Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank on October 12, and the most recent royal wedding is still making major waves in the fashion world. Today, fully 93% of brides use the Internet to plan their wedding, and with photos of Princess Eugenie circulating all over the web, many brides-to-be are taking inspiration from her nuptials. Sporting a beautiful backless Peter Pilotto gown, the bride showed off scars on her back from a childhood surgery.
Though the silhouette of Princess Eugenie’s gown did pay homage to Meghan Markle’s boatneck wedding dress, the backless quality of Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress is sure to make waves for brides-to-be everywhere.
Some estimate that it might become one of the biggest trends in 2019.
But the backless dress did more than just show off the princess’s shoulder blades. They also showed scars stemming from a childhood surgery that fixed her scoliosis at age 12.
“I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars, and I think it’s really special to stand up for that,” said Princess Eugenie in an interview with ITV.
Backless dresses may rise to the forefront in 2019, but the message behind the choice speaks volumes.
Brides typically don’t want to show off their imperfections on their wedding day. When you spend thousands of pounds to craft the wedding of your dreams, you want everything to be picture perfect. However, that doesn’t mean you have to cover up perceived flaws or scars.
But embracing what makes you you is the best way to make your special day all the more unique.
How else can you plan a unique fairy tale wedding without a royal budget? Here are some of the trendiest ways to create a unique wedding in 2019.
Princess Eugenie’s look was particularly unique thanks to her emerald encrusted tiara, lent to her by the queen. In addition, she paired the tiara with a pair of diamond and emerald earrings to tie the look together.
This created a regal, almost ethereal look for the bride. So many brides are afraid of veering from white and cream that they fail to see the beauty in other colors. Sport a wedding ring with a sapphire accent instead of a diamond. Don’t be afraid to create contrast with a variety of beautiful gemstones to create a unique wedding look.
Everyone says that dogs are a man’s best friend. As such, it makes sense to have them at the altar.
After all, around 44% of households have at least one dog. Weave your furry friend into your special day with a doggy tuxedo or bowtie to make it a day to remember.
Choosing one dress or tux for the bridal party and groomsmen is out. Some silhouettes simply don’t work on everyone and all genders are allowed on each side of the aisle in the twenty-first century. If you want everyone in your party to look and feel their best, they should be able to express some of their personal styles and stand with their friends.
This will also create an eclectic group that makes for fun photos. Simply give your parties a general code of dress to follow to create a cohesive look with a touch of each person’s personality.
In the end, your wedding is all about you. If you’re stuck for ways to create a great wedding, try out these tips and trends to garner inspiration for your big day.