Marie Antoinette Wedding Inspiration
When I first saw Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, I found it silly, frivolous, and rife with historical inaccuracies. Of course, this was back when I was a graduate student with absolutely no interest in fashion. Now that I have become somewhat silly and frivolous myself, I developed a better appreciation of the movie’s visuals. This movie is not the story of Marie Antoinette’s life and demise; it’s about what she wore and what she ate. In any case, the movie has so many ideas to offer for a picture perfect wedding.
If there was one accessory that got a lot of air time in the movie, it’s fans. Brightly colored fans made of paper, lace, and beads depicting scenes of courtly life. In the tropics, fans aren’t merely decorative. Instead of making your bridal party carry bouquets, have them carry brightly colored fans, especially if you’re getting married in a garden or a non-air conditioned venue. They make such lovely wedding favors too!
Designer Manolo Blahnik created literally hundreds of shoes to complement the movie’s extravagant costumes. White wedding shoes with a white wedding dress is so passe. Be adventurous and wear a colorful pair!
Then of course, there are the dresses. The movie’s costumes were designed by Milena Canonero, who received an Oscar for her beautiful work.
The costumes for the movie were designed by Milena Canonero, who won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Costume Design.
She worked with a pastel palette of gentle peach, baby blue, pale yellow, and soft pink, inspired by a box of macarons from pâtisserie Ladurée.
The costumes certainly aren’t very wearable, but you can use them as inspiration for your wedding’s color scheme and motifs.