This wedding inspiration speaks fun from beginning to end. The photos show the joy of getting married in every photograph. From the bubble filled bathtub to the flower adorned pup, every step of the way is whimsical. The tones, though muted, are infused with lovely pops of colour – don’t miss the bubble inspired rainbow of taste and shades on the dessert table!
York wedding venues suit a bubble themed wedding perfectly. Imagine strolling through Rowntree Park or Museum Gardens, lovely spots for wedding photo shoots. And of course, with York Minster in the distance, a bride is bound to feel like a princess.
Colour Palettes for a Bubble Themed Wedding
When we’re looking at colour palettes for a bubble themed wedding it’s about keeping it as clean and crisp as possible. Think about white on white, ultra sleek and modern vibes to really allow for the geometric, cylindrical theme to shine and be at the forefront.
If you do want to have a dash of colour throughout your bubble themed wedding, then maybe consider something lightly iridescent – like when the light hits a bubble and you see all the shimmer and shine. Pull those key hues out and let them enhance your decor.
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Food for a Bubble Themed Wedding
When you have a wedding themed around something as quirky as bubbles, there are a lot of fun avenues that you can go down with the food. You can go down the wholly cylindrical route of donuts, bao buns, meatballs, all of which are delicious and modern wedding favourites, although they might not be the most elegant thing to eat at an all-white affair.
Alternatively, you could go with the light and airy approach and fully embrace the whimsy of the bubble themed wedding experience with macarons, candy floss, bubble tea and molecular cocktails for a truly show stopping, extra event. It all depends on which vibe speaks to you more.
Dresses & Accessories for a Bubble Themed Wedding
When it comes to the wedding dress and the accompanying accessories, there are a few things you can do to tie it into your wedding. You could go for a poofy ball gown look that fits with both the circular and airy aspects of a bubble. When matched with bubble inspired hair with tonnes of height, you can live out a Marie Antoinette-esque fantasy.
If big and poofy isn’t your kind of scene, then go smaller with your bubble themed wedding inspiration and use pearl detailing on your wedding dress and wedding accessories to highlight and emphasise the circles, bubbles and globes elsewhere in your bubble themed wedding – it’s an elegant nod to the theme without going too costumey.
Details for Bubble a Themed Wedding
With such an unusual wedding theme as bubbles, the only way you’re really going to pull it off in style is by paying close attention to the details. Think about the placemats and the decor, keep them on theme by making them bubble-shaped or just a cleaner, round approach.
When it comes to flowers you want to keep everything airy and light. Bubbles don’t get weighed down with loads of decoration and detail so a minimalist approach is going to suit you well. Consider pearls, ferns and a stripped back approach. Oh, and of course, make sure you have plenty of bubbles on hand for when your guests arrive.
Table Setting Style for a Bubble Themed Wedding
Honestly, this is a tricky one to try and achieve, so it’s best to stick to the minimalist approach to the table setting so that it matches your bubble themed wedding style. Once you’ve got a clean base you can enhance your table setting with details and centrepieces.
For the crockery, stick with a white round plate that keeps the circular theme alive and well. Consider rounded stemless wine glasses and tumblers to give the effect of drinking out of bubbles. Also think about getting some globe shaped, perfectly clear ice cubes for your drinks – it’s a little thing that’ll make a big impact.
Wedding Photo Shoot Ideas for a Bubble Themed Wedding
With a bubble themed wedding, there’s a clear front runner for wedding photo shoot ideas. This works especially well if you’ve got a well lit room or a photographer with controlled lighting, but you can get the giant bubble blowing hoops that can fit whole people inside a bubble!
If you want something a little bit more elegant rather than the quirkiness of being in an actual bubble, you can get a close up shot where it looks like you and your groom are holding a bubble with your new, shiny wedding rings being the main focus on the image.
Portrait Props for a Bubble Themed Wedding
Again, the on the nose option for portrait props for a bubble themed wedding are of course, bubbles. Getting your guests to blow bubbles at you or each other is fun for about 5-10 minutes before everyone’s makeup starts to run.
Instead, focus on the weightlessness feeling associated with bubbles and bring some fans and cotton candy into the photo shoot for some added fun that will make your portrait photos stand out from the crowd and be remembered for years to come. Anything cloud-like or fluffy you want to add in will also work well for the same weightless reason.
Ceremony Decor for a Bubble Themed Wedding
As with the table setting style, ceremony decor for a bubble themed wedding should be mostly minimalist with circular aspects and inspiration spread throughout the venue to tie in the bubble theme in a sophisticated and holistic way.
The easy win here is to have a circular structure as an altar so it looks as if you and your groom are getting married in your own little bubble of bliss, but you can also have transparent helium filled balloons and rotund vases to hold your floral arrangements. There are a few options that you can look at here depending on your style.
Budget for a Bubble Themed Wedding
As with pretty much any wedding there are ways to do a bubble themed wedding on a budget or there are ways to really elevate the theme and go all out when it comes to cost. With it being a minimalist base, it’s critical to make sure things are the same shade of white, which might put second hand decor and details out of the running.
However, if you want to do a bubble themed wedding as economically as possible, it’s better to embrace the quirky and absurd side of the theme. Bulk buy bubbles and cotton candy and get details and outfits that have that light and airy feel, rather than the sleekness of minimalism.
Outdoor Wedding Ideas for a Bubble Themed Wedding
Whilst most of the ideas on this list have been geared towards organising an indoor bubble themed wedding, it is possible to successfully pull off this theme outdoors too, there are just a few things you’ll have to consider.
Bubbles on the whole don’t last that long and have a tendency to float away so it might be better to have a bubble machine and a lot of transparent, bubble-esque balloons dotted around the ceremony and reception to help get the theme across. You can still have the circular altar structure and the light and airy feel to your look, you just might need a bit more hairspray to deal with the outdoor elements!
Inspired by Bubbles – An Epic Wedding Editorial
I know I use the word epic a lot, but today it’s TOTALLY called for. Bubbles inspired this epic wedding, editorial by Melissa Kruse Photography and Diana Tsao Events and it’s one of the most well-executed wedding inspiration shoots I’ve ever seen!
From start to finish the quirky & fun source of inspiration is woven throughout in seamless and thoughtful ways. It carries from the vintage tub filled with bubbles for the bride to play with while she gets ready to the bubble shaped beads on her stunning Galia Lahav dress, to the wedding cake shape, paper designs and beyond. Truly, it’s so inspirational – you’re going to adore it!
Melissa Kruse, Diana Tsao and their creative team had a fabulous time playing on the word bubble – from literal interpretations to more conceptual ones. With a fresh and modern color palette of blue, mint, purples and grey, circular shapes played a large role in the execution of this editorial.
The jewellery featured a round bubble engagement ring and pearl strands (which can be also seen in the detailing on the wedding dress) and the hairstyle was created to invoke an airy feeling for both the bride model’s ceremony and reception looks. Bright orange lipstick gave the look a modern twist along with pink Louboutins and a cute heart tank to get ready in – all layered with a kimono and a cashmere sweater.
For the floral design the groom wore a thistle boutonnière and poppy pods can be seen in the bride’s bouquet. Air plants and succulents were scattered throughout for a modern look and fiddle head ferns adorned the ceremonial arch and reception, table – both of which carried on the air, circular theme.
The paper goods were hand fed into a vintage Vandercook letterpress machine and menus in a unique circular shape was also created for this shoot. For the ceremony send-off – what could be better than bubbles?!
A custom, hand-blown bubble glass chandelier created the perfect centrepiece statement for the reception table and there were also polka dot plates and glassware in navy blue, blush and sky blue.
The bubble tea drinks, round ice cubes and champagne ‘bubble bar’ are genius additions to this shoot and even the catering went along with the bubble theme. Round salmon roe, pearl tapioca, radish discs and circular arrangements of bok Choy leaves were used. The cake included hand painted bubble patterns in watercolour and a round tier covered in edible pearls, embossed circular patterns and the top tier detailing reached for the sky – just like bubbles!
Bubble Gumball-filled champagne glasses cushioned with bubble wrap and presented in dot-patterned gift boxes served as wedding favours and the bride and groom even blew bubbles during their portrait session.
A final little factoid for you: the wedding date of July 27th was the day bubble gum was patented, back in 1869!
Credits: VENDORS – Photography: Melissa Kruse // Videography: McKenzie Miller Films // Event Planning: Diana Tsao Events // Floral Design: L’Oasis Floral Designs // Paper Goods: We Heart Paper // Cake: Man Bakes Cake // Desserts: Bobbing Apples // Hair: Amy Bradbury // Makeup: Marisa Dreesen // Bride Model: Svetlana Siforova // Groom Model: Shane Zeigler // Catering: Noreetuh // Vintage Rentals: Octavia & Brown // Wardrobe Styling: Angeline Vivace // Film & Photography Assistant: Angela Newton Roy // Photography Assistance: Rebekah Senter // Venue: The Green Building in Brooklyn, New York.
BRIDE’S ATTIRE – Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav via Bridal Reflections // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Jewelry: Elina Bromberg Private Jeweler // Party Outfit: Dress designed by Galanos, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana, Cashmere Robe by Hermes all via Collette Designer Consignment // Heart Tank Top: Valentine Gauthier // Kimono Jacket: Margaux Lonnberg // Leather Panties: Phoenix Keating // Red Shoes: Carolinna Espinosa.
GROOM’S ATTIRE – Shoes: Stacey Adams // Suit: Tommy Hilfiger // Cufflinks: Phoenix Keating // Glasses: Shauns // Shirt: Vintage Gucci via Collette Designer Consignment // Socks: Happy Socks // Tie: Ted Baker.