Disney wedding inspiration: Cinderella
Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at email@example.com
We all know that I have an unhealthy Disney obsession, but of all the things I love the most, a Disney wedding tops the list. Im always looking through Disney wedding sites and, during my own planning days, my bridesmaids even helped me put a Disney event together. Follow along with my obsession as I put together inspiration boards for famous Disney movies. If youre as Disney crazy as I am, these monthly posts will be right up your alley. First up, Cinderella!
The fashion: Alfred Angelo has a collection of Disney wedding and bridesmaids dresses. The dress above is just one of the choices from the Cinderella Diamond collection, but I particularly love the jeweled belt and the lace details on the skirt. For your bridesmaids, consider a blue, floor length gown. Not only is it suitable for a formal wedding, but its inspired by the most predominant colour in the movie. If your groom is up for it, a white suit with blue accents (like a vest and tie) is the perfect nod to the Princes white dress clothes.
The shoes: The most famous film icon is Cinderellas glass slipper, and as the bride, its important to wear a fabulous set of heels. One of my favourites is this glitter pointed toe pump by Prada. It may not be made of glass, but it sparkles as if it was. As a fan of Sex and the City, my heart holds a special place for the blue Manolo Blahniks that Carrie wears as well.
The location: A location that offers a large ballroom is the perfect way to channel your inner Cinderella. If your venue has a grand staircase, such as the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte, thats even better. Couldnt hurt to take a few Cinderella inspired pictures could it?
Flowers and décor: When you have a movie in mind, it can be hard to avoid themey décor. However, as a fairytale, there are plenty of ways to showcase the story without being too themey. For starters, showcase the romantic ambience with peony and rose centerpieces. For the colours, continue the fairytale feel with cream, pastel, and ivory hues.
Also, consider adding an antique clock somewhere in your decorations. A large antique clock on the dessert bar or a small delicate one on your sweetheart table is the perfect nod to Cinderellas midnight curfew. Its also a great way of including a family heirloom into your big day.
Lighting: If you remember the ballroom scene from the movie, youll recognize that when Cinderella and her prince dance, the ballroom turns blue. Channel that romantic moment by adding a soft blue glow to your reception.
Food and cake: Another famous icon from the movie is the pumpkin carriage. Incorporate pumpkin into your day by offering pumpkin soup as an appetizer or a pumpkin flavoured wedding cake. If youre not a fan of pumpkin, consider cake pops made to look like pumpkins instead.
Favours: Disney Fairytale Weddings by Kate Aspen offers a variety of Disney themed favours. My favourites include the carriage bottle stoppers and the glass slipper bottle opener. If you want to avoid a direct reference to the movie, the Yankee Candle Company offers pumpkin scented votives, http://www.yankeecandle.com/detail/spiced-pumpkin/57822 , (which are currently on sale for $0.99).
If you would like additional Cinderella suggestions, or would like to request next months inspiration, just send me an email. Im always happy to talk Disney wedding ideas.
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