Viewers who tuned in to see celebrity couple Tori and Dean design an over-the-top Marie Antoinette-inspired, French theme wedding on the Oxygen network’s “STORIbook Weddings” this week were definitely not disappointed. Every detail of that Hollywood celebration was jaw-droppingly gorgeous- and, some might say, extraordinarily extravagant. Brides should know, though, that a wedding fit for a queen doesn’t have to cost a kings ransom. Here are a few affordable ways that you can bring l’esprit of Marie into your own, home grown wedding.
a delicate, home-made rose cake, dramatic in its simplicity, sets an understated, yet regal tone: iambaker, work individual feathers into your bridal bouquet for an affordable french touch: weddingbee, add a touch of authenticity with marie antoinette monogram coffee cup wedding favors: boutique des musées, marie antoinette portrait: madame guillotine, vera wang dress: style me pretty james christianson photography, an easy diy project: rented white chiavari chairs, tied with pink grosgrain ribbon place cards: martha stewart weddings, let all of your guests “eat cake” with chateau-inspired pastel and gilded gold cupcakes: cotton and crumbs, soft pastel tapers in mix and match clear glass vases and bottles create a modern candelabra effect: tiny white daisies
And if fluffy, pink froo froo isn’t exactly your style, that doesn’t mean your wedding celebration can’t still get the royal treatment. Remember, Marie Antoinette was also considered to be a bit of a rebel in her day. Tap into your inner enfant terrible and create a Marie Antoinette wedding with black “rock and royal” inspirations!
stylishly modern centerpieces created with mercury glass vases and pink pomanders,surrounded with dollar store black lace tea lights: weddingbee, set a regal tone with a black baroque-inspired invitation suite: kaboodle, less is more with this pale pink and black tablescape with a black cameo motif: martha stewart weddings, style icon kirsten dunst in sofia coppola’s marie-antoinette, a delicate white cake with black lace details on a textured black cake stand makes a dramatically regal statement: real simple, brightly colored macarons in matte black boxes are a fun, french-inspired wedding favor: ladurée, a few gorgeous peonies tied with a simple black and white striped ribbon make a classic “parisian” statement: style me pretty, a black and pink candy bar with a black cameo motif is another inexpensive way to bring the whimsical side of marie-antoinette to your wedding: the hostess blog