When it comes to wedding dresses, most brides choose one dress or perhaps have a more comfortable gown to slip into in the evening as well. Not Paris Hilton, though! The heiress revealed in a recent interview with British Vogue that she had 45 gowns to pick from for her big day. Multiple bridal designers worldwide eagerly contributed to this elaborate collection, but in the end, she only showed off six of them.
A Night of Fashion Transitions
Her ceremony dress stole the spotlight. It was a long-sleeved Oscar de la Renta ball gown, adorned with floral appliqués and a mock neck. But Hilton impressed everyone when she changed her dress during the event. She slipped into a stunning Galia Lahav dress with an off-the-shoulder tulle design and a corset bodice for her first dance. Another outfit by Oscar de la Renta, featuring a ruched bustier top and an A-line mini skirt, was another example of Hilton’s versatility in bridal styles.
A Pamella Roland sheath dress, adorned with pearls, sequins, and a sequined-studded cape, closed the show at night. The wedding celebrations continued the following day with Hilton enjoying several costume changes. A sweetheart neckline covered in lace and a sweeping train ball gown Marchesa off-the-shoulder graced the event. The other masterpiece by Oscar de la Renta that Hilton wore for the weekend was her final dress of that day.
A Fairy Tale Wedding
Recalling the beautiful wedding day, Hilton painted a picture of romance and glamor. The ceremony unfolded in a lavish setting adorned with string lights, gold chandeliers, and rose-colored draping.
Walking down the aisle lined with white roses and gold candelabras, Hilton’s nerves dissipated as she reached the altar, with Kim Petras serenading the moment. The magical day continued with a reception filled with family dances, fine dining, sentimental speeches, a flash mob, and a captivating live performance by Demi Lovato.
As you prepare for your big day and meet with your florist, it’s essential to create a wedding flower checklist to ensure that every aspect of your floral decor is covered.
Your choice of flowers can significantly impact the overall ambiance of your wedding. Whether you’re opting for a simple and elegant affair or a grand and luxurious celebration, having a clear plan is crucial.
A bride’s bouquet should be a top priority. The arrangement is highly-photographed and should receive special attention! Bride’s floral crown or hair flowers are optional but can be a captivating addition to your bridal look. Bridesmaids’ bouquets are the next most important floral arrangements once the bride’s bouquet is organized!
Remember, bouquets enhance the overall aesthetic and provide delightful photo opportunities during the day. Consider a tossing bouquet if you plan to preserve your primary bouquet. For the flower girl, opt for a small and straightforward bouquet, or consider using petals in a basket. Unique options like feathers can add a special touch.
The groom’s boutonniere doesn’t have to be extravagant. A few small flowers wrapped in a delicate ribbon can create a cohesive look.
Another option is to provide boutonnières, corsages, or nosegays for members of the wedding party and important guests such as ring bearers, parents, and grandparents.
For your wedding ceremony, consider the following floral arrangements. Entryway or welcome table arrangements are a warm welcome to your guests. If these are beyond your budget, explore alternative decor elements like lanterns, fruit, branches, or terrariums. If you have the budget, an altar, arch, or chuppah arrangement can serve as a backdrop for your ceremony photos.
While floral decorations are popular, consider other decor options to manage your flower budget. Pew or chair arrangements enhance the aesthetics of guest seating and create a lush aisle. Opt for organic floor arrangements if you plan to repurpose them at the reception.
When planning the reception decor, keep these floral elements in mind. Cocktail table arrangements are optional and should remain small and straightforward, given the limited space on these tables. Votive candles can be a budget-friendly alternative. Bar arrangements add vibrancy to your bar area.
For the seating chart or escort card table, floral arrangements are optional. Centerpieces are the main attraction for your reception. These should be carefully chosen based on size, scent, and aesthetics, as guests will admire them throughout the evening. To adorn your chairs, use newlyweds’ chair decorations. Smaller arrangements or repurposed ceremony florals work beautifully for this purpose. Just make sure nobody has too many allergies!