If you want to feel like a princess on your wedding day, but don’t exactly want to look like a princess, we’ve got a look you just might love. Scoot over Cinderella, this take on a fairy tale wedding is so much more than your typical happily ever after.

Start With: An Enchanting Quote

The entire theme for this wedding-day style is built around one simple quote: “once in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”

Sweet, isn’t it? This lovely sentiment is scrawled along the top of our Love Comes Along wedding invitation and is a beautiful way to introduce your wedding to your guests. The calligraphy style font is digitally printed, which means you get a beautiful look for a very affordable price.

You can swap out the colors on this design to any two of your choice but…we’re so partial to this featured color. In fact, it inspired this entire look…

Envelop Your Day in Mauve

Mauve is a wedding color on the rise. Don’t be nervous about it be too trendy though – this shade of pink meets purple is a classic wedding color.

If you’re going to use mauve for your wedding, we love to see it used on everything your guests will lay their eyes on. Pair it with creamy white and to keep things soft, but don’t be afraid to really paint your day in the beautiful hue.

Dress your bridesmaids in mauve and make sure your bouquets include mauve roses. These blue curiosa roses look so pretty paired with garden greens and white hydrangea. At your reception, add more mauve flowers, linens and yes, even an ombre mauve cake!

Keep it Soft and Sweet

The key to a fairy tale-inspired wedding is soft lines. Although this is a modern fairy tale look, you’ll want to stay away from ultra-modern styling. The key to achieving a romantic ambience, is to literally look for elements that have curves. For instance:

  • Ceremony Chairs: Look for wooden, round-backed chair rentals, instead of sharp-cornered metal styles.
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Choose a fabric that’s light and flows, such as chiffon. Stay away from form-fitting dresses or fabrics such as satin.
  • Hair: Think about a half-up hairstyle with flowing curls for all the girls.
  • Reception: Fabrics are so important here. Use bolts of mauve chiffon over cream table linens to create instant ambience affordably.


Photo Credits: Cake: LePapillon cakes,  Bridesmaids: Birdy Gray,  Table: NV Maui Media via Ruffled Blog,  Bouquet: Pipers Photography via A Princess Inspired,  Flower Girl: Etsy, Sweetheart Table:  Ling’s Moment