Tag: Fairy Tale Wedding Ideas

Jan 22

Real Life Fairy Tale Wedding: Cinderella

Cinderella Fairy Tale Wedding

This week’s Disney-inspired Fairy Tale wedding features the most dream come true story of all.

Love is truly in the air in this fairy tale from the moment Cinderella and the Prince fall in love at first sight, to the happy ending when the search for a perfect match to a single glass slipper is found.

Here are our ideas to transform your own wedding to a Disney’s Cinderella themed one.


The best part?

The magic of your fairy tale night will last long after the clock strikes midnight!

Storybook Invitation

Disney Wedding Theme Ideas

Photo via Rebecca Hale

Design your invitations after old-fashioned storybook print in big blocky letters and hand painted pictures.

This will especially match if your location is at a castle venue.

If you would like to go all out, fashion your invitations on a medieval scroll, like what the duke uses as he goes around town checking names off looking for Cinderella.


Glass Slippers

Cinderella Slippers: Marc Jacobs

Photo (Marc Jacobs) via Refinery29

Didn’t think glass slippers could ever get a designer?

Think again.

Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, and Christian Louboutin have all created their own highly coveted takes of Cinderella’s glass slippers, but of course since their respective releases, all are nearly impossible to find today.

Cinderella Shoe-Lace: Christian-Louboutin

Photo (Christina Louboutin) via DisneyEveryday

Luckily, there are alternatives.

A white, sparkly or rhinestone encrusted shoe will make each of your steps seem like a magical one.

The more sparkly the better!

DSW Shoe Warehouse teamed up with Disney to create a “Glass Slipper” line.

On the Disney store website, you can also purchase a customized glass slipper for under $100.

Cake Topper

Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Cake

Photo via Amazon


An easy nod to the classic fairy tale is to find an iconic cake topper.

Whether you’ve designed your cake as an intricate castle or a five-tier towering creation, place a little cartoon Cinderella and Prince at the top of the cake for a fun piece of Disney and whimsical change from the traditional bride and groom topper.

You can find this one on Amazon and many others online.

Castle Venue

Castle Wedding Venues

Photo of Castle Ladyhawke

Like a real princess, have your wedding at a luxurious castle.

Your guests will be amazed being in a unique once-in-a-lifetime location.

Castles evoke all sorts of fairy tale romances and famous Kings and Queens of history.

Fairy Tale Castle Wedding Venues

Photo of Chateau Julien

Check out our blog post which features castle estates of the United States including the Highlands Castle in upstate New York, Castle Ladyhawke Estate in North Carolina, Oheka Castle in New York, Chateau Julien in Central California or the Cairo Estate in Orange County.

Pumpkin Carriage

Fairy Tale Wedding Ideas: Pumpkin Carriage

Photo via HereComesTheBride

Instead of driving away in a car, scout an old fashioned horse and carriage.

Some vendors might even have imitative white pumpkin shaped carriages.

Determined to have the real thing?

Disney’s “Wishes” wedding packages, offer the official Cinderella Pumpkin Coach, complete with driver, footmen and six Welsh ponies!


Flowers and Table Settings

Fairy Tale Wedding Decor Ideas

Photo via WeddingChicks

White, baby blue, silver and pink are the colors that stand out the most from the Disney Cinderella movie.

For winter weddings especially, white is a stunning color to deck out your ballroom or other reception venue.

Decorate tall centerpieces with long strands of dazzling crystals to imitate the magic flowing with every wand flick of Cinderella’s fairy godmother.

Complement linens, napkins and plateware with pale pinks and blues.

Cinderella Tables: Fairy Tale Table Decor

Photo via StyleMePretty

Princess Ballroom Dress

Fairy Tale Wedding Dress: Cinderella Alfred Angelo

Photo via Alfred Angelo

Cinderella, that lucky girl, gets outfitted three times in dresses at different parts of the movie.

First she wears a pink dress made with recycled pieces from her mom’s old gown.

Then, she is off to the ball wearing the silver and blue dress we have all come to know and love.

At the very end of the movie, she wears a classic and modest white wedding dress.

Disney Wedding Dresses: Cinderella Dress

Photo via Disney

For those planning on wearing white, consider a blue dress for your reception just like when Cinderella and the prince have their first dance together in the Prince’s garden.

Cinderella Flower Girl Dress Ideas

Photo via Tiffany Siebert Photography

 Or, you can have your flower girl play Cinderella!

Bridesmaids Jewelry

Fairy Tale Wedding Jewelry: Pumpkin Necklace

Photo via AcceleratedStyle on Etsy

Like the pink rose necklaces we featured in our Beauty and the Beast wedding post, we found these cute Cinderella pumpkin carriage necklaces that would be absolutely adorable on each of your bridesmaids.

Disney Wedding Jewelry: Bow Bracelets

Photo via VintageStampJewels Etsy


Another option is bracelets.

These dainty silver bows add the perfect muted detail to an overall look.

Long Gloves

Fairy Tale Wedding Gloves

Photo via L’Avenir Design

Cinderella’s wedding dress is long-sleeved, but if your wedding dress style is strapless then white gloves add a finishing royal touch.

Long white gloves are both formal and feminine.

Finishing Touches

Fairy Wedding Ideas: Floating Canopy

Photo via Rebecca Hale

Give some credit to Cinderella’s helpful bird friends by planning floating decor using large balloons and white sheets styled after the way the birds cary Cinderella’s dress materials.

Lastly, a great idea is to place thrones where the bride and groom are seated during the reception, transforming dinner to feel like a lavish banquet.

Do you have any ideas to add?

Please do in the comments below…

About the Author

Nancy is Community Manager for Estate Weddings and Events.  When not typing away, she enjoys discovering new wedding trends and attending weddings and events to see all the people and private estates get dressed up! You can follow her on Google+,  Twitter or LinkedIn.

Nov 27

Real-Life Fairy Tale Wedding: The Little Mermaid

Fairy Tale Wedding Themes

To all the beach lovers out there who have dreams of being under the sea, we are guessing that your favorite Disney movie growing up was The Little Mermaid!

Ariel is the perfect Disney princess to channel on your wedding day for more reasons than a beach wedding.

Just like Ariel fulfills her biggest hope of walking on land, you are taking your first steps in a new life.

Here are our ideas to transform your wedding into your own real-life Little Mermaid wedding: fish and prince included!

Seashell Bouquet

Fairy Tale Wedding Decor

What better way to represent flowers of the ocean than natural and unique seashells.

Mix and match different shapes of seashells with some pearl branches to make a lovely sea-inspired bouquet.

Intricate designs made by the ocean and the creamy color of most seashells are a perfect complement to your wedding dress.

We found this bouquet along with other amazing ideas on user HiLLjo’s Little Mermaid wedding inspiration Pinterest board.


Fairy Tale Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Photo via Opulent Items

Let’s make things really interesting!

Bring aquatic life straight to guests’ tables with a showstopping hanging fishbowl, this one found on Opulent Items.

Fairy Tale Wedding Centerpieces

Accentuate your fishbowl (hanging or not) with pieces of coral, candles, and flowers around it to resemble ocean flora and seaweed.

You can even spray paint coral pieces to get the exact colors you desire!

Color Scheme

Color Schemes: Fairy Tale Wedding

The Little Mermaid movie brings to mind colors of red like Ariel’s hair and her crustacean friend Sebastian, and blue for the color of the ocean; however these colors are a little too primary for wedding decor.

Soften up red and blue by using seafoam or teal and coral for your main elements such as linens and plateware.

We also like the sparkle of mermaid scales that can be subtley added to your nails or shoes.

Wedding Colors and Themes

Gadgets and Gizmos

Photo via Jessica Frey Photography

Ariel has gadgets and gizmos aplenty, as well as whuzzits and whatsits galore.

Scatter these props on tables along with some antique candle holders that look like they came right out of Ariel’s grotto.

Wedding Themes and Inspirations

Photo via Archive Vintage Renewals

Archive Vintage Rentals has a beautiful selection of vintage items to choose from such as tarnished silver candlesticks and mercury glass vases, to name a few.

Mermaid Look

Fairy Tale Wedding Dresses and Gowns

Determined to blow your friends away with how well you’ve stuck to the theme?

If you are bold enough to do it, do a bright red wig to match Ariel’s hair.

Otherwise, don’t worry we have a few tricks up our sleeve.

Mermaid Wedding Dress

Photo via HighGlam

Style your hair in waves to mimic the traditional mermaid look and match that with a mermaid style dress which is tight from the shoulders to about the bottom of the thigh.

This style can be applied to your bridesmaids if you are in love with another look.

Finish with a starfish in hair of course!


Fairy Tale Wedding Venues

Photo via Disney Weddings

For Disney fanatics, Disney’s Beach Club and Resort in Florida has a designated Ariel’s restaurant that is popular for beach-themed weddings.

The venue consists of a private dining room with a seaside/underwater theme.

There are murals of an under the sea world, with crystal bubbles hanging from the ceiling.

Fairy Tale Wedding Locations

Photo via Jenn and Travis Photography

Lucky for the rest of us outside of Florida, there are more than enough beachside locations to choose from!

Take a look at our list of best beach locations including international ones.

If sand in your shoes does not sound appealing, go for a venue that has an amazing pool.


Fairy Tale Wedding Songs

Photo via Jessica Frey Photography

During the reception, play songs from the movie such as “Kiss the Girl,” “Part of Your World,” and “Under the Sea.”

These can be added in with other breezy, beach inspired songs from artists like Jack Johnson, Colbie Caillat, and the Beach Boys.

More beach ideas can be found on Martha Stewart’s Beach Wedding Idea list and Disney’s Wedding Blog.

Ready to Start Planning Your Fairy Tale Wedding?

….or if you have any ideas to share, please do in the comments below!


About the Author

Nancy is Community Manager for Estate Weddings and Events.  When not typing away, she enjoys discovering new wedding trends and attending weddings and events to see all the people and private estates get dressed up! You can follow her on Google+,  Twitter or LinkedIn.

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