Love is in the air! Wedding season is officially upon us, which for me means lots of champagne, happy tears, various bridesmaid duties and many, many bridal gifts that I have to purchase. If you happen to be getting married in the coming months, wedding season means something completely different to you — preparing for the big day!
The venue is booked, the invitations are sent and you’re ready to exchange vows with that special person in your life. Now, the only thing left to do is to find the perfect dress that is sure to stop everyone in their tracks! After watching my friend try on endless bridal gowns before she found “the one”, I learned a few key tips along the way that might be helpful to our June brides out there.
An affiliated company of The Bradford Exchange, The Ashton-Drake Galleries offers a gorgeous selection of collectible bride dolls that follow today’s hottest bridal fashion trends as well as classic looks that are always in style, so I’ve selected a few of my favorites to share to help illustrate what I learned.
Scroll down to see my list of tips and trends for bridal fashion and make sure to share this post with a soon-to-be bride you know!
Go Bold with Bling
As a bride, you’ll naturally steal the spotlight, but a little glitz and glamour never hurt anyone! The Sparkling Promise Bride Doll is a vision of loveliness in her satin and chiffon ensemble that shimmers with over 100 Diamonesk® simulated diamonds. Make sure to incorporate something dazzling in your hair, your jewelry, your gown, or like this stunning bride, all three!
Add a Unique Touch
Just because “brides wear white” doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Since her true love gave her butterflies when he gazed into her green eyes, the On Wings of Love Bride Doll incorporated that sentiment in an interesting way with fabric butterflies on her silken gown as well as perched on a poseable wire. While this option might not be the best for walking down the aisle, a meaningful item or prop can take your posed wedding photos to the next level!
Dress for the Season
If you’re getting married in the colder months, take a tip from the Touch of Elegance Bride Doll and wear a coat or cover-up that’s as fabulous as your dress! And if it’s really cold, you don’t want the “something blue” to be your lips, so make sure your footwear is as practical as it is pretty. Extra style points if they’re trimmed in “fur” like this wintry beauty!
Draw Inspiration from the Past
Inspired by the heirloom rose-gold engagement ring presented to her by her beloved, A Love So Precious Bride Doll wears a champagne-colored ensemble that perfectly complements the treasure she holds so dear, right down to her lacy garter. Whether it’s a special piece of jewelry or another meaningful item, use it as a starting point and work from there to create an unforgettable look.
“Something Blue” — the Options Are Endless
From the hand-applied blue Swarovski® crystals on her bodice and jewelry to her blue heels and the blue flowers in her bouquet, there’s no doubt the Happily Ever After Bride Doll is a true blue beauty. Having “something blue” on your person is said to give good luck on your wedding day, so if you incorporate it in multiple ways, you’re sure to feel extra lucky!
Stay True to Yourself
If you have vibrant streaks in your hair and tattoos like the Fire Bride Doll, don’t be afraid to flaunt it! The person you’re marrying fell in love with you just as you are, so your wedding day look should be a reflection of your true self. Notice how the red in her hair and tattoos is complemented by the red in her dress and bouquet? Nice touch!
Go Big or Go Home
Sparkling with 29 Swarovski® crystals and dressed to impress in a show-stopping pink satin and tulle skirt, the Mirella Bride Doll knows what it takes to make her big day extra big. Many girls envision looking like a princess on their wedding day, so if you want that dream to be a reality, make it happen!
I hope these bridal fashion tips and trends have helped you on your quest for the perfect wedding look, and if you’d like to see more ways to steal the spotlight, make sure to check out all of the Bride Dolls offered on Ashton-Drake’s site!
Which bridal look caught your eye? Let me know in the comments and please share this post to share the love! Thanks for reading and happy wedding season!Bridal Fashion Showcase: Tips and Trends from Beautiful Bride Dolls by Beth Simon