June Peony Bridal Couture features on Your Wedding Magazine Issue 85 – April/May 2023
Local experts offer advice on how to look your big-day best
Q: What style of dress will give me a timeless look for my manor house wedding?
A sophisticated A-line silhouette is elegant and flatters almost every body type. Look for a dress made from plain fabrics, like satin or Mikado, to create a fuller and more dramatic look.
Lace and tulle will create a softer and more feminine look, perfect if you envision tying the knot in a magical garden or by the tranquil river outside a manor house. If your venue has a grand feature staircase, opting for a gown with a cathedral-length train will help
you get some stunning, timeless wedding photos.
Avoid overly sexy bodice details and opt for more understated ones instead. For example, a semi-sheer bodice covered in lace appliqué is preferable to a plunging neckline that reveals lots of cleavage.
Last but not least, look for an ivory or white gown and keep certain colour accents to a minimum in order to achieve a sophisticated palette to work alongside your venue.