Spring had sprung, my friends! Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and love is in the air.
Spring and weddings go together like love and marriage, don't you think? I'm so excited to share some wedding ideas with you, all inspired by Princess Aurora
That fight is the inspiration for a Sleeping Beauty wedding. I love the combination of blue and pink. And I think it's perfect for a bride who has trouble making up her mind. Why pick just one when you can have the best of both worlds?
Combine the soft femininity of pink with the sophisticated elegance of blue. Not sure how it will look? Here's everything you need to start designing your own pink and blue wedding, with hints of Princess Aurora!
Color trendsetter, Pantone, released TWO colors as the Colors of the Year for 2016-- Rose Quartz and Serenity. The delicate duo perfectly evokes Princess Aurora. Use these pastel pinks and blues as the basis for your Sleeping Beauty inspired wedding. Accent the pink and blue with pale gold, to mimic Aurora's tiara.
Perhaps the most obvious way to have a Sleeping Beauty inspired wedding to get married in front of Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland. If you truly want the whole fairytale day, this is the way to go.
However, if you want your day to be more about infusing the fairytale into your wedding, here are some less literal approaches.
Get a load of this beautiful backdrop! Use the floral showstopper in your ceremony, and then have it transferred to your reception as well. It would look amazing behind the head table, or as a photo booth.
This stunning display plays on both the hedge around sleeping Aurora and the colors of her dress.
Take inspiration from Maleficent's thorny barrier, but sweeten it up with flowers for a vine arch. Use it as the ceremony entry, or over the alter for maximum effect.
Make your guests fight through the brambles just like Prince Philip by hanging escort cards from bare branches. Adorn with crystals, garlands, or candles to bump up the wow factor.
Draw inspiration from Aurora's dress by combining pink and blue in your centerpieces.
You can mix roses, peonies, and ranunculus (or other pink flowers) with blue glass vases. Or, combine pink and blue flowers into one arrangement, like peonies and blue hydrangea.
You'll find that blue flowers come in fewer varieties, so creativity is key to pulling off the rose quartz and serenity look. Bring blue in through table linens, menu cards, chargers, or table cloth overlays.
Play up Aurora's sweetness with darling chair decor like this. Seat covers or sashes are another way to pull in the blue as well.
Entrance your guests with a golden spool for a place card at each seat. Get the materials in bulk online and these can be a fun DIY, and even double as a unique favor.
FOOD AND DRINK
Character cake toppers are a darling way to bring the film into your wedding without it seeming like a kid's party or too theme-y. Keep the rest of the cake simple, to keep an elegant feel. Or, use blown glass or silhouette characters as your topper.
Forgoing the wedding cake entirely is new trend, as couple choose to show off their personality via other dessert instead. Aurora's aunts send her to pick berries, so a berry pie is very fitting. The bride and groom can cut into a slice of pie in a fun new take on the old tradition. Mini pies for each guests are a unique presentation either plated or in a tower like cupcakes.
Or, create a dessert and candy table. Fill glass jars with your favorite candies, chocolates or other small treats. Provide color coordinated bags, and this can easily be a wedding favor!
Signature cocktails make a wedding stand out from the rest. Put your own spin on your bar with you favorite drink (with or without alcohol!). Jazz it up by using pink and blue adornments like inclusions, straws, or stirrers.
Since Rose Quartz and Serenity were named Pantone's colors of 2016, there will be no shortage of bridesmaids dresses in those colors. But what about the bride? How does she evoke Aurora in a wedding gown?
Evoke Aurora's changing dress with a 2-in-1 gown. The long skirt detaches revealing a short and sassy number, perfect for dancing the night away! This way, you basically get to make two grand entrances, and who doesn't love that?
Take a more literal approach to your gown by wearing color. This requires the bride to "pick a side," to to speak, in the great color debate. A colored gown makes a statement, and is ideal for brides who really want their day to stand out in their guests' memories.
Alternatively, a colored belt can liven up a white or ivory dress. A belt can be a nice compromise between a desire for a unique, colorful dress and the traditional and timeless wedding look.
These beautiful bouquets are full of texture. Combine blue hydrangea, hyacinth, and delphinium with roses, peonies and soft foliage. Wrap the stems in lace to complete the delicate bouquet. The pastel colors definitely bring Aurora's sweetness to mind!
Pick your favorite blooms for the guys' boutonnieres, and for mothers' corsages.
I hope this got you thinking about your own fairytale wedding. There are so many ways to incorporate your favorite Disney characters into a wedding without coming across as too theme-y. Focus on one or two aspects of a film, in this case Aurora's changing dress.
How are you planning on integrating your favorite film into your wedding? I'd love to hear from you!
Ceremony: Sleeping Beauty Castle; Floral Backdrop; Vine Arch;
Reception: Escort Cards; Pink Flowers in Blue Vases; Serenity Menu; Chair Sash; Spool of Thread
Food and Drink: Cakes; Pie; Cocktail
Attire: 2-in-1 Dress; Blue Dress; Pink Dress; Blue Belt; Pink Belt
Flowers: Cascade Bouquet; Posy Bouquet; Bridesmaid Bouquet; Bridesmaid Bouquet
Pantone Colors of the Year