Creating A Classic Design Look

When I think of the word “classic,” immediately, I think of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn; a time when things were formal and elegant. I think of feminine touches, soft colors and beauty within simplicity. A classic wedding is timeless. It’s elegance in its finest hour.

Orchids and roses cascade on strings of pearls, softly lit by abundant candles.<br /> Image provided by Whit Lilac Event Design<br /> Photography by Kristi Klemens Photography

When considering a classic design theme for your wedding, the right flowers are a must. Roses, orchids, lilies, hydrangeas…whatever your favorites are, make sure they’re included and abundant. As a main staple in your setting, your classic centerpieces can include a robust bouquet of flowers surrounded by soft candlelight. Tall overflowing floral centerpieces work great here. Classic colors include: pinks, neutrals, and yellows with pops of green or blue as accents.

Wrought iron makes a beautiful basis for a dramatic centerpiece. Image provided by Organic Elements

Choosing the Perfect Elements

Pink and white bouquets atop tall vases make an elegant display. Image provided by Organic Elements

The overall idea for the classic wedding design is timelessness and softness. Use candles to create soft, romantic lighting at your tables. By incorporating smaller candles, rather than large candle holders, you give your flower arrangements a chance to shine. Hints of gold or silver can be added in the form of the place cards for your guests.

You can never go wrong with hints of black on your tables. If you need to scale back on some of the flowers, a wrought iron candelabra keeps things elegant and classy. You can add some flowers within the candelabra or keep it as it is for a simple, yet elegant look. Black napkins and seat cushions make a great accent here.

Chair garlands and fresh greens are also a great way to add an accent color while keeping things feminine and romantic. Flower heads, baby’s breath and greens draped across chairs or even on the tables make a great addition to your classic wedding style.

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” Your wedding day is a moment, an experience that will never fade. It will be memorable, not only to you, but your guests as well.

Images provided by: Organic Elements, Baker Party Rentals, Christopher Todd Studios, Kevin Covey Weddings and Events, Kristi Klemens PhotographyThe Petal People Florist


Classic white orchids, cream and pink roses and dahlias in low arrangements invite guests to enjoy the scent and beauty of the flowers. Image provided by Organic Elements

The classic look of white roses, pale green hydrangeas and rich, green foliage in a classic footed, white vase.<br /> Image provided by Petal People Florist

Soft, frilly petals and candlelight combine with shining silver and touches of pink for an elegant style.<br /> Image provided by Kevin Covey Weddings and Events

The soft colors of lacy petals are highlighted with touches of gold and black.<br /> Image provided by Organic Elements

A mix of dahlias, roses, hydrangeas and touches of eucalyptus on a subtly patterned cloth create a dreamy tablescape.<br /> Image provided by Organic Elements

Uplighting and touches of color on the place settings tie the design elements together. Image provided by Christopher Todd Photography

Soft pink, silver and crystal combine with hints of black to create an elegant setting.<br /> Image provided by Baker Party Rentals