Summer Opulence, Marie Antoinette Style!

Inspired by the Queen of opulence herself, this Marie Antoinette inspiration is an absolute delight. This talented team of creatives show us how to embrace an over-the-top, more-is-more celebration in a modern and accessible way. Dripping in macarons, delicate pastries, bountiful floral bouquets and a soft pastel colour palette – this shoot is the epitome of our February editorial theme #FantasticalFlamboyance.

All of the decadence and opulence of the day was perfectly captured by Natalie Shelton.

The Inspiration

Pastels, an abundance of fresh florals, sweet delights, Rococo flair and big hair – all things Marie Antoinette with a modern twist. Less was definitely not more and instead of removing an item in keeping with the era, we added. With flowers in a broad variety and colour spectrum the floral designer Julia Wendt went all out in unbridled creativity. The scrumptious candy and sweet delights were art for the eye. The garments varied from soft, minimal and clean, to opulent and layered, both working very well within the concept. And to finish of the look, Iris Langen created the perfect modern take on the Rococo towering wigs and pepped up the makeup to work on the bride of today.

The Shoot

The shoot centred around a modern opulence that steered away from clean cut simple lines and incorporated lush fabrics, incredibly detailed and structured floral constructions and candy treats all while staying within pastel hues, which tied the elements together.

We feel this is a look for a bride who is planning a summer wedding in a location that has both inside and outside space, warm summer light streaming though big windows, the french countryside, fountains… She is a bride that isn’t afraid of using colour and, while she has a bold, confident character, she has a soft feminine, playful side to her as well. You can never go too big or too bold with this type of wedding. If you keep within a certain colour scheme and stay true to the prints and fabrics of the era you are guaranteed something jaw dropping and fun!

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