fantasy wedding

Game of Thrones themed shower

We had a Game of Thrones themed shower with an actual Iron Throne!

I could not have been more surprised when, three months after my engagement to Elliott was announced, my usually traditional mom called me and said “How would you feel about a Game of Thrones themed shower?” Elliott and I love the show and we were eagerly awaiting the next season. I was jumping up and down ecstatically when I told her “YES!”

A few reasons Neil Gaiman totally gets love (including a NEW Gaiman wedding reading!)

A few reasons Neil Gaiman totally gets love (including a NEW Gaiman wedding reading!)

If you know about writer and novelist Neil Gaiman, you already know that he’s a super cool human whose talent for the written word knows no bounds. His friends have tapped him to write something poignant for their weddings. We’ve seen the results of that endeavor and it’s MAGICAL. Gaiman added a newly written wedding reading to his personal site recently that we loved and we couldn’t resist using it as an excuse to round up our faves.

Here are some of our favorite Neil Gaiman wedding readings, including his NEW ONE! Spoiler: it’s about how he totally doesn’t know anything about love (but he actually totally does)…

Fairy wedding fashion

The ultimate collection of fairy wedding details to bring ALL the magic to your wedding

If the greenery is blooming, the weather is warming, and ren faire season is in full effect, you might be planning a fairy wedding. Fantasy, corsets, flower crowns, and moss are everywhere when it comes to fairy wedding details.

Here’s a big ol’ collection of magical fairy fashion, fairy food, and fairy wedding decor to delight your senses and give you all kinds of inspiration…

This butterfly bouquet is the nature-inspired bouquet you can totally DIY

This butterfly bouquet is the nature-inspired bouquet you can totally DIY

I was recently reminded of a very fun non-floral bouquet that was a big bunch of silk butterflies from Karly & Jack’s Texas wedding.

Whether you’re channeling Effie Trinket or just want to become one with the Monarchs… you can make this bouquet on the cheap…

How to make antiqued paper for your historical or fantasy wedding

How to make antiqued paper for your historical or fantasy wedding

We’re getting married next month and having a pirate-themed wedding. Any bits of paper we needed (whether invitations, signs, or treasure-hunt clues) I decided to make look old and pirate-y.

This technique would also be great for medieval, historical, steampunk, fantasy, or Victorian themes. Some of you may have done something like this at school, but this is such a simple yet effective bit of DIY I just had to share it!

This subtle Legend of Zelda wedding inspiration will teleport you to a fancy-pants Hyrule

This subtle Link and Zelda wedding inspiration will teleport you to a fancy-pants Hyrule

An ethereal and sophisticated Link and Zelda wedding inspiration shoot? Oh hell yes, sign.us.up. It’s always amazing when geeks go super chic. Everything from the leafy paper goods, wooden ocarina, “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone. Take This” seating chart, Triforce symbol escort cards, and greens and stone colors everywhere, evoked the Legend of Zelda. Even the rings are Triforce-inspired. Oh, and don’t miss the chairs! On the groom’s chair is a sign that reads, “My Hero” with inscribed notes to the “Song of Time” and on the bride’s, “My Princess” with notes to “Zelda’s Lullaby.”