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When we’re kids, we all love fairy tales and the magical world they create for us. That sentiment can get carried over into adulthood, particularly on special occasions like your wedding. How many brides look forward to their wedding day as something so magical that it’s going to be just like living in a fairy tale?

The story of how you discovered your spouse might not follow along the same lines as Cinderella or Snow White, but the magical ambiance behind a fairy tale is something you can recreate at your wedding — and today, more than a few brides are doing just that. Maybe it’s the child in us who still cherishes the idea of living happily ever after, but there’s no question that brides are now finding creative ideas to host fairy-tale inspired weddings. Let’s take a closer look at this trend.

Why are Fairy Tale Themes Popular in Weddings Today? 

Any bride who feels like she’s found her own Prince Charming knows there are a lot of different ways to show that at your wedding. Organizing a fairy tale wedding means it’s going to be truly special, unlike any other wedding. With enough creativity, you can have your guests raving about the ceremony afterward.

Fairy tale themes are ideal for weddings since most fairy tales are about romance and can help emphasize just how romantic your day is. That concept can be applied to every aspect of your big day, from wedding invitations to an opulent bridal gown to — with a nice nod toward Cinderella — the all-important bride’s shoes. You can find your guests being wowed by the visual splendor alone on your big day. 

What Are Some Creative Ideas for a Fairy Tale Wedding?

A good place to start is through invitations with a fairy tale theme.  Just as so many classic fairy tales open with “Once upon a time,” that can also be the intro to your invitations. You can also have a Once Upon A Time wedding book for guests to sign, complete with an illustration on the cover of the bride and her Prince Charming in their carriage, riding off to their castle. Likewise, if your wedding is based on a particular fairy tale, you can use images from that story as part of the invitations and guest book.

You can also add touches like a Cinderella bride figurine atop your wedding cake, a Happily Ever After wedding aisle runner, and Royal Coach place card holders.

Another popular concept for fairy tale weddings is the floral decor. Be sure to fill your venue with a lot of beautiful flowers to create the magical look of a fairy tale. Pastel colors like yellow, pink and white can enhance the mood of romance, while red roses evoke some of the images from Snow White. You can also use crystal and glass decorations to put the flowers in, creating a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding. You can also create a flower wall that gives your guests the ideal spot for photo-ops.

Another key ingredient is the lighting at your venue. Twinkle lights strung throughout the venue can help create that fairy tale atmosphere you’re looking for, and so will hanging lanterns. You can also go in a different direction and use flickering candles to help set the mood.

How Can the Bride’s Outfit Enhance a Fairy Tale Wedding?

Remember how Cinderella found her Prince after he lost her glass slipper? Shoes are a nice touch at a fairy tale wedding. You don’t have to find a glass slipper to wear, but glass slippers could become charming ornaments at your wedding. The bride could also get some sparkling shoes to create the look and feel of being a princess, perhaps in gold or silver. 

And don’t forget the importance of the dress the bride wears: from a sparkly gown with a veil, or perhaps a ball gown, the princess in you can truly come to life visually through your wedding attire. Even tiaras have become a popular item today.

Another possibility is to wear pink, a classic color for a princess, and one that can also be applied to not just your dress but also flowers, linen, and other decorations. Just as in fairy tales when any magical thing can happen, at your wedding you’re only limited by your own imagination.

Enjoy Your Fairy Tale Wedding With Windows on the Water

At Windows on the Water, we’re delighted to host your unique fairy tale wedding and to help you make it a very special occasion. We know that your wedding venue is one of the most important decisions related to your wedding and your married life. We strive to make your day memorable because you deserve the wedding of your dreams. 

Come visit Windows on the Water and see what makes it one of the most popular wedding venues in Central Jersey. As you tour the breathtaking grounds, you’ll see why so many brides and grooms choose us as the backdrop of their declaration of love.

Start planning your Central Jersey wedding by contacting us today at 609-208-9475 or online for our Windows Wedding Packet that includes menus, event pricing and everything in between.