Hollywood has long been the inspiration for glamorous, elegant gowns for formal occasions. And this year, perhaps in defiance of credit crunch gloom, bridal collections are taking a page out of the film world’s book and getting really glam. So …
Put on the Ritz with an Old Hollywood Glamour Wedding Reception
Do you want to feel like a Hollywood starlet on your wedding day? Have you chosen a vintage-style wedding dress? Celebrate your marriage in the style of “Old Hollywood Glamour” for an unforgettable and romantic themed wedding reception reminiscent of decadent days gone by.
If you haven’t heard, vintage is everywhere right now in bridal collections. Why not let the trend carry over to your wedding reception? From luxurious antique-inspired decor to flashbulb photography you can make your wedding an old-fashioned glamour spectacular. Plus, theme weddings are so 2012.
Get inspiration from old Hollywood movies of the 1930s as you begin to plan your theme. Like the films themselves, start with black and white as your color scheme. Throw in rich red (especially velvet fabrics) for opulence or subltle touches of silver and gold. Think “red carpet” red and “Golden Age of Hollywood” gold.
Chandeliers, crystals, champagne. Old Hollywood was an era of elegance and excess so your reception should ooze glitz and glamour. Incorporate luxurious fabrics and feathers, decadent flowers like roses, and metallic sparkle wherever you can. Here is where you can get creative, and let your personality show in your wedding style.
If you’re planning a theme wedding, you certainly don’t have to stop at the decor. From cinema-ticket inspired invitations to popcorn box wedding favors, you can incorporate the theme into every aspect.
You and your guests can arrive on a red carpet and have snapshots taken by a paparazzi photographer. Find a flashbulb photographer for the red carpet arrivals and later in the reception you can have photo sessions with movie clapboards. After the reception, take off in a vintage car–wherever your imagination takes you! Vintage car rentals are available from vendors like Classic Car Rentals.
Not so sure about a theme wedding? We say go for it. They’re so much fun and a fool-proof way to organize and plan for your wedding. Do you agree?