18 Magical Ideas for a Fairy Tale Wedding
Achieving the fairy tale wedding of your dreams is easier than you think! It’s all in the detail. Whether you love delicate pastel flowers and fairy lights or extravagant horse-drawn carriages, we’ve got some dreamy inspiration for you. Check out our 18 magical ideas for a fairytale themed wedding. Remember, nobody is too old for fairy tales…
1) Be Our Guest
Establish the fairytale wedding theme early on with some gorgeous invitations likes these from stationers On Cloud Nine. This is a great way to set the tone whilst also getting your guests excited for your big day! You can also get a great selection of fairy tale invitations on Etsy, or – if you want to go all out, you could try adding a personal touch by hand-making them yourself.
2) Magic Flowers
Who says flowers have to stay in the bouquet? Boho flower crowns are so on trend right now and what better accessory for your real life Fairy Godmothers than these beautiful headpieces worn by Laura and Adam’s bridesmaids. Opt for a pastel colour scheme with pale shades of pink and purple and your wedding will look like a fairy tale come to life.
3) Romantic Fireworks
What better way to end your wedding day than with a stunning display of fireworks? Take a romantic moment with your new spouse as you watch the fireworks in the night sky.
4) Table As Old As Time
We think these table decorations from Gemma and Lewis’ wedding would be worthy of any enchanted castle. Keep it simple and choose your feature pieces carefully-we love how they’ve used candelabras and branches decked with fairy lights, complimenting them with a pure white colour palette and soft pink lighting to give their reception venue a classy but magical atmosphere, hold your breath for any musical numbers from the cutlery!
5) All About Accessories
A princess wouldn’t be complete without her crown and we know every bride wants to feel like a queen on her special day, so why not go all the way and rock a tiara. To avoid looking like a toddler in a beauty pageant we recommend staying well away from tight curls and harsh makeup, instead keep your hair slick and simple and your makeup palette neutral and allow your accessories to hold centre stage- if you do want something a little more textured try soft princess waves just like our beautiful Real Bride Jo!
6) Sparkly Shoes
Sparkly shoes are a must for any glamorous fairy tale, particularly with these custom stickers but if you really want to commit to the theme you can always try out a pair of glass slippers!
7) A Royal Favour
If you don’t fancy braving glass footwear why not leave it to your guests in the form of these beautiful chocolate favours- guarantee no one will be leaving these slippers behind!
8) I Can Show You…To Your Seat
How clever is this idea from Sam and Phils’ Real Wedding?! Upcycling is a massive trend right now so if you’re feeling crafty why not make these simple but effective table signs using a photo frame, chalk and matte black paint. Just make sure to practise your suitably regal swirls several times before you write your guests’ names, as rubbing it out could make it smudgy and messy.
9) THE Dress
No princess is complete without her beautiful gown. Take your inspiration from Disney princess wedding dresses and you’ll end up with the most gorgeous fairy tale inspired look you’ve ever seen. Try to step out of your comfort zone with your dress and wear something that makes you feel your best. Make the most of this opportunity to be the princess at your own ball!
Top Tip: We think that this stunning gown is perfect for a fairy tale wedding!
10) Just Write For Each Other
We are obsessed with this idea! It’s such a simple yet unique way to add a touch of fairy tale magic to your wedding- why not opt for fairytale classics such as ‘Once Upon A Time’ or ‘Happily Ever After’ or even your favourite Disney quote.
11) Fairy Lights
Fairy lights instantly make any venue look completely magical! Whether you drape them from the ceiling or twirl them around trees like Joanna and Matthew, fairy lights are guaranteed to transform your wedding.
Top Tip: If your venue is outside, remember that you’ll need to power these lights somehow. A beautiful wedding surrounded by hundreds of extension leads might not be exactly the fairy tale magic you were looking for…
12) Magic Mirror
Have the fairest table plan of them all by using a large mirror as a background just like Katie and Matt, if you’re feeling creative you could even write your guests names directly onto the surface using a glass pen.
13) The Cake
The wedding cake is an amazing opportunity to get creative with your theme. Gather inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram and show it to your cake supplier so that they can create the cake of your dreams for you. How impressive is this Disney masterpiece from Dovey Cake Design?
14) And At Last I See The Light
These beautiful photographs are a must at fairy tale weddings, as Real Weddings couple Laura and Mark know! It’s such a magical touch and why not take it one step further by asking your photographer to experiment with a longer exposure that will allow them to record patterns and shapes drawn by your guests in the air.
15) Cinderella’s Carriage
Forget vintage cars, imagine arriving to your wedding in a Cinderella-style carriage… This is the ultimate idea for any fairytale wedding theme.
16) Wedding Signs
We love wedding signs! Not only are they a cute way to help your guests navigate their way around your venue but they’re also a really easy way to establish your theme.
17) Enchanted Woodlands
Woodland weddings are going to be big this year so why not be ahead of the curve? There’s no better location for a dreamy fairytale wedding theme than in the forest. Drape the trees with fairy lights, hanging lanterns or these upcycled jars like Laura and Adam and you’re good to go!
18) Where Dreams Come True
What better venue to begin your Happily Ever After than Disneyworld itself?! Upstage the parades and become the main attraction for the day with a carriage, costumed footmen and so many photo opportunities you and your photographer will be spoilt for choice!
Fairy Tale weddings are about creating a balance between elegance and fun. Don’t take it too seriously and you’re guaranteed to have the perfect fairy tale wedding day! If you still need even more fairy tale inspiration then check out our Fairy Tale Fantasy Pinterest board, or start planning your fairytale wedding at one of these London venues.
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