- 5 months ago
- Wedding: September 2019 - City, State
My groom and I only have four months to plan a wedding.
We are both chefs and I bake for a hobby, we’re making part of the food for the wedding. We also love crafts so we’re making many things ourselves.
Our theme is a rustic fairytale, think like A Midsummer Night Dream or even Snow White. Lots of natural elements with little antique gold touches. Our main color is lavender. We don’t want bling, nothing too modern.
My dress doesn’t even have bling except a belt I’m taking off. It’s a gentle blush ballgown with a feather light skirt to dance in. I’m having the train chopped off and made into off the shoulder straps for that romantic touch. The bodice is lace and the skirt is all tulle with these interesting layers. I think it reminds me of a fairy. Sorry I don’t know how to post photos but here’s two links!
We’ve booked our venue. Our ceremony is a big white gazebo in front of shores and a lake. Our reception is a building right next door with a fireplace, big windows and hardwood floors. I’m trying to bring that enchanted forest look into the reception. I thought of maybe manzanita tree centerpieces or wildflowers in birch vases.
The venue has restrictions against real candles and you can only hang decorations with painters tape or sticky tack(no command hooks, I asked) I really want to hang fairy lights across the room somehow.
I already have most of our menu(and caterer booked) but am I missing something?
pulled pork – smoked chicken – mac n cheese – pit beans – sweet potatoes – cornbread and buns – potato salad – coleslaw – fruit skewers – deviled eggs – wedding cake – strawberry shortcake cups – peach cobbler – s’mores bars – sweet tea – lemonade – “virgin” sangria – coffee & tea bar
I’m very overwhelmed with decorating and making sure everyone will enjoy themselves and be well fed. I’ve gone hungry at too many weddings.
I’m currently working on a backdrop for a photobooth. It will be a giant storybook with king & queen silly props. Our friends love going to photobooths at the mall and acting silly so this is an important part of the wedding.
I’m not sure how formal we’re even expecting. It’s just bbq but we hope no one shows up in sweats. Something like you’d wear to church or a restaurant maybe.
Do you think this all works? I really want this to look whimsical, not fancy. Do you have any decor ideas for this theme? I’m so overwhelmed.