"This era was about all things ornate, so a gorgeous brick estate like the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, Ca., which was built in 1914, is a natural setting for a romantic, opulent wedding," says Marilyn. "I love the elegant wood-paneled ballroom and the grand staircase, but the best part is the outdoor space."
Color scheme: Rich shades of blue, purple, and gold
Attire: Lace gown with a seed-pearl choker
Centerpieces: Tall, dramatic, and lush, embellished with peacock feathers, ribbons, and faux pearls
Drinks: Champagne punch served in a crystal punch bowl; post-dinner brandy bar set up in an area off the main ballroom
Nice touch: Fans and parasols to hand out to guests as they arrive at the ceremony
Getaway vehicle: Horse and carriage