Stunning Old School Hollywood Wedding

A stunning mock wedding combining old Hollywood wedding glam and the the classic elements of Marilyn Monroe. Add to that a a modern twist. And you have this dreamy styled shoot created by All the Details by Danielle.

Marilyn Monroe Hollywood wedding glam
under the veil photo by Johanna Oakes Photography

Lakeside Wedding Venue

Walking into BellaCosa Lakeside Lodge and Venue is like taking a step back in time. As a result, you can hear the walls whisper with glamorous parties. Including lavish gowns and the secrets from the elite that would frequent this beautiful estate. Without a doubt, this location is a bride’s dream wedding venue. Starting with the soft pink hues of the building. Followed by the waterfront lawn and patio area. Certainly, the original pecky cypress ceilings are a rarity in today’s modern world. Furthering the unique beauty of the venue. BellaCosa was constructed in 1925 and was originally known as Bonaire Lodge.

Furthermore, celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Al  Capone, Calvin Coolidge and even Bonnie and Clyde would treat this beautiful property as their winter hideaway. The wedding planner/designer, Danielle Silbiger said, “When it came to finding the inspiration for my styled shoot, it was directly in front of me. That is to say, the Mediterranean Architecture and the timelessness of Marilyn Monroe. Together it is the perfect theme for The Modern Day Marilyn Monroe Styled Shoot. 

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Bellacosa Lakeside Lodge and Wedding Venue
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bride portraits at BellaCosa Lakeside Lodge and Wedding Venue
All the Details by Danielle styled shoot

the Details of a Hollywood Wedding Theme

The classic elements that Marilyn Monroe represent, combined with exciting modern twists, create the perfect combination for a stunning Hollywood wedding theme.

First, the florals created by The Wild Hare Florist are dripping with elegance. The deep burgundies and golds bring out the boldness of Marilyn. As well as the greenery tying in beautifully with BellaCosa’s ambiance. Likewise, the deconstructed floral arch used for the ceremony. Then re-purposed for an elegant backdrop behind the sweetheart table. This new trend can be a unique variation from the traditional arch.

Also, the structure is great for re-purposing. Because it is in two sections. Allowing easy movement for your wedding team.

Ever Ella Events captures the timeless beauty of Marilyn with the classic invitation set. As well as, the menus with gold wax seals, and name cards. Blending the color palette perfectly with all the florals and décor.

pink gold wedding bouquet by The Wild Hare Flowers
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All the Details by Danielle styled shoot
All the Details by Danielle creates Hollywood wedding reception table

Channeling Your Inner Marilyn Monroe

Can we talk about the Hair and Makeup done by Bronze +Glow Beauty? The Model (Ali) is to die for! Of course she channeled her inner Marilyn. With the classic Marilyn Red Lip and beautiful defined curls.

Unquestionably, the cake, designed by Artfully Sweet, is spectacular. Again with hints of gold and luxurious burgundy. Dyeing rice paper is a unique and eye-catching technique that really makes any cake a show-stopper.

bride channels inner Marilyn Monroe
Hollywood wedding glam cake by Artfully Sweet
Hollywood wedding glam from head to toe
luxury wedding transportation by Cole's Classic Cars
Marilyn Monroe wedding styled shoot on I Said Yes!

This styled shoot screamed for a classic car. And Cole’s Classic Cars provided the perfect one. A sleek black 1948 Cadillac Limousine. Certainly an immaculate back drop for the gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown provided by Theory Bridal House.

enhance your wedding

Bar carts are just beginning to pop up in the wedding industry. And oh boy, do we love them.  Especially since they add a fun element of entertainment. In fact, they are great for some fabulous pictures too.

Champagne Social is the cutest cart that provides a fabulous interactive bar experience for your wedding. Or even your bridal shower, or bachelorette party. Another fun way to enhance your wedding day is to bring in lounge furniture for your guests. In deed, On the Move Productions had just the right lounge pieces. For instance, white fabric chairs and couches, trimmed in gold. As well as all the chargers and flatware.

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dessert cart on I Said Yes! Wedding Blog

contributing wedding vendors

All the Details by Danielle said, “Planning and working with this amazing vendor team was an amazing experience. The teamwork was flawless, and the entire day flowed seamlessly! Johanna Oakes Photography is such a calming presence throughout the day. and I mean, come on, her photos truly speak for themselves! She has an eye for detail and is quick to capture the candid moments that happen throughout any wedding day!

Collaborating on a styled shoot is such a privilege  that comes with my job. And I look forward to the next opportunity to work with this astounding team again!”

Hollywood wedding Glam in black an white

We cannot end this wedding inspiration blog without sharing some of the black and white photos. Admittedly they are some of our favorites. 

For more wedding planning inspiration, tips and tricks, visit the I Said Yes! Wedding Blog. Also, sign up to receive our weekly wedding planning e-newsletter to get more inspiration and tips straight to your inbox.

Lastly, this Marilyn Monroe inspired styled shoot was also featured in a recent issue of I Said Yes! Magazine, be sure to flip through the pages >>> Click Here

black and white photos by Johanna Oakes Photography
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Marilyn Monroe Hollywood wedding glam in black and white photo
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Hollywood wedding glam in black and white
black and white wedding day photos by Johanna Oakes Photography

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