Wedding Inspiration Fit for a Queen

In my last post I described my wedding vision: Marie Antoinette at the Petit Trianon. But how exactly does that translate to wedding decor? I think it’s time for a montage. Yes, a wedding inspiration montage. (cue inspirational 80’s music)

Sources: Cakes, Cupcake Toppers, Flowers, Art, Tablescape

This is where I started, with some of the classic colors associated with Marie Antoinette: bright pinks and sky blues. Unfortunately, I think it would be way too easy to go over the top with pinks and blues, so I decided to find a way to tone these colors down and get back to my original inspiration. Here is the result:


Sources: Ribbon Garland, Milk Glass Vases, Bouquet, Marie Antoinette (personal photo), Tablescape

As you can see, I added softer pinks and blues and found images that included peach and cream tones as well. I keep coming back to that iconic portrait of Marie Antoinette—the slate blue of her dress, the delicate cream lace, that blushing pink rose in her hand which echoes the color of her cheeks. It evokes all the lovely colors I hope to represent at our wedding. And with that, here is our wedding color scheme:

Color scheme by me!

I never would have imagined that I would include any pink or orange tones in my wedding, but one inspiration shoot changed everything and set me on a mad hunt for blue milk glass. But I will save that for another entry!

One thing that will definitely not show up in any of our decor, paper goods, or signage is the phrase, “Let them eat cake.” Marie Antoinette never uttered this famous phrase so often associated with her, but she has been branded with it in every high school history text book. In fact, as soon as you mention Marie Antoinette, people immediately think of the spoiled, out-of-touch queen of the French Revolution, snubbing her nose at the starving peasants by insisting that they eat cake if they can’t find bread. You can read more about it here.

How did your wedding inspiration evolve over time?


Mrs. Camel

Athens, GA
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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  1. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 7:49 am

    The flowers in your second inspiration board are gorgeous!

  2. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 8:53 am

    Those colours are great!

  3. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 9:17 am

    I love it! I can’t wait to see it all come together!

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 10:02 am

    I LOVE themed weddings and your inspiration is so gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see it all come together!!

  5. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:10 am

    Love your colors and inspiration!

  6. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:30 am

    those colors are the best colors ever. no biases at all… we have the same color scheme! =) I can’t wait to see how you put them together!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:50 am

    These colors rock. I cannot wait to see more pictures! Love love love.

  8. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 3:57 pm

    @Miss Panda: Obviously they are the best colors! 😉 I didn’t know you were doing the same colors, but I should have known from your gorgeous paper flowers which I LOVE! What are you doing for your BM dresses?

  9. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:52 pm

    I really love how the blue and peach come together, when you mentioned Sofia Coppola’s movie those were the colors that came to my mind.

  10. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:03 pm

    Love those colors!!! (I am a big big fan of multi-color schemes… Lots of complementary colors = soft and romantic, and keeps the decor interesting.) Can’t wait to see how everything turns out!

  11. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:41 am

    @Miss Camel: We’re doing a darker shade of blue for the bridesmaid dresses. I’ve found that the blue was by far the hardest color to incorporate (oddly enough… I would have thought the pink or the peach would have been.) Instead of doing just a light blue, we’re ending up with shades of blues as well as shades of pink. yay, awesome color scheme! (it’s so weird, I had a very difficult time finding weddings with these colors together so I’m so, so, so excited that someone else is sharing a similar vision.)

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