Princess and the Frog Inspiration
Posted: Wednesday, Mar. 27, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
One of my favourite Disney movies is Princess and the Frog. I love that Tiana obtains her dream restaurant, the 20s inspired fashion, and of course all references to delicious Cajun food! Plus, weve all kissed a lot of frogs to find our own prince, right? If youre as obsessed with the movie as I am, here are a few subtle touches you can include in your own Disney themed wedding.
The dress - Something vintage, preferably 1920s inspired, with floral details if possible. As a majority of the movie is located in the bayous, the floral accents make for the perfect tie in. The above dress is from the Jim Hjelm collection, style 8169.
The scenery If youre up for a destination wedding, Charleston, SC would make for the perfect location. A great ceremony space could be amidst a stretch of trees adorned with hanging moss, like the scenery offered at Legare Waring House. In charlotte, The Big Chill would make for the perfect reception venue. Ive always felt the interior has a jazz club feel, which reminds me a lot of Tianas restaurant.
The décor/floral For a Princess and the Frog celebration, greenery is the key. Im reminded of a wedding from David Tuteras My Fair Wedding that was inspired by the swamp. My favourite detail was the vines and twinkle lights above the dance floor. As for the tables, there were lilies sitting as place cards and logs/mossy greens for the centerpieces. White flowers, like lilies, with green adornments would also set an elegant bayou feel.
The food One of the best ways to channel Tiana is through your food choices. Tianas dream is to open her own New Orleans restaurant and Cajun food offers some of the tastiest dishes, like seafood, gumbo and jambalaya. Even if you decide against Cajun food, having a variety on the menu, like a buffet, is the perfect nod to Princess and the Frog. You might even consider beignets for your dessert table or in place of a wedding cake!
The invitations The Tiana-inspired invitations from Weddings by Dawn are both elegant and pretty. If youre on a stricter budget, invites with simple floral details or green accents make an equally powerful impression.
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