(Closed) What YOUR Theme? And how the hell did you decide on it?

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We didn’t really have a “theme”.  When kind of have cheesy associations when it comes to themes, but then again, there are tons of themed weddings that come out beautifully.  I guess we just had an overall look instead of a theme.  I liked the look of whites, ivories with sparkle, crystals and bling 🙂  That kind of look can quickly get over the top so I wanted to keep it elegant yet notable.    Here’s a shot of our decor behind our head table which I think captures the overall look of the wedding!

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Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I guess mine is an “earthy spring” theme.  One thing I’m not is a pastel/ pink/purple/yellow girl.  Don’t get me wrong I think those colors are beautiful and are wonderful for weddings, I just don’t think I could pull it off.  I tend to gravitate towards more rich colors (Reds/Browns/Greens/Golds).  Since we picked may I wanted something that would fit the time of year in Ohio.

I am going with a Pearl/Ivory/New brown wedding with slight green accents.  I like the idea of keeping it more earthy as this time in ohio not all the blooms are out yet and mostly greenery and brown.  That’s literally all the thought I put into it, lol.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We didn’t really have a “theme”.  When kind of have cheesy associations when it comes to themes, but then again, there are tons of themed weddings that come out beautifully.  I guess we just had an overall look instead of a theme.  I liked the look of whites, ivories with sparkle, crystals and bling 🙂  That kind of look can quickly get over the top so I wanted to keep it elegant yet classy and notable.    Here’s a shot of our decor behind our head table which I think captures the overall look of the wedding!

 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I only knew that I wanted antique blue hydrangeas.  I pointed them out while my Fiance and I were shopping at Whole Foods.  He said, “That looks very Jane Austen.”  I kind of had my “aha moment” right there ion the grocery store.  He looked at me like I was crazy.

He’s British and we live in Austin, TX so I’m kind of doing a Jane Austen meets Austin thing.  My colors are pearl and antique blue with a pinch of lavender and cream.  Our venue has a secret garden feel and were totally serving BBQ.  I made an idea board with magazine cut outs, fabric swatches, etc and put it up in our office.  Now that he has a concrete visual he’s gotten more on board with the whole theme and color shebang (although I’m sure he still thinks I’m crazy for having a theme).

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’ve got a sort of rustic, vintage, southern vibe going. If it’s a theme it exists only in my head, I pulled from alot of things I liked.

Our colors are turquoise and yellow.

And it just sort of fell into place.

In my head it sort of looks like a big southern kinda fancy but not stuffy party.

My fiance’ is rolling pretty well with it. He likes the small down home southern accents we’ve got (old fashioned glass bottles of coke and cheerwine in washtubs, cake buffet, mason jars) that keep it from being too stuffy.

Is it weird to say, I love my wedding??? lol

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m with absolutbettie. I don’t have a “theme” unless “wedding” and “us” counts, LOL! I also don’t really have “colours”. I just don’t like being stuck with does this fit into ____ theme. Plus I agree, I find the idea of themes to be a bit cheesey at time. Maybe that’s just my design training coming out, we like concepts 😉

To decide what our wedding would look like, I found a tabletop photo I loved and sort of went of the vibe of it. I call it rustic elegance. Fiance loves it, but he’s leaving all the decisions up to me really. I don’t think he’s really seen anything I’ve picked out and hated it.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Um… I think that I just named the decorations I decided on vs. decided on a theme and found decorations to fit.. if that makes sense? We’re getting married in February in Ohio (cold/snow!) and the venue we happened to find is a converted warehouse… very urban industrial with lots of exposed brick and concrete floors. Because of the season and budget I decided to skip floral decor and go with lots and lots of candles in varying heights and branches and I always liked jewel tones so I decided on sapphire blue and jade green. Those happened to be peacock colors so I decided to do peacock accents. Overall though when I think about brick + lots of candles + lanterns + buffet I think urban rooftop party kind of vibe… so I think thats kind of what we are. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We both love photography/pictures so we are sort of having that as our theme. It will also have a modern feel to it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re going with a 1940’s Old Hollywood “look” for the wedding, but no real “theme”… the reception, however, will be 1980’s Nintendo Themed!!

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ours is loosely lace I guess. Our centerpieces have votives covered in lace. Our wedding invites and donation cards have a lacy design on them, my dress is lace, and the cake is going to be wrapped in lace.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Right after we got engaged, FH said that he wanted a wedding that would be reminescent of his grandparents’ wedding in the early 1950s.  They had a fairly fancy wedding for that time – tails, big band, champagne fountain… We looked through their wedding album and immediately thought of the big party at the beginning of “Sabrina,” so that is the “theme” that we have focused around.  For us, this means an outdoor reception in the garden of a big house, a Grace Kelly-like dress, standards music, soft lighting and lots of twinkle lights under the stars, simple flowers, and lots of white.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t know so much that I have a “theme” but ideas that all kind of went together 

1.) I am obsessed with plaid. Really, crazy, obsessed.  I have silk plaid dresses, cotton plaid dresses, plaid shorts, plaid shirts, plaid everything.  I stumbled upon this beautiful blackwatch tartan taffeta fabric on ebay that has turned out beautifully for my table runners and pew ties.

2.) Fiance loves golf and we met on a golf course, so his grooms cake is going to be little cupcakes that are iced and covered in fondant to resemble golf balls, which will be displayed on little golf tees.  At the top will be a flag with a Masters-like logo (instead of saying “Masters” itll say our last name)

3.) when I think of plaid, I think of scotland and when I think of scotland, I think of St. Andrews and Carnoustie, both famous links courses.

So while I didnt start off with a “golf” theme, now it seems like thats kind of what it is.  Being able to call it a “golf” theme has also helped with coming up with new ideas (drinks at the bar will be served with our golf flag thingie; I’m doing a guest-quilt, with our married monogram to be the center patch, but as part of the decoration, im going to hang the monogram like a banner on a child’s sized golf iron…I’m also thinking of doing a scotch and cigar bar, because nothing says scotland golf like scotch.)

 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If we have a theme it wasn’t on purpose.  Everything is outdoors and we couldn’t afford catering or a full meal so it automatically  became pretty casual.  Our venue throws in yard games for free.  And we’re southern.  So it’s turned into a backyard southern picnic. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re going with a “starry night” theme (i’m super creative w/ my bee name, eh). Lots of deep deep blues, champagnes, ivorys, vintage yellow and CANDLES. lots of candles. I picked it after thinking of what colors I like (blues, vintage yellows, etc) and the mood I wanted – If i could have Ross & Emily’s wedding from Friends I would. I swoon at candle lights. 

Since the reception is outside, on a cliff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, most of our candles are ending up being in lanterns (thanks Ikea & Pier 1) and votives. If I could, I’d do candelabras, but my planner says they’ll blow out. Boo. 

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