Marie Antoinette, the famous French queen, is known for a lot of things – one of which is her iconic and extravagant fashion sense. The palace of Versailles, where she lived with Louis XIV, is known for its opulent, over-the-top beauty. While Marie’s story as Queen of France is not the happiest of fairytales, her sense of fabulous aesthetic endures and has been the muse of many a Paris runway show.
This glittering queen also captured the imagination of the creative team behind this wedding day editorial. Whether you're a bride who wants just a touch Marie Antoinette’s regal style or a ton, the glamour, elegance, and opulence in the images below are amazing inspiration!
A Marie Antoinette-Inspired Bridal Look
A fashion queen from her head to her toes, Marie Antoinette was all about fabulous style. Back then, huge skirts with panniers (also known as side hoops) were de rigueur. On her wedding day (and beyond) she wore some of the most outsized, eye-catching gowns around!
When shopping for a wedding dress, you can go a few different ways. Of course, a full, traditional ballgown is a fit, but that’s not your only option. Marie was also known for her fitted, boned, and bosom-bearing corsets, and later she wore breezy chemises whose flowing movement both obscured and revealed her body. Across the board, fine fabric, lots of gorgeous detail, and beautiful design were all hallmarks of this queen’s style.
Accessorize with flair
Marie Antoinette was all about accessories, and she was the Queen of France, so you know her jewelry box was overflowing with fabulousness! To make a really royal statement, go for a large, sparkling wedding crown. Alternately, a bold, crystal-encrusted bridal hair vine or halo headpiece like those featured here convey wedding tiara energy with a modern twist. Your bridal veils should be as epic as Marie, so for extra drama, go for a cathedral-length veil with a blusher for extra drama. To finish the look, pair your bridal headpiece with long, statement earrings and a delicate necklace.
For shoes, opt for a pair of ornate high heels. Keep an eye out for shoes with embellishments such as bows, diamante buckles, ruffles, or crystals.
We’d love to help you find the finishing touch to your big day look! Shop our selection of bridal hair vines, bridal combs, headbands, hair pins, bridal crown and crystal wedding tiaras online, or visit our New York bridal accessory boutique to view and try our entire collection of bridal hair accessories.
Marie Antoinette Wedding Style Shoot Vendors
Beautiful bridal headpieces + jewelry: Bridal Styles Boutique | Photographer: Artvesta Studio | Venue: Lotte New York Palace | Planner: Best Venues NYC | Décor: Eva Madeleina | Video: Ela + Tom Photography | Rentals: Glam Party Rentals | Dessert table: A Simple Cake | Makeup: Namani Beauty | Hair: Dida Hair and Makeup | Bridal gowns: Bridal Reflections NY | Tuxes: Robbie & Co.