Ballet is magical! The beauty of the dancer’s body and their fluid movement, the music and its choreography, the costumes and sets design (especially the lighting), and the exchange of human energy between audience and dancer help create a memorable evening. There are so many ways to combine the beautiful details of ballet into a wedding day. I have shared some of these ideas with BRIDES and am here to share more with you!
Details of a wedding can be split up into two main categories; the Decor, and Setup of the Ceremony and Reception and the Bridal Style. Keep reading to see the advice for adding ballet elements to both of these categories.
There are so many ways to incorporate ballet into your bridal style here are a few of my tips:
- Classic ballet is known for the structured and layered Tutu, To have a that classic ballet look wear a dress with layers. RMINE, Caroline Herrera and Hailey Paige’s Blush collection all have designs that would perfectly accent your ballet themed wedding.
- Add a dramatic touch by changing your gown after the ceremony from a romantic look to a more dramatic look for the reception.
- Opt for a soft classic prima ballerina look for walking down the aisle and switch your look before the grand entrance into a more bold dramatic look not just with the dress but with the makeup as well.
You can read my advice for decor on BRIDES, see an excerpt of it below:
“A two-act ballet is structured in the same way as a wedding is: ceremony (act 1), cocktail hour (intermission), and reception (act 2). This welcomes many opportunities for the couple to really add to their event decor to ensure that their guests enjoy a similar momentous experience like opening night at the ballet. Incorporating special lighting into each memorable moment will add to the drama. Dim the lights, cue the music, and have a spotlight on the drapes. After a few moments the curtains are drawn back with a breathtaking backdrop. Even at the end of the ceremony when they are announced as a couple and share a kiss, having the curtain fall, lighting go out and then slowly dim the lights back on would create for a memorable ceremony.” —Hylah White, Hylah White Special Events
See the entire feature HERE
Photography : Anna Delores Photography |
Coordination & Styling : Hylah White Special Events
Assistant Creative Director : Damaris Mia
Location : The Carondelet House
Floral Design : The Flower Story Co.
Rentals : Pretty Vintage Rentals & Dish Wish Events
Gown Design, Bridal Salon, Hairpiece, Veil, Bridal Jewelry : R-Mine
Shoes : Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Valentino
Hair & Makeup : Beach Bridal Beauty
Models : Courtney & Kevin Mahaffey