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Turning Your Inquiries into Inspiration: 7 Unique Wedding Theme Ideas that Never Get Out of Style

7 Unique Wedding Theme Ideas that Never Get Out of Style

Are you and your partner planning the wedding of your dreams? Then you need THE perfect theme

Picking a theme is an excellent opportunity to show off your unique personalities and styles as individuals and couples. It’s the ideal way of putting your stamp on your big day.

Your theme will guide your choices regarding your venue, décor, menu options, and even your music playlist. It’s one of the most critical considerations of the whole planning process, and we’re here to help!

The classic white-dress wedding will naturally always be a firm favourite among couples. But there are plenty of other themes available to choose from too. 

Opting for a unique and unexpected theme will make your wedding even more memorable for you and your guests—and could even inspire other couples in the future! 

These seven unique wedding theme ideas are sophisticated, timeless, and will never go out of style. So please give them your creative spin, and you’re sure to have the matrimonial ceremony of your dreams!

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Do You Want A Nighttime Wedding? Here Is How To Get It Right

Do You Want A Nighttime Wedding

Does your idea of the perfect wedding theme involve drama, glamour and unparalleled romance? If yes, you will love the idea of a night wedding.

Night weddings may be a relatively new thing, but it is certainly gaining popularity. After all, a ceremony under a starry moonlit sky is simply lovely. Not only is it an intimate affair, but it is also a whole new experience that your guests will not easily forget.

Not yet convinced? Here are some factors that are exclusive to nighttime affairs.

The Sunset And Night Hours Create A Magnificent Backdrop

Imagine how beautiful it would be if you had purple skies speckled with scatterings of sparkle from twinkling stars as your backdrop. The beautiful colours of the setting sun and magical sounds will be your background. Need I say more about how dramatic nature is at this time of day? Take a look at this post on the budget savvy bride for some breathtaking photos that will excite you about this plan. 

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Trends We Love : Classic Features in Modern Wedding Dresses

Bride in her dress with clear skin on her wedding day

The most romantic wedding dresses harmoniously blend timeless elegance with contemporary style. When traditional favorites are reinvented with modern touches, the result is astonishingly attractive. Wedding dresses have evolved in terms of silhouettes, necklines, sleeves and hemlines over the decades. Nevertheless, it isn’t uncommon to see interesting trends from the past being reused in wedding dress fashion now.

With more and more brides opting for vintage style wedding dresses, but updating them to suit their modern taste, one thing we know is that our favorite features will never be lost forever.

Today, we will discuss about how old meets new in the world of wedding dresses. We will visit some of the beautiful designer dresses from our collection at Best for Bride, that bring together contemporary styles with timeless classic features. These dresses will appeal to both the modern bride and the bride who favors classic styles for her wedding. So, take a look and don’t forget to tell us which of these are your favorites when you are done.

Fishtail Gown With V-neckline

The mermaid style fit and flare gown is a current favorite with many modern brides. This silhouette allows them to flaunt their beautiful body shape on their wedding day. The characteristic feature of the mermaid gown is that it clings to the body, and draws attention to every natural curve. So, this silhouette is anything but traditional. When it is paired with strapless necklines, the result is often an ultra-modern and extra stylish gown that only a confident bride would be comfortable in. The V-neckline on the other hand, is a timeless favorite. The length and depth of the V has often varied, and it is possible to both look modest or show off your decolletage and cleavage with a beautifully designed V.

mermaid wedding gown

This is an elegant masterpiece that has both the modern fishtail feature and the timeless V-neckline. With thin straps that support the neckline, and an embellished bodice that scintillates with crystals up to knee-length, it is a statement gown.

Ball Gown With Illusion Neckline

The illusion neckline is a recent entry into the wedding fashion scene, and ever since it made it’s appearance, brides have accepted it with open arms. The thin sheer layer of fabric that barely conceals the skin that lay beneath it, gives rise to breathtaking effects. This is what makes this feature a winner. Many modern designers make the most of illusion details by extending it to beyond the neckline, the  into sleeves and back as well. It is often seen as a combination that is modest and sexy at the same time. Ball gowns, on the other hand, have always been an age-old classic style. At Best for Bride, we often notice how mothers want to see their daughters in elaborate and heavy ball gowns on their wedding day. On most cases, the bride disagrees (sometimes vehemently!) to this idea. We’ve seen many heated debates and tears at such dress selections where opinions clash.

beautiful ball gown wedding dress

While the neckline and illusion cap sleeves are sexy and mysterious, the ball gown is still there, although a little less poufy than in the traditional way. Even so, it will be favored by the older generation. Crystal beaded embroidery adorns the bodice and extends into the skirt in tiny clusters here and there. The illusion layer sits atop a stunning sweetheart neckline, that is bound to be a favorite with the modern woman who wants subtle glamour. This dress is just right for a formal church ceremony, and the best part is that the bride will not feel weighed down in a heavy skirt with more layers than is actually necessary to get the shape right. The beautiful illusion details also continue into the back, with a wide V-cut framing the intricate beading at the back.

Princess Seams and Illusion Neckline

Princess seams were details added to the bodice and skirt of wedding dresses in yester-years, so it looked tailored to the bride’s actual measurements. These rounded seams added definite structure and made the dress look fitted. However, it was often a style that extended continuously from the bodice, all the way to the skirt. Adding an illusion neckline and ornate embroidery details on the bodice can add an innovative touch to this classic element, and make it much more interesting.

Princess Seams and Illusion Neckline

The sheer bateau neckline and sleeves continue into a pretty sweetheart bodice decked with intricately woven lace details. Artistically placed crystal beading enhances the beauty of the gown, by adding sparkle to the waistline and decorating the lace applique above it. The satin skirt, in contrast, is simple but lustrous and luxuriant, as it softly glides down to full-length.

Fit And Flare Dress With Lace Details

Lace is synonymous with vintage, and a favorite with brides of all generations. However, it is not often suitable at modern weddings, and is usually preferred for traditional style weddings. However, lace is an element that can do wonders to the bridal ensemble, when chosen properly. It renders itself suitable for any style of wedding, when used in the right doses and paired with the right features. When lace appliques tastefully adorn a fit and flare gown, it can be stunning and the onlooker will have a hard time deciding whether the dress is more contemporary or classic.

lace vintage wedding gown

Another ravishing beauty from the Mori Lee Spring collection, is a gown that adds a touch of timeless elegance to the most modern design. The fit and flare silhouette is embellished from top to toe with fine Alencon lace appliques, and the embellishments on it extend all the way to the sheer train. The dress has a snugly fitted scalloped sweetheart neckline supported by scintillating shoestring straps. The back features a daring deep cut that gathers into a train of fabric buttons that run all the way down to the derriere. Alencon lace appliques frame the back and are truly mesmerizing.

Fit And Flare Dress With Tiered Skirt

Tiered skirts were a big thing in the 1910’s and they perfectly fit the picture for a vintage-inspired wedding. Fit and flare silhouettes, on the other hand, are a contemporary fashion feature. Combining the two together gives you an unusually appealing combination of old meets new, with no compromise on style or elegance. With the fit and flare silhouette, the upper part of the dress allows a bride to show off the figure she is proud of. The lower part that has the tiered skirt, gives the dress an unexpected twist that can also tie it to a vintage theme.

tiered skirt wedding dress mori lee

This dress features both the elements, and also has elaborate lace details that make it a work of art. The gently scalloped lace details on the hemlines of each of the tiers creates an exquisite overall look for the dress. Additionally, the entire silhouette up to knee length contains beautiful Alencon lace details created with finesse, and the sweetheart neckline makes it glamorous too.

Draped Bodice And A-line Pick Up Skirt

Many fairy tales have featured pick-up skirts, but this feature was always associated with ball gowns. The pick-up style later disappeared from the scene. It has reappeared now, but this time with a modern twist that is more charming and appealing. The characteristic rolling up of the skirt at specific points, which made it look heavy and difficult to manage, is now updated in an A-line silhouette style. This considerably reduces the volume of the skirt, instantly adding a touch of sophistication to it. When the bodice has a ruched style, with gentle pleats coursing over the torso, there is an almost seamless integration of the bodice with the skirt. The effect is stunning.

beautiful pick up skirt wedding

This imarvelouslous dress in a modified A-line silhouette with the pick-up skirt detail being its most spectacular feature. A sparkling waistband defines the end of the bodice, which drapes around the body in gentle pleats. This design instantly adds extra inches to a bride, and is a beautiful gown with its strapless soft scoop neckline and simple, but luxurious details.

Lace Gown With Full-Length Illusion Sleeves

Illusion designs have not only braced the neckline, but we often see them on the back and sleeves too. Although the original illusion styles were relatively simple, with just a thin layer of fabric over the chosen area, lace appliques and motifs are more elaborate today, making them splendid works of art. Most wedding gowns with illusion necklines feature cap sleeves, or are sleeveless. However, illusion full-length sleeves have a breathtaking beauty, as you will soon see. When this feature on the sleeves is combined with the traditional vintage element—lace, in the body of the gown, the dress is happy harmony of old and new.

full length sleeves wedding gown

Beautiful full-length illusion sleeves with exquisite beading along the length of the sleeves almost look like a bolero over the ruched sweetheart neckline and bodice. The entire gown is created in lace over satin with the dress featuring a draped design all the way from the bodice to the end of the skirt.

A-line Silhouette And Plunging Sweetheart Neckline

The A-line dress was one of the first design innovations in wedding gowns, introduced soon after women started shedding corsets and dressing up in garments that embraced their natural body shape. Since then, the appeal of this silhouette has only grown. It still continues to be a favorite among brides, with the simple pattern helping them create a sexier look with the illusion of curves. The strapless bodice, has also been on the scene for a while now, but modified sweetheart necklines with a plunging section in the center are a novelty, that only bold brides are ready to consider. However, when the silhouette with long sleeves is updated with the strapless plunging sweetheart neckline, the result is a gown that is glamorous, interesting and most of all, stunning.

A-line Silhouette And Plunging Sweetheart Neckline wedding gown

This dress from the Sophia Tolli collection shows us how magnificent this combination is. This figure-flattering gown almost snugly fits the torso all the way to the hips, from where it gently flows into a modified A-line skirt. This modest design is contrasted by the plunging sweetheart neckline which goes deep down in the center, albeit with a modesty piece. The dress features a corset-back, but don’t worry about it shrinking you in with it’s tight grip. It is nothing like the corsets women in the Victorian ages wore! Beading and intricate crystal work throughout the length of the gown make it picturesque.

Now tell us, which of these combinations did you like the most? At Best for Bride, you can choose from a wide variety of gowns of different styles. Modern or traditional, classic or contemporary, we have them all. As one of Canada’s most reputed wedding shops, we are here to help you realize your dream vision of dressing up as the most beautiful bride in town, and also having the dream wedding that will forever be remember by your guests. Choose from our extensive wedding gown inventory, by clicking here.

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Modest Modern Wedding dresses

Most modern wedding dresses are characterized by strapless necklines and fitted silhouettes. Not every bride feels comfortable in these typical dress designs, although they do not want a dated wedding dress style either.

While some brides personally prefer more coverage, others have to choose traditional features in their wedding dresses because of the setting in which they will be wed. Some religious places of worship require that brides avoid exposing their shoulders in their wedding dress.

However, having to dress modestly doesn’t mean that such brides shouldn’t look stylish or modern. There are plenty of dresses that provide sufficient coverage, even while they are stylish, and not matronly or boring.

Brides who want a wedding dress with a high neckline, covered arms and back have the following options.

  • Choose a dress from the available designer collections. Although many leading designers have designs that show off the neck, shoulders, back and arms, they also have dresses that have conservative features.
  • Customize an available dress with extra fabric by adding sleeves or raising the neckline.
  • Add an accessory like a bolero or jacket to alter the neckline and sleeves as desired.

Today, we will look at the first option in detail. Here, we bring you some fantastic dress choices from our extensive inventory, that are bound to fit the description of “Modest Modern.” Take a look, and tell us which of these is your favorite.

1.Mori Lee 5410

A beautiful lace gown with cap-sleeves and an illusion scalloped bateau neckline, the Mori Lee 5410 is a dress that is both modest and endearing. The modified A-line silhouette is a modern choice that makes it suitable for most body types. Although the silhouette isn’t too snug like a fit-and-flare dress, it still allows the bride to flaunt her beautiful curves without feeling uncomfortable. The ample lace appliques in the bodice add a luxurious touch to the entire gown, spilling into random clusters in the skirt all the way down to floor length. Behind the illusion style neckline is a sweetheart bodice. The back of the dress features amazing illusion details, created with lace appliques. Although it a dress that covers the entire body from neck to toe, it is still stylish and sexy. The vintage feel associated with this gown makes it a perfect choice for a rustic wedding fashioned after a vintage-era.

2.Mori Lee 5403

Exquisitely enchanting, the Mori Lee 5403 is a gown that is one of a kind. The beautiful illusion bateau neckline rests above a sweetheart bodice, and features elaborate floral lace motifs that are arresting in their details. The fitted T-shirt sleeves offer ample coverage, while they still look mysterious and sexy. The lace overlay extends throughout the bodice and ends at the waist, from where a pleated skirt with layers of soft netting falls to floor length. The differentiation in the textures of the bodice and the skirt is so beautiful, that it almost looks like the dress is made of two different pieces. Illusion details continue at the back of the dress, over a V-neckline with a strand of fabric buttons at the center. The wispy skirt and the textured bodice create a unique look for this dress. This dress is a perfect balance of traditional and modern.

3.Mori Lee 5262

This dress from the Mori Lee designer collection is the epitome of glamour, with details that are timeless and classic. The sateen finish of the slip beneath the lace overlay, renders a luxurious touch to this dress, even as captivating floral lace appliques course all over the bodice and skirt. Although the dress doesn’t have sleeves, the high illusion bateau neckline gives it the modest touch it deserves. Princess seams run along the fit and flare silhouette, and are another classic element that define the structured silhouette making it even more endearing. The rich and tasteful elegance of the lace motifs, placed artistically over the entire dress, and the 3-D effect crafted out of the lace over the satin slip add to its charm. At the back is a rounded scoop neckline, that can easily be covered under a veil.

4.Sophia Tolli Y21512

A modern fit and flare gown with a sheer illusion neckline that suppports and extends into an elegant capsleeve with lace motifs on the edges, the Y21512 is a ravishing beauty from the Sophia Tolli collection. The skirt flares out from the hips, making it less clingy, and the sheer fabric along the neckline adds the required coverage for the V-neckline this dress features. The enchanting work of floral lace appliques on the bodice and skirt make it a work of art, and the sparkling waistband is beautiful. At the back, the illusion style continues, with the central zipper trimmed with diamante beaded buttons along the center. This is a dress that has elements of both contemporary style and classic elegance.

5.Sophia Tolli Y21442

This fishtail gown from the Sophia Tolli collection has a unique style for the neckline and sleeves. Delicate and wispy tulle forms a net-like layer over the lace cap sleeves, and also fashioning a V-neckline. This, then grows into a sophisticated V-neckline. The entire bodice is embellished with elaborate floral lace appliques, decorated with crystal beading and sparkling details. As the clusters grow sparse in the skirt, layers of fine tulle fan out to form a cascading train of chapel length. The V-neckline in the front extends in a similar fashion to the back, but it reveals no more than a little skin along the center.

6.Sophia Tolli Y11413

This dress is both glamorous and sophisticated, even as it looks and feel comfortable on a confident bride. The gentle floral details of lace frame cap sleeves and continue into a classic V-neckline framed by a sweetheart bodice. The bust ends in a scintillating chevron band that differentiates the two sections of the gown. The marriage of tulle in the skirt and embellished lace details in the bodice is interesting, and is done very tastefully. The back of the dress features a noticeable keyhole detail that is more classic than contemporary. The combination of the trendy trumpet silhouette with the classic V-neckline and cap-sleeves makes this gown a dream wedding dress.

7.Angelina Faccenda 1344

Few dresses match up to the classic elegance of this Angelina Faccenda couture gown with ravishing lace details and classic features. Gentle cap-sleeves are fashioned out of lace appliques that dip into a soft V-neckline that is modest and perfect for a formal wedding ceremony. The dress has an A-line skirt, with the thickly detailed motifs in the bodice spanning out into fewer clusters and again combining at the hemline to create an elaborately intricate pattern. The fully covered back is adorned with lace motifs that add a special touch. This gown is the perfect vintage choice, both for the interesting features it has and it’s choice of material.

8.Angelina Faccenda 1329

The modern trumpet silhouette of this beautiful Angelina Faccenda gown is elevated with the halter neckline and cap sleeve feature it sports. Beautiful Alencon lace appliques decorate the length of the gown, while the neckline and sleeves are embellished with beautiful sparkling rhine stones and crystal detailing. The scintillating details continue all the way up to the hips, and the skirt ends in a soft net hemline that contrasts beautifully with the textures of the top of this dress. The back of the dress has illusion details fashioned out of the same lace used in the front of the dress. The center zipper is accented with lovely satin covered buttons that escalates the illusion effect.

9.Angelina Faccenda 1302

 

A dress that perfectly fits the description of contemporary and modest, the Angelina Faccenda 1302 is a beauty that every bride will love. The wide scoop neckline extends into the shoulders, gently exposing the collar bones in a most classic manner. Gentle T-shirt sleeves add enough coverage to the upper half of the body. The entire neckline and sleeves have beautiful glittering details from the tasteful addition of crystal beading and embroidery. The fit and flare style of the dress looks beautiful, with elegant all over lace adding a timeless touch to the modern silhouette. Equally attractive is the soft scoop neckline at the back, with beautiful crystal details decorating the sheer fabric and creating a marvellous finish from this angle. Additionally, there is a splendid strand of satin buttons along the center that continues all the way down to the derriere.

10.Jasmine T172011

Our final pick is this vintage beauty from the Jasmine Couture collection. Although it features vintage features like the beautiful scalloped cap sleeves and lace adorned V-neckline over a sweetheart bodice, this dress is made more attractive with it’s modern fit and flare silhouette and stylish placement of the lace details on the dress. Unlike the usual floral lace appliques that are common in wedding dresses, this dress has a unique design with fans of semi-circular lace placed in an orderly fashion throughout the length. Also, the V-neckline features a sheer fabric overlay with a simple crystal border. A beautifully scalloped hemline extends into a classic chapel train, and this dress is in all a great choice for a classic wedding style. The illusion back has the same lace details arranged in an orderly fashion.

We hope you enjoyed this article on the more modest choices that you will come across in our collections at Best for Bride. If this is the style you would like to explore for your wedding day, check out our bridal gallery and you will find many more options. For this, and every other style and trend you seek in wedding dresses, visit our online store and find what your heart desires.