Post # 1
I’ve wanted a peacock themed wedding since before I even got engaged. So when my boyfriend finally asked me to marry him 6 months ago, I didn’t even have to think twice about it my colors and theme. The past 6 months have been filled with looking at inspiration and doing DIY crafts, and while I’ve found plenty of beautiful peacock inspiration, I’ve started to worry about going overboard on the theme. We are including some of our other interests into our wedding (like movies & a popcorn buffet!). So I’m looking for fellow brides opinions on the matter, what do you think is too much for a peacock themed wedding?
I’d really appreciate any input! 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Maybe you can share some of the ideas that you have?? It’s hard for me to say what’s over the top because I haven’t really looked closely at any peacock themed weddings… I do think that with a peacock theme, the decor and stuff can be simple, as long as you have the right color scheme. No need for too many actual feathers and stuff. But like I said, it might be easier if you share what you are planning to do so we get a better idea of how everything would be together!
Post # 4
Our colors are plum & teal.
These are our centerpieces (the branches have little lights on them) & there will be more Gladiolus & peacock feathers. We’ll also be curling our peacock feathers like this
This is really the only peacock thing set in stone, but this is some stuff I really like and I’m not sure what I should include and shouldnt!
I just want it to still be elegant and tasteful.
Post # 5
I’m also doing a peaock theme in October. I’ve found it’s easier to stick with your peacock inspired colors and have a few feathers as accents. I do like the few pictures you have posted though. I have a few feathers in the bouquet, our invitations have a peacock, and there are a few decor things that I may or may not use, but, for me, it’s mainly about keeping with the rich jewel peacock tones.
Post # 6
Peacock is such a bold and eye-catching look that it really needs to be held back a bit as the accent and not the main component of the theme. It’s really easy to go overboard! I’d look at each arrangement– bouquet, centerpeice, invites, etc— and try to keep the actual peacock elements to 20% or less, and fill the balance with corresponding solid colors. So that’s one peacock feather for every 5 flowers on the centerpeice (and even that might be a bit too much). This lets you have a very festive and elegant look without overwhelming the eye.
Post # 7
We wanted to overlap themes too, we are doing black and white with peacock, but the feathers will only be in some places – so where there is color, it will be peacock jewel tone inspired. For example, here is my maid of honor’s bouquet.
Post # 8
@Sunshine1011: I am doing a peacok theme. These are the shoes I just ordered
Post # 9
@Sunshine1011: I’m having a peacock themed wedding as well! Yay for peacocks!:-) I think going overboard would be having peacocks at the wedding, along with feeding them the popcorn! It’s really all in what your definition of “too much” is. I’m seriously considering dressing my shih-tzus up like peacocks since they are going to be in the ceremony. I am having my three bridesmaids wear purple, blue, and green. We’ll likely do the same colors for flowers, as well. I want to incorporate a peacock feather in either the bridesmaid’s bouquet or for the feather to be worn as an accessory in the hair, or on the dress or shoe. I want the bridesmaids to basically have a feather somewhere in their overall “look” but it’s their choice where they’d like it to be. We’ll also likely incorporate a fake feather on the cake or cake topper. The centerpieces will be similar to the bouquet with maybe multiple feathers. I also hope to find some peacock wedding invitations.
I really don’t think having the popcorn and movies along with the peacock theme is too much. It’s your wedding! I’d be interested and seeing what you do come up with though. You can follow me on pinterest or we can follow each other for more ideas.:-)http://pinterest.com/flisadenise/
Post # 10
I think these are all tasteful items but I’m not a huge fan of the cake.
Post # 11
Here is a link to my pinterest board. Sorry it is such a jumble.
Post # 12
So after much thought, I think we’re going to include a “fall/nature” type theme into it as well. Not really fall colors but more so fall inspired things. I felt this would tie into our centerpieces really well because of the branches, stones and flowers.
So heres some things I’m thinking to balance out our peacock inspired wedding.
These for the table numbers
Apple place cards
Escort card table (replace cards with the apples)
Fiance is actually working on something like this as I type this! 🙂
& how we’ll do our popcorn bar (minus the cart).
I personally feel like these elements add a subtle softness to the wedding, which I thought was a good balance to the loud peacock feathers.
Do you ladies think these go with some of the peacock elements I’ve shown you?!
It’s so hard to know if it’ll feel cohesive together before the big day, SO frustrating!
Post # 13
@Sunshine1011: I think the nature theme would work well with peacock theme. The peacock is a bird, after all. I think a pine cone would look nice in a bouquet or flower arrangement, as well.
Post # 14
Ooh, I LOVE the mix of the peacock theme with the nature-y theme: almost like you’re getting married on a peacock farm (not literally, of course!). And the popcorn bar looks super delicious!!
Post # 15
Aren’t peacock feathers unlucky? I was always told that the markings represented the evil eye.
Post # 16
We are doing a peacock theme. My girls are wearing navy blue dresses and carrying white hydrangea bunches with a few feathers. Groomsmen are wearing black tuxes with navy vests and peacock boutonnieres.
Decor wise, the are two tall arrangements of manzanita branches, hydrangeas, feathers and crystals for the ceremony that will also be used for the cake table and gift/guestbook table. Food tables will have peacock wreaths with a hurricane globe and tall pillar candle on top of taupe silk linens.
Everything combined looks elegant and simple. I think the key is to balance the feathers with solids and other eye-catching details. Good luck!
Also, the luck depends on who you consult. I have heard of the evil eye, but I have more heard of the peacock being a symbol of patience, kindness, compassion and good luck.