By Shawna Schofield
Space… the final frontier. For centuries humanity has looked to the stars in awe at their seemingly immortal beauty. We imagine our ancestors, or our lost loved ones, living amongst those glistening embers, looking down at us with tranquil majesty. We even compare the love we have for our partners to the endless expanse of twinkling vastness. Space exists all around us; our planet twirls and spins within it, circling the closest star that gives us life. There is so much inspiration to draw from the heavens…
Sounds almost romantically poetic… does it not?
Celestial themed weddings are in right now, and it’s not hard to imagine way. Space, in all of its primordial splendor, has always possessed a mysterious romantic attraction for us as a species. We dream of what secrets lie in the heavens, and create our own special meanings in the place of those yet solved. Space can also serve as metaphor for the love we experience in our lives. “My love for you is as vast as the magnificence of the universe.” or “I love you to the moon and back.” The celestial expanse provides us with unlimited inspiration when it comes to expressing out innermost feelings of love.
When it comes to picking out the perfect color scheme to capture the galactic aesthetic you can draw inspiration from the breathtaking imagines that have been captured in space. Black interwoven with rich navy blues, or purples; contrasted by bright silver beading ,or sequencing, can give the illusion of stars twinkling against the darkened sky. However, dark colors are not the only option provided by the heavens; swirling pinks, reds, greens, and blues are plentifully found between the stars. You could go all out and have a full galaxy dress tailor made, or you could add modifications that capture these combinations to a dress you’ve already chosen.
If you want to keep the tradition of the white wedding dress, you could opt for a white gown inlaid with gold stars; either throughout, or specifically clustered around the waist or bodice.
Star motifs are some of the most popular; however, constellation prints are also gaining traction when it comes to wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. The sky really is the limit when it comes to designing the perfect dresses for your celestial themed wedding.
For a bouquet you could incorporate blue orchids with smaller white florals. That contrast will cause the extraordinary color of the orchids to really pop. Blue orchids can also be used as a center piece decoration during the reception.
My Moon and My Stars
Some couples opt for a purely moon and stars theme, and focusing on this duo can definitely help you narrow down your focus when looking for decorations, colors, and inspiration. “You are my moon and all my stars.”, a popular line from the poet E. E. Cummings, is one of numerous romantic sayings that you could take advantage of. Sayings like that can be used in decorations or printed on the invitions.
The use of fairy lights, glow in the dark paints and stars, in addition to projection screens, or hanging decorations, can create a beautiful out of this world atmosphere. While low lights don’t have to be consistently used throughout the entirety of the ceremony or reception, the dimness can make for a particularly romantic and sensual setting.
Truly, when it comes to decorating, the options are as far reaching as the universe itself. You can opt to keep things simple, or you can go all out. There isn’t a right or wrong way to go about it; your wedding, your rules!
What To Serve?
Adding themed food into the mix is yet another facet to this dazzling theme choice. Galaxy colored treats, especially sweet treats, really shine when put out on display.
What you serve as a main course isn’t dependent on this theme. Though you can use it as inspiration, if you wish for a specific plating of dishes, but truly you can serve anything you want. If you are looking for more food guidance, consider the season your wedding is taking place during and go from there. We currently have winter, spring, and summer wedding guides released, which offer some advice on menu assortments as they fit with the seasons, along with many other seasonal trends!
Keeping with the theme, colorful macaroons, candies, and even dipped strawberries are fantastic ideas to capture the mood. That’s not to mention the wedding cake design, with which you can really get creative.
Not only do these desserts look amazing and unique, but they are relatively easy to create or set up. That means you shouldn’t have a difficult time tracking down a bakery or chef that can cater to this theme.
The Universe of Love
Deciding to go with a celestial theme for your wedding opens you up to a lot of possibilities. From full blown galactic inspired colors, lights, decor, and food, to simple moon and star motifs; you are able to do as little or as much as you like. The options are truly as limitless as the stars in the sky.
As this style catches on more and more for modern weddings, it is certainly something worth considering if you want a one of a kind, unforgettable day.
The universe represents a limitless expanse. It is all around us. It encompasses all life that we know, and within it we we find purpose. A similar thing can be said of love. The love for the one we’ve chosen to spend our lives with. It is all encompassing, deep, and endless. Within this love we find a new purpose in our lives, and a reason to begin a brand new adventure.
Let us know what you think, and if you would consider this theme for your wedding!