Admit it, like many of us, you grew up dreaming of fairy tales, magical weddings, prince charmings, and true love's kiss. Of course, getting older means our expectations, style, and visions catch up to reality — but that doesn't mean you need to abandon your princess dreams completely. When it comes to your big day, who says you have to drop the fairytale vibes completely? Not us! Here are some adorable (and ever so subtle!) ways to embrace your inner Cinderella on your wedding day.
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You don't need a tiara or an over-the-top ball gown to give off princess vibes. Designer Alfred Angelo's collection of Disney Princess-inspired Wedding Gowns pays tribute to the iconic princesses with just a hint of fairytale magic. Our favorites? The Cinderella gown with an elegant ball gown silhouette, and the Elsa-inspired fitted gown with stunning embellishments throughout the bodice. Not ready to commit to a full-blown princess inspired look? Consider a dramatic cathedral length veil, or a regal headpiece to add an element of classic tales to your bridal ensemble. For the bride that loves luxury, be sure to also check out Christian Louboutin's Cinderella slippers.
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One of the easiest ways to pay homage to your favorite fairy tales is to incorporate a little Happily Ever After into your wedding hashtag. Fill in your soon-to-be last name within #HappilyEver_________, #OnceUponA_________ or #________EverAfter for a modern way to incorporate your affinity for classic love stories into your big day.
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Candelabras, crystals, rose petals, and chandeliers all ooze picture perfect castle feels. Stacking vintage-looking hardcover versions of your favorite stories beneath candles or florals as a centerpiece is also a subtle and creative way to incorporate classic love stories into your own. Branches wrapped in twinkle lights also set an extra special scene. A creative wedding cake topper fit for a princess is an extra sweet way to incorporate dreamy details into your big day, and a color palate inspired by your favorite tale is can enhance your whimsical visions.
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Your wedding invitation is the first peak into your wedding day theme and décor so why not add enchanting scrolls and romantic fonts for a magical feel? Incorporate foil letterpress in silver or gold for a classic tone and your guests will be certain to experience fictional fairytale wanderlust as they open your stationery. Consider adding the phrase "Love, laughter, and happily ever after," to your cocktail napkins, welcome kits, signage, or favors for a dose of magic. For extra subtlety, consider a simple engraving inside your wedding bands.