Ballet-inspired Wedding Ideas

Ballerinas have had style and beauty right all along (wrap tops, ethereal skirts, sculptured buns, studio-to-street done perfectly), and only recently has the rest of the world caught on, including the wedding world. Brides, dancers or not, are loving the elegant and romantic fairy tale beauty that is ballet.

Whether you're a prima ballerina or a girl with two left feet, you can have a ballet-inspired wedding when you incorporate these ideas.  

Lead Costume

Ballgown Wedding Dress with Stunning Open Back

As the lead in this sold-out show, you'll want to slip into a gorgeous gown, one that drifts down the aisle as elegantly as a cloud over water. Tulle is always a great go-to, but other fabrics like chiffon and silk can look equally as lovely and ballerina-esque. 

Romantic Stationery

Ballet-inspired Wedding Invitation

via Minted

You can go in several directions with your stationery suite. Perhaps you want it to have a more modern and minimalist look, like a ballet performance program. Or maybe you'll want invitations styled with calligraphy and floral embellishments. The one above pairs modern typography with calligraphy, making it a perfect option for couples who can't decide which style to go with. 

Ballet Beauty

Ballerina Bride Makeup

Photo by M & J Photos via Rock My Wedding

Brides love a dewy, natural look when it comes to their wedding day, and as a ballerina bride, you can easily pull off this style with simple pink lips, highlighter, and a bit of blush. Don't forget the ballerina bun, or as an alternative, a braided up-do.

The Crown Jewel 

Moonstone Bridal Sash

Jeweled accessories are the perfect way to accent your gown. You could wear a sparkling sash and/or a bejeweled brooch. Don't forget to adorn your bun with a twinkling tiara that catches the light and shines a spotlight on you! 

Corps de Ballet 

Blush Pink Tulle Bridesmaid Skirt

Just as the ballet corps supports the prima ballerina, your bridesmaids act as the supporting "dancers" for you. When it comes time to put them in costume, consider a classic wrap dress, which looks great on all body types. You might also consider separates, like a body suit and tulle skirt. As for colors, pastels and shades of pink are always a classic ballet go-to.

The Littlest Dancer

Ballet-inspired Wedding Flower Girl

Photo by Amy Arrington via Brides

Have the flower girl walk down the aisle in ballet slippers, a simple leotard, and a sweet little tutu. Guests won't be able to stop aww-ing! 

Center Stage

Ballet-inspired Wedding Reception Decor

Photo by Jen Huang via Style Me Pretty

When it comes to reception decor, light and ethereal is the way to go. Think wispy fabric draped over chairs or across the ceiling, flickering candles and twinkling lights, flowers, and perhaps illustrations or items that represent your favorite ballet performances. You could even hang a pair of pointe shoes from your sweetheart chair. 

Bridal Bouquet 

Ballet-inspired Wedding Peony Bouquet

via Pixabay

Ballerinas love receiving flowers at the end of a show. For your ballet-inspired wedding, carry a bouquet of roses or soft pink and white peonies. Not only are these blooms oh-so romantic (and totally gorgeous), but they kind of resemble a big poofy tutu.

Curtain Call 

Rose Petal Wedding Exit

via Elizabeth Anne Designs

When the celebration is over and it's time to give your final bow (aka, the grand exit), do so in true dramatic style. Have your guests wave sparklers as you make your way through them or have them throw confetti, rose petals, or ribbons.   

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