Give your wedding theme a period twist with dreamy details in the style of Marie Antoinette.

The look


Marie Antoinette’s style was big and by this we mean, big hair, big jewellery and even bigger dresses! Recreate her iconic look by wearing your hair as high as possible, curl it to add texture and add hair extensions to create volume and extra height. Finish your hairstyle off with a statement headpiece that’s really going to scream royalty.

Known for his dramatic dresses, Ian Stewart’s super styles fit in perfectly with this theatrical theme. To emulate this wedding style further, your bridal gown should be either off-white or ivory – his Cassiopeia dress in taupe is perfect for this incredible look.

Jewellery should be big, glamorous and highly embellished – try elegant crystal drop earrings. Your make-up should be simple and natural, with a dramatic splash of red lipstick.

Reception styling

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wedding reception details

Style your wedding venue with dusty pinks and creams, your flowers should include gorgeous pastel-coloured peonies, contrasted with romantic red roses. The Wedding Ideas shop has a huge range of artificial flowers, in a rainbow of colours.

Serve your guests on vintage crockery and have a high tea served in vintage tea cups to keep this theme running throughout the day.

Let them eat cake

vintage-style cake plate

You can’t have a Marie Antoinette themed wedding without incorporating her famous phrase into your details. Your wedding cake should be a royal showstopper. Think golds, creams and regal reds. Serve cupcakes on vintage-style cake plates and watch as your guests devour your delicious treats!

Everything about this theme should be big, over the top and dramatic, have fun with your styling and you can create a wedding theme that will be truly memorable.

Get the look with the Wedding Ideas Shop

The Wedding Ideas Shop has hundreds of fab finishing touches that are perfect for helping you plan your dream wedding style. This Marie Antoinette wedding theme is all about dramatic vintage and period pieces, which can all be found in our fab vintage section.