One of a wedding planner’s first questions is “What kind of bride are you and what wedding style do you have?” When we ask that, we’re not trying to find out what kind of person you are or what kind of style you have in your life. Remember, your bridal and wedding wants can be entirely different from your everyday persona. Read the description twice: once with your ceremony in mind, and then again thinking about your reception. Happy self-discovery!
The Classic Bride: Traditional Elegance
This bride loves regality, the picturesque wedding made of girlhood dreams. From everything white to soft pastels, the classic bride chooses colors that are timeless, elegant, rich, ethereal, and romantic. Grand opulence is a must: candelabras with tall taper candles and explosions of flowers—lots of flowers (for instance, white roses)—and the use of gold or silver dripping crystals. Endless candles of all sizes, and low crystal or precious metal containers with flowers (like roses, peonies, lilies, and hydrangea) might decorate her tables. Luxurious linens, chandeliers, and ornate detailing and sparkling jewels abound. The classic bride is elaborate and traditional to a “T.”
The Modern Bride: Sophisticated Edge
The modern bride gravitates toward chic, sleek, and sophisticated lines. Visually appealing, dynamic, and trendy, her wedding will be as fashion- forward as she is. Clean and loungy with a bit of an edge, modern decor includes gleaming, contemporary lines and clear, reflective surfaces like glass and Lucite to create illusion and shape. Orchids, tulips, and calla lilies in containers with edges or sheen bring out the beauty of form and function. Ideal for a young and hip bride, this sexy style is best illustrated with smooth and glossy finishes and shimmery metallic, and has an overall pristine look.
The Eclectic Bride: Dramatic Fun
The eclectic bride is pure dramatic fun—hip and funky, and up for anything. The wedding itself reflects her bold and dramatic personality with elements that are totally unexpected but totally fabulous. By adding splashes of dramatic colors, the eclectic bride makes her surroundings look alive, and lets people know they are in a wedding scene unlike any other. A deliberate mixture of bohemian patterns and textures, from fabrics to feathers, combine to make out-of-the-box extravagance. Interesting containers, irregularly shaped blooms (like orchids) and unique foliage (like branches) capture this bride’s essence. Avant-garde with an invigorating vibe, and eclectic wedding is as full of life and as unrepeatable as they come, just like the bride.
The Garden Bride: Refreshing Whimsy
In the sweet, fresh serenity of a whimsical garden scene, the garden bride has a playful, naturally beautiful, and romantic persona. A garden wedding makes a statement without making an obvious scene—the surroundings of colorful blossoming flowers and beautiful greens create a surreal setting, perfect to be married in. A garden bride leans toward the use of floral topiaries, chiffon and sheer fabrics, wrought iron, rustic urns, and sun-drenched grasses. Butterfly accents and rich velvety moss create the magic of an enchanted garden. The garden bride likes romance, prettiness, and peacefulness. Light and airy materials, and the sweet aroma and harmony of the outdoors, create a gentle and comforting sense of love for the garden bride.