(Closed) Grimm Brother's Fairytales

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
3857 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

First of all, hello, OBSESSED with this idea. 

Second of all, maybe have themed tables of favorite fairy tales? Have every table have a different element that makes it completely unique. Try and collect multiple copies of the Grimm Fairy Tales collection and place them on the table on the pieces of tree trunk? 

Maybe try a darker color scheme: charcoal, aubergine, bronze/gold. 

Bring in rustic elements–I think of the forest when I think of fairy tales. Bring the forest into your venue. Collect thin tree branches and twigs and incorporate them into your theme by spraypainting them, rolling them in glitter, bringing them into your centerpieces. 

Use book pages to create confetti, paper flowers, etc.

Create unique invitations, place cards, menus, and programs that look like pages from an old, forgotton book. Use dafont.com or search free fonts to find fonts that look like they belong in fairy tales. Design them yourself in Microsoft Publication or OpenOffice Drawing or search through invitation databases until you find what works for you. Bring in the rustic, forest elements. 

For the menu, add something like warm apple cider or hot cocoa if it’s a winter wedding, or something rich like with caramel or something. 

I have about a million ideas, haha, so you can personally message me on here if you want more. I hope this helps. Again, this is such an amazing and original theme!

Post # 4
953 posts
Busy bee

You could name each reception table after a story and have an item to represent it: a glass slipper for Cinderella, a tower for Rapunzel, etc.

Post # 5
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@rrachell:  What a novel idea! I’m a huge fan of the Grimm’s tales, so I’ll be very interested to see how it turns out!

If you check out somewhere like notonthehighstreet.com, they have a big variety of confetti from books rescued from scrap, they may well have some fairy tale ones! Additionally, maybe you could use some nice hardback books within your decorations, sort of like this:




Have you considered having a look at the work of Charles Perrault as well? He was a French writer, and it’s actually his version of Cinderella that is the most well-known to today’s society, obviously the Grimm version doesn’t have the fairy godmother, but instead has the tree motif.


I suppose my only other thought would be, when using the Grimm versions, to consider the way the relationships turn out in some of them! Certainly some versions of Sleeping Beauty are somewhat… less than palatable.

Post # 6
3026 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

wow, I LOVE this idea!!!!

Post # 7
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

you have to have some sort of apple dessert too– snow white…  i agree with dark colors too

Post # 8
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014









I hope these images are in the direction your thinking of going. Smile

My best advice is to google lots of differant words, if you want to get a lot of good images.

Like; Gothic, Goth, Grimm Brothers Fairtales, Dark Elegant Wedding, Halloween, Red Wedding, Black Wedding, Fairytale Wedding…. ect…

After you wade through the junk you will find some AMAZING Images.


We are having an Addams Family Themed Wedding and so far I have had to google nearly 100 differant word and combinations to find my insperations.

Post # 9
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I can’t wait to see pictures of your wedding. Sounds like a great theme! I would probably involve candles, books, apples, pumpkins, stuff like that. I love the inspiration pics so far! Here are some more. 🙂

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