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February 23, 2018  RSS feed
Weddings and Engagements

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Step into a fairytale wedding

By Cathy Casatta CTW Features

If you’ve always dreamed of an over-the-top fairytale wedding, from your venue to your dress and everything in-between, your dream can come true. Make your day as magical as you envision with these tips.

Delight with décor

Just like fairytales are different, so are décor options, says Maksym Podsolonko, owner of Magic Day Luxury Experiences. “Choose between tender pastel colors for dark overstated venues and colorful combinations for ‘blank space’ venues with lots of natural light. Go for grand tall centerpieces in spaces with lots of volume but choose numerous smaller compositions where you want to create a cozy atmosphere. Always use lots of candles and dim the lights for extra ‘wow,’” Podsolonko says.

Also, ensure you have enough space to execute your vision. “The ceilings should be high enough and sturdy enough to hang chandeliers,” says Ani Hovhannisyan, founder of couture bridal styling agency, Through The Veil. “When I walk into a reception, the first place my eyes go is up. Chandeliers add drama and opulence even in the most derelict of spaces.”

Flowers can do wonders, too.

Caroline Bailly, owner of the floral and event design company, L’ATELIER by ROUGE, notes that lush arrangements and over-growing nature give a “Sleeping Beauty” Photoslook while placing flowers under cake plates, clear glass whimsical vases and clear glass cloches can remind guests of “Beauty and the Beast.”

In fact, incorporate accents related to any fairytale that you desire, says Sukh Grewal, style director of Shields Flowers & Events. “An antique teapot on some of the tables with flowers designed within, old fairytale books adding to some of the tablescapes, a glass slipper as another table accent, giant vintage mirrors and small pastel blue bird accents,” she says. Options abound.

Look the part

Your dress can take you and guests into a world of allure. Pick a style that’s best for your shape and that’s full of fairytale details. Then accessorize.

“Going for luxury combined with glitz, choose a crystal-encrusted cape for a signature statement,” suggests Dawn Stafford, founder of event planning company Gathering Souls.

Gloves can also add elegance. They can be wrist length, over the elbow, satin, lace or even sheer, Stafford notes. “For lovers of Romeo and Juliet, your season has arrived. Romantic wedding dresses with cinched waists, voluminous shoulders, flowing fabrics and 3D floral embellishments are all unforgettable,” Stafford points out.

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