Marie Antoinette Wedding Inspiration

As some of you may know, I’ve just returned from Paris and had a wonderful tour of Versailles.  The tour guide talked a lot about Marie Antoinette, and we saw her separate ‘hamlet’ and Petit Trianon where she spent much of her time.  Since then, I’ve gone a bit mad over Marie Antoinette, and am hoping to do a lot of reading into her history.

To start things off, I thought I’d indulge in some Marie Antoinette wedding inspiration – I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

If you are planning this theme for your wedding, use lots of pastel colours (pink, green, blue, yellow, gold), and the styling will need to include lots of embellishments – lace, pearls and glitz.  Use lots of draping for your linen, glittery candelabra, old fashioned pastel roses, fans and parasols.

For your dress, go for something very elaborate, such as this style by Stella de Libero.

Etsy seller Paper Nosh has created this gorgeous Marie Antoinette stationery (amongst many other lovely designs).  And I just love this amazing wedding cake, the colours, the detail and patterns – very ‘Marie Antoinette’!

Pretty Marie Antoinette inspired shoes:

This is an image from the 2006 film ‘Marie Antoinette’ I just love the wallpaper in this image – wouldn’t this be perfect for a photo booth backdrop?

This inspiration board from Swashbuckle the Aisle kind of sums it all up – pastels, crystals, gathers, swirls and gold.


My trip to Paris

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted as I’ve had a whirlwind visit to London and Paris and just returned on Monday – I’m still trying to get over the jetlag!  However, I thought I’d write a quick wedding related summary of my trip to Paris.

As we all know, Paris is the city of love, and it’s pretty obvious when you visit – couples madly in love, and wedding couples having their photos taken.  One couple was on the riverbank at night with the glowing Eiffel Tower behind them – how wonderful would that be?

I saw one couple partaking in the tradition of fixing an engraved padlock to a bridge and then throwing the key into the river as a sign of their undying love.

I saw so many amazing places that would make perfect backdrops to weddings – I particularly love the palace at Versailles, such stunning gardens – imagine having your wedding photos taken here!

I also visited Laduree for some delicious macarons – check out their gorgeous window with their macaron towers…

After visiting Versailles, I’ve been really inspired by Marie Antoinette, so expect to see some Marie Antoinette inspiration coming your way in the future.

Until next time, au revoir!