We love the tradition of a wedding ceremony in a temple of worship. It’s sentimental and old-fashioned — and a candlelit church with an organ, violin, or piano player makes for an absolutely beautiful setting. To inspire our brides who are planning church weddings, we’ve styled three of our favorite classic bridesmaid dresses with the ideal accessories for a time-honored faith-oriented wedding.
A nude faille sheath bridesmaid dress exudes simple elegance. You can jazz it up with any color, but for a quintessential church nuptial, we love it paired with red. Have your maids cover up with a pashmina that matches open-toed pumps with bow detail. A long pendant necklace contrasts gold stud earrings, while a shimmery green polish is fashionable and complimentary. Don’t forget to throw pops of red into the bouquets!
Also pictured: Max&Chloe Brace Yourself LA Petite Red Quartz Pendant Necklace, Red Peony Bouquet by Therese Jacinto Design, Butter London Nail Polish in Trustafarian, and Christian Louboutin Noeud 120 Bow-Embellished Leather Peep-toe Pumps.
A navy bridesmaid dress in a traditional cut, like this boatneck cocktail length number, feels incredibly sophisticated at a church ceremony. Pair with a pointy-toed pump and you’ve got a look that is fashion forward and on trend. Lighten things up with a bright bouquet that matches your maids nail and lip color. The finishing touches? Stunning drop diamond earrings and a handful of gold bangles.
Also pictured: Charles David Galactic Pump, Pink and White Bouquet by Natalie Bowen Designs, YSL Rouge Pur Lipstick in Fuchsia Pink, Essie Nail Polish in DJ Play That Song, and Ralph Lauren Gold Bangle Set.
We love a long bridesmaid dress with a fitted bodice for a church wedding. It’s feels vintagey, yet modern at the same time. Since no one will see your maids feet, let them relax (and get down later in the night!) in gold flats. The v-neck of the dress calls for a delicate necklace and pretty dangly earrings. Shimmery gray shadow and a neutral lip keep things soft and feminine. A bouquet in pretty pastels rounds out this blushing bridesmaid look.
Also pictured: Dolce Vita Laci Ballet Flat, Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Shimmer in Amazing Gray, Bobby Brown High Shimmer Gloss in Naked Plum, and Pastel Bouquet by Amy Osaba.