Okay, confession time- we often daydream of having princess status and indulging in the royal-inspired lifestyle. Picture it: endless halls with sweeping ceilings and crystal chandeliers, lush secret gardens opened with a gold-plated key, and, of course, a wardrobe solely consisting of elegant gowns with decadent details. Haven’t we all had these regal romance fantasies?
Our latest styled shoot with Bridal Vogue/The Media Socialites allows us to momentarily escape to this whimsical, fairytale realm. The photoshoot happened at the lavish Anderson House in Washington D.C. We loved the extravagant feel, opulent setting, monochromatic florals, and pops of rich gold and luxe hues! It’s the perfect backdrop to showcase some of our most romantic, divine wedding dresses.
Now that safely gathering and celebrating with our loved ones is on the horizon, many of us are ready to throw the biggest bash of the century and are looking for the dress that will complement the grandeur of the celebration. Bring on the maximalism! With our gorgeous personalization options, you can personalize the dress of your dreams to match whatever level of extravagance you please! Overskirts, puff sleeves, extended trains? Yes, please!
Keep reading to discover the magnificent wedding dresses featured in this Royal-Inspired Styled Shoot at a Grand Hall!
Garden Soiree-Ready Lace Affordable Bridal Gown: Mavis by Rebecca Ingram
This romantic A-Line was made to flourish among the flowers of a lush garden. The lace appliques cascading down the soft tulle skirt is a vision of fairytale magic. Pairs perfectly with loose curls, a sparkling tiara, and a breathtaking floral arch. This wedding dress is the materialization of boho meets royalty. And the best chapter of this wedding gown’s story? Its affordable price tag, to ensure you don’t have to sacrifice your style for budget.
To explore more royal-inspired, affordable wedding dresses, check out our Rebecca Ingram page.
Dramatic Romantic Wedding Gown with Shimmer and Texture: Grant by Sottero and Midgley
Looking to channel every fairytale film and make the ultimate entrance at your ceremony? (We’re picturing a grand staircase, with the music of a string quartet swelling.) Look no further than this shimmery wedding dress.
Our Sottero and Midgley line is no stranger to luxe texture and volume, and this wedding dress is the perfect example of that. With a divine balance between bold and delicate details, this is the perfect wedding style for the royal-inclined bride with a flair for the dramatic.
Chic Lace Mermaid Bridal Gown: Fairfax by Sottero and Midgley
This wedding dress is all about DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS. The sparkle comes through in the beaded spaghetti straps and sequin lace motifs, so you’ll be sure to shine under the twinkly moonlight during your first dance. The placement of the lace flatters your waist and accentuates your femme fatale figure. Happily-ever-after tales were made to happen in this wedding dress.
Grecian-Inspired Wedding Dress That Shines: Geneva by Maggie Sottero
We see you, aspiring Greek Goddesses. And we raise your perfect match in dress form: a nature-inspired lace with intricate lace and shining motifs with a lush tulle skirt. Who knew an airy, soft wedding dress could pack such a punch? Our Maggie Sottero line is made for the modern romantic, and this dress is no exception.
Opt for a subtly sexy moment with an illusion bodice and exposed boning or go for a more classically demure look with a lined bodice. This is just one of the many great examples of how you can personalize your wedding dress to match your personal fancy!
Sophisticated Lace and Crepe Wedding Dress with a Hint of Sexy: Nikki by Maggie Sottero
Electric feelings of romance, sensuality, and pure elegance come to life with this wedding dress. The luxe divine crepe and detailed lace prove that opposites do (and should!) attract. The extended scalloped lace illusion train is inspired by grand royal cathedral entrances a la Princess Di.
Plus, we have some exciting news to share, detachable illusion bell-sleeves are available for this style! May we suggest sleeves on for the ceremony, then off for dancing the night away at the reception?
Our accessories are a great way to achieve that 2-in-1 wedding day look. Detachable overskirts, sleeves, trains, belts, cap-sleeves, jackets, capes, veils – the possibilities are endless! (Are you a vintage-vibe bride? Click here to find your perfect veil.)
Elevated Gown with Precious Pearl Details: Pierce by Sottero and Midgley
What’s more elegant than a pearl-encrusted A-Line wedding dress? This gown is the epitome of bohemian sophistication. And the matching veil is quite the piece-de-resistance. This style would fit right in among the gold-framed art pieces hanging in the royal grand hall. Regal elegance has never looked so good.
Let’s Talk Wedding Details
The extravagant details of this royal-inspired styled shoot accompany our romantic wedding dresses beautifully. Gold accents will never go out of style and will always give richness and depth to any occasion, so we love the gold-hued halls and mirrors. For a moment, we were transported to Paris and Les Versailles.
And we’d be remised if we didn’t talk about those bold, monochromatic flowers and cake. Monochromatic is one of the hottest trends for this year, and for good reason. It gives a statement, while still looking fresh, clean, and polished. For more ideas on how to incorporate your favorite wedding flowers, click here!
You may have noticed the theme of pearls through this shoot – on the cake, headpiece, jewelry, shoes, veil, and even some of our gowns! Pearls are one of nature’s greatest wonders, so they’ll make great company on your wedding day.
Here are a few other details you may want to consider for your royal-inspired bash:
- Handwritten seating charts.
- A historic wedding venue.
- Muted, blush makeup for a rosy glow.
- A floral-infused signature cocktail for the reception.
- Matching headpieces/tiaras for the bride tribe.
- Wax-sealed Save-The-Dates and Invites.
- A live band instead of a DJ.
- Gold cufflinks for the groom or father of the bride.
- Centerpieces of glam candleholders.
- Desserts or hoerderves served out of vintage teacups.
- Antique flatware for the table.
- An extravagant family portrait of the whole crew.
See more fairytale wedding ideas here.
Can’t get enough of this royal-inspired styled shoot?
Not quite ready to leave the land of royal-inspired wonder? We invite you to check out more of our princess-style wedding dresses.
If you love the divine details, bold florals, and romantic wedding dresses in this styled shoot, find more inspiration in this Luxe Spring Wedding, featuring the alluring black Zander gown, and top-seller Stevie! The shoot has an elevated Victorian feel for all our vintage-loving, old-school soul babes!
Now that you’ve indulged in this inspiration, our fabulous Authorized Retailers are excited and ready to help you begin your dress journey. Find an Authorized Retailer near you.
A big thank you to Bridal Vogue/The Media Socialites, and all the talented people who made this fabulous royal-inspired styled shoot happen! Be sure to give them some love on Instagram.
Planning & Design: @favoredbyyodit
Floral Designer: @sophiefelts
Bridal Accessories: @edenluxebridal