After your partner popped the question and you responded with the happiest “YES!” ever, you might reminisce on the wedding you dreamt of as a kid. From Cinderella ballgowns and Prince Charming tuxedos to a ceremony aisle lined with flower petals and the biggest floral arrangements you could imagine, and of course, Minnie and Mickey Mouse as the guests of honor, it’s the most enchanting wedding you could dream of. Saying “I do” in front of the castle and arriving at your reception in a horse-drawn carriage are childhood wishes that can still come true. Here at Griffin’s Floral Designs, we love bringing your imagination to life. To help you plan the ultimate Disney-themed wedding, we have created a guide to finding inspiration, selecting the perfect decor and blooms, and incorporating a little fairytale magic.
Disney Property vs. Disney-Themed
Many couples assume that in order to have a real Disney wedding, you need to get married on Disney property. Popular shows like “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings,” hosted by Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, give you a behind-the-scenes look at what planning your Disney wedding entails and are a great resource for anyone looking to do so. Although you may be considering venues at Disney World Resport, whether it’s Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, or Magic Kingdom, or more tropical destinations like the Aulani Resort in Hawaii or a Disney Cruise, you can also have a beautiful Disney Wedding in your own backyard. Bring a feel-good and enhancing Disney experience to any wedding venue with showstopping flower designs and brilliant decor to emulate your favorite parts of the “Happiest Place on Earth.”
Bringing Your Disney Dreams to Life
In the world of Disney-themed weddings, the phrase “too much” doesn’t exist. Be it a grand, large-scale event or a D.I.Y. endeavor, recruiting extra help is vital in transforming your venue into a Disney fantasy. Let your favorite Disney park, film, or character guide you in selecting the types of flowers and color schemes for your wedding. Use creative floral arrangements and inventive centerpieces to emulate the ambiance of a royal ballroom or celebrate a particular Disney theme. Design an elaborate floral pattern for your ceremony aisle that mirrors the magnificent landscapes and flora in Disney parks – and don’t forget a hidden Mickey! Complete your wedding with ornate aisle toppers and markers that add layers and depth, perfecting your fairytale wedding dream.
Finding Inspiration in Your Favorite Disney Movies
A Disney wedding inspired by Belle calls for red roses! Complement them with yellow and white flowers and touches of old-world gold. Consider gold candelabras with white candles, red roses in glass jars, and a stack of old books with a flower-filled teacup on top for your centerpieces to create a gorgeous Beauty and the Beast event. Dressing the tables in navy tablecloths or having the groomsmen wear navy suits can add a lovely contrast to your wedding. For the bride, a sparkly ballgown with off-the-shoulder sleeves can echo Belle’s famous gold dress.
For Aurora’s “once upon a dream” wedding, focus on pastel pinks and charming blues. Flowers like peonies, hydrangeas, lilacs, roses, delphinium, and sweet peas can help achieve the sophisticated and whimsical aesthetic of the story. Combine slightly rustic decorations with metallic accents for a dreamy feel reminiscent of the magical woods surrounding Sleeping Beauty’s castle. An A-line wedding dress with an airy silhouette and either an off-the-shoulder neckline or bishop sleeves will pay homage to Aurora’s natural elegance.
Channel your inner Cinderella or Prince Charming as you infuse Fairy Godmother’s enchantment into your wedding day. Adorn your venue with blue and white flowers with gold and clear glass accents sparkling amid the blooms. Blue tulle fabric is a great choice for beautiful table runners, and if your wedding falls in autumn, a collection of blue, white, and perhaps a few orange pumpkins is the perfect decor. Naturally, a horse-drawn carriage should make an appearance. For bridal attire, a full princess ballgown makes the perfect “Cinderella dress,” complete with long gloves and a classic updo. For those choosing masculine attire, we suggest a crisp white, beige, or tan tuxedo.
Dive into Ariel’s grotto for unique decor elements and “under the sea” wedding inspiration. Start with a color palette echoing The Little Mermaid’s hues with rich blues, turquoise, purples, and greens. Use an assortment of fresh flowers with various shapes, including orchids, irises, dianthus, dahlias, lilies, thistles, and even succulents, to create elaborate floral arrangements, arches, and cascading bouquets that mimic an underwater scene. Opt for pearls over rhinestones, and incorporate striking mixed metallics, sea glass, flowing fabrics, and repurposed vintage items for that treasure trove feel. Choose a shimmering mermaid-style wedding dress, and complete your bridal look with a wavy hairstyle adorned with a playful bow. For a nod to Prince Eric, consider a blue suit and beige tie for masculine attire.
Fill your wedding day with magical moments inspired by the wonderful world of Disney. With a little bit of pixie dust and assistance from the wedding and event experts at Griffin’s Floral Designs, your fairytale dreams will soon become reality as you begin your happily ever after.