Saturday, August 21, 2010

{Wedding Decor Inspiration}

My husband and I are huge Disney fans.  When we got engaged, we went to Disney, for our honeymoon we went to Disney, and we are planning to go to Disney World in 2011.  I have a ton of Disney items around the house, and my husband, has probably every single Disney song/soundtrack known to man.  Earlier tonight, were discussing a Disney movie, "The Princess and the Frog", and I thought of an awesome wedding decor/theme.

There is a scene in the movie, where Tiana (the main character), and Prince Naveen travel deep into the bayou to meet with Mama Odi, who happens to be the local (good) witch.  They need her help to turn them back to humans from frogs.  During the scene, Mama Odi breaks into a song "Dig a little deeper", and that is where the inspiration comes from.  In the scene, you see Mama Odi singing underneath a tree with hanging glass bottles, and it is so pretty.  I thought it would be so pretty to see a wedding take place under a huge tree, with lots of glass bottles hanging from trees. It would be a great DIY project, especially if you wanted to decorate the bottles.

Here is the video of the scene I am talking about, towards the middle of the song is where she leaves the house, goes outside and sings underneath the glass bottles.







Now, apparently it is a common thing to hang glass bottles from trees in the south, so obviously this is nothing new. But I still think that it would look amazing as wedding decor.  Plenty of colorful glass bottles, hanging from ribbon or twine, shimmering in the sunlight.

And here is where it gets even better!  Instead of just having the glass bottles hanging.  Why not have the bottles set up on a table prior to the wedding starting.  When the guests arrive, have each guest write a note to the couple instead of writing in the guestbook.  And each guest can take that note, drop it in a bottle and hang the bottle from the tree.  It will be amazing to watch the transformation, and see the decor change.  If you have a cunning groom, he could probably even set it up as a surprise, so when the bride walks down the aisle, she will see the hanging bottles and I am sure she will be breathless.

Another thing to do, going with the note in the bottle theme, is to have the bottles corked after the note is dropped in.  The bride and groom can then open up the bottles on their one year anniversary.  It sounds cheesy, but I think it's adorable!  I admit, I am somewhat of a hopeless romantic.

If you think that this is an awesome idea, here are some links to purchase colored glass bottles:

http://www.lunabazaar.com/decorative-colored-glass-bottles.aspx\

http://www.couronneco.com/glass-bottles.htm

http://www.fritzers.com/colored-glass-bottles.html

http://www.backyardbirdsdiscoverycenter.com/bottle-trees.html
Well folks, that is my wedding decor splurge for the evening.  Pass it on, and share. I would love to see decor like this at real weddings!
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1 comment:

  1. GroovyDoodle PhotographyAugust 22, 2010 at 4:04 AM

    I adore your craftiness! Thanks for sharing your fun ideas.

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