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Wedding Theme: Alice in Wonderland Wedding

Wedding Theme: Alice in Wonderland Wedding

DIY Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Wedding Ideas Photo Credit: Shoot It Photography styled by From the Wilde Products A great way to infuse your wedding with playfulness is to let your design be inspired by a theme. Of course, you want to avoid your wedding theme causing a look of an 8 year old's birthday party, but done right, a wedding theme can lead to some of the most spectacular wedding styles. Today we are looking at the classic and whimsical tale of Alice in Wonderland. This story may not be a romantic story, but it's magical whimsy really captures the feeling that is falling in love! For this wedding theme, we encourage brides to be INSPIRED versus directly pulling exact images from the classic tale.

What do we mean by this?

  • Dress your bridesmaids in pretty light blue dresses, but not an Alice costume with headband and all.
  • Your flower girl could wear a light pink striped dress to infer to the Cheshire cat, but no need to have Cheshire grins floating in the trees.
  • Have the groom's wardrobe include a classic pocket-watch (bonus points if it's a family heirloom), but nothing over-sized and goofy.
  • Playing cards would be great place cards, but there is no need to make them look like they can walk off the table on their own.
  • Splattered red white roses can be fun, but perhaps not as the centerpiece of every table and definitely NOT over-sized.
Another good idea would be to include subtle accessories that hint at the world of Alice in Wonderland without being from the story at all.

Below are a few products from our shop that would make a great addition to your Alice in Wonderland Wedding.

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For more ideas on how to achieve your dream Alice in Wonderland Wedding, check out our theme board on Pinterest!

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Ruby Wedding Inspiration

Four Things to Consider for your Ruby Wedding

Ruby Wedding Idea Board

Center of Attention or Background?

Ruby, as a gemstone and as a wedding color, is most definitely the center of attention. This means that any other colors you have aside the Ruby should be chosen to enhance its beauty and meaning. Being bold should not mean you can't play it up.  For example, you may choose it to be a pop of color - steal drawing attention - like in the bouquet of our inspiration collage. Or, it can be dramatically center stage like in the sequin bridesmaid dresses. Ruby has a warmth to it that undercuts the hardness or loudness that can sometime accompany red.  This means you really can have Ruby sequin dress with it looking romantic and luxurious and not Vegas show girl.

Meaningful Connections

As a gemstone, Rubies are known to evoke passion and romance. According to crystalvaults.com "ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness" and were in fact once thought to be the perfect wedding stone.  Really, the only thing a young couple wants more than to live happily ever after is to live passionately ever after. Food for thought: Have you ever heard of the joke tradition to put a marble in a jar every time.. eh hem...in your first year of marriage and to take a marble out every time *cough* in the years after and even 50 years later you'll still not have emptied the jar? So, maybe using a Ruby as the center stone of your wedding and maybe even your wedding ring will prevent that from being you!

Wedding Themes Connected to Ruby

  • Royal
  • Love/ Sweethearts
  • Fantasy
  • Bohemian
  • Winery
  • Rustic
  • Harvest

Complementing Colors for your Ruby Wedding

  • Charcoal
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Cream
  • Blush
  • Emerald
  • Jewel Tones ( as in you use several different jewel tones as your color scheme)
Check Out our Emerald Wedding Inspiration Board Here.
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Top Ten "Cinderella Moment" Wedding Cake Toppers

Top Ten "Cinderella Moment" Wedding Cake Toppers

Most little girls dream of being a princess at one point or another, and when you are all grown up and getting married, that wedding day is the perfect opportunity to make yourself into that princess. A lot of brides choose to capture that Cinderella moment in their wedding and these cake toppers will help you do just that -whether you want to literally feature Cinderella or just embody her dream come true story.
  1. Cinderella's Disney Wedding Day Cake Topper - Lenox The number one cake topper for our Cinderella moment is a Cinderella cake topper! Hurray! This cake topper is impeccably made and by having the storybook couple in their wedding attire, it more easily fits in with formal wedding tones. The extra details of crystals across Cinderella's dress and the doves on the base are what make this cake topper extraordinary.

  2. A "Cinderella Moment" Figurine Cinderella Moment Cake Topper
    This cake topper is great for the less literal Cinderella bride. It instead embodies the idea of being the beautiful princess in love with the gentlemen prince. Basically, we love this sweet pose and think it would work great with a true love Cinderella wedding.

  3. Fairy Tale Dreams Castle Cake Topper Cinderella Castle Cake Topper "And they lived happily ever after..." Talk about perfect! This cake topper is our number three for the brides that don't have their heart set on a bride and groom figurine, but really want that fairy tale love to show through. It has wonderful stone wall detailing and really does look like a castle. Additionally, the simple white coloring will melt easily into any color scheme or background.

  4. Crystal Cinderella Castle Cake Topper with Arch This cake topper features a charmingly colored hand cut crystal castle that is by far the most unique of the castle wedding cake toppers on this list. The crystal castle is fittingly accompanied by crystals in the faux-pearl archway, and a base that is accented by silk cording that together creates a graceful and picturesque aesthetic.
  5. Pumpkin Coach Cake Topper With Porcelain Base  
    This cake topper is just darling. The base is so unique and working with the heart arch gives the topper a vintage feel. Then the small pumpkin coach from the Cinderella story helps bring to mind how dreams can really come true.

  6. Glass Cinderella Pumpkin Coach Cake Topper With Horse Okay, I know the coach looks familiar, but this coach from the topper above paired with the horse figurine makes an adorable, magical, and unique wedding cake topper. It is both simple and sophisticated and will make for a wonderful wedding keepsake.

  7.  Off-White Porcelain Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper Figurine If we were just looking at traditional cake toppers, I am sure this topper would be a little higher up on our list. It is elegant and very polished. The veil is take-your-breath-away lovely and the rosy cheeks breathe life into the piece. It is number seven merely because it is not as closely related to the Cinderella theme and style.

  8. Cinderella Castle Cake Topper with Arch Castle Wedding Cake TopperThis cake topper is our number four because it features the delicate workmanship of blown glass. The faux-pearl arch and organza base give light to ideas of living in a fantasy or on the brim of clouds. We have had some brides that want just the castle -though I think the base and arch really add to the effect -but it is important to remember that glass figures can't be sold on their own and must have a base. You don't want to find yourself eating a glass filled bite of cake if one of those spires break.

  9. Cinderella and Prince Charming Wedding Cake Topper  This cake topper couldn't of not made it to the top ten list because it is the classic Cinderella image. It is lower on the list because the bright coloring may clash if you have a very specific color scheme. It is also the most literal of this "Cinderella moment" list. What we love most about this is its literalness precisely because it is reminiscent of childlike imagination and first love innocence.

  10. Alluring Crystal Spray Cake Topper with Swarovski Crystal

    Alluring Crystal Spray Cake Topper with Swarovski Crystal Our final "Cinderella moment" cake topper in our top ten is this crystal spray cake topper. If you are a Disney fanatic (as most Cinderella brides are) then you know what it is like to be standing front of the Cinderella castle at the Disneyland park watching the firework show. This cake topper reminds me a lot of that moment. It is made with Swarovski crystals -which is one of the highest grades of crystal- with two crystals per stem and it the perfect symbol for the fireworks that go off inside you each time you see your special someone.

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