A masquerade ball is the ultimate statement for a wedding theme – it’s glamorous, it’s dramatic and seriously theatrical. One of the best things about a masquerade ball wedding is that you can choose any colour scheme you want! I love the idea of rich colours – glitzy gold, royal purple and plush turquoise will create a luxurious wedding style. Here are my tips on how to create an unforgettable wedding day…
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Create a little bit of mystery with your wedding stationery. A wedding invitation based on a masquerade ball will definitely get your guests talking. Be sure to warn your guests if they need to bring a mask along. Why not give your guests masks as wedding favours? Most wedding favours are forgotten after the guests sit down, but they can use these at the after-party.
As the bride, you need to have a mask that is going to ‘wow’ not only your guests, but also your hubby-to-be. Make an impact with a dazzling gold mask, adorned with glitter, pearls and sequins. If you’d rather keep your aisle style simple, a chic white mask will look incredibly classy. A black mask will look super handsome on your groom – especially if he’s dressed in black tie. As for your wedding dress – the choices are endless! If you want to look extravagant, opt for an embellished, fishtail gown to match your chosen mask. If you’ve gone for an extremely elaborate mask, a simple gown will complete your look perfectly.
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Lavish jewels are a must-have if you’re attending a masquerade ball as a bride. Choose accessories that won’t be hidden by your mask – brooches and hair combs will look fabulous whilst complementing your mask. For an extra dash of luxury, add jewels or vintage brooches to your wedding bouquet too. If you’ve decided on certain colours for your theme, make sure your flowers fit in. If you don’t fancy the real thing, silk flowers are an alternative idea for a wedding bouquet, and it also means you can keep your bouquet after the big day as a momento!
Your masquerade wedding obviously needs a dramatic venue to match! A majestic, castle venue will fit in flawlessly with your theme. You can have a lot of fun creating statement table centerpieces, I love the idea of mixing flowers, feathers and pearls together to create a ‘masquerade ball’ feel to your big day. Despite looking grand, feather centerpieces are relatively gentle on the purse strings and super easy to DIY!
There’s no reason your wedding cake should miss out on the fun! Follow the theme with a mask cake topper, it’ll be a cake topper your guests won’t have seen before and one they won’t forget.
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