A Modern Day Fairy Tale Wedding
From the time I was very young I can remember having ideas about what a wedding should be like. I think this is the case for most little girls. We watch movies like “Snow White” or “Cinderella” and we start to imagine ourselves as princesses just waiting for our prince charming to arrive.
Many of us start out with the same wedding fantasies, but as we get older it becomes more important to show our unique individuality. But just because we want to be unique doesn’t mean that we completely have to forgo the fantasy of being a princess, if even for just a day!
What I love about these invitations by Tulaloo is that they are fit for a princess, while keeping the fairy tale theme subtle. You want to build up to the big event, not necessarily give it away in one shot. I would however give a small hint in the invite wording. Try adding a nice quote before the formal invitation wording:
“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”
If it’s in your budget, try finding an old castle or mansion. Many of them have been converted into really nice reception halls. The one pictured here is the Josyln Castle in Omaha, Nebraska. Generally a smaller mansion will be less pricey than a famous historical castle. The up side to it is that you will most likely be the only wedding at the venue, possibly even for the whole day.
I’m not going to spend too much time on the dress, because we all know that there are tons and tons of princess wedding dresses out there. Any of them would suit the fairy tale theme perfectly. But because we are going for a little bit more of a modern approach here, the dress I chose is a bit more unconventional. In fact, it’s not even a dress at all. The bride in the picture above is sporting a really fun ivory tutu skirt, from Allie J Designs, with a simple white top.
And while you could easily go with a matching tutu for the flower girl (and it would be equally adorable), I thought it would be nice to add some more bold colors. We’re talking 2010 princess here, there’s no need to stick to the basic whites. The little cutie pie above is modeling a tutu dress from Juju’s Tutus.
Escort them to their seats, Cinderella style, with these cute paper place card holders from Cuddle Creature.
It’s important that your wedding favors coordinate with your theme. You want your guests to remember how special your wedding was long after the big day. Carriage candle wedding favors and princess compact can be found on www.partease.com
And one of my favorite finds is this charming sign: “Happily Ever After Starts Here”. How great is that? You can even get it made with an arrow to point your guests in the right direction – which would be especially handy if you’ve chosen a large castle or mansion to get married in!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my modern day fairy tale wedding inspirations.
So what inspires you?