After the events of 2020, 2021 is going to be the year of romantic weddings. We need romance to soothe our souls and replenish the love in our lives. And with Capesthorne Hall’s stunning countryside location, ours is the perfect Cheshire stately home to host your wedding.
The perfect romantic wedding starts with the dress. Most people will think of a princess, or ballgown, dress when considering romantic dresses. The full skirts that flare out from the waist are synonymous with this style of dress.
The material used for the dress can vary. Tulle is very popular as it gives the bride a soft, dreamlike outline. An alternative to tulle is lace which overlays a pattern on your skirts, bringing depth to your look.
Another romantic design feature of these dresses is the neckline style—the sweetheart neckline curves over the chest in a heart shape.
A similar effect can be created with a wrap-around neckline where fabric is crossed over as part of the bodice. Sometimes different material is used to highlight this feature.
Sleeves are a popular design element for 2021, and off-the-shoulder strap sleeves are whimsical, ideal for a romantic wedding dress.
The size can vary in thickness and the material used, whether you want something that matches your dress’s material or something contrasting.
Of course, other dresses are romantic too. Tea dresses can evoke connotations of 1950’s glamour. They have the flared skirts of the princess style without the length or the plunging sweetheart neckline. They utilise the spirit of their period to instil a sense of old-fashioned romance.
This mermaid style dress combines tulle with a lace overlay. The sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder straps create a romantic wedding dress without needing all the layers which come with a princess gown.
Don’t forget to finish your look with a veil for the true princess finish. Is there anything more romantic than lifting your veil at the altar and seeing your beloved face for the first time on your wedding day? I don’t think so.
Why not take a look at our other wedding blogs for more inspiration!