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The Comeback of the Classic Wedding | Heidi Ryder Photography on Oh Lovely Day

If you’re over all of the bohemian and rustic weddings, don’t worry – 2014 is going to see a classic wedding comeback (anyone else have LL Cool J stuck in their head now – “don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years…”) While boho and rustic are great if that’s your style, many brides are looking for timeless elegance and chic details that only a classic wedding can provide. Here are a few ways to bring back the classic wedding. 

Wear a more traditional bridal look. Nothing says classic bride like a beautiful white (lace is a plus!) gown and an elegant long veil. Keep your accessories simple and pull your hair into a chignon or elegant french twist.

The Comeback of the Classic Wedding: Classic Bridal Look and White Florals | Heidi Ryder Photography on Oh Lovely Day

Keep the florals white. Nothing says classic wedding like all white florals. Want to have a little color? Add some color in your centerpieces or decor arrangements. Or add some fresh greenery to your white florals to really make the white pop while keeping the look clean and classic.

Suit up your groom. A nice tailored suit (with jacket!), a tie, or a tux are the way to dress your classic groom. A simple white floral boutonierre is the perfect finishing touch, though you can certainly get colorful or creative with it and still be classic.

The Comeback of the Classic Wedding: The all-white wedding cake | Leslie Hollingsworth Photography on Oh Lovely Day

Bring back the traditional wedding cake. A multi-tier white cake with simple embellishments and a sweet traditional topper or floral decor is perfect for a classic wedding. You can get adventurous with the flavors inside instead!

Keep the floral crowns on the flower girls. I love floral crowns as much as the next girl, but if you want your wedding to look timeless, that is a look best suited for your flower girl.

Calligraphy is key. Nothing is more elegant to me than calligraphy and crisp white stationery. Keep your fonts, signs, paper choices, and stationery suite in mind when planning your classic wedding – it sets the tone for what’s to come.

The Comeback of the Classic Wedding: Uniform Bridesmaids | Leslie Hollingsworth Photography on Oh Lovely Day

Have a more uniform bridal party. While your bridesmaids certainly don’t have to be wearing the same exact dress, it is more classic for your bridesmaids to at least be in the same color and a similarly styled dress. Hair, shoes, and accessories can vary and still be classic and elegant. And suiting up your groomsmen (as it suit jacket and tie) keeps them looking clean and sharp.

What are your favorite classic wedding elements? Are you looking forward to the return of the classic wedding?

Want to see more classic weddings? You can find them on Oh Lovely Day here and follow our Classic Weddings Pinterest board as well.

{photo credits} top two photos by Heidi Ryder, full feature originally seen here / bottom two photos by Leslie Hollingsworth, full feature originally seen here /

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