This month at Aisle Planner we’re all about that confidence—it is, after all, the best thing a bride can wear. And we love nothing more than a bride who’s confident enough to push the fashion limits. Today, then, we’re breaking down five showstopping looks for all of those insanely confident brides of yours. Get ready for your brides to make a serious statement this season, planners—we have some stunning ideas broken down below for you.
Ever since Solange Knowles rocked a cape for her nuptials with hubby Alan Ferguson, capes have been popping up in bridal looks everywhere. We love the striking, streamlined, high-fashion look a cape offers a confident bride—and we’re especially swooning over this Sophie Et Voila! Cape, which brides in the States can find via LOHO Bride.
When executed properly, body jewelry can be much more high-fashion than 90’s-fabulous, and we love the idea of incorporating some streamlined body baubles into a confident bride’s oh-so chic look. We’re particularly in love with the stunning pieces Bliss Lau offers, or, for brides rocking a backless or low-back look, we love the idea of rocking a statement piece by Litter SF across an exposed back. Have a bride who’s not ready for full-on body jewelry but still wants to dip her toes in something different? Opt for the stunning Japanese crystal Jonty Handpiece by Bo & Luca.
We’re going to go out on a limb and predict that 2017 will be the year of stunning statement sleeves, and, for the super confident bride, we love the idea of the most statement-y of statement sleeves (we also predict that Merriam-Webster will not be adding the word statement-y to its pages anytime soon). For the bride who’s not afraid of a little attention in the form of an absolutely unforgettable sleeve, then, we are swooning over The Bell Gown by Suzanne Harward. We’re also weak in the knees over the bell-sleeved Gamilia Gown by Houghton NYC.
As planners, chances are we’ve all had that one bride whose shoes still have us picking our jaws up off the floor. There’s just something about a great statement shoe at a wedding that’s so playful and unapologetic. Because a bride’s feet are likely the last thing anyone is looking at as she’s walking down the aisle, shoes are a great place for a confident bride to work some of her personality into the affair. She can hide them under her long gown for more formal aspects of the celebration but, for photos and dancing, can lift her gown a few inches off the ground to reveal red velvet pumps or turquoise booties or dyed calf-hair wedges or even just a colorful pair of good ol’ Chuck Taylors.
For bohemian and ethereal brides, we love the idea of wearing a veil in an unexpected way. We’re currently swooning over cap veils (like the gorgeous Manhattan Veil from Bo & Luca), which have such an earthy and vintage feel to them. We also love Bo & Luca’s stunning Sienna veil for the bride who wants to turn some serious heads as she makes her way down the aisle.