September, 06, 2014

How to Host a Classic Old Hollywood Wedding

Everything that has an air of old-school elegance appeals to me—“The Great Gatsby” lifestyle, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn. I can’t help it! I just love that Old Hollywood lifestyle and everything with a touch of glitz. So when I see a bride use this style for her wedding, I’m absolutely overjoyed. I think Old Hollywood weddings are timeless and effortlessly chic. If this sounds like something that’s up your alley, follow my guide for everything you need for your big day: rental table linen, decor and more!

Tablescape Design

Struggling to decide on a color scheme for your big day! For an Old Hollywood wedding, you can’t go wrong with deep jewel tones! Here, think fuchsia, violet, emerald and more. These colors will translate beautifully for your table design. To get the look, start with a totally regal deep purple rental table cloth. Then, add in a sophisticated tan table runner, cinch it and add in a floral for a unique and stunning look. To round out the design, you’ll want to use tons of florals. Don’t be shy here—pink roses or peonies scream Old Hollywood!

Combine table runners, linen and cloths with florals for an Old Hollywood style decor

Cake Table

Your cake tables are another perfect way to get add glamour for your wedding. First, decide on what style cake you’ll want. For a more traditional Old Hollywood look, try a tiered circle cake. If you’re seeking a more modern take on the theme, try an art deco square cake. Next, decide which table linen you’ll want for the cake table. You can’t go wrong with shiny neutrals here! You could also use the same purple and tan colors you used for your other tables. Finally, top the tables with sheer lace table overlays or runners for added allure.

Decor Accessories

As you decide on the other decor items for your Old Hollywood wedding, vintage stores will become your best friend. Here, you’ll find everything from gorgeous lace to stands of pearls and much more. You’ll also want to be on the lookout for brooches or anything shiny—the more sparkle you can bring to your Old Hollywood wedding, the better!

For more examples of wedding themes and looks, check out BBJ Linen’s Instagram page!

Photo Credit/Styling:
Arden AG Lighting

Products Used:
Table Linen—Grape Bengaline
Napkin—White Lamour Napkin