(Closed) does this sound like a doomed theme

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@missmarchmommy:  It’s just a theme and nothing is doomed. I think the theme is great.

Post # 5
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it sounds cute! plus, the garden of eden was where everything was perfect, I say that’s a good comparison for your marriage 🙂

Post # 7
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If I’m being honest I do think it is strange…it’s not just superstition, it is a biblical story about how sin began. Sounds like an odd wedding theme to me. I think you can have a garden theme involving apples without calling it the garden of eden, which is where all the negative connotations come from.

Post # 8
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not religious, but I have to admit I’m not a huge fan.  A general garden theme, sure, but not this one. 

Post # 10
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think you should worry about the ending – I think it sounds like an enchanting theme!

Post # 11
875 posts
Busy bee

Garden weddings are fine, and Harvest themes are fine including apples.  Eden with apples doesn’t work, because if you know the story of the Garden of Eden…the result of eating the forbidden fruit was to be banned from the Garden, and to suffer the consequences of sin.  I get the made for each other concept, but this theme needs to be tweaked to depict Paradise found, and not the beginning of Paradise lost…

Post # 13
2651 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Why not? The garden was paridice untill eve ate the apples… You could put up a sign that says please don’t touch the fruit. I say if you like it the hell with what everyone elce says. I also love the idea of serving ribs. Is pretty And interesting

Post # 14
1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My first thought was that everyone was naked in the garden of eden, how awkward! But, since you dodn’t seem to want to include that in your theme, that should be fine. Could you maybe do an enchanted garden theme?  My Shakespeare is rusty, but what about A Midsummer Night’s Dream or something? That was a case of meant for each other right?

Also, this probably won’t help you much, but not every theology has negative assosiations with the Garden of Eden. I’m LDS/Mormon and we believe that Eve made the deliberate decision to transgress by eating the fruit, even though she knew that if they did they would have to leave the garden. It was the only way they could progress and have children. (This also points out that I’m a little biased, I have some pretty positive assosiations with it). I love the idea of two people, made for each other, setting out to the great big world together. 

Whatever you decide, it’ll be beautiful with the garden decorations, and I don’t think your guests will think too hard about the details of it all. Good luck!

P.S. I think the “don’t touch the fruit” idea is so clever and cute!

Post # 15
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@missmarchmommy:  Why do you have to have a theme?  My theme is ‘wedding’, and yours can be ‘vow renewal’.  Sure I have a color scheme, but that’s it!  You don’t have to have one.

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