hot climate however, they usually incorporate lots of support fabric which can make them uncomfortably warm in a beach setting. Instead, go for a gown with straps which, as well as looking super-sexy, allows you to experiment with daring low-cut backs and plunging necklines!
Bridal Separates. A top trend, the choice of bridal separates also adds flexibility as well as fun in the sun. A cropped top showing a toned tummy is perfect for the big day. It’s a modern, casual look and gives the bride plenty of choices. A lace top can be paired with a floaty skirt in satin or tulle. Night time can see a change of direction by swapping the skirt or top to mix up the look.
Dare to Bare. We’re not advocating a bikini wedding but sheer lace dresses are so en mode and combine elegance with a modern edge. Just perfect for pictures in the setting sun. This way, the dress is floaty and traditional but light and modern at the same time. And with a holiday vibe, it’s no problem revealing some skin in the sun.
Breathable Fabric. A beach wedding will (hopefully!) mean warm weather and sunshine so choosing light, floaty fabrics can make a big difference and prevent the bride from feeling uncomfortable. As a natural fibre silk is the ultimate choice. Silk is luxurious, soft, and often very thin. As it absorbs moisture, it helps keep you dry too. A light silk chiffon over a silk habotai slip is one choice to stay cool in the sun. Consider getting the gown to the venue too. Though satin and silk are especially desirable, they can wrinkle and crease easily. Chiffon and lace are more robust when it comes to travelling.
Whatever look you want to achieve visit www.bridalfabrics.com for the most extensive choice of sumptuous laces, exquisite fabrics, trims and appliques or call our team on 01254 700117. We are always happy to help and can advise you on fabric choices and send free samples and swatches.