Have you ever dreamed of having a picturesque and sophisticated wedding fit for a real-life princess? We certainly have! For some couples, their ideal wedding would be described as “luxurious.” Even if a royal ball isn’t your thing, or in your price range, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that your wedding is as classy and elegant as you’ve always dreamed!

1. Choose Elegant Colors

Blue and pink macaroons and wedding decor photographed by Rachael Wilbur | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Your weddings color palette is an essential aspect of executing the theme. If you’re looking for elegance, the clear choice for colors are white, black, and metallics like gold and silver. To add some color, light greens and blues are always a good choice, and a deep purple is a surefire way to add some royalty to your big day. However, many colors can be used in an elegant wedding; it’s all about how the colors are paired together!

2. Dress For The Part

Bride in gown with long train; red lipstick and bouquet of white and green photographed by Rachael Wilbur | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Is there anything more elegant than a bold red lip?? You can immediately up your game by adding this seemingly small detail. Keep the rest of your makeup neutral colored and put your hair in an updo of some kind to round out your elegant look. Luckily, just about any wedding gown can fit into your theme of royal elegance, as long as you love it and are comfortable in it! But if you need a little more oomph to achieve your ideal level of regalness, consider a long train or cathedral-length veil.

3. Wow With Your Venue

Bride feeding groom cake with the stone walls of the Bristol Train Station in the background photographed by Rachael Wilbur | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

Similar to real estate, location is everything when it comes to your wedding! Some types of venues just aren’t conducive to the vision of classic elegance you might be seeking. However, the stone walls of the Bristol Train Station are the perfect background for those who are wanting the feel of a medieval castle without the plane ride across the Atlantic! We truly love the warm and unique atmosphere it creates, really making it a wonderful choice for your wedding venue.

4. Feature Plenty Of Florals!

Collage of wedding florals; white flowers, including white anemones, with greenery photographed by Rachael Wilbur | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

As any royalty would tell you, flowers are a key aspect of creating the feeling of luxury and elegance. In this case, the more the merrier! Setting a budget for your flowers and then allowing your florist to help you figure out how to get the most bang for your buck is a good idea here; if you choose a lot of expensive types flowers, you won’t be able to have as many. As seen here, anemones are a great choice as a statement flower due to their size, beauty, and affordability!

5. Breathe, and Smile!

Bride and groom silhouetted in doorway of Bristol Train Station by Rachael Wilbur | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com

There is nothing elegant or royal about a person who is running around like a chicken with their head cut off! Yes, weddings are stressful, but once the big day has arrived it’s time to take a deep breath and let the chips fall where they may. Handle any issues that arise with the poise of a queen: smile, offer a solution, and don’t panic. Following these simple guidelines will make it easy as can be to have the royal and elegant wedding that you’ve always dreamed of!



Venue: Bristol Train Station

Photographer: Rachael Wilbur Photography

Florist: Blue Door Garden