Whimsical Movie Theatre Wedding by Mustard Seed Photography

I’m feeling a little whimsical today . . .  so what better to embrace my mood than a wedding filled to the brim with creativity, whimsy and charm. When Mustard Seed Photography sent me this vintage inspired Texas soiree held in an Art Deco movie theatre, I knew I had to be part of the movie themed action right away! It’s absolutely adorable, filled with pretty whimsical DIY details, and I have no doubt, anyone looking for something a little different for their wedding theme will seriously fall in love.

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Bride Brittany shares: We love seeing great movies together and therefore loved the idea of getting married in a movie theater. The art inside the theater was incredible which gave the venue a great feel and totally complimented our theme and creative personalities. The location of the theater in the Heights was also significant as it was where we first moved in together. Our goal was to play off the movie theme with the decorations and make it a  totally DIY wedding! I bought and made my own flower jar centerpieces for the tables, and  I also ended up making my bridal bouquet, when I discovered I couldn’t get the peonies I had ordered in time. I had noticed people selling bouquets made out of antique brooches on Etsy, so I decided to make one myself by going to Forever 21 and buying bracelets, rings, pins, etc, and taking them apart. For our guest book, I decided to go with the Up (movie) House with the fingerprints of guests creating the balloons. I bought a frame at Michael’s and I drew the house myself on paper with fine tip markers and got finger paint and picture holder stands from Michael’s. My biggest project was folding a thousand paper cranes for our ceremony backdrop. I had heard of the idea before and absolutely fell in love with it. I bought a huge stack of 12″ by 12″ paper from Michael’s and cut each page into four 6″ by 6″ squares and folded each into a crane, and then strung them together using beads, fishing string and a needle . . . It took several months! My awesome friends hung the cranes on the alter before the wedding. 

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Photography: Mustard Seed Photography / Hair Stylist: Visible Changes / Caterer: Coode Co. BBQ / Flowers: Fannin Flowers / Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas / Wedding Dress: Mori Lee / Cake Designer: Who Made the Cake / Shoes: Kenneth Cole / Transportation: Monarch Limousines / Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.Mikimoto / Mens Attire: Al’s Formal Wear / Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal / Veils & Headpieces: Nordstroms / Wedding Venue: Heights Theatre Venue & Art Gallery / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Whimsical Wedding with Pink Polka Dot Shoes

This fanciful wedding from Maryland USA is popping with pretty shades of pink, whimsical fun and a pair of polka dot shoes! Tab McCausland Photography was there to capture this little garden soiree which combined an eclectic mix of shabby chic, vintage and whimsical details – making it both unique and lovable. Handmade touches such as the simple paper flower place cards displayed on each guest’s fork and the mismatched glass bottle centrepieces, gave it plenty of personalised appeal. Add to that, the fun and colourful elements like the cute vintage frame photo prop, the 70s styled groom in a pink and white striped tie and an adorable bride in pink polka dot Mary Jane’s and you have a charming wedding as cute as they come. Pink Whimsical WeddingWhimsical Wedding Decoration IdeasWhimsical Maryland WeddingWhimsical Wedding DecorWhimsical Green BridesmaidsWhimsical Garden WeddingPolka Dot Shoes WeddingWhimsical DIY WeddingHandmade Whimsical Wedding TableWhimsical DIY Paper Place CardsWhimsical Wedding Chair DecorWhimsical Wedding DecorationsHandmade Whimsical Dessert BuffetWhimsical Wedding Fun Photo BoothPink Polka Dot Wedding ShoesWhimsical Wedding Maryland

Photography: Tab McCausland Photography / Ceremony & Reception Venue:  William Paca House & Garden / Submitted via Two Bright Lights 

Favourite Australian Weddings of 2011

Welcome to 2012 lovely readers!  Boy, was 2011 a big year for our little blog. Not only did we start up Love Wed Bliss last  April (we’re haven’t even had our first birthday yet!), but we were also were priviledged to feature an eclectic mix of beautiful weddings, romantic memories and breathtaking inspiration for brides-to-be worldwide. So, as tribute to all the talented designers, photographers and gorgeous couples who shared they’re lives with us, we thought it appropriate to reflect on our first fantastic year by sharing our favourite posts from 2011.  Naturally we should begin from our own home base – so here our our top 3 favourite Australian weddings featured on LWB in 2011 proving that Aussies are right up there in the wedding stakes when it comes to amazing wedding style!

South Coast Modern Wedding

For our first real wedding from Australia we head down to the South Coast of NSW to a picture perfect little town near Canberra. This amazing modern wedding perfectly photographed by Pobke Photography this amazing affair boasted spectacular soft lighting, stunning coastal scenery, a shimmering wedding dress and pretty pastel blooms (just to name a few of the perfections) . Nothing more to say really than exhale a long ‘sigh.’Canberra WeddingReal Weddings

Byron Bay Vintage Inspired Wedding

Also, right up there on my ‘best of’ list is this stunning Byron Bay wedding captured by Bushturkey Studio. It featured so many gorgeous and personalised vintage details from start to finish and a Johanna Johnson wedding gown no less . . . it just made our hearts melt. NSW WeddingVintage Inspired Wedding Details

Whimsical Sydney Wedding

Last, but by no means least, was this fantastic Sydney wedding by Sugar Love Weddings. This awesome whimsical bash was the epitome of modern style with vibrant pops of citrus yellow against a black and white palette, a delightful bride in the cutest short tulle wedding dress you ever laid on eyes on, and gorgeous wedding decorations to make you drool!Whimsical Sydney Wedding

We’d love to know which is your favourite? Also, be sure to share with us any other real weddings from Australia which captured your hearts. Drop by again tomorrow when I share with you our favourite wedding ideas from 2011!

Hockley Valley Snowboard Themed Wedding by Christine Reid Photography

The ski hill has always been a prominent part of Jen and Adam’s relationship. They played as kids on the ski hill, they met as adults on the ski hill and they fell in love on the ski hill. (Are you starting to see the theme here?)  Naturally, Adam proposed to Jen on the ski hill and they tied the knot at the same ski hill resort where they originally met. It only made sense to incorporate their common passion by creating a snowboard theme for their wedding day. This original and fun concept was important to them and added that special element making their day that much more personal and true to them as a couple. Their pretty celebration held at the picturesque Hockley Valley and captured perfectly by Christine Reid, included plenty of unique and whimsical touches. With ski themed table signs, a picture frame kissing booth, snowboard themed wedding cake and the groom singing up a storm for his bride, it was a day full of surprises and fun all round.Snowboard Themed Wedding OntarioPink Bouquet Taupe ShoesSnowboard Theme WeddingLavender Jars Wedding AisleSnowboard Themed Wedding CakeOntario Canada Snowboard WeddingOntario BrideWindow Frame Kissing BoothSki Themed Wedding TablesGroom Singing For Bride

Photography: Christine Reid Photography / Hair Stylist:  Henning Salon / Floral Designer:  Stems Florals / Invitation Designer:  aWARD Design / Dress Store:  L&J Bridal Boutique / Cake Designer:  Ayoma Cakes /Makeup Artist:  Beauty Marked Make-up Artistry / Event Venue:  Hockley Valley Resort / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

Wedding Wrap & The Aussies Doing Vintage Weddings Proud

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Well we’re now full swing into the month of June and gorgeous weddings are popping up left, right and centre. The stand-out would have to be this amazing vintage inspired wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. I was so impressed by all the impeccable details, but also super proud it is Australian. Congratulations to the happy couple on creating such a beautifully styled affair – 10 out of 10!

Hope you have a great weekend everyone. Here’s a look back on our week at LWB:

Fun and romance in tropical Miami

Peach, pink & melon Summer wedding colors

Luxury purple wedding cakes

Whimsical wedding with rainbows & handmade love

Spring wedding themes with a unique twist

Breathtaking bridal veils

Futuristic Chic & Summer Mystique | Weekly Wedding Wrap

I had such fun this week with our ‘Let’s Play Pretend’ theme. With an emphasis on all things whimsical, magical and child-like, it allowed me to embrace the child within and share some gorgeous fantasy inspiration with you. My post Fun Wedding Ideas for Whimsical Weddings was my longest post ever. Once I started, the ideas and inspiration kept coming. There were so many amazing images I wanted to share with you; however, I ended up creating too many inspiration boards and over 1200 words of content (phew!).  So to stop me rambling on for ever, and to save you from needing a week to scroll down the page, I put aside the extra boards and will share them at a later date.

Around the web this week, glamor was in full force. With the weather warming up in the northern hemisphere, a good majority of the gorgeous wedding style took the celebrating and inspiration outdoors. Here are my favorite pics this week. Have a peak around then don’t forget check out what you missed in our ‘Let’s Play Pretend‘ theme.

Don’t forget to have a weekend full of child-like fun!

Kym x

Futuristic Chic and Summer Mystique Wedding Wrap

 

The glamor radar was on full tilt for this backyard wedding

When futuristic fantasy meets artsy electic

Summer lovin‘ had me a blast . . .

Simple and casual beach wedding, full of love

Let’s go fishing and let’s get engaged!

Captivating Carbo Wedding

Black tie chic and sweet Valentino in Miami

 

This week on Love Wed Bliss:

Angel Wings

Our theme this week “Let’s Play Pretend

Planning a Whimsical Wedding? . . . then you MUST read this!

Can you throw a sensational Bridal Shower Tea Party?

It’s time to Make Believe and Embrace Your Inner Child

A dress fit for a Fairy Tale Princess

Vintage Glam Dresses for modern glamor girls

A Haunting Nevada After Wedding Shoot

Fun Wedding Ideas For Whimsical Weddings

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.

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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 Ideas

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.

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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.

Secret Garden Wedding

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!

Fun Wedding Colors

Whimsical Decorations

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.

Whimsical Decorations

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.

Fun Wedding Games
Whimsical Cakes

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.

Whimsical Wedding Cakes

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.

Fun Wedding Food

Whimsical Stationery

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.

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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.

Retro Wedding Favors

Beach Wedding Favors

Modern Glamour Favors

 

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 cakeWedding 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 centerpieceDamask Tealight HoldersChandelier

Top Hats, Kumquats & Lavender Cake | Wedding Wrap

This week has been full of vintage love, whimsical charm and some novelty with an Alice in Wonderland shoot. Here are my hot pics from around wedding-land.

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Images Top 1: Arch Oak Tree Ceremony, Blue Shoe Clips, The Mad HatterKumquats

Row 2: Top Hats, Paint Splash Trash The Dress, Lavender Cake

Row 3: Red, White & Blue Tablescape, Boho Chic

LWB Wedding Wrap

a girl, an orange and a vintage blue wedding

cloudy skies made this Adelaide wedding shine

pretty paper flowers you can diy

save the date inside a matchbox

Vera Wang does it again

bring ballroom glamour to a backyard bash

inspiration from Vogue Russia with love

awesome whimsical Aussie wedding

Australian Whimsical Wedding Theme | Wedding of the Week

Your going to love this wonderful whimsical wedding which is our right from my neck of the woods – Sydney Australia!  Brought to life by the amazing SugarLove Weddings and featured on SMP, it is full of happiness, whimsy and vibrant pops of yellow. When I first set eyes on this event I immediately got goosebumps. First of the all, the wedding dress is delightful and the bright yellow color theme against a canvas of black and white is totally captivating. There are so many adorable whimsical details I love including the fresh lemons with round blackboards for place settings, hanging jars filled with rustic flowers and those huge bewitching balloons! Congratulations Karen and Paul, we love your style!

Australian Whimsical Wedding Theme

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Whimsical Kites and Pinwheels | Wedding of the Week

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My favourite real wedding on the web this week is this captivating outdoor whimsical wedding featured on Hostess with the Mostess. Designed and coordinated by Jesi Haack the entire wedding took it’s inspiration from kites and is bursting with color, fun and creativity. The ceremony and aisle decor is vibrant and overflowing with handmade pinwheels, kites and whimsical florals. Every gorgeous image by photographer Ashley Rose kept me glued to my screen including the pretty whimsical tables (each with their own bird house), to the vibrant dessert buffet balloon backdrop by Sweet & Saucy, to the draw dropping pinwheel and kite ceremony arbor – wow!

Whimsical Wedding Outdoors

Whimsical Wedding Dessert Buffet

Whimsical Wedding

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