A Sweet and Sophisticated 'Swan Lake' Wedding Color Palette

Updated 12/01/15
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Judy Pak Photography; Alessandro Garofalo for Indigital Images; Dyad Photography

You know the story — it's as sweet as spun sugar and as romantic as the moment you knew you've found 'the one.' Swan Lake has enchanted audiences since 1877 and for a sweet soirée that's just as enchanting, take a cue from world's most iconic ballet with a wedding full of floaty fabrics, a soft palette enhanced with touches of gold, and layers of delicate feathers.

If you've been dreaming of the moment your newly-minted spouse spins you around on that dance floor as you sway softly to your favorite song, pull inspiration from that milestone first dance with a wedding theme that hails from the world's most elite stages. Lovely and feminine and effortlessly sophisticated, our favorite ballet is all about the romance — and isn't your big day, as well?

Channel the crescendo into your nuptials with a color palette as graceful as a blushing ballerina (we love cream, blush, and muted gray). And play up Swan Lake's plumage motif with opulent invitations, like these metallic invites from Paper & Type. Continue sprinkling feathers amongst the flouncy fabric of bridesmaid dresses and glided, darling details like feathered, framed table numbers and place settings.

To echo the frothy effect of a tulle tutu, fill your centerpieces with ruffly sweet peas, and go for a sophisticated ballerina-inspired, tiered wedding gown (totally on trend for 2016!) — and not to mention, presents the perfect opportunity to forgo the heels for a comfy, dainty pair of ballet flats (as if you needed yet another reason!). Now you're ready to waltz the night away as a ballerina bride!

For even more of the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES December/January 2015 issue on newsstands now and available for download.

1. "Glided Gold" Feather Frame, $8, Kate Aspen, available at FavorWarehouse; 2. Embossed Swan Party Picks, $4.95 for eight, Rocky Mtn. Cards; 3. "Fine Feather" Invitation, $15, Paper & Type; 4. "Feather" Plates in Gold Oyster, starting at $69, Nima Oberoi, available at Lunares

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