Its great to be back
with another set of inspiration boards for you, this time I am focusing adding
some Hollywood glamour to your day. I recently went to the see the Hollywood
Costume exhibition at the V&A, which completely blew me away the gowns
where so beautiful and intricate I left wanting to be a vintage filmstar!
wedding day is the one day where you have your “film star” moment, all eyes on
you and your groom so make the most of it by adding some glamorous touches.
With the evenings drawing in and sparkle season just warming up, make the most
of the golden glow candle light brings with a shimmering gown and opulent gold
and silver details…
I dream of attending a
Black Tie wedding; wouldn’t it be incredible to sip champagne whilst walking
through the rooms of a rambling country pile and dance in a ballroom underneath
glittering chandeliers, whilst celebrating the love of your favourite people?
A black tie wedding is
all about creating that dream day so keep all your touches as sumptuous as
possible. Whilst black and white might be your key colours think about adding
accents like champagne, oyster, a soft blush or a whisper of grey to soften the
palette. Adding vintage crystal droplets (I have picked up quite a few in flea
markets) to centre pieces or placing silver champagne buckets in your reception
room to give an air of decadence. Arrangements of only white flowers are always
luxurious, but if you want to add some depth and interest this beautiful
bouquet of peonies and anemones would be a great alternative. A statement piece
of jewellery like this detailed cuff or an amazing pair of jewelled shoes will
add an extra dash of sparkle to your dress.
There is so much amazing
inspiration here on Love My Dress, I was completely wowed by this most fabulous
wedding (http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2012/10/aynhoe-park-wedding-bell-tent-village.html) it is a perfect take on modern vintage
glamour, I love all the humorous details and touches the venue and couple have
added. Black Tie doesn’t have to be serious, so make sure you try and add a few
unexpected elements, you can really let your imagination run away with you.
For table details
trying adding gold cutlery for a twist on the standard silver or add shimmering
table runners, all white centre pieces and plenty of candles – the glow of
candle light will make the room look luminous. This metallic striped cakes is a
subtle and elegant way of adding a some glamour into your day, just make sure
it has an ornate cake stand to sit on so it doesn’t get lost in the room. For
stationery I love how intriguing these black and gold invites are (I would definitely rsvp!) they look
like a ticket to some magical destination. Or why not let your guess sprinkle
their own magic around you with these confetti pockets.
For a black tie
wedding the bride and groom outfits must be at the crux of the whole day. For
the Grooms, its bow ties all the way (it’s a known fact that boys look a
hundred times better in black tie) if you want something a little more relaxed
get the ushers in a variation of black suits and ties. I love how this bride
have incorporated a white blazer into her outfit, it think it looks divine and
so modern. If you are looking for something more old school Hollywood try a
shimmering beaded fishtail dress or full skirted tulle number, don’t be shy
this is your moment in the spot light. For accessories this soft up do with
pretty hair combs is definitely red carpet worthy, a statement earring or jewel
encrusted shoes will give any wedding ensemble star quality.
Planning your wedding
is all about having fun and creating a lasting memory. Whether you are having a huge affair
with hundreds of guests or something smaller enjoy the process of organising
the most incredible day of your life, don’t be afraid to free your imagination you
and add once-in-a-lifetime details into your plans. Thanks as always to Annabel
and Franky for having, I’ll be back soon with some more ideas for you.