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    A Fairytale Wedding Come True: [Pin Board] Wedding Wednesday

    July 31, 2013

    Once upon a time, a prince fell in love with a princess, and they lived happily ever after. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Every fairytale ends with a beautiful and elegant wedding, something to be remembered forever. You can have the perfect fairytale wedding too, straight from the fantasies of our youth, with just a touch of decorating magic! Mastering the fairytale theme means walking a fine line between classy and corny, but if you get these crucial elements just right, your wedding can be a celebration fit for a queen:

    The Venue: Your wedding venue is the first thing your guests will see as they approach your fairytale wedding celebration, so it should definitely align with the fairytale theme. Of course, there aren’t too many castles available for a wedding here in the U.S., although there are some like the Hollywood Castle. But you can find other great venues with that magical element that capture the same essence. A venue with a view is another great way to capture that whimsical feel. What fairytale wedding doesn’t include the prince and princess looking out over the kingdom from a balcony? Incorporating nature is a great way to embellish the fairytale theme without having to worry about a full-fledged castle location.

    The Décor: Decorating for a fairytale wedding means walking a very fine line. After all, one kitschy decoration can turn the whole atmosphere from celebrating true love to celebrating your fifth birthday! Focus on classic, royal colors: gold, silver, and deep jewel tones like ruby red and sapphire blue. Balance grand pieces in more subtle ways; an opulent centerpiece for each table or a dripping crystal chandelier over the dance floor will do much more for your theme than a castle façade in the entryway or spending tons of money on a carriage ride.

    The Photos: This could be the most important element for your fairytale wedding. Of course, you’ll want to splurge on a great photographer to capture the memories you’ll treasure forever. But especially in the case of a fairytale wedding, the photos are going to be a key component that makes the magic come to life. An artistic photographer will be able to take your special day and make it even greater (like Cinderella’s fairy godmother might have, if she’d had a Nikon!) and create beautiful images that are perfect for your storybook romance. For tips on choosing the right photographer, click here.

    For more ideas on your fairytale wedding, including fashion, favors, and more, visit our newest Pinterest board! And don’t forget to visit us on Facebook and Twitter for more advice on becoming the life of the party!