Spotlight On The Princess Bride

First and foremost, treat yourself like the princess you are. Indulge yourself. You only get to wear a wedding gown once in a lifetime the one time you can have all the attention a real princess deserves. You are special and you deserve the ultimate princess feeling.

A Fashionable Entrance:

Drama’s essential to a fantasy wedding, so plot out your high points. Find a way to make a grand entrance at the ceremony or reception: a spiral staircase and or a trumpeter. Outfit your guests with beautiful paper cones they can use to shower you with rose petals as you leave the church (another popular choice is confetti).

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Travel from church to reception venue via horse-drawn carriage…For the true fairy tale princess wedding, a horse drawn carriage is essential. Let the Samantha Royal Victorian carriage make your big day one you that will forever be etched in your memories. As seen on the My Dream Wedding show, Phidilia talks of the experience, “for once I felt like a princess” she says.

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The Cinderella gown

A ballroom type silhouette gown is befitting for a princess. A snugly fitting bodice with a full skirt gives that air of a fair princess. But even when the gown is an A-line with a sleeker silhouette, fairytale brides usually go for a substantial veil, floor-length or longer. The train must extend a few feet than the normal. No princess walks into church without a long train cascading down the isle behind her. The train, both a cathedral and semi-cathedral train are most suitable for a princess bride. A train exudes class and elegance both of which are associated with the elite and affluent class.

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The cathedral veil

A princess must be swathed with yards and yards of rich material flowing gracefully behind her. This gives the bride that romantic, dreamy look. A princess bride must be swathed with yards and yards of tulle. This gives the bride that romantic dreamy look. The hair is often a half or full up do, but formally styled, dripping with romantic ringlets. A tiara is a must have and it must be sparkly to catch the camera lights to give that dazzling effect. It should be matched with equally dazzling jeweler. And if you want the full-out princess look, straight from the pages of an oversize storybook? Add opera-length gloves, a tiara and a sparkly rhinestone choker

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Roses for a Rose:

Flowers for fairytale weddings tend to lean on the traditional side. Occasionally you’ll see exotic orchids, but mostly what fairytale brides prefer (in bouquets, especially) are classical choices like scented roses, lilies If carrying a hand-tied bouquet, she might have crystal bouquet picks, or choose the larger cascading style. Plenty of flowers are key for pulling off the fairytale look, but don’t overlook the important of candles for setting the mood. Keep them simple, but group large masses together for maximum effect. Floating candles in clear cylinders offer More of a visual punch than regular votive.

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A Royal Repast:

Fortunately for your guests, Cinderella food means elegant ‘comfort food’: cream sauces, poached mushrooms and wine. Consider Oysters Rockefeller, and a roast beef carving station. For a touch of the country squire, serve crispy roast duck or Cornish game hens, and plenty of champagne. The hair is often a half or full up do, but formally styled, dripping with romantic ringlets. A tiara is a must have and it must be sparkly to catch the camera lights to give that dazzling effect. It should be matched with equally dazzling jewelry. And if you want the full-out princess look, straight from the pages of an oversized storybook? Add opera-length gloves, a tiara and a sparkly rhinestone choker

The Sweet Strains of Love:

A bit of intimate floor music will really set the mood. Take the time to learn a romantic waltz with your Prince Charming and throw in a few stylistic surprises, so all eyes stay glued to you through your first dance. Also see about booking string quartet, at least during the ceremony or Later on, ask the DJ to queue up a few romantic ballads like from the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack albums plus other soundtracks with tunes worth a spin:

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Dressing The Royal Retinue:

Bridesmaids, as often as not, are wearing something with at least at a touch of pink! A string of pearls makes a treasured gift for each of your girls. But what about the men? Grooms find it hard to look past the usual black tux, which fortunately looks stunning next to a princess bride. But a white tuxedo has a bit more fairytale flavor, and it’s well worth considering. After all, no man one wants to look like a fashion victim, but Euro collections and rays offer some elegant choices that just might put to rest any Prince Charming qualms about style faux pas.

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The Honour Of Your Presence Is Requested…

Just because you’re having a fairytale wedding doesn’t mean your invites need to sport castles, but they should be something special. Just choose an elegant, timeless font and style (letterpress is always a gorgeous option). Or go custom: you can never go wrong with beautiful ribbon to wrap up a made-just-for-you pocket fold design, with a few quality rhinestones placed by hand.

Setting the Scene:

Pink fairytale ballroom weddings starts with draping, and lots of it: draped walls, head tables, cake tables, sweetheart tables, you name it. Luxurious linens are the name of the game. In addition, this theme pretty much determines where you’ll hold the reception: a ballroom or a marque. (Unless, that is, you’re lucky enough to be able to book an actual castle or Manor house (Egerton Castle).Fortunately, a good ballroom will do some of the decorating work for you: look for regal curtains, dramatic molding and sparkly chandeliers. A fairytale wedding is not the place for humble, easy total across centerpieces. Here, you need the drama that only height and heft can provide.

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Only height and heft provide. Go for towering eiffel vases filled with dramatic fantasy floral arrangements, leggy topiaries, or tall clear cylinders wrapped in satin ribbon and filled with floating candles. Other ingredients in your toolbox: lots of silver (candelabras, silver cake plateaus), plenty of pinks, classical symbols (swan or double-swan ice sculptures are perfect here), and pearl or rhinestone accents as brooches or bouquet ornaments.

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Also: sparkling monogrammed cake toppers, whimsical “I DO” letters for the cake table, and buckets and buckets of rose petals. Plus, every princess bride needs a really cute card box. A giant Storybook guest book would be a cute.

Lastly, behave like a princess. Your behavior must match your glorious gown. Make sure you are easy-going, polite, charming, well mannered, dignified and graceful from the word go to the end of the wedding day. That is the hallmark of a true Princess.

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