Once upon a time there was a beautiful bride-to-be who was right in the midst of planning her wedding. She had been dreaming about it her whole life and knew she wanted it to be magical and enchanting, like a page from one of her favorite fairy tale books.
She dreamed of twinkling lights, moss and flowers, divinely designed cakes, and tables of scrumptious food.
And in her dreams she saw herself walking down the aisle in a wedding dress fit for a princess. Her prince's eyes widen in adoration as he takes her hand and they say their vows.
Afterward, this beautiful bride and her handsome groom mingle with their guests, eat, drink, and dance the night away. Everyone leaves the celebration in an enchanted daze.
And the bride and groom lived happily ever after.
Sound familiar? If you're that beautiful bride-to-be dreaming of a fairy tale wedding, you've come to the right place for inspiration. Take a look at these magical details that will give your big day that fairy tale feel.
Fairy Tale Wedding Invitation
Think of your invitation as the "once upon a time" of your wedding story. It all begins here. Give your guests something to truly look forward to by sending them an invite that's beautiful, informative, and perhaps even fun (a pop-up invitation, for example). Calligraphy, rich colors, and fairy tale iconography are all great things to include in your invitation and will set the tone for a magical affair.
Fairy Tale Wedding Decor
Fairy tale decor items might include centerpieces made from vintage books, apples and pumpkins, skeleton keys, flowers underneath bell jars, tiaras, timepieces, mirrors, and candles. And of course you can include pieces that represent items from your favorite fairy tales. For example, a toad prince, a glass slipper, or a spinning wheel.
Fairy Tale Wedding Dress
A fairy tale wedding dress is made of whimsy, magic, and ethereal details. Think luscious layers of tulle and chiffon, light-as-air lace, and designs as old as time (empire waist, Juliet sleeves, ballgown skirts, etc.).
Fairy Tale Wedding Cake
Add a touch of storybook glam to your cake with gold icing and jewel-toned blooms or keep it as natural as a fairy tale forest with a naked/semi-naked cake adorned with twigs, flowers, and fruits. For extra flair, add a whimsical topper like a castle.
Fairy Tale Wedding Favors
Give guests a little magic to take home with a fantastical fairy tale favor. Mulling spices, mini "drink me" champagne bottles, and handmade lavender soap are all gifts your guests will look forward to using.