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Monday, April 26, 2010

Unique Wedding Themes..From Animal to Historical

Would you love to have a wedding theme based on Dolphins or your favourite Fairytale or even Shakespearean? Here are some wonderfully wild and unique wedding themes for your special day from wedthemes.com. I just love this site, it seems to have it all:

Animal Wedding Themes:

Regardless of what you choose, animal wedding themes show your love and admiration for the creatures that inhabit this world with us.

One of the most popular themes is the butterfly wedding theme. These fluttering fantasies present a beautiful array of colors that would enrich any wedding celebration.

Another favorite is a dolphin wedding theme. These playful sea mammals are as intelligent as they are fun to watch. The perpetual delight on their faces always make me smile, and their "laugh" is infectious. It's no wonder so many people choose dolphins to base their wedding theme around.

What other ideas are there? Here's a list to get your imagination soaring.

Otters,Sea Horses,Unicorns,Bears,Tigers,Rabbits,Cows,Flamingos,Owls,
Tropical Fish,Sea Turtles,Wolves.

Celestial Wedding Themes:

Reach for the moon, sun, and stars by planning a unique celestial theme wedding. Since ancient times, the dark sky with it's millions of twinkling lights has fascinated humankind. The glowing ball of the daytime sun has intrigued us. There are lots of options when planning a wedding that involves the beautiful heavens, so let's see what celebration ideas we can come up with.

When we say "celestial", we often think of a dark starry night, perhaps a shooting star on which to make a loving wish, and a beautiful moon casting it's soft light upon the earth.

Some couples choose to be married outdoors at night, which can be wonderfully intimate when you only have a small wedding party present. However, for a larger gathering, it's best to choose an indoor location. Some suggestions would be a local planetarium, a small hotel up on a hill or nestled in a wooded area (so guests can go outside to gaze at the stars), or a public lodge located in a provincial/state/national park.

If possible, set up a couple of telescopes to allow guests to view the constellations and planets as they pass overhead. This is also a great activity to keep kids entertained during the reception, along with perhaps an interesting kids documentary that talks about the galaxy and universe. Books, games, coloring pages, and other related astrological items would also work to keep them occupied.

As a general celestial theme wedding, your decorations will consist of gold stars, yellow moons and suns, twinkle lights behind dark fabric, and tables covered in black or navy blue tablecloths.

Fantasy / Fairytale Theme:

When someone says "fairytale weddings," we immediately think of Cinderella or perhaps a Disney destination wedding. However, not all fairy tale weddings need to be a copycat of the Cinderella theme. With a little imagination and "thinking outside the box," you can find numerous ways to have your fantasy dream wedding that is elegant, but based on the fairy tale that you enjoy the most.

Once upon a time there was a couple. And this couple wanted to have a wedding celebration that included "wizards." Now there was a novel fantasy wedding theme... something a bit different and fun, yet reflected their interests. Here are a few more ideas that fall into the fantasy wedding category and can provide unique concepts for weddings.


What fantasy creatures fascinate you? Use them as your inspiration for your own wedding planning.

As for fairytale weddings, here are a few of the more popular ones(mostly based on popular Disney movies):

Enchanted(New York theme),Beauty and the Beast,The Little Mermaid(ocean theme),Lady and the Tramp(Italian theme),Finding Nemo(ocean theme),Aladdin (Arabian Theme),The Lion King(safari/jungle Theme),Shrek,The Arabian Nights

Historical Wedding Theme:

A historical period wedding embraces the classical nature of specific and well-known time periods of the past. With their fascinating histories and clothing styles, these types of themes are sure to be a hit with your guests.

Popular choices for a historical period wedding include: Elizabethan (associated with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Shakespeare (1564-1616), Ancient Rome (9 BC-5 AD), Ancient Greece (750 BC-146 BC), Medieval (5 AD-14th century), Renaissance (14th-17th centuries), and American Colonial (1776-1849).

Before you dive into your wedding plans, you should take the time to get to know a bit of the history behind the era of your choice. You'll want to know what people wore, what they ate, how they conducted their wedding celebrations (for rich and poor classes), etc.

It's certainly not expected for you to try to duplicate exactly what people of those eras did, but you will definitely want to incorporate some of those unique aspects into your own wedding plans, so that your ceremony and reception appear more authentic. So take the time to do a bit of historical research and write down any ideas that impress you. You can then look over your notes and pick out the ones that appeal to you the most.

There you have it, some wonderfully wild and unique wedding theme ideas. This shows me that there is really no limit to one's imagination and individuality.

Join me tomorrow for Vintage Wedding Themes. I have reserved an entire blog just for this theme as it is extremely popular right now and so much can be done with this theme. Thanks for blogging in and I hope you all have a great Monday!

Cheers and Blessings,