Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wedding Plans - The Theme

Epic Shakespearean Fantasy
We are combining our love for three things to inspire our ceremony and reception: epic movies, Shakespeare, and fantasy novels.  Our ceremony and reception will be held on October 30 in a community theatre that was originally a church.  It's a small historic building, and the place where we first met.
My dress and the BM dresses are Midsummer Night's Dream inspired, kind of flowy and ethereal with flower petal-type features.  My flower girl will be a fairy, complete with wings!  She will scatter flower petals and "fairy dust."  All the girls in the bridal party (including me) will be wearing flower garlands rather than traditional headpieces. 
We are using several Shakespeare quotes in the ceremony, and the motif is the "joined hearts" motif based on the quote: “Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.”
The food at the reception will be labeled with Shakespearean names: fairy cakes, cauldron cookies, Titus tarts, Love Potion Punch, Hamlets (small ham sandwiches) etc. 
In Elizabethan times, they would often serve peacock.  I don't want to serve peacock, but I used the feathers to inspire my color scheme.  I'm using emerald green, royal blue, and pale gold with peacock feathers as accents.
Epic movies
We are using instrumental movie themes for most of our music, including me walking down the aisle to "Concerning Hobbits" from Lord of the Rings.   
Fantasy books
Enchanted forest decor for ceremony and reception.  Quotes from favorite books in the ceremony and in the reception decor.

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