For that extra special wedding magic, there’s nothing like a themed wedding…especially if it’s a theme that takes you back to your childhood. You can personalise it completely, incorporating all the little details, simply because they bring you joy. Get inspired by Beth and David’s magical Disney-themed barn wedding, which they wanted to be subtle yet special. The newlyweds also share their top tips for other couples looking to have their own themed wedding.
We chose Disney for our theme because I have loved Disney since I was little and love going to Disney World as it feels like home! Every time I see the castle my heart just fills with love and joy. The details for our wedding came about as I knew I wanted Disney but I wanted it to be subtle.
Our venue was All Manor of Events. We chose this venue because I wanted a barn style rustic wedding. The venue is also excellent value, they do a really good midweek package as well.
I loved the idea of having our tables named after Disney rides, with fast passes for the seating plan (this went down so well with our guests) and knew I had to make it happen. I wanted to keep the centrepieces simple and easy to attach the ride cards so our guests knew which table was which.
Nails, cufflinks and Mickey pins for the groom and groomsmen I found on Etsy last minute and knew they would tie it all together. The bridesmaids and I all had Mickey pins in our hair.
We had a bespoke three-tiered wedding cake with a special yet subtle gold Mickey design.
Our first dance was to Today Was A Fairytale by Taylor Swift (Taylor’s Version), as that was the song from the film we saw on our first date, plus I am a huge Taylor Swift fan so we had to include her! Plus the fairytale theme of the song fit our wedding so well!
The only tips I have for planning a themed wedding are:
Decide how much or little of the theme you want to include before you start.
Work out what is worth the money. We felt we didn’t need to splurge on our centrepieces as I was happy to make them myself to bring my vision to life. But we HAD to have the seating plan!
Discuss everything with your partner. If you want a themed wedding you both need to be on board!
It doesn’t matter if your guests or family don’t like the theme. It’s your day – do whatever is best for you as a couple!
Planning a special Disney or childhood-themed wedding of your own? Let Beth and David’s magical wedding be the motivation you need to just go for it, and follow your dreams!