What gave you the inspiration to create your theme?

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I didn’t set out to do a theme but once it was put together it looked like I made it about flowers lol.  They were everywhere on my dress pattern, silk ones were all over the church santuary.  In the reception hall they were on every table runner and paper dahlias were at every place setting.  And the girls place thier bouquets in vases, as did I for the bridal and bridal party tables lol.  

I just took inspiration from things I liked and it happened to all come together nicely.  If you stick to your idea and keep it cohesive I’m sure it’ll work for you too. 🙂  

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It came to me in a dream. No joke. I was taking a nap, woke up suddenly, ran downstairs and looked at my mom and said, “MASQUERADEBALL”. All one long, sleep-addled, slurred word. But it’s exactly what we wanted!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Since reading The Great Gatsby in high school I’ve had a love for that era, but I also come from a very unassuming, working class background, and I want my half of our guests to feel comfortable. So, our theme will be rustic Art Deco. Just imagine if Gatsby Sr. had been running rum (well, more like bourbon?) in Kentucky instead of the Northeast and that’s it!

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I love lollies, and vintage. Vintage lolly shop theme! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The surrounding of our wedding. Its in the mountains of Tennessee so it took a mason jar theme. If it had been here in Canada it would have been something different I’m sure. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We don’t really have a theme. As far as inspiration for my current colors, Lisa Frank, essentially. Actually, FI’s favorite color is pink and was adamant about wearing pink and having it be one of our colors. My color has always, since birth, been purple. So, that’s where we started. Then, I found a shirt that had bright purple, hot pink and yellow stripes on it and was like I love this color scheme! Then a friend pointed out it looked like Lisa Frank and I just thought that was fantastic. We’ve added a bright turquoise to round it out. Other than that, it’ll be a DIY nerdfest with craft beer, really. His hobbies are homebrewing and absolutely anything nerdy (We’re talking Magic: The Gathering/D&D/LAN party levels), where mine are various craft type stuff.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Our interests. We love fishing and the wedding is taking place at a lake in the middle of nowhere. So the theme created itself more or less, fishing influences, rustic and very diy.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I tried to make a theme that reflected us.  DH is an artist, so we were married in an art museum and we had invitations that were illustrations of us.  Aside from that, we just chose things we liked. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I am doing a Tiffany & Co. theme.  I chose it because the first gift my FI bought be was a cute little Tiffany Ring.  Every year for my birthday he buys me another piece of Tiffany Jewelry, so I thought it would be a great theme.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

The first conversation we ever had was about how we both love the Beatles, and music in general. I really wanted to bring that out in our wedding. He is also a HUGE fan of Tottenham Hotspur soccer team, so we incorporated the team colors a lot, too.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@VictorianChick:  Our personalities, and Downton Abbey lol.  I’ve always loved history and antiques and all things vintage.  It’s been a fascination of mine since I was a kid reading historical fiction novels and watching old black and white movies–long before it became “in” to like old stuff haha.  When I met FI, we found that it was one of our shared interests, although he in particular is interested in the 1940s.  

One night after we got engaged, we were watching a later episode of Downton Abbey where they’re begun to get a little bit into the 1920s, and we decided to use that as our inspiration.  We’re not doing a theme so much as a vintage-inspired wedding, more along the lines of art deco, Old Hollywood elegance.     

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Our theme is sort of… vintage woodland fairytale. Think Snow White instead of Cinderella.  Better yet, think Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen instead of Disney. 

I knew since I was little that I wanted plum bridesmaid dresses and a candlelight ceremony. So that’s where we started. It took MONTHS to come up with a legit “theme,” though. I spent hours a day on Pinterest. When I started looking at invitations for ideas, I found a “once upon a time” invitation and it clicked. I wanted a fairy tale wedding.  I have always loved fairy tales, so much so that I took two classes in college on them (German and Russian, respectively).  Suddeny, it was a no-brainer. I didn’t want Disney-inspired, princessy fluff, but a legit, old-fashioned fairy tale.  FI wanted something rustic and woodsy, using nature instead of only flowers. So our plan now is to turn our reception space into a woodland with lots of fairy tale elements. Dried branches, light touches of flowers, lanterns and string lights, maybe some apples and birdcages. Lots of candles. There are these really awkward and ugly poles going down the center of our venue that we will turn into trees. Our invitations will be printed on parchment-style paper. Our cake topper will be this DIYed by my artistic cousin. Signature drinks will be storybook-inspired. We will arrive in a horse and carraige. I am wearing a ball gown. I’m still hammering out details, but I am excited in the direction that it’s going!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

Enchanted forest just seems so romantic to me. We aren’t doing all the mystical creatures, but more like bring the indoors into a heavily wooded area.

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