Article by: Grace Lynne Fleming
Sometimes all a bride really wants is to keep with the time-honoured traditions of a wedding celebration. She wants to walk down the aisle to Canon in D. She wants her hands filled with bouts of pink and white roses. She wants to shine in satin and tulle. And she wants a long veil to float behind her as she takes the dance floor, hand-in-hand, with her new husband. If you’re inspired by tradition and feel at peace by sticking to the roots of the long-established customs, then you just may be a Classic Bride!
Classic brides need classic accessories to enhance their traditional theme. Simple lines, delicate decorations and feminine features are all a part of their Classic Bride look. From pearl earrings to timeless cream pumps, these brides need to accessorize their gowns with ornaments that will last a lifetime. You don’t want your accessories to overpower you or your gown, but enhance your entire ensemble and bride style.
Take some time and scroll through some of our classic accessory finds to gather inspiration and help put together your timeless, Classic Bride look!
Simple pearl studs or simple sparkle – perhaps a combination of the two – classic brides shine brighter in diamonds and do well with a traditional pearl to top off their look. Bracelets that match their earrings always work… and small delicate necklaces do wonders. Yellow gold or white gold is up to the bride herself, but either colour can be seen in a classic light. Just make sure any sparkle or shine doesn’t take away from your natural bridal beauty because part of a being a traditional, Classic Bride isn’t to be over-the-top in jewels and glitter.
Bracelets: Freshwater Pearl Bracelet from BriguysGirls on Esty | Mia Coloured Crystal Bracelet from Wedding Lands | Swarovski Pearl and Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver 5 Strand Bracelet from Looney Maiden Jewelry
Necklaces: Wire Wrapped Wedding Necklace with Pearls from hotmixcold on Etsy | Round Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace in 14k White Gold from Angara | Freshwater Pearl Madison Necklace from Pearls Only
Even the bride needs a little purse or clutch to carry on the big day. Remember, you’ll need a place to keep your hanky, mints and some touch up lip gloss. If you can find a small evening bag or clutch that matches you gown’s fabric, then get it while you can! Classic Brides know how to match and keep the traditional theme throughout her whole ensemble.
When it comes to the garter, they should be feminine and classy. Nothing too extravagant and nothing shabby-chic, traditional brides need satin, lace and maybe a bow or too. If you want to add some colour into your ensemble this is the appropriate place to do so with a little blue or pink ribbon you’ll still be a Classic Bride!
When it comes to shoes, we think it’s best to stick with classic pumps. Pointed, rounded toe or a little peep, dress the shoes up with some sparkle or keep them cream. Traditional, womanly pumps will finish off any choice of a classic gown. But if you’re not the type to walk all night in some heels, girly and flirty ballet flats will keep with your theme too!
Whether Cathedral length, short or something medium for the flirts; a Classic Bride must wear a veil. Nothing of colour, nothing glitzy … just a veil that is simple and beautiful, maybe even with a touch of lace or minor beading detail.