Details for a Beauty and The Beast Wedding
It's a “tale as old as time…” Beauty and the Beast is yet another classic lore that not only reminds us how love always wins but also captures our imaginations when it comes to wedding ideas. Both the 1991 animated film and the 2017 Emma Watson-driven feature, as well as this A & L Events editorial, provide a whole new world of wedding Inspo.
The swoon-worthy details intertwined with an enchanted wedding venue pretty much serve as the bread crumbs to planning a modern fairytale wedding. We can't help but go on a journey to the past to figure out how the dreamy and romantic details would materialize into an epic Beauty and The Beast wedding.
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Color Palettes for a Beauty and The Beast Wedding
Perhaps it's the romantic in us but the dueling yet complementary colors translate to the concept of overcoming odds. The pale blue, coral, pink, white, green, purple, silver, and gold tones represent the idea of two vastly different people coming together to write an entirely new novel together. The iconic red rose reflects a beautiful new start.
From the black and gold-colored chandelier to the white plates with gold edges; color combinations help to revive the childhood tale in an elegantly glamorous way. The groom's polka dot coat as well as the striped wallpaper present ideas of introducing hints of texture to the overall aesthetic.
What to Look for in Venue for a Beauty and The Beast Wedding
The enchanting Pennsylvania-based Buhl Mansion served as the backdrop of this fairytale photoshoot. We can imagine most couples planning a Beauty and The Beast wedding would love to get hitched at a similar castle-inspired location. There's certainly no shortage of castles that offer their grounds as wedding venues, and it is just a matter of accessibility and convenience.
Drawing inspiration from the fairytale's other beloved characters, Chip and Mrs. Potts, we can also picture the occasion taking place at a beautiful garden venue filled with red rose bushes. You can also combine something old and new by settling for a stately estate with features like a courtyard, library, and formal dining area.
Wedding Dresses & Accessories for a Beauty and The Beast Wedding
The first look could easily be the "Belle of the ball's" reception outfit while the second look is the stuff that fairytale wedding gowns are made of. A classic white gown could equally do, as long as it checks the boxes of what makes up a traditional fairytale Princess outfit.
As for the bridal party, we can easily see them donning floating pastel yellow outfits as an homage to Belle's yellow gown. A pair of exquisite gold heels and a floral-themed hairpin would be the perfect additions to the bride's ensemble. Otherwise, as seen from the editorial, this is yet another look that benefits more from simplicity.
Groom Style for a Beauty and The Beast Wedding
The fantasy also comes out through the two wedding looks donned by the groom. It equally pays homage to the classic tale while presenting outfit ideas for a Beauty and the Beast wedding. The groom's blue polka dot coat tells the beginning of the story while his second look is more refined, perhaps capturing the moment when their tale gets a new beginning.
We also like the little details like the gold-colored buttons on the sleeves of his jacket. It's the way they've weaved the fairytale into the groom's style that simply makes the editorial even more magical. We can picture a groom spotting either of the looks for their big day or even both!
Bouquets & Boutonnieres for a Beauty and The Beast Wedding
To stay true to the flow of your modern tale, the wedding bouquets and boutonnieres should follow suit and include a combination of pastel mixed with vibrant hues. The editorial mostly used pastel wedding flowers with red blooms sprinkled around for pops of color. For the boutonnieres, the striking red rose is a befitting choice.
A ruby floral arrangement created by blending varying shades of red blooms is an alternative way to paint the reception venue red, in the literal sense. Fused with soft pink, pale blue, white, gold, and green; what you'll get is an enchantingly modern tablescape design.
Wedding Invitations for a Beauty and The Beast Wedding
The editorial gives an option of how to herald the news about an impending beauty and the beast wedding to family and friends. The gold-colored envelopes and simple stationery bearing floral motifs extend a cordial invitation in a charming way. An exceptional alternative would have been to use the all-important red rose motif.
Another great way to fuse the story and wedding invites is by presenting the stationery in a book-shaped box. Accompanying the invites with a single red rose encased in an acrylic case is an equally lovely gesture. Scroll invitations further add an elegant touch to the whole business of inviting guests to the big day.
Reception Decor for a Beauty and The Beast Wedding
The reception is where the magic truly springs to life. Guests should feel like they are fully immersed in the fairytale that enacts the next chapter of the day leading up to the happily ever after. Plenty of books should be part of the decor and stacks of them would be perfect for the tablescape.
Gold chairs paired with the lovely floral-print linen, gold teapot, and white and gold cutlery further tie the theme together. The only thing that would perhaps take the dainty and dreamy atmosphere to the next level would be including carriage clocks and candelabras into the mix.
Table Setting Style for a Beauty and The Beast Wedding
The idea-filled A & L Events editorial provides a deeper dive into a Beauty and the Beast wedding table setting style. The first intimate tablescape is ideal for the guests of honor, and the stand-out pieces are the royal blue and white patterned tablecloth as well as the gold chairs. The long table with a cascading floral centerpiece is just magical.
From a high vantage point, the white and gold-colored plates look like mirrors reminding us of yet another reference from the beloved tale. Sterling silver cutlery completes the simple yet stunning tablescape. The teapot and teacup deserve mention because they are also references from the story.
Favors & Gifts for a Beauty and The Beast Wedding
What would be a more befitting wedding favor for guests attending a Beauty and Beast wedding other than red roses? Teapot and teacup sets are equally suitable themed-wedding gifts or favors. Mini-sized carriage clocks, candelabras, scented taper candles, and storybook-themed wedding cards are all other wonderful favors that pay homage to the classic tale.
Believe it or not, there's an entire category of fairytale wedding gifts listed on various eCommerce sites. From skeleton key bottle openers to carriage-shaped plastic trinkets; you’ll come across endless lists of ornaments that either the guests or couple would love to receive on the occasion.
Beauty and the Beast Inspired Wedding
From A & L Events – “Inspired by the classic fairytale, our Beauty and the Beast styled wedding shoot depicts a modern take on the rich and lavish romance that this love story is so famously known for. This portrayal is set on the enchanting grounds of Buhl Mansion located in Sharon, Pennsylvania; the spotlight is on a young, endearing couple who represent many of the same attributes of the tale’s heroine, Belle, and the supposed villain, the Beast!”
Through the image sequence, brides can visually translate the story, from beginning to end. The first look exemplifies the bright, beautiful Belle in a blue village gown attempting to show the mysterious and arrogant Beast how to love, and be loved in return.
Showcased in Belle’s second look, is a fresh, youthful representation of the acclaimed gold ball gown easily recognized and fondly remembered from this tale. While the spectators see a conflicted couple exhibited in the first scene, the change shown between Belle and the Beast in the second scene illustrates a true happily ever after.”
“Complimenting the couple, the floral captures a vibrant color palette infused with pastels that contrast the iconic deep romance of the story’s red rose. Abundant, cascading, flourishing floral design is a present theme throughout this shoot, enhancing the extravagance of this French fairytale.
Delicate stationery pieces paired with antique gold-rimmed dishware, mixed metal flatware, and ornate glassware comprise the old-world whim of the tablescape.”
“Remaining true to the narrative, subtle depictions of certain characters and anecdotes to the infamous castle are brought to life through a design arrangement of elegant accents and statement pieces. The adventure allows the audience to relive this notorious romance in a way that is present and full of passion, while never moving away from the meaning of an everlasting love – a tale as old as time…”
Credits: Photography: Kathryn Hyslop Photography // Planning, Styling & Design: A & L Events // Models: Alexa Kuzman and Dave Sorboro // Floral Designs: LeafHopper Floral Designs // Bridal Attire & Shoes: Lex & Lynn Bridal // Men’s Attire: Heinz Healey’s // Beauty: KTHOM Beauty // Cake: Tasty Bakery // Paper Goods: Fresh Cut Prints // Rentals: Vintage Alley Rentals & All Occasions // Glassware & Tea Items: Glassworks // Linens & Napkins: Mosaic Inc. // Men’s Loafers: Steve Madden // Venue: Buhl Mansion in Sharon, Pennsylvania//