Grand. Elegant. Romantic.
These are only a few of the words we'd use to describe the recent nuptials of Boy Meets World actress Danielle Fishel to her college sweetheart, Tim Belusko. The couple met when she went back to college at age 27 and was tutoring math. After five years, they tied the knot on October 19, 2013.
If you're a bride hoping to emulate Fishel's style, look no further. This wedding was full of traditional, classic elements that combined to create a romantic vibe, perfect for 2014 bridal trends.
The Dress, Style, & Beauty
Fishel wore a gorgeous, strapless, form-fitting gown by Enzoani, covered in elegant lace and flaring at the knees. The dress also had a fishtail hemline, button accents over the zipper, and bejeweled waistband.
Accessories included a long, trailing veil accented with lace appliqués, a set of gem-studded yet simple silver earrings and matching necklace, sandals with accent bows, and a clutch with braided fabric and rhinestone pin.
Fishel wore smoky eye makeup that looked slightly subdued and almost natural, and kept her blush and lips at an understated, light pink level, too. She wore her hair down in soft, big waves.
Her bridesmaids all wore long dresses of various styles in a matching dark blue color, and the groomsmen copied Tim's style of simple black tuxedos. Classy, right?
Crazily enough, some critics thought Fishel looked too "fat" on her wedding day, but she quickly shamed them via Twitter when she said, "You are the reason anorexia exists." You tell them, Fishel. We think the dress fit her form perfectly and made her look incredible!
The Flowers & Decor
Again, the Danielle Fishel wedding was nothing short of elegant and romantic in terms of the sights.
Fishel held a dark purple bouquet of flowers, with calla lillies predominant at the edges and the stems wrapped in lace. The groom and groomsmen wore boutonnieres made of a purple calla lily, too. Her bridesmaids had bouquets full of pinks, purples, greens, and whites, which also matched the ceremony decor flowers that sat on top of white pillars and silver candle sconces.
Besides the floral pieces, the only other decor Fishel used for her ceremony were candles adorning the front of the chapel, white petals lining the aisle, and clear chairs with white cushions for the guests.
Fishel's venue was, to put it lightly, breathtaking. We may be biased, but it's true.
She chose to have her wedding in Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Vibiana. Even though it looks like your traditional church setting, Fishel used the venue's beauty to her benefit. The Cathedral has a towering chapel lined with columns and a spectacular front altar. Little white details and marble accents could be spotted almost anywhere you look.
It's no wonder she kept her ceremony decor simple. She only pulled out more flowers for table centerpieces and a checkered dance floor for the reception, which the couple also hosted in the Cathedral, simply transforming the ceremony space into a celebration setting.
You can pull off a Danielle Fishel wedding style no problem! The fortunate thing about her wedding choices were that they were timeless, so the style is obtainable even if you're not a celebrity.
You can find wedding dresses similar to Fishel's and copy her flowers and decor easily. The venue may be trickier if you don't have large, historic cathedrals around you, but because we love estates, we have some alternative options:
-- La Paloma del Mar: This castle-like estate venue in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, has the grand character you could be looking for. Complete with accommodations for some of your guests, it's an easy destination wedding choice.
-- Villa Clara: With simple, clean architecture, this Mediterranean-style venue has plenty of white, open spaces for you to add that pop of color with decor.
And don't forget to check out all of Danielle Fishel's wedding photos over at the A Picture Life blog!
What part of Fishel's wedding do you want to copy for your own?