(Closed) THEMES??

posted 8 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Do you have a theme for your day?
    Yes : (27 votes)
    29 %
    No : (30 votes)
    33 %
    Kinda :) : (35 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I didn’t vote because I think my answer is “meh… kinda” lol. I didn’t start with a theme or anything like that. I just started thinking about what my venue looked like and what would look good there. It has lots of exposed brick and steel beams and concrete and immediately i pictured a rooftop party with lots of candles… so that is kind of the vibe i went for (really by just leaving the elements there, using a zillion candles, and doing paper lanterns which seem kinda outdoorsy to me). In terms of other decorating i really like jewel tones so I ended up decorating with sapphire blue, teal, eggplant purple and gold. Those are peacock colors so I decided to include peacock feathers as an element. But not so much that it looked like a peacock’s @ss exploded πŸ™‚ Just a few feathers here and there!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Yes, I do- I want to have long Harry Potter Great Hall-esque tables and we’re hanging candles from the ceiling, along with some floating candles on the tables. But the theme pretty much stops there. I’m calling it “inspired” rather than “themed.”

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper

    Ours is full out theme  haha poor Mr. A. We are doing as much of a full out carnival feel as we can.

    @Miss Fish:sooo jealous.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Ours is definitely a “kinda” theme.

    I started off with a theme. A theatrical, play/film kinda theme. I’m a huuuuuge fan of Phantom of the Opera, so I wanted it to be very elegant and romantic, like the feel of the PotO. I was going to do sort of a masquerade.

    The movie/film thing has kinda left the building, so has the masquerade (cuz no one else liked it), but I still have the romantic feel, although I don’t think you’d get “phantom of the opera” just from looking at my inspiration board….

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We don’t really have a theme persay, but we do have our colors and are going based upon one of the sayings that is on 1/2 of our centerpieces. Our wedding is on the beach, so we are going to have goldfish centerpieces on 1/2 of the tables, and then on the other 1/2 a candle centerpiece and the saying is “All because two people fell in love”. That is kinda what we are shooting for!

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think a lot of brides out there say their wedding is “themed,” but are confused about the true definition.  I could have an afternoon tea for a bridal shower.  It doesn’t mean it’s “themed,” it’s just tea.  If I throw a tea party a la Alice in Wonderland, that’s a theme.  It’s a recurring idea that adds to the ambience/setting.  Sorry for my tangent there, but it’s been bothering me for a while.  Like when someone says “our theme is black and red.”  It’s a color scheme!!!

    Now to get on with your question: our wedding is not themed.  It’s just classic and elegant…venue is a ballroom circa 1910 with brass sconces, crystal chandeliers, and it’s black tie. We’re playing that up with crystal candlesticks (I like the way they catch the candlelight) and plain old clear glass votives and beautiful flowers. There are some vintage books involved in the decor, but our wedding is not book or library themed.  (Now if my venue were the library, my escort cards were housed in a card catalogue, and the RSVP looked like the library check-out card, then it could possibly be themed!)

    EDIT:  My goodness, what is wrong with me today?  I just can’t seem to let this go…there is also a difference between “theme” and “inspired by.”  For instance, my sister is throwing me a shower inspired by Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.  There will be tea, French macarons, petit fours, and soft pastels.  However, it’s not themed…she’s not putting the movie poster or pics of Marie Antoinette and fleur de lis all over the walls and invites while playing “I Want Candy” in the background.  You can throw tomatoes at me now and tell me to get off the soapbox πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yep, fall theme and I think I’m a little too dedicated (err, obsessed) to it. Fall is our favorite time of year so we knew we wanted to get married during that time. We live in Upstate, NY and our wedding is in the Adirondacks which has the most incredible fall foliage. When we first got engaged, we weren’t planning a fall themed wedding. Infact, it was quite the opposite. As I started to think more about the whole event, it just made sense to go with a fall theme.

    We’re getting married outside, overlooking the lake. The backdrop will be amazing with all of the fall colors. Our girls are wearing burnt orange dresses and the guys are wearing chocolate brown tuxes. The centerpieces and aisle décor will all be fall themed. Our cake will be covered in chocolate butter cream with over 100 cascading, handmade fondant leaves. For favors, we’re giving each guest an orchard mini apple pie. We’re considering doing a caramel appletini as a signature drink and Octoberfest will be a draught beer option. Our food isn’t theme related but I don’t really think that has to be.

    Décor for a fall themed wedding is easy, though pumpkins are NOT cheap. Thankfully my parents grow pumpkins so they’ll be growing everything we need (upwards of 200 in varying sizes). Everythings coming together nicely and I’m pretty excited to see it come to life in 7 months!

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Our is a Beach themed wedding.

    The wedding ceremony is on a cliff overlooking the ocean, and the reception venue is  by the beach.

    Our colours are Aqua and Yellow (the colours of the sea and the sun) and the Stationary will have sea shells. We will also be using sea shells in our decor.

    I havent decided on a cake yet. Havent seen any beach themed wedding cakes that I love as yet.

    Post # 15
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    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Our is a Beach themed wedding.

    The wedding ceremony is on a cliff overlooking the ocean, and the reception venue is  by the beach.

    Our colours are Aqua and Yellow (the colours of the sea and the sun) and the Stationary will have sea shells. We will also be using sea shells in our decor.

    I havent decided on a cake yet. Havent seen any beach themed wedding cakes that I love as yet.

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