We’ve seen a few wedding themes based on games and fun childhood books and memories. This inspirational wedding photo shoot is all about Lego. Take a look and relive the hours of building!
Favours and Gifts for a Lego Inspired Wedding
Having a bit of fun with wedding party gifts and guest favours is almost a given when you’re hosting a celebration inspired by a colourful toy. There are several different routes you could go, from playful to edible. This couple chose to offer their guests a DIY Lego kit in a souvenir bag with their name and wedding date. Choose a random assortment of Lego bricks and figurines to get the creative juices flowing, or use a ready-made kit so guests can produce a special reminder.
If you want to have a little fun without Lego bricks being scattered across the venue – you know at least a few people who will play with their favours right away – you can offer edible treats instead. There are different shapes and sizes of Lego-shaped candy mods available, and it could be a fun weekend project.
Invitations for a Lego Inspired Wedding
Not only are invitations the first impression that many of your wedding guests will have, they’re also a great way to incorporate your theme without going overboard. These brightly-coloured yellow envelopes, complete with a Lego design on the invitation itself, give the impression of a fun event without looking childish.
You can also try your hand at making your own invitations if you’re feeling creative. Artistic couples can draw the Lego bricks on the envelopes or invites, or use a computer to print them off – just beware of copyright infringement! Stickers, Lego address labels or colourful hand-lettering are all great ways to personalise your invitations while giving a nod to your inspiration.
Reception Decor for a Lego Inspired Wedding
While your wedding ceremony is a place for quiet contemplation, your wedding reception is a great opportunity to be lighthearted and carefree. Using Lego bricks as your inspiration can produce all kinds of fun decor, from centrepieces to linens to photo photo booth props. It’s also a great opportunity to enjoy some DIY time with friends or your partner.
This couple chose to build Lego brick flower decorations to be used on their tables, as well as using large brings to make customised, stamped table linens. You could also make other small, fun accessories, such as napkin rings or place card holders. If you don’t want your creations falling apart before or during the big event, however, consider using glue to hold them together.
Colour Palettes for a Lego Inspired Wedding
One of the most noticeable things about Lego building blocks is their bright, primary colours like red, blue, green and yellow. These classic colours can immediately bring anyone back to their childhood and Lego creations. But while these colours are easy to find, match and employ in many different ways, you may not want your wedding colour palette to look like an elementary school classroom.
By choosing slightly more subdued shades of primary colours, you can have both colourful, Lego inspired hues and a chic, classy event. While some elements of this couple’s wedding – such as the table decorations and invitations – are bright, primary colours, other elements like the cake and flowers are less saturated and decidedly more grown up.
Details for a Lego Inspired Wedding
One of the key aspects of hosting a Lego-inspired wedding and reception that’s fun without being overly childish is to accentuate the theme with small details rather than large overtures. Keeping large decorations, such as flowers, linens and fabrics, muted while bringing in bright, playful accents is a great way to bring in the fun without getting married in a play room.
This couple has chosen to decorate with small Lego creations, such as Lego flower vases for the reception tables and Lego figurines holding the wedding rings and topping the cake. Guests also received miniature Lego kits for favours.
Table Setting Style for a Lego Inspired Wedding
The table settings at your wedding reception are a great way to incorporate elements of fun while still serving your guests an elegant dinner. This couple chose to use Legos to build their own flower vase centrepieces. If the rest of your table elements, such as the linens and dinnerware, are fairly plain, you can incorporate other Lego elements, such as napkin rings, place card holders or other decorations.
If you plan on using actual Legos for any of your table decorations, consider keeping the rest of the tableware subdued or plain. White plates, plain flatware and glassware and simple napkins will set off the bright decorations while keeping the feel more elegant and grown up.
Food for a Lego Inspired Wedding
The great thing about having a fun, colourful wedding and reception is not having to get too fussy about the food. While plated meals are certainly a fantastic option, you might take the opportunity and the savings to have a bit of fun with more casual or interesting food choices.
If you’d like to serve a full meal, consider something fun that’s easy to eat, as well as transport so your guests can mingle with everyone. For a more mobile dining experience, you may want to offer a variety of hors d’oeures – both hot and cold – for your guests to choose from. This way, you can add a pops of colour along with a variety of tastes in small bites. Served with colourful cocktails, a good appetiser spread is both cost-effective and great for a playful wedding reception.
Bouquets and Boutonnieres for a Lego Inspired Wedding
Because a Lego-inspired wedding is full of bright colours and fun yet intricate details, keeping large items like bouquets simple and muted will allow all the crafty details to stand out. Splashy, less-formal flowers such as daisies, carnations, hydrangeas or peonies are an excellent choice and they can be found in a wide range of beautiful pastel colours – reminiscent of Legos, but softer.
The boutonnieres are an excellent opportunity for the men and boys – who customarily aren’t absorbed in choosing the wedding attire – to have a little fun with their ensemble. This couple has chosen a miniature Lego Batman figurine to pin to the boutonniere, but there is a wide variety of figures available. You could choose figures according to a secondary theme or hobby, or let the members of the wedding party choose their own.
Portrait Props for a Lego Inspired Wedding
One of the most memorable parts of your special day will be the wedding photos you’ll enjoy for years of decades after. You’ll likely want a selection of both formal and informal or candid photos, and one of the most fun ways to get everyone involved is by using props. With a Lego-inspired theme, these props may involve some crafty DIY, but the photos will be worth it!
There are many ways to create giant Legos – wrapped straw bales, cardboard boxes and even inflatable swim toys can all be used – but you may want to take it easy on the number you incorporate. For fun photos, of course, there is no limit – be as childish as you like! For more posed photos, a couple of well-placed pieces in the background should do the trick without going overboard.
Wedding Cake Ideas for a Lego Inspired Wedding
Because the wedding cake will be the centrepiece of your reception design, you’ll want to subtly incorporate the Lego theme without going over the top. This couple chose a simple white three-tiered cake but accented it with colourful – but muted – polka dots and a fun bow. The design is playful and matches the theme without screaming LEGOS.
However, if you’re all about childlike enthusiasm and reckless abandon when it comes to desserts, you could make the wedding cake the centre of your Lego theme – rectangular tiers in bright, primary colours is certainly an eye-catcher. For the best of both worlds, consider a white fondant or frosting with colourful cake layers underneath for an elegant surprise.
A Lego inspired wedding is a fun and cute way to tie the knot. I wouldn’t recommend going totally overboard (as in constructing an arch to get married out of), but Lego themed touches here and there like on your wedding invitations, the groom and groomsmen’s boutonnieres, and atop the cake are darling. Incorporate lots of soft yellow florals to really bring the look together.
I saw this logo stop-motion save the date on Simply Peachy and just had to share it with you. There’s a smile, guaranteed with each viewing ;-).
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Credits: photo credits: cake and lego people < from Rock N Roll Bride, yellow peonies, lego DIY wrapping paper, yellow cocktail, lego boutonniere < from Style Me Pretty, lego flowers, lego candy wedding favors < via Intimate Weddings, lego card < available on Etsy.