If you are planning your perfect fairytale wedding day then you will need a wedding gown fit for a monarch. But what does this even entail?
Well, think ballgowns aplenty and lots and lots of lace (and quite possibly some sparkle). These tend to be common features of this classic storybook style. That said, there is room to play with the look while still invoking images of castles and fairy godmothers. Blending together the traditional princessy details with contemporary design, like clean lines and structured fabrics, can be a great way to give this timeless wedding look a modern and personal twist.
We've waved our magic wands to find ten examples of fairytale gowns to get you inspired. It's time to turn your dreams from a pumpkin into reality!
And to complete the picture, check out our list of castle venues!
And then all that's missing is your crown and horse-drawn carriage.
1. Clean Mikado A-line Gown with Cuff Neckline - Sweetheart
Making a fairytale entrance with this understated gown is easy! The luxurious fabric adds sophistication and the off-the-shoulder straps are oh-so-romantic. To make the gown even more appealing - it has pockets!
2. Blue by Enzoani Oleesa - Enzoani
We don't know what we love more, the lace detailing of this Blue by Enzoani dress or the matching detachable cape. It has storybook romance written all over it with the organza fabric and ethereal details.
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3. Soleil Gown - Claire Pettibone
A storybook look doesn't mean needing to look like a princess, don't forget the fairies too! In the Soleil Gown by Claire Pettibone, you are sure to cast a spell on your guests, and more importantly, your partner. The intricate tulle with French embroidery, sparkles, and floral motifs are one word: magical.
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4. Sweetheart Asymmetric Pleated Organza A-Line Gown - Sweetheart
There is something flirty about this gown by Sweetheart that makes it fun and pretty at once. The organza fabric falls in different floaty layers, with a ruched sweetheart neckline. The chapel-length train adds a final touch of whimsy.
5. Square Neck Tulle Ball Gown with Beaded Appliqués - Justin Alexander
A ballgown is a perfect example of a fairytale wedding style, and this one from Justin Alexander comes with a contemporary twist. The modern square neckline adds a hint of present-day sophistication while the floral lacy details give it a classic look. Get your tiara ready!
6. Style: D292 - Belle - Allure Bridal
Allure Bridal's Disney Princess line is ideal for those looking for a gown fit for royalty. This dress features a brocade pattern with rose detailing and soft pickups for an extra dose of romance. As if the dress couldn't get any more pretty, there is a soft sparkle tulle overlay on the skirt.
7. Sequin Tulle Ball Gown with Long Sleeves and Illusion Back - Justin Alexander
The lightness of this gown has an ethereal quality that makes it dreamy and romantic. The illusion bodice with beaded appliqués is eye-catching and delicate, which flows down into the sequined tulle. You'll wonder if the designers at Justin Alexander are your fairy godparents.
8. Fairytale Wedding Dress - Etsy, €460
This gown by Celtic Fusion Design is made by hand and features cotton and ivory lace for an elegant finish. The medieval-inspired cut will have you feeling transported to bygone days of knights, queens, and castles. We especially love the flowy sleeves that are sure to flutter beautifully in the breeze.
9. Petite Sleeveless Textured Bridal Wedding Dress with Train in White - Chi Chi London, €270
Designed by Chi Chi London, this dress offers a contemporary twist to the fairytale style. The high neckline with the button fastening in the back feels modern and fresh while the train and textured fabric adds a hint of vintage charm. The only thing missing from the look is a crown!
10. Style: MJ269 - Madison James
Designed by Madison James, this ballgown is the perfect example of a fairytale style. The tiers of lace that line the skirt feel both romantic and timeless while the sweetheart neckline adds a delicate touch to the dress. And with the large skirt, you can twirl around the dance floor like your favourite fabled royal character.
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