If you have a Valentine’s Day wedding booked, it is safe to say you are a true romantic! February 14th is known as the day to celebrate Saint Valentine and love. Your wedding dress should portray the love, dedication, and commitment of the day!
What Is the Ideal Valentine’s Day Wedding Dress Fabric to Choose?
Considering the fact that this romantic day falls during the Canadian winter, you may want to pay special attention to the type of material you choose. Most brides have an ideal style or design in mind but often overlook the type of fabric to choose.
Originally, organza was woven from silk. Modern organza choices of nylon, polyester, or synthetic fibers allow the material to be used for wedding dresses. The lightweight material accentuates romance with its shiny and smooth appeal.
Mikado is a type of silk created with a Japanese technique, hence the name, meaning emperor. This form of silk offers a shimmery effect in the sunlight with a reference to the shine of royal material. Unlike the silk blend known as chiffon, mikado can be manipulated to fit a structured tailored design such as A-line, trumpet, or fit-and-flare wedding dresses.
The delicate fabric known as lace has been designated to enhance romance and elegance for weddings, especially for a Valentine’s Day wedding dress. The lightweight fabric is available in a variety of textures and patterns as an embellishment on wedding dresses, especially those with a vintage vibe.
Romantic Bridal Gown Styles for Valentine’s Day Weddings
To choose a romantic bridal gown for a Valentine’s Day wedding, it comes down to the bride’s personality and fondness of a particular style. Here are some great options to choose from:
Elegant Ball Gown
Considered to be one of the most romantic Valentine’s Day wedding gowns, the elegant ball gown offers a princess or fairytale effect. Whether the top of the dress is sleeveless, fitted, or has puffy sleeves, this style of wedding gown flares out from the fitted waistline for a bell silhouette.
Empire Waist Wedding Dress
Feminine and elegant describes the ideal Valentine’s Day wedding dress for any body type. Above the high waistline, the dress is fitted around the bustline to give an illusion of extra height to the bride. Below the waistline, the airy dress flows away from the body.
Sexy Mermaid Style Dress
A sexy mermaid dress doesn’t have to be designated for the after-party. Confident women will feel powerful in any dress that accentuates or shows off their curves, but even so in a mermaid-style dress. This design snuggly hugs the bustline, waist, and hips before flaring out at the knees or below.
Vintage Bridal Dress
With vintage wedding dresses, the bride is drawn to the styles and designs of the past, usually between 30 to 100 years ago. These dresses usually have unique necklines, sleeves, and embellishments. Usually vintage wedding dresses have romantic elements, which is perfect for a Valentine’s Day wedding.
Strapless Wedding Dress
Valentine’s Day weddings scream romance with a hint of sensual sophistication. To enhance this ambiance, choose a strapless wedding dress with either a one-shoulder strap or exposing bare shoulders. With the proper fit and length, a strapless wedding dress offers a romantic elegance to any body type.
A-Line Wedding Dresses
The A-line wedding dress is considered as a top silhouette for most body types. With a hint of romance, the A-line dress style offers a flare below the fitted waistline without producing a ball gown effect.
Introduced in the 1960s by famous clothing designer Oscar de la Renta, maxi dresses have evolved over the years from being used for special occasions to everyday comfort wear. Flowing down along the ankles, the wedding dress maxi style provides a timeless romantic elegance.
Bridal Accessories to Try on Your Valentine’s Day Wedding
Bridal accessories are a key piece when putting together a wedding ensemble. Regardless of the style and fabric chosen for the wedding dress, accessories can be used to enhance the look of romance and love. From veils to shoes, a bride can embrace the Valentine’s Day theme with the perfect accessory.
Your wedding day is meant to have the spotlight on you and your partner. Why not look the part of royalty with a stunning tiara! Combining the classical traditional of a headpiece with a modern twist on “ice”, a sparkling tiara gives way to an endless selection of romantic hairstyles for your wedding day.
The bridal veil is a personal choice for a bride. Whether it is worn for religious or cultural symbolization or to reflect one’s personality, a lace veil can enhance a romantic elegance of the style of the wedding ensemble.
Choosing the right shoes to coordinate with the wedding dress can be a blessing in disguise with the soft fabric of satin or silk material. Add a touch of romance with diamond embellishments or a pop of colour with silver, gold, or soft pink.
Wedding Dress Cover-Up
Valentine’s Day brings warm feelings of love but can also bring the chill of a February wind. A cover-up cape or fitted jacket over the bridal gown will visually capture the romantic royalty look while keeping the bride toasty and warm during outside pictures or while in transit.
Choosing bridal accessories would not be completed without selecting the right pieces(s) of jewellery to highlight your gown. As hearts symbolize Valentine’s Day, opt for heart-shaped earrings and/or a necklace to enhance the romantic flair of the dress.
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Ricarda is the National Sales Manager for Opportunity Bridal. Ricarda comes from a creative background but has been working in the Bridal industry for over 5 years and has done over 300 sales events, coast to coast. Her mission is to create welcoming and warm experiences for everyone she meets and loves the chance to learn and share her knowledge of the Bridal industry with others.