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Hello everyone, I’m newly engaged and am extremely excited about my wedding/marrying the man of my dreams. We both decided that we would love to have our ceremony be more traditional and have our reception themed with the Phantom of the Opera for we both love it and it was our first musical we went to go and seen together. I’m trying to get ideas for decor for it. So any suggestions/pictures would be amazing. Thank you all 🙂 Also we want to stick the the colors red(more deep/dark not bright red), silver, and black
Post # 3
@rmrsln2010: The movie was our first date 🙂
The only way we are incorporating it is engraving a phrase into our rings.
“One love, one lifetime”
Post # 4
@rmrsln2010: First of all, welcome 🙂 Second, I love this idea!!! I wanted a darker-themed reception (not happening), but here were some items I found for inspiration. I know they are all mostly “halloween”, but I think you could use some of the darker items mixed with pops of red 🙂
Post # 5
@rmrsln2010: Just wanted to say I LOVE this idea! I am basically obsessed with POTO. I have seen it on Broadway like 8 times, and I play the soundtrack constantly. I found some super cute cake toppers online!
Post # 6
Cool idea! As a complete musical theatre nerd, I am very familiar with Phantom of the Opera.
My best suggestions would be to use a lot of candles – possibly even look at antique and thrift stores for silver candleabras that you might be able to use as centerpieces. I think your color scheme is perfect! (Especially if you are planning to use red roses). 🙂 Anything you can incorporate that has a victorian feel to it would be great too!
Best of luck! Make sure you come back and post pictures! 🙂
Post # 7
I’d incorporate lots of candles, and bonus points if your venue has a huge chandalier. I think the colors you have will be lovely, and definitely kind of create an air of mystery without being too dark and scary. I’m sure it will be beautiful! I love Phantom…the first musical I ever listened to (on cassete tapes to boot!) and saw on stage; I’ve since managed to see it 5 times!
How awesome is this cake:
I love the mask cake pops…
Post # 8
If you are looking for giant tubes (for organ pipes!!) go to a print shop OR an upholstery/fabric store.
The print shop for my job goes through a few dozen very sturdy cardboard tubes a month, and they would be perfect spray-painted silver/gold (with some organ pipe holes cut out) and arranged around your entrance – like you’re walking through the organ!
OR as your ceremony backdrop, if you’re not doing it in a church!
And yes, I agree – lots of candles and candelabras – put them on top of mirrors for a multiplied effect (and to mimic the broadway show’s set!)
Have a DIY photobooth with tons of masks available for everyone to wear! Like elegant masquerade items, not cheesy firefighter/disco things, etc.
Buy a LOT of this stuff ON SALE right after HALLOWEEN.
Like get a list together of some of the things you want by then, divide it among a few people, and raid the halloween specialty stores.
Post # 9
@rmrsln2010: ROSES AND CANDLES
Post # 10
We did a Phantom based wedding. Red roses, very Victorian (and supposedly haunted!) venue, Victorian dress with lots of layers similar to Christine’s in the stage version of the Final Lair, huge chandelier and candelabras and red flowers (roses got a little too expensive, but there were plenty in there).
Here’s the link to the recap if you wanna see some pictures :):
Post # 11
@rmrsln2010: This is a wonderful idea! You can use it as little or as much as you want. We have had Bees have their ceremony in a theater, which would be perfect for your theme.
You could incorporate the mask in your centerpieces. Buy them ahead of time when the Hallowe’en decor is out. Opera glasses can be placed by the guestbook;
a chandelier over the head table, sweetheart table, or at the altar ;
sheet music used for paper flowers or napkin rings;
masks for escort cards
candelabras for centerpieces with or without red roses- perhaps a mask at the base?
There are some ideas in this shoot:
Dallas Wedding Photographer | Styled Shoot: Phantom of the Opera Themed Wedding
Product sourcing listed here:
Post # 12
awesome idea, lots of candles and candelabras and sheet music, saw this table runner on Pinterest that was sheet music glued together. That could be cool…
Post # 14
SUPER JELOUS!! I WANTED a PoTO themed wedding, Fh wasn’t having it :(.. I am SOO following your posts to see how it turns out!! Good luck! I’ll come back if I find anything to add to the already WONDERFUL suggestions!
Post # 15
Okay….after I finally posted my ideas, the page refreshed and I was able to see everyone elses……my idea sucks, don’t pay attention to mine. lol
I want an invite to any of these weddings!