Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Inspired.By.Harriet #3

The Ballet

Last week I went to see the Degas exhibition at the Royal Academy, and found his portrayals of dancers absolutely beautiful. Ballet is so graceful and elegant - exactly what you want to exude as a bride. I am not going to suggest a ballet themed wedding, but I think that there are elements of ballet that are really inspiring. Firstly the colour palette -  pale peach, soft greys, greens and blues. These colours could be worked into a wedding in a subtle way, perhaps through the flowers or small details such as a satin sash, or ballet pumps for young bridesmaids. I love the idea of multiple layers of soft tulle - maybe even incorporating a variation of really soft colours within the layers. Another lovely element of ballet is the traditional hairstyle, smoothed back into a big bun which makes your neck look longer and more graceful.

Kate Bosworth works the ballerina style
via Handbag.com
Hairstylist Severin Hubert champions the oversized bun for 2012
© Nobu Yamaguchi, styled by Tiffany Grant-Riley

Whatever elements you choose, whether it is certain colours or fabric, I believe ballet inspired ideas are subtle and feminine.


Image Credits:

Top: Papered Pom Set at BHLDN, ballerina by Edgar Degas, bride with clasped hands via Once Wed, Victoria's Reign Gown by BHLDN
Middle: Ballet shoes via Hearts In Sand, apricot tea roses via Reasons To Breathe, girl in dress via In The Name Of Fashion
Bottom: Reclining ballerina via Clare Andrews, lace tea dress and blossoms via Wedding Day Tree, soft green tulle dress via Barbietcholic, Carrie Bradshaw via In The Name Of Fashion

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