Combining glamorous decor with a stunning beach location makes for a dream wedding in my books. As such, I couldn’t resist sharing with you this modern seaside wedding shoot designed by Alchemy Fine Events. Inspired by the opulence of the Italian Rivera, it combines rustic elements with modern glamor-filled details. Beautiful coloured blooms by Isari Flower Studio add splashes of color from russet orange to ballerina pink along with pops of indigo and green for contrast. The light-filled images by Luna Photo beautifully enhance a look which not only romantic but also clean, striking and unique. This is the perfect inspiration for relaxed luxury wedding or stylish beach theme affair. Just imagine slipping on a pretty dress, sipping cool cocktails, and wriggling your toes in the sand – heaven! Oh, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on a slice of that amazing silver adorned cake while you’re at it!
This sweet little whimsical affair on Green Wedding Shoes had me totally captivated today. It is your quintessential bohemian style of whimsical wedding, full of unique personal touches and heart-felt DIY details. The couple’s love of nature shone throughout the whole theme, as did their gorgeous handmade decorations full of whimsy and charm. Here is a taste of the amazing images captured by Three Nails Photography. I think you’ll agree this couple is totally adorable and they definitely created a unique wedding day completely their own.
Look at these stunning pics. . the sunlight through the dark clouds creating a magical ethereal atmosphere!
Planning a Whimsical Wedding? Here is are some Fun Wedding Ideas you’ll love . . .
You’ll often hear Spring is the perfect season for a wedding. But what if you don’t want the typical style of Spring wedding theme or traditional pastel color palette? I’ve scouted around for Spring wedding inspiration which is a little left of field and found some wonderful alternatives. Rather than the typical pink-on-pink color scheme, or a garden floral theme, use these gorgeous Spring wedding ideas highlighting the organic elements and earthy springtime tones of nature. Also, don’t presume you need to host a Spring wedding theme outdoors. I’ll show you a stylish Secret Garden spring wedding theme magically brought to life inside an urban venue. An indoor Spring theme such as this, is perfect for a wedding in a cooler climate or when you don’t want to chance unpredictable weather. Go ahead and grab lots of alternative ideas for your Spring wedding from these creative and striking themes:
Inspired by a dream, this amazing Spring shoot by Simply Bloom Photography has a wonderfully unique color combination of grape, peach and sage green against a rustic landscape. The richness of the purple grape combined with the softness of peach and sage green is absolutely luscious and gives the whole look an ethereal woodlands or charming vintage feel. For a unique Spring wedding incorporate the bold color scheme into your bouquets and highlight it with lots of lush greenery and sweet smelling sprigs of lavender. Dress your Bridesmaids in soft plums, lavenders or sage green and introduce brighter pops of color into reception decor and favors.
Next, a Spring wedding theme in a totally natural organic way. Beautifully styled by Poppies and Posies and Merci New York, this gorgeous Spring inspiration shoot featured on Design Sponge totally blows traditional pastel spring themes right out of the water. How could you not love the romantic touches of velvety moss, vintage birdcages and delicate butterfly details – totally adorable!
And last, but not least, I love this sweet Spring wedding inspiration shoot featured on Style Me Pretty – purely because it is testimony to the fact you can bring the beauty of a Spring wedding indoors. Shot by Nakai Photography and styled by Sweetchic Events it magically brings to life a Secret Garden theme into an urban loft. I love the enticing mix of warm timber floors and rustic beams, combined with floating fabrics and an uplifting spring palette. This gorgeous Spring wedding color scheme features the traditional pretty pinks, peaches and bright corals with a modern splash of metallic silver. Giving you the perfect excuse to bring the beauty of a springtime garden indoors.
A wedding full of creativity and fun ideas is always a memorable one for you and your guests. If you’re looking for inspiration to come up with unique ideas for a whimsical wedding, then a great place to start is with your childhood. Tap into your inner child and reflect back to your childhood for inspiration. What made you laugh until your sides hurt? What made you jump up down with excitement and anticipation? Think back and remember what activities gave you the most joy – your favorite sweets and snacks, your best summer holidays, the most unforgettable birthday parties and so on. All these wonderful childhood memories create a fantastic source of inspiration for a fun-filled whimsical wedding that will not only be unique to you but truly personal. Here are some fun wedding ideas and inspiration full of child-like appeal. They’re bound to infuse plenty of creative whimsy into your wedding day.
Outdoor Weddings & Garden Soirees
Much like a kid’s birthday party, a fun wedding should be full of energy, happiness and plenty of excitement. A spring or summer wedding is always a great match for a fun and whimsical wedding theme. Fresh air, sunshine, pretty gardens and gorgeous scenery always puts everyone in a happy party mood. An outdoor wedding also perfectly complements pretty whimsical decor, outdoor games and a fun relaxed atmosphere for your guests. If a casual laid back wedding is your vibe, then consider something unique ideas such as a picnic wedding, rustic ranch BBQ or retro 1960s beach party theme.
Fun Wedding Themes
Another idea for a creative wedding full of fun is to go with an overall theme. You can either use touches of the theme throughout your day or completely deck out your wedding in the theme’s style. Fun and whimsical wedding ideas can include recreating your childhood fantasy or favorite fairytale, children’s storybook or Hollywood movie. If your guy prefers to keep the “girly” factor toned down, then you could always go for a Carnivale, 1950s Retro, or Vintage Glam theme.
Whimsical Wedding Theme
Popular whimsical themes for a wedding also include the Butterfly, Ballerina, Fairy or Angel style of theme. Any of these themes can be magical choices when styled tastefully. Just be careful not to go overboard. Another gorgeous theme full of whimsy (and one of my favorites ), is the Secret Garden. This theme is inspired by the popular children’s book (of the same title), written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The story takes place towards the end of the Edwardian era – an elegant era when luxury, glamor and fantasy were in vogue. If you’re looking for a theme where you can indulge in romantic flowing dresses, dreamy decor and twinkling tree lights, then the Secret Garden wedding is definitely for you.
Fun Wedding Colors
To truly embrace your inner child, have fun with vibrant colors in your wedding color palette (remember kid’s aren’t shy when using color!). For a youthful fun wedding atmosphere think bright, upbeat and energetic shades. Be as bold as you dare and experiment with pops of electric green, sunshine yellow, hot pink or zesty oranges!
You can be really creative when decorating a fun wedding theme. Once you have decided on your color palette, choose uplifting decorations full of whimsy that immediately say ‘let’s party!’ Pretty paper decorations always add a whimsical touch (and are easy to DIY if you prefer). Use colorful pinwheels and kites, strands of pretty fabric garlands, or fluffy cheerful pom-poms. Hanging paper lanterns (like those from Luna Bazaar) not only do they add instant beauty to avenue, but also keep your decor budget in check.
Balloons add fun to a party atmosphere, but to achieve a more stylish look go with extra large balloons or balloons on a large scale. Also, everything old-school in decor is new again. Colored confetti traditionally used for showering the bridal couple, has made a come-back as a decoration. Likewise, sparklers can been seen at outdoor evening receptions and are popular with guests. Ramp up the whimsical factor by using props such as vintage bicycles, interesting furniture (to match your theme) and personalized or DIY details throughout your decor. Remember, the sweetest and most creative touches immediately introduce child-like wonder and adorable whimsy to your event.
Fun Wedding Games
Planning wedding games is another area where you can really get creative with ideas. Activities for your guests at the reception is an excellent way to get them mingling with each other and feeling involved with your wedding. Just make sure the type of activity you choose is suitable for your venue and will suit guests of all ages. For an outdoor wedding, lawns games such as bocci and croquet are very popular and give the occasion a wonderful old fashioned vintage appeal. For indoor events, try to arrange an activity to encourage your guests onto the dance floor. Novelty photo booths are also great for either outdoor or indoor weddings. Guests can have fun dressing up for the photos or posing in cut-outs booths. Imagine the funny photos you will have to re-visit in your wedding album.
Who doesn’t love cake?! One of the biggest highlights of a wedding is the cake and a fun wedding is no exception. When looking for whimsical and fun cake inspiration think of a kid’s birthday cake. Lollipop colored icing, candy decorations and of course cupcakes are all a big part of the menu. Another a wonderful way to add whimsy to your cake, yet still retain an element of style, is to add a fun wedding cake topper. Fun toppers add a little novelty to your cake without going too over the top.
Fun Wedding Food
The food menu at a whimsical wedding gives you an opportunity to re-live your childhood favorites. If you include plenty of sweet colorful treats and food that puts a smile on everyone’s face and there won’t be any left-overs. For outdoor weddings, soda pop and ice-cream cones are an instant hit. Anything on a stick will appeal to all the kid’s at heart and of course, everyone loves a yummy dessert bar.
If you’re going with an overall theme, then carry it through to the food styling and choice of menu. For example, a Circus theme goes hand-in-hand with tubs of hot popcorn, tasty hot dogs and bright colored candy floss. The menu for a glamorous 1920s cocktail party on the other hand, would include bite-size canapés, shrimp cocktails, sweet miniature puddings and stylish martinis and mint juleps.
Remember your wedding stationery design sets the tone for your whole event. Again, if your adopting a specific theme choose a stationery suite to match. Popular whimsical styles usually feature birds, birdcages, quaint florals or a slight retro style to the design. If you want a more novel style of wedding invitation then choose a design that immediately tells your guests they will be attending a light-hearted fun-filled affair.
Fun Wedding Favors
When it comes to fun or whimsical wedding favors your choices are endless. The best place to start is to decide whether you want an edible favor or a gift your guests can keep as a memento. Next, co-ordinate the style of favor with your wedding theme and colors. It is quite easy to choose a favor to match a themed wedding. Candy goes really well with a retro theme, whereas elegant votive candles suit stylish indoor affairs. Potted plants or butterfly themed favors are lovely for a garden wedding, whereas favors reflecting the sand and ocean highlight a beach theme.
Image Credits: Couple with balloons, Outdoor Wedding, Fantasy Wedding & Secret Garden Boards all via Pinterest / Wedding Colors (clockwise from L): Long floral bridesmaid dresses, Green wedding shoes, green bridesmaids, succulent bouquet, pink wedding shoes & citrus cake stand via Pinterest, Short Floral Bridesmaid Dress / Decorations (clockwise from L): Bicycle & Garlands, Bridesmaid pinwheel & kite ceremony arch via Pinterest, Orange Lanterns / Wedding Games: all via Pinterest / Whimsical Cakes: (clockwise from L): Whimsy pink cake, Wedding topper, Candy cake, Red, white and blue cupcakes, Whimsical cake / Orange Stationery: Mr & Mrs Wedding Invitation / Vintage Stationery: Stache + Kiss Wedding Invitation, Decor & Couple via Pinterest / Retro 1950’s Favor Inspiration: Marilyn Monroe, Retro Table Setting, Monogram Candy Jar / Stylish Beach Favor Inspiration: Starfish Favor, Beach Mat / Modern Glamor Inspiration: Black twig centerpiece, Damask Tealight Holders, Chandelier
All you gals who are lovers of all things vintage pay close attention, because I have a treat for you! These draw-dropping vintage glam wedding gowns from BHLDN are bound to set your heart a pitter-patter and have you skipping around in circles with delight. What more can I say except for they’re stylish, they’re pretty and most of all, they’re vintage GLAM gone mad!
Can you picture yourself in one of these stylish vintage inspired gowns? Any one of these stunning dresses would look captivating on a modern bride for her wedding day, or for any reason to be glamorous for that matter.
Still in the mood for glamorous vintage inspiration? Then try these little treats –
What do you get when you combine a vintage wedding theme with a night in Paris? . . . chic vintage Parisian style, that’s what! This Australian couple chose the ultimate in glamorous locations for their destination wedding and you can experience the whole lovely event on Ruffled. Lauren and Steven decided to take their friends and family on a Paris adventure of lifetime and tie the knot whilst they were there. Their night in Paris began with a beautiful ceremony on the banks of the Seine River and continued with a luxurious reception at the Ritz Hotel Paris. The whole gorgeous affair was inspired by “Paris Glamour” and effortless vintage glam. From the black and white tie theme with touches of deep red accents to the gold elements used in the reception decor to symbolize a Paris sunset – ooh la la!
Photography: One and Only Paris Photography
Wedding Dress: Wendy Makin Couture, Australia
Wedding Veil: Brides of Melbourne, Australia
Who says a backyard wedding can’t be stylish and sophisticated? Well the talented Kasey D Weddings totally blows that idea out of the water with her “Backyard Glam” wedding shoot featured on Wedding Chicks. I adore how she infused all the glitz and glamour of a ballroom affair whilst still maintaining a warm home wedding feel. Set in the grounds of a beautiful white private home in Florida, it represents how a lavish backyard reception can be achieved outside the traditional formal venue.
Elegant decor elements were used in the styling to create the glamorous effect including fine linens, sparkling crystal and stunning orchids. To keep a warm and homely touch; handcrafted flowers, homemade pies and handwoven yarns were also incorporated into the look.
From the paper florals to the breathtaking white rose covered letters and romantic white balloons, this gorgeous garden shoot is full of breathtaking ideas and decorations you can recreate to achieve a glamorous backyard or garden wedding. Scoot over here to see the full backyard glam shoot.
Photography: Kat Braman