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Vibe Check: Elevate Your Ethereal Wedding Style

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are many moments for creative expression. For some, it can feel overwhelming (and for others, an exciting opportunity to show off your personal style!) We know that wedding planning has been hard for many couples in light of the global pandemic. We’re here for you — and we’re ready with tips, inspiration, dresses and (most of all) encouragement! Whether your wedding is happening now or in the next few years, we know it’s going to be a special and joyful day for your and your future spouse!

Need some help getting back in the mood to plan? Thankfully, you don’t have to go it alone. We have put together some trend stories to inspire couples to think outside the box. Hot tip: If you sign up to work with Brideside, you can get our free wedding planning guide! Or, keep reading for a deep dive into a brand new trend for the ethereal bride, which we are calling ‘Painted Skies.’ Let’s get inspired together!

Ethereal Wedding Ideas That Are Heaven-Sent

Our Painted Skies trend is all about floaty textures and soft pastels. We used dance-inspired tulles and organzas for a feminine, romantic look that takes center stage. Like a Degas painting, you’ll love these sweet colors and energetic florals that feel like art in motion. Keep reading for more ideas to bring this trend to life!

1. Spring for Soft Contrasts

Freshen up with an elegant pairing of soft blues and peaches. These warm and cool tones bring a very tranquil mood when combined! For a unique take, check out our brand new selection of tulle bridesmaid dresses at Brideside! The two-tone tulle plays with contrast in a way that remains soft and feminine, yet unexpected.

Shop our new two-toned tulle styles:

peach and blue tulle bridesmaid dresses
Pictured here: Brideside Sophie in ‘Soft Blue’, Brideside Juliet in ‘Blue Haze’ and Brideside Gemma in ‘Vintage Rose’! Photo Credit Left: Chloe Fayollas

2. Dance in Dreamy Tulle Bridesmaid Dresses

Tulle is the perfect fabric for flowy, romantic dresses straight out of a fairytale. Leave the 1800’s behind with modern silhouettes and figure-flattering ruching. We love how tulle texture adds some extra oomph; the dimension and volume are great as stand-alone pieces or as part of a larger mix-and-match bridal party! Chose shades of pink and blush bridesmaid dresses to really enhance the dancer-esque elements of this feminine trend. Check out all of our tulle bridesmaid dresses from designers like Jenny Yoo, Amsale and Brideside!

tulle bridesmaid dresses in blush and pink
Shop Brideside Ellie in ‘Peony’ or Layla and Vera in ‘Wisteria Haze.’ Love the wedding dress? Ask to try on Ellera Daisy in your Brideside Bride appointment!

3. Steal the Show in an Ethereal Wedding Dress

If you want a wedding dress that is flowy and feminine, you’ve come to the right place! Brideside Bride carries tons of a-line bridal gowns that fit the bill. Lovers of ethereal wedding style with gravitate toward soft tulle or organza skirts (shown here left and right). Look for bodices with lace appliqué detailing and delicate finishes. You’ll love how beautiful you feel in these romantic dresses.

brideside bride ethereal wedding dresses
Ask your bridal stylist about Brideside Daisy (left) or Nouvelle Amsale Danielle (right)!

4. Play Up the Whimsy With Ditsy Florals

Spray flowers and little dottie blooms are your best friend! These tiny, yet triumphant flowers (think Baby’s Breath, Fairy Foxglove and Rock Cress) add a playful and energetic touch to your wedding style. Throw a stem in cocktail for a unique twist or even buy some edible flowers for a DIY cocktail station. You can also include little blooms in the folds of napkins at table settings, tied into invitations, or as part of the centerpieces!

ditsy floral accents for wedding
Photo Credit: (Right)

5. Harmonize with Cool Stone Accents

Colorful elements work well with contrasting backdrops. To really bring this dreamy aesthetic to life, consider a venue that reminds you of a modern fairytale. Stone and light come together to create an airy, yet statuesque environment. Even if just for a ceremony, a stately structure can really make you feel like a princess for a day. Avoid going to literal by focusing on locations that have some imperfections, like crumbling walls or moss and ivy overgrowths. The effect will be truly stunning.

castle wedding venues
Photo Credit: (Right) The Lane

6. Watercolor Everywhere

Decorate with beautiful blends of pastel tones in your print materials and even linens. Watercolor doesn’t have to be so obvious; subtle pinks and beiges splashed together can create visually interesting designs. We love the torn edges of these papers with delicate painted details; it’s the perfect compliment a soft and feminine wedding vibe. If you have the budget, some stationary companies will create special designs like the floral one shown here!

watercolor wedding invitations
Credit: (Left) Sugared Fig Paperie (Right) Aqua and Ink

7. Have a Grand Finale with Decadent Sweets

Finish off a grand night with unforgettable treats! Show your baker images of cakes with edible floral details and hand-painted accents. The only con is that these desserts might be too beautiful to eat, but that’s not stopping us! Macarons and tiered cakes are the perfect additions to a romantic evening al fresco.

floral wedding dessert decor
Credit: (Left) Pinterest (Right) Artful Bakery

Ready to Explore Your Own Wedding Style?

We’ve got so many great ideas and products to help you find your dream wedding style! Sign up for Brideside today to get started.

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