Blossoming gardens splashed in sunlight, an enchanted path covered in rose petals, pastel colored petit fours, intricate vintage décor and a layered dress fit for a princess – when little girls dream of their wedding day, this is most often the imagery they have in mind. Sometimes, as we get older, these images fade – but every bride still has an inner yearning to feel like a beautiful princess. In fact, every love story is a fairy tale and, just like those from the story books you eagerly devoured as a child, every bride and groom deserve a dreamy beginning to their own happily ever after.
Here at Iron Accents, we can’t get enough of romantic, whimsical inspired wedding décor that seems to grace the front cover of every bridal magazine and the photos of every popular blog. That’s exactly why we’ve deemed July Whimsical Wedding Month! And, with gardens in full bloom and sunlight abound, what better time to celebrate this well-loved theme? After all, summer was just made for romance and, luckily for you summertime brides, we have plenty of decoration tips and inspiration to help you achieve the fairytale day you’ve been dreaming about.
Birdcages – There’s something about these decorative accessories that piques everyone’s interest and invokes images of Victorian romance. Even better, they’re an easy addition to any décor concept. Stuff them full of your favorite brightly colored flowers, a handful of flickering votives – or fill them with small favors and goodies for your guests. Whether small or large, like our Antiqued Wire Birdcage, these décor pieces can effortlessly add that special little “something” you’ve been searching for to complete your tablescape.
Vintage Furniture – Summer time offers the perfect opportunity to bask in the sun’s warm glow, and thus outdoor receptions are a must for this time of year. However, just because you opt for an outdoor celebration doesn’t mean you have to abandon the creature comforts of the indoors. Dine al fresco – and bring the buffet tables, cake stand and cocktail bar with you! Our hand distressed Stockton Credenza, for example, can make a delightful dessert bar at the wedding and a meaningful home piece for years to come.
Chandeliers – What’s more romantic that an elegant chandelier dripping soft, crystal lights across a beautiful nighttime lawn? Yeah, we couldn’t think of anything else either! And who says the lights have to stay inside? Hang lighting, like our Metal Bird Chandeliers throughout the reception area and watch as they add to the dreamlike façade. Your guests will be drooling over the soft lighting and envious of your creativity.
Small Details – When it comes to whimsical themed weddings, there’s really never such a thing as “too much” – and that’s why we love this concept! Feel free to fill your space with so many gorgeous flowers, antique touches and statement pieces that even Marie Antoinette would feel outdone. If you’re searching for more inspiration, please head over to our Whimsical Romance Weddings Pinterest board and feast on the eye candy we have in store. First, though, tell us:
What was your childhood dream wedding?