Enchanted Fairy Tale Wedding Details

Once upon a time there was a beautiful bride-to-be who was right in the midst of planning her wedding. She had been dreaming about it her whole life and knew she wanted it to be magical and enchanting, like a page from one of her favorite fairy tale books. 

She dreamed of twinkling lights, moss and flowers, divinely designed cakes, and tables of scrumptious food. 

And in her dreams she saw herself walking down the aisle in a wedding dress fit for a princess. Her prince's eyes widen in adoration as he takes her hand and they say their vows. 

Afterward, this beautiful bride and her handsome groom mingle with their guests, eat, drink, and dance the night away. Everyone leaves the celebration in an enchanted daze.

And the bride and groom lived happily ever after.

The end.

Sound familiar? If you're that beautiful bride-to-be dreaming of a fairy tale wedding, you've come to the right place for inspiration. Take a look at these magical details that will give your big day that fairy tale feel.

Fairy Tale Wedding Invitation

Think of your invitation as the "once upon a time" of your wedding story. It all begins here. Give your guests something to truly look forward to by sending them an invite that's beautiful, informative, and perhaps even fun (a pop-up invitation, for example). Calligraphy, rich colors, and fairy tale iconography are all great things to include in your invitation and will set the tone for a magical affair.

Fairy Tale Wedding Invitations Top: Gorgeous Invites | Bottom Left: Brandy W Prints | Bottom Right: Rae Design Stationery

Fairy Tale Wedding Decor

Fairy tale decor items might include centerpieces made from vintage books, apples and pumpkins, skeleton keys, flowers underneath bell jars, tiaras, timepieces, mirrors, and candles. And of course you can include pieces that represent items from your favorite fairy tales. For example, a toad prince, a glass slipper, or a spinning wheel.

Fairy Tale Wedding Decor

Left: Marie Bleyer via Wedding Chicks | Top Right: via Happy Wed | Bottom Right: Sweet Monday Photography via Style Me Pretty

Fairy Tale Wedding Dress

A fairy tale wedding dress is made of whimsy, magic, and ethereal details. Think luscious layers of tulle and chiffon, light-as-air lace, and designs as old as time (empire waist, Juliet sleeves, ballgown skirts, etc.). 

Fairy Tale Wedding Dresses

Left: Faith | Top Right: Sophia | Bottom Right: Queen Anne

Fairy Tale Wedding Cake

Add a touch of storybook glam to your cake with gold icing and jewel-toned blooms or keep it as natural as a fairy tale forest with a naked/semi-naked cake adorned with twigs, flowers, and fruits. For extra flair, add a whimsical topper like a castle.

Fairy Tale Wedding Cakes

Left: Portraits by Lucy via Junebug Weddings | Top Right: Ashley Cook Photography via Bridal Guide | Bottom Right: via Disney Weddings

Fairy Tale Wedding Favors

Give guests a little magic to take home with a fantastical fairy tale favor. Mulling spices, mini "drink me" champagne bottles, and handmade lavender soap are all gifts your guests will look forward to using.

Fairy Tale Wedding Favors

Left: Kujoe Shadow Creations | Top Right: Blueberry Photography via Bridal Guide | Bottom Right: via Idea Chic

 

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Size Chart (inches)

 

Size 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 16W 18W 20W 22W 24W 26W 28W 30W
Bust 32 33 34 35 36 37 38.5 40 41.5 43.5 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57
Waist 25 26 27 28 29 30 31.5 33 34.5 36.5 37 39 41 43.5 46 48.5 51 53.5
Hip 35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 39.5 40.5 42 43.5 45 47 48 50 52 54.5 57 59.5 62 64.5
Hollow to Hem 59 59 59 60 60 60 60 61 61 61 61 61 62 62 62 62 62 62

 

 

Bolero & Jacket Size Chart (inches)


Size S M L XL
Bust 34 35 38 41
Shoulder 15 16 17 18
Arm's Eye 12 13 14 15