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22nd July 2019

How to Plan a Wedding with a Fairy Tale Theme

Planning a wedding with a fairy tale theme doesn’t need to be complicated. From horse-drawn carriages, to enchanting woodland wedding venues and glass slippers fit for a princess, there are so many ways to make your wedding fairy tale themed.

Whether you dream of recreating scenes from Cinderella, or wish you could walk down the aisle with Rapunzel-style hair, check out these ideas and start planning a wedding straight from the story books.

A Fairy Tale Theme

Find the perfect venue

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The first thing to think about when planning a wedding with a fairy tale theme is the venue. And what better place to say ‘I do’ than in a stunning enchanting woodland setting?

Be transported into your favourite fairy tale at Rainhill Hall near Liverpool. Set with a Grade II listed country house with magical woodland grounds and beautiful bridal log cabins, this venue is the perfect place to enjoy a fairy tale wedding.

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The grand house dates all the way back to 1824 and was built by Bartholomew Bretherton. Nestled within scenic grounds and majestic greenery, this versatile space is set to play host to indoor and outdoor celebrations, straight out of a fairy tale.

Start the next chapter of your love story with a wedding at Rainhill Hall. With the venue opening very soon, be one of the first to get married at this gorgeous new venue in Merseyside. Complete our online enquiry form for more information!

Charming invitations

 

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Be our guest! The best way to establish your fairy tale theme is with some creative wedding invitations. The perfect way to set the tone whilst getting your guests excited for your big day, try and use regal language and gold detailing to really get across your fairy tale theme.

You could even add a personal touch and hand-make them yourself!

Enchanting flowers

 

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A wedding with a fairy tale theme would not be complete without an array of beautiful blossoms and bouquets. Opt for a colourful, whimsical colour scheme and keep your bouquets neat and perfectly arranged. We love using some pastel shaded ribbons to hold a wedding bouquet together, it adds a stylish accent and compliments the theme.

Every couple have their favourite type of flower, but if you want to stay with the fairy tale theme, some pastel roses are a must.

A themed cake

 

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Your wedding cake is the perfect opportunity to get really creative with your fairy tale theme. Gather inspiration from your favourite mythical stories, find the perfect cake maker and work together on the cake of your dreams.

Think enchanted castles made of icing, or a classic cake with subtle themed detailing, the choice is yours!

A pumpkin carriage

 

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Forget vintage cars, imagine arriving to your fairy tale themed wedding in a Cinderella-style, horse-drawn carriage! This is the ultimate transportation for a couple who love old fashioned romance. Just make sure you return the carriage before midnight!

Plan some fireworks

 

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We all know how the fairy tales end, with love and fireworks! So, what better way to end your celebrations than with a breathtaking display of fireworks?

Take a romantic moment with your partner as you watch the show and celebrate your happily ever after.

Table settings as old as time

 

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If you dream of a wedding with a fairy tale theme, the table settings should definitely reflect that. Whether you want to keep the enchanted woodland theme going, or opt for more of a magical castle setting, think classical and delicate for your wedding table decor.

Keep it simple and choose your feature pieces carefully, from candelabras, to branches decked with fairy lights and a stylish pink and white palette, this theme always looks elegant. Hold your breath for any musical numbers from the cutlery!

Snow White and her flower girls

 

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There is no better way to feel like a princess than by being surrounded by beautiful little flower girls. Take inspiration from Snow White and go for emerald green velvet, miniature baskets filled with pastel petals, satin shoes and pretty botanical head bands.

Flower girls are a must for any fairy tale wedding after all!

Accessories fit for a princess

 

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A fairy tale princess wouldn’t be complete without her crown and a handsome prince would look out of place without a traditional suit.

Really embrace your fairy tale theme and wear an elegant tiara with your veil. Think traditional pearls and diamonds with sleek hair and subtle makeup, it’s the perfect look for your dream day.

A legendary menu

 

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One upon a time…  two people said ‘I do’, but first lets talk about their amazing wedding menu! We know that the food you serve at your wedding can be a tricky decision, but most wedding coordinators will be on hand to talk you through the options.

The style of the menu, however, can be completely designed by you! Why not keep your fairy tale going with a poem or rhyme to start off your meal?

The glass slippers

 

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If you love the story of Cinderella as much as we do, why not live the fairy tale theme and wear your very own pair of glass slippers. From silver sparkly heels, to fashionable clear stilettos, there are so many choices when it comes to choosing footwear that is fit for a princess.

A beautiful gown

 

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Whether you’re looking to keep it traditional with a beautiful white ball gown, or take inspiration from famous fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel and Sleeping Beauty and opt for a colourful princess gown, you’re sure to take your guests’ breath away. Try to step out of your comfort zone with your gown and wear something that really makes you feel your best.

Finding the perfect wedding dress is one of the hardest tasks, but if you know your theme, then the choice becomes much easier.

Fairy lights everywhere!

 

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Everyone knows that fairy lights instantly make any venue look completely magical. Whether you drape them from the ceiling like icicles, or twirl them around the branches of trees, these twinkling lights are sure to transform your wedding venue.

Fairy lights also create a gorgeous backdrop for all of your evening wedding photographs.

Rapunzel hair

 

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Channel Elsa from Frozen and Repunzel with a ‘messy braid’. This is a great way to keep long hair styled but out of the way during the celebrations.

You could even accessorise with a pretty twist. We love how this bridal hairstyle is finished with some delicate white cut flowers, perfect for a Disney princess on their wedding day.

The special touches

 

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Take inspiration from your favourite stories and decorate your chosen venue with pretty candles, winding ivy and floral features. The choices are endless when it comes to the interior decor you go for, but those little special details are the things you’ll notice even more on your big day.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide on how to plan the perfect wedding with a fairy tale theme. At Signature Living Wedding, we specialise in designing weddings with a difference. With a number of breathtaking venues across the UK and a talented team of wedding coordinators, look no further when planning your dream day. 

Start the next chapter of your love story by getting in touch with our weddings team today! Find more wedding inspiration over at our Instagram page @sig_weddings.

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