In our earlier articles we discussed some of the most popular bridal styles and why it's a good idea to choose an overriding theme for your wedding. According to bridal stylists, most brides find that their wedding experience will be easier and more streamlined if there is a common theme running throughout it.
From finding the perfect wedding gown, to booking the location, the cars and the cake, these components come together to form the theme of your wedding. Since every bride is bamboozled with choice, it makes sense to eliminate all the unsuitable options as quickly as possible! Therefore, if you're a bride with a minimalistic style, you'll want to skip past the highly ornate gowns, the vintage cars and the lavish floral displays in favour of a more refined, and pared-back aesthetic.
Here we've curated some of our favourite examples of "minimal brides" & minimal bridal jewellery. But first, what is a "minimal bridal style"?
As the name implies, minimal bridal style is favoured by brides with a less-is-more approach to fashion. While you may think that opting for a minimalistic style of outfit means that your outfit might look "unfinished" or boring, that's not the case! A minimal aesthetic tends to follow a quality over quantity mantra, to create a look of effortless luxury.
Brides choosing a minimally-style wedding ensemble may opt for natural luxury fabrics such as silk, slinky and simple shapes, and fuss free accessories. Dresses in pure white, metallics, and occasionally ivory are the perfect foundations for the minimal bridal look.
As far as jewellery goes, a minimalistic style for bridal wear may include: pure metals in silver, white gold or yellow gold, organic shapes, freshwater pearls, contemporary diamond designs and functional hair accessories.
Luckily, brides are spoiled for choice when selecting the bridal jewellery for their minimal wedding outfit, given that many types of everyday earrings, bracelets and necklaces are perfect for this kind of wedding. Consider a simple pair of diamond studs, a pared back pearl hair pin, or a silver cuff as the expression of minimal bridal accessorising.
Lastly, if you think that opting for a minimal wedding style means that you have to miss out on wearing a full suite of bridal jewellery, you can think again! It is still possible to style your look in-keeping with a minimal aesthetic. Just select the individual pieces carefully, and be sure to avoid any singular piece that screams too loudly.
Here we have compiled some of our favourite minimal bridal looks, along with bridal jewellery from our collection that would suit the minimal bride perfectly:
AS SHOWN: Gigi Bridal earring
A modernist pearl and cubic zirconia earring in an 'ear jacket' style
AS SHOWN: Blair Bridal Earrings
A highly versatile earrings with minimal settings. Designed to replicate real diamond jewellery
AS SHOWN: Clementine Bridal Pin
A delicate, organic style hair accessory with freshwater pearls
AS SHOWN: Lulu Bridal Comb
Opaque petals and sparkling crystals work perfectly with silk wedding dresses
AS SHOWN: Jordan Bridal Bracelet
A clean formation of leaf-shaped stones is perfect for the pared-back bride
AS SHOWN: Tiffany Bridal Bracelet
Nothing says "minimal" more than a "diamonds by the yard" style bracelet.