Mixing themes! Geek, vintage and more

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@secretbee33:  We are having an Addams Family themed wedding – which started off as Elegant Halloween/Dark Romance/Gothic Glam… one advice I would give is find a phrase or title that really does describe what your trying to create.

I used to go on a 5 minute minimum talk trying to describe our theme, when I realised Addams Family really did sum it all up. I just find it helps others who are helping you plan/DIY ect if your all on the same page and helps give you a better focus.

 

Another bit of advice I have is to plan, plan and plan! An insperation board, a mock up of the table scapes, layout dawaings or printouts, Pinterest is all well and good but it means little compared to having your ideas layed out infront of you where you can reorgannize and switch things up.

I hope this helps. Smile 

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

We are doing a “vintage romantic” theme (think lace and pearls, very 1940s). However, we are also incorporating chalkboards in a few different ways because FI and I are both teachers and thought it would be cute. 🙂 I’m also trying to incorporate a few subtle touches to remind us of our beloved dachshund mix, since everyone knows we’re obsessed with him and he’ll be boarded for the wedding. We want to include him in the cake topper and programs, and I’m also planning to blow up a picture of him wearing a bowtie to make a sign directing guests to the reception location.

So I guess that makes it a vintage-romantic/school-teacher/dachshund themed wedding… XD

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@secretbee33:  Our theme is “We’re getting married. Look! Here’s some shit we like.” This is probably better discribed as vaguely literary, kinda romantic with a touch of geeky and lots of paper. 

For me, the coheasive element is the colors. So when the bouts are made with paper flowers and a D20, it might not make a ton of sense but it will at least look good because they are in the same color family as the mismatched dresses my maids will wear. We are also just kind of collecting lots of stuff for the centerpieces, so each table is going to look a little different. There will probably be books on each table, but one might have a couple candles and a terrirum while the next has a couple vases with wildflowers. This will allow my FI to sneek a Star Wars figurine onto his friends’ table without it weirding out my great-aunt, who will be happy I put a larger, more traditional flower arrangement on her table so she can steal it. 😛

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@secretbee33: We didn’t end up doing this theme because we changed venues, but when our wedding was going to be literary themed, we were thinking of naming each table after an author and then decorating the tables with the books we loved by that author. Maybe something like that would work for you? 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Our theme is, roughly, astronomy and space, with lots of geek thrown in for fun (since we’re both massive geeks). I hadn’t even thought of naming tables until y’all mentioned it, and now I know what we’ll do for it! Scientists who should be famous but aren’t given credit, along with a short bio and picture (because why not add education to your wedding, I guess). Plus, it brings FI’s teaching to bear, since he does this exact project with his students every year (even though the point tends to go over their heads).

If I could find a way to get my passion for horses into the theme, I would, but aside from putting the pegasus constellation and horsehead nebula up, I don’t think it will be possible.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Our theme is like lia’s-shit we like. This will include handblown glass, Legos, calla lillies, the color blue, lromance, the beach, and possibly more geekiness.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@secretbee33:  monochromatic black/gray/silver/white with pops of cobalt blue 🙂

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