Care to join me in a happy dance?!!
I'm so excited to be a finalist in The Lab Event inspiration board competition. If you like what you see, please vote for my Marie Antoinette board and, with YOUR help, it could be turned into a styled inspiration shoot!
The Inspiration Behind The Board
I love that more and more brides are going all out on their wedding day with dramatic dresses, BIG hair, statement jewelry, opulent decor and decadent details that evoke a bygone era. After all, your wedding day is the one day in which you can be as OTT as you like!
My fascination with all things decadent started with this bride's unique style ~ that incredible dress, the layers of ruffly blue tulle, sparkly mary janes, bouffant hair, pure white lace cover up and voluminous veil all work perfectly together to create a ‘gasp worthy', dramatic bridal entrance.
Photographed by Samm Blake via Once Wed
Decor & Details
There's no need for a castle or a ballroom fit for a queen, carefully selected decor and details can set the tone just as well.
I adore the faded grandeur of this distressed wooden table, the powder blue chairs, pink rose centerpiece and grand chandelier. If you are more of an outdoorsy couple, suspended chandeliers look just as gorgeous hanging from trees too!
While these intricate chocolate masquerade mask lollipops from The Frosted Petticoat would make such fun favours ~ pink with a feather for the girls and blue for the boys!
Decor via The House Home | Chocolate Masquerade Mask Favours by Frosted Petticoat
Marie Antoinette Inspired Drama & Decadence Inspiration Board
Here is the resulting inspiration board…
Featuring a palette of powder blue with a hint of pink, mismatched bridesmaids, cameo details and a variety of sumptuous textures including ruffles, heavy silk, feathers, gauzy tulle and delicate lace.
I hope you like it!
Marie Antoinette via Design Vie | Illustration via The Lane | Dessert Table by Amy Atlas | MarieAntoinette Food Fight via Snippet & Ink | Cameo cupcakes via Betty Broccoli | Bridesmaids photo by Samm Blake via Once Wed | Bride on Blue Bed via Vintage Rose Garden | Feather Headpiece by Jennifer Behr | Vintage inspired bluey gray outfit via Vintage Rose Garden
If you'd like to see this idea brought to life, pretty please with a cherry on top can you hop on over to Style Unveiled and vote for Marie Antoinette.
The chance to see this inspiration board turned into an inspiration shoot styled to perfection by the talented vendors at The Lab Event would be a dream come true!
Any other Marie Antoinette fans out there?
Or any daring brides planning on wearing a blue wedding dress as your ‘something blue'?!
~ Looking for more Marie Antoinette Wedding Inspiration? ~
Check out this French Fairyale Wedding and Marie Antoinette themed DIY wedding