"Welcome to Monaco," you'll be able to greet your guests at your glamorous black-tie wedding. No, not because you'll be jetting off to the French Mediterranean coastline with all of your family and friends to tie the knot. (You do have a wedding budget to mind, in case you've forgotten!) But because of this Monaco-inspired wedding color palette, consisting of the ornate region's deep and dramatic plums and gilded golds. After all, with its luxe nightlife, bustling casinos, and yacht-lined harbor, what bride could resist stealing a beautiful bundle of wedding ideas from über-trendy Monaco? Now this is how the Monaco royalty go glam...
For a black-tie affair like this, even your wedding stationary should be dressed to the nines! Jazz up your invite with a pretty plum hue and fancy gold calligraphy, worthy of a party thrown by Jay Gatsby himself. And if your invitations are that dressed up, your bridesmaids should of course follow suit! Choose an extravagant style for your girls to rock down the aisle. Floor-length is a given and luxe fabrics like silks, sheer tulle, and lace help elevate the elegance.
As for your own bridal style, accessorize your gorgeous gown with grandiose jewels, like these swanky-yet-dainty drop earrings by Capwell + Co. that'll draw everyone's eyes up to your face. And grab a bouquet featuring your color palette's lush purple shades and dramatically dark colors. This bundle of blooms features tree peonies, black hellebores, and lilacs — we're obsessed! The finishing touch of your wedding day look? A pair of shimmery gold bridal heels, comfy enough to wear as you dance the night away with your brand new hubby.
At the reception, ditch the traditional tiered wedding cake for these trendy little mini-cakes frosted in a modern black hue. And gift your guests a favor that they could start making use of right then and there. These glam playing cards will always remind them of glitzy, casino-brimming Monaco — and of your unforgettable bridal moment, of course!
1. Playing cards, $15, Idea International available at MoMA; Earrings, $69, Capwell + Co.; 3. Dress, price upon request, Reem Acra; 4. Shoes, $480, Freya Rose available at BHLDN; 5. Wedding stationery, $900 for 100, Bernard Maisner Calligraphy & Fine Stationery; 6. Mini-cakes, price upon request, A White Cake by Lauren Bohl White 7. Bouquet, $250, A.P. Bio
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