Amazing, charming, unforgettable – who among the newlyweds would not like these epithets to apply to their wedding ceremony? So that even years later, the guests would be happy to remember the details of the wedding event, namely, the couple, already surrounded by growing children, would watch the video or collages in the wedding photo album again and again. A wedding in the Rococo style is the best recipe for those who want to be transported for one day to the 8th century: to an atmosphere of celebration, luxury and carefreeness.
To get exactly “in the tone” of the era, the bride should take a short historical tour: admire the museum’s costume collections, watch the movie “Marie Antoinette”, paying special attention to foam-lace dresses and fancy hairstyles. This will help you understand small secrets: how to handle a fan, pin a cameo, move easily and casually in a crinoline dress. The organizers of the celebration will take care of the rest of the details. To reproduce an authentic interior, you will need:
- tapestries with pictures of hunting or courtly scenes;
- many mirrors;
- massive chandeliers;
- chinese screens;
- porcelain service with floral ornament;
- powdered wigs;
- artificial flowers and feathers – as an addition to the outfit.
LIFE IN PINK
The ideal venue for a wedding is the ancient hall of the palace, the fireplace hall of the manor, a luxury restaurant decorated in the appropriate style. The color range of wedding decorations, outfits, surroundings involves the use of pastel shades: soft pink, light blue, and in addition – the color of ivory, creme brulee and “royal” gold. And, of course, a sea of flowers is used: compositions in exquisite vases, flower garlands, boutonnieres, small bouquets pinned to the corsages of women’s dresses.
The menu for the festive dinner is chosen to be elegant and light – French cuisine is full of such dishes. The highlight of the feast can be exotic salads served on large flat shells that are cast with mother-of-pearl. Special attention is paid to the dessert table, which should have delicate sponge cakes with whipped cream, exquisite candies, marzipan, champagne, and fruit. The main decoration of the table is a cake – airy, topped with cream roses, fresh flowers, decorative candles.
THE BRIDE: ALL SO AIRY …
At any wedding, the most beautiful are the brides – after all, it is primarily their holiday. A Rococo style wedding dress transforms every bride into Aphrodite: she seems to be born from the foam of the lace of a magnificent skirt. When walking or dancing, such a skirt sways, revealing elegant shoes. A pearl necklace will emphasize the beauty of the neck, and a high hairstyle, decorated with feathers, flowers, ribbons, is in itself a work of hairdressing art. An important detail for creating an image is “doll” makeup, for which very light powder, black eyeliner, blush and bright lipstick are used.
Next to such a beauty, as if ready to overcome the law of gravity, the groom looks especially courageous in a classic suit or a tailcoat. Bridesmaids in champagne or mint dresses will surround her like fairy-tale flower fairies. It is important to warn guests in advance about your plan so that they have time to learn at least a few figures of an old minuet or gavotte. If a large number of guests are expected, a masquerade ball, a performance in the style of commedia dell’arte, an evening banquet in the air, accompanied by fireworks, is appropriate as an entertainment program. When only the closest are invited – the ceremony can be chamber, stylized as a music salon.
NICE LITTLE THINGS
The main features of the Rococo style are elegance, luxury and even pomp. In order to withstand them even in small things, you should carefully approach the design of wedding invitations. A sonnet, an epigram, a humorous message, written in calligraphic font, will immediately set the right tone and inform the guests that the holiday is planned to be extraordinary. Every bride dreams of such a wedding in her heart, and the most important thing for the groom is that his beloved is happy.