I, like most little girls had a vision of my wedding from early on. I knew I would want to incorporate my favorite color (pink) and my favorite Disney Princess (Sleeping Beauty) but I also feared it looking like someone dumped a bottle of Pepto Bismol all over the place and a child's birthday party. I wanted the pink to not be too overwhelming and the Sleeping Beauty touches subtle.
Recently, I shared my theme along with a few images of my Engagement party. This would lay the ground work for the big day. The Engagement party took on the woodland theme of Briar Rose living with the fairies before she found out she was a princess and then the wedding would be a royal event fit for a queen!
The Color Scheme
As mentioned above, my favorite color is pink. Getting the hubby on board with pink took some convincing and we agreed that neither he or any of his groomsmen would be subjected to wearing anything pink. He did like the idea of his guys wearing blue and coincidently that worked out just fine for my underlining Sleeping Beauty theme because well, "make it pink, no blue" is a great scene in the Disney cartoon.
The ladies wore floor-length, bright pink dresses while the men were in full, black tuxes that included blue ties, pocket squares and vests. They also had some fun with their choice of socks.
The Flower Arrangements
In accordance with the color scheme, the flower arrangements on our tables were a mix of white, light pink and darker pink roses and greenery. With vine like branches down through the clear vases. I loved the venue's touch of pink uplighting as well.
The Sleeping Beauty Touches
Before we even got to the venue, Sleeping Beauty was incorporated. I had a wonderful artist paint on a pair of shoes, two scenes out of the movie. I found her on Etsy and she did a phenomenal job. I wore these in the hotel as my girls and I got our hair and makeup done.
One of only two places you would see Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora was on top of our ring box that would be carried down the aisle by our Ring Bearer. Another gem found on Etsy, seriously this wedding may as well have been sponsored by Etsy.
One of my favorite parts of the decor at the venue, was our escort card table. I found this great, wooden spinning wheel on Ebay and the florist we hired decorated it on site. To go along with the spinning wheel, our escort cards were all attached to small, wooden spools.
Our signature drinks were themed as well, Make It Pink and Make It Blue respectively. These water color styled signs were purchased off of Etsy and I thought they were a great, abstract way to again nod to Sleeping Beauty.
The favors were the second place you would see the prince and princess' silhouette. The idea for the favors was all my hubby. A challenge coin, bottle opener. One was placed at every table setting and they were a hit!
Our guest book was another work of art purchased off of Etsy, feather pen included. This looked like an old storybook with a weathered cover and pages. The cover reading "Once Upon A Time".
Probably my favorite scene in the cartoon is the ending credits (go figure) where Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora are dancing at their wedding and end up in the clouds. After consulting with my DJ we came up with a great way to tie this into the first dance using a fog machine to make us appear as if we were dancing on clouds. This also happens to be one of my favorite images from our wedding.
It took a lot of planning (maybe some over-planning on my part) but I am really happy with how everything turned out the day of our wedding. We had great food, a great DJ and everyone in attendance seemed to have a great time!