How to style a modern, princess and romantic dress
Whether you’ve envisioned your dress since you were a little girl or started searching after
getting engaged, one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning is finding the dress. But the
fun doesn’t stop there. Choosing the dress is just the first part of bridal styling. As you walk
down the aisle on your big day, all eyes will be on you and making sure the little details – hair,
makeup and accessories flow with the gown you’ve chosen is what will create that ‘wow’
moment. Read on for styling and makeup tips to go with the top three classic bridal looks:
modern, princess and romantic.
In contrast, to the modern architectural neckline of this model’s dress, her vintage wave and
subdued glamour makeup look soften the overall feel of her modern gown. Her hair was pulled
up to draw focus to the exposed neckline and face drawing the eye up; and accessories were
avoided as a distracting necklace or bracelet would have taken away from her gorgeous skin
tone. Overall, the look feels modern, yet glamorous and would have any groom falling in love all
For the girl with an inner princess, this two piece Marchesa gown (corset top and skirt) will bring
a feminine show stopping moment as she walks down the aisle, but allow for an outfit change
(short skirt, perhaps?) midway through the reception. A swooping curl hairstyle pulled up for the
classic ballerina effect brings attention to the face, elongates the neck, and gives the overall feel
of classic elegance that doesn’t compete with the drama of her gown. A simple sparkly bracelet
was added on her left hand to draw attention to her best accessory; her engagement ring.
This gorgeous drop waisted, modified mermaid gown by Tony Ward is a swirl of lace and
beaded leaves that float romantically up along a sheer neckline. The model’s hair was pulled
away from the face drawing attention to her silky complexion, elongating her neck and
showcasing shimmering earrings. By leaving a few curls down in the back guests’ attention is
drawn to the intricate beading detail seen from behind. The look is pulled together with a soft
smoky brown eye, pink coral lips and cheeks that exudes pure elegance and romance.
Stylist: Samantha Popa, Owner of Andrea’s For The Bride |
Hair & Makeup: Meg O’Hare Beauty
Dresses: Angel Sanchez, Marchesa, Tony Ward Couture |
Models: Chy F, Janine T, Nicole Pedra , Kelly Pantaleoni |
Photographer: Rachel Koll.