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  • Writer's pictureAngela Boswell


Maximalism has been a growing trend in fashion and interior design, so it's only natural that it's trickling its way into bridal style. The opposite of minimalism, maximalism is more about strategic design; featuring colors, shapes, tones, and textures to create an over-the-top look. If you're a bride who loves to stand out and make a statement, then this trend might be for you. Here are some tips for incorporating an eclectic mix of colors, textures, and patterns to create a unique and unforgettable wedding look.

Embrace bold colors: Maximalist bridal style is all about embracing bright and bold colors. Color palettes no longer have to be neutral with one pop color, Pair neons with deep jewel tones, or try bold colors with pastels. Color isn't just for flowers anymore either, so think bigger and incorporate color to anything from table settings, wedding gown and accessories, paper items, or even your wedding food.

Mix and match patterns: Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns. You can combine florals with abstract shapes, ditsy prints with large scale prints, and so on, nothing is off limits. Just make sure to keep the colors cohesive so that the patterns don't clash.

Add texture: Texture is key in maximalist bridal style. Gauzy or textured runners or napkins can add interest to your tablescape. Try dried flowers or add wax seals to name cards or menus. Consider incorporating textured fabrics like velvet, lace, or embroidery into your wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses. You can also add texture with your wedding veil, opting for a colorful embroidery in the image below (find here) or even a pleated blusher veil.

Go big with accessories: Maximalism is all about going big, so don't be afraid to go all out with your accessories. Consider a statement headpiece, like a dried flower crown or a crystal headband. You can also add drama with fingerless gloves or statement jewelry.

Have fun with your makeup: Your wedding day makeup is a great way to add a pop of color to your bridal look. Go bold with a bright lipstick or berry lip stain, or try an unexpected eyeshadow or eyeliner hue. Share inspo with your makeup artist, who can advise and help you create the perfect unique look.

Incorporate sentimental items: Including pieces that reflect your individual style is a vital part of following the maximilist bible, This could be family heirlooms or photos, personal items from your home such as books or vintage items, or even incorporating your pets on the big day.

Maximalist bridal style is not for the faint of heart, but if you're looking to make a bold statement on your wedding day, it's a trend worth considering. Just remember to keep the overall look cohesive and have fun with it! For more inspo check out our latest feature on Green Wedding Shoes.

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