Classic vs Modern Brides: What Type of Bride Are You?

Do you love all things classic? Or do you like everything to be up to the minute? When deciding which type of wedding theme you would like on your big day there are many terrific options for both types of brides! As a wedding celebrant in the Sydney area, Philip Holland has performed many stunning weddings of both themes

Wedding Dresses

Both modern and classic wedding gowns can have trains, lace, or be strapless. The gowns for both styles may be simple or detailed. Choosing your wedding dress is so romantic, fun and exciting!


Designs are romantic and can be full lace, off the shoulder, full billowing skirt, vintage-inspired, country style or v neck. There can be an abundance of lace, satin or both. The classic style wedding gown is elegant, tasteful and beautiful.


Fitted designs, fishtail style, tulle skirts, backless, mermaid style, and pastels and other shades are popular in many of the stunning contemporary gown styles right now. Modern designs are often figure hugging but can be more a casual, flowing beachy style as well.

Wedding Invitations

Invitations set the mood for the day – yours as well as the guests!


Traditional, and generally white and silver or white and gold, the classic style wedding invitation is still very popular. Quality paper is used with elegant writing in a script style. Classic wedding invitations are quite formal, often engraved and have a very classy look and feel.


Modern style wedding invites come in bright colours, and different shapes and designs. They are great for a more casual wedding, a theme or a beach wedding. More vibrant than the classic style they really stand out.

The Ceremony

As a popular and experienced Sydney marriage celebrant Philip Holland performs both classic and modern ceremonies at any location that you choose including the Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains and surrounds. It is your day and the ceremony will be in keeping with your style.


Ceremonies in churches and gardens are very popular in classic style weddings.


Simple, detailed, informal, beach-style, and beach style, as well as church weddings, are some of the choices that modern brides select.

Floral Arrangements

Always consult with your florist and go with what you love!


Lots of romantic soft pastels, pinks, and whites are used in a classic wedding theme, sometimes with another colour thrown in such as a bright pink or a red.


Modern floral arrangements can be anything from elegant to trendy. Standout bright blooms, and one off never seen before bouquets are popular. Interesting colours, shapes, accessories, and ribbons can be added for a contemporary unique look.

With these factors taken into consideration, have you decided what type of bride you are?  For an amazing wedding ceremony, whether classic or modern, contact Philip Holland Marriage Celebrant Sydney.