Post # 1
I honestly don’t even remember how it started, but we’ve slowly incorporated a peacock theme into our wedding. I’m basically starting to question my sanity/wonder how everything is all going to come together in the end and not end up becoming some tacky, peacock feather-overloaded madness.
So far, it’s mostly just in the color scheme, but we’re also putting one peacock feather in each of the BM’s purple&fuschia bouquets, as well as one feather in half of the floral centerpieces. Our table numbers also have a peacock feather design. I guess I just don’t want to end up being one of David Tutera’s next projects (well, that’s not true– I would loveee for him to swoop in and give us an uber-gorgeous fantasy wedding, just not under those circumstances!).
Has anyone else done a peacock theme for their wedding? Any suggestions or cute ideas? Do any of ya’ll have any pictures or ideas? I’ve looked over some of the other boards, but it’d be nice to get some ‘fresh’ ideas 🙂
Post # 3
How about a LARGE peacock body made of flowers and real peacock feathers for the tail.Place this on a table in the center of the room with candles as a conversation piece/centerpiece or on the gift table or wedding party table.( David Tutera always has LARGE centerpieces).One GRAND statement will set the tone for the rest of the room then use the feathers sparingly in the rest of the decor. TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS TOO MUCH! Especially with such a strong color pallet.I have also seen round placemats covered in peacock feathers and used instead of chargers. They have them at “Z GALLERIE” on line.Use them as the “skirt” on the flower bouquets instead of leaves and dont put them in the main part of the arrangement at all.Have small peacocks perched on the edge of the flower vases of the centerpieces and no feathers in the arrangement at all.Look at Preston Bailey books for inspiration.If his designs don’t get the creative juices flowing I dont know what will.
Post # 4
I don’t have ideas, but if you have a Garden Ridge near you, they have a peacock theme for ornaments. You could find sme things there. I started to decorate the tree like that but didn’t cause I might not like it next yr. But it’s very pretty.
Post # 5
We’re doing a peacock theme.
My one bridesmaid (maid of honor, I guess) is wearing a dark teal blue dress, while mine is ivory, with an ivory feather fascinator. The boutonniers are a single dark blue rose with just the upper part of a peacock feather behind it (the eye and a few of the sprigs, but not the full foot long peice, obviously.)
Those are the only feathers, for the rest of the decorations (since this wedding is very DIY and inexpensive) I have made little paper peacocks and the cake has a few peacock feathers wrapping around it. The rest is just the dark teal and ivory to tie in the colors– dark teal placemats with gold chargers and ivory plates, centerpieces are all shades of blue with some crystals in. We went very easy on the feathers because I really wanted the theme for the colors and not the actual peacock-ness, but I did like that it added some class.
Bear in mind this is a low-key backyard reception in a party tent and not some venue I had to work with. It’s going to be lit with candles and electric “gas lanterns” as well as white christmas lights. And it’s only 3 tables so the theme is easier to keep cohesive without having to have a big display piece.
Post # 6
I’m sure there have been a couple of threads covering this topic recently so it might be worth searching for ‘peacock’ and see what turns up 😉
Post # 7
I’m using this theme but I’m really not that worried about it. I’m doing a dark blue/green-teal/gold color scheme and incorporating actual feathers wherever I can. The bridesmaids dresses are 3 different colors to match, and each of them will have a few peacock feathers in with their boquets (which are green calla lillies). My bouquet will have some feathers too. 1/2 of our centerpieces are tall clear vases with gold sparkly “sticks” (for lack of a better word) and peackock feathers mixed in. The other half are short moroccan lanterns in our color scheme. Linens will be dark blue I believe, and we have gold chiavari chairs. For the most part I’m just sticking with the color scheme and putting feathers in where they make sense. I have a few pics, but they’re crappy iphone pics that i took on my breakfast table haha. Oh also, on either side of where we’ll stand to get married there will be 2 small pillars with peacock feather wreaths and hurricane candles.
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Post # 8
Here are the two inspiration boards I made. I chose to go with the second look. I thought it looked more elegant.
Post # 9
Thanks for your input so far, ladies! Great ideas! I love those inspiration boards!
It doesn’t look like we can afford the brown pintuck linens I was hoping for, so we’re just using the venue’s white ones, but we were thinking of maybe tucking 1 peacock feather into each of the napkins with the menus, but it seems like it’d probably be peacock over-kill. So it would be purple/fuschia floral centerpieces (half of them w/ 1-2 peacock feathers tucked in somewhere, the other half are going to be clusters of vases that will have teal ribbon bands around each one) with lots of candles arround them, white linens, gold chargers, and white napkins w/ peacock feathers tucked in?
I wish I could set up a ‘sample’ table like CorgiTales, but I don’t know that we can afford to pay for the extra flower cost/charger rentals, etc. Hmm.
Post # 10
@CorgiTales: Ooh! I love those dresses! Very pretty ideas! Did you get those lanterns/peacock wreaths at Pier1?? I think I saw something similar in there the other day… I want to get the blue-ish Moroccan-style lanterns to put on our outdoor tables, but I’m waiting for them to go on sale first. I also saw some mini votive holders that had that same Moroccan style as the lanterns at CostPlus… again, waiting for a sale because I’m a cheap-o haha!
Post # 11
I would check out project wedding for great inspiration photos, it has been a huge help to me when I get stuck. ( I saw some “fake” peacock feathers at dollar tree two days ago when I was there and they had some cute votives also)
Post # 12
i am doing a peacock/vintage theme. we want the wedding to feel as old school as posisble, while also being very glamorous and formal. the color scheme is navy, dark green, and dark eggplant (a lot of jewel tones). there will also be a lot of gold accents.
these are the ways we are incorporating peacock feathers:
1-in my bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. all bouquets will have flowers, some vintage brooches, and feathers in them. (bridesmaid’s bouquets are green mums).
2-the groom/groomsmen bouteniers will be a green mum, a sprig of baby’s breath, and a peacock feather.
3-we are doing tall black vases filled with baby’s breath (there will be giant poofs of baby’s breath) and peacock feathers distributed throughout. they will be quite tall, and the poofs are gonna be as big as we can make them. they will be used to the line the aisle, and also as centerpieces at the reception.
4-get candleabras from wherever you can! i found 3 at thrift stores. instead of putting candles on top, we are putting flowers on top (with stems cut off completely) and some peacock feathers underneath.
5- blue and green everywhere. we are having a candy/dessert buffet with just blue and green treats, and will be having a dark blue uplighting throughout the reception space.
6-our invitations are going to be made by peacockinvitations on etsy. (to die for!!)
let me know if you have any questions. i can try to dig up some pics for ya.
Post # 13
One way to make your white table clothes a bit more theme friendly would be to rent the teal/blue/purple napkins if your venue has them. I think it’s about $.25 at my venue for each colored napkin upgrade, but each feather usually runs around $.40-$.50 so it may be about half the cost of putting a feather on each napkin.
Post # 14
@indyJEEP: I am. We are doing Colbalt Blue for the dresses and mixing peacock feather into the bouqets and making the bouts as just feathers-my mom managed a flower shop for 10 years so she’s doing all the arrangements. It’s really pretty. These are the flowers we ordered for everything:
They look AMAZING with the feathers and everyone oohs and aahs over them!
These were the invites-so perfect and in the upgraded linen they looked so good and they were NOT expensive.
Post # 15
Peacock feathers belong on peacocks, not in wedding decor. What about sticking to the peacock color scheme and perhaps fake feathers.
Post # 16
@stacycats: Most peacocks shed their feathers. People don’t have to harm a peacock to get the feathers. There’s nothing wrong in including it in decor.