Moodboard: mystical mermaids

Everything’s gone a bit mystical recently. From food and drink being ‘unicorned’  – Glasgow restaurant Sloans even gave mac n’ cheese a magical makeover – to t-shirts letting everyone know that you’d rather be a mermaid, we’re in the throes of fantasy mania.

Weirdly, the iridescent and pastel palette that channels mermaids is actually quite well suited to wedding styling. Not to mention one of the most popular bridal silhouettes being named after the aquatic beauties. You might have to ditch that crab starter if you’re feeling inspired by Ariel and pals though…

Chiffon dress with dropped waist, split panels and trumpet sleeves (style 1702), £POA, Le Spose di Giò
Sterling silver ombre freshwater pearl bracelet, £125, Dower & Hall
Iridescent tassel garland, £9, John Lewis
Pink shell box, £1.60, eBay
Tulle fit-and-flare bridesmaid dress (style 18613), £POA, Kelsey Rose
Mermaid Wishes scatter, £2.50,
Clear quartz crystal hair vine, £248, Amatory (photo: Caro Weiss)
Ivory ruffle cake, made to order, Suzanne Esper Cakes
Mermaid bride mug, £8.40,
White gold plated Little Mermaid necklace, £21.99, Truffle Shuffle
Tegan mermaid effect stiletto, £20, Boohoo
Mermaid & Dolphin table numbers, £5.99 for ten tables and top table, Heart2HeartByHelen at