Classical Music Themed Wedding
With instruments in tow, the wedding couple in this inspirational photo shoot show how a love of classical music, or any kind of music, can make a wedding sing!
What to Look for in a Venue for a Classical Music Themed Wedding
When you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue for your classical music themed wedding, there are a number of things that you might want to look out for. With a classical music theme, you might be looking for a wedding venue that is from a similar era to the music you’re playing or basing your big day around.
Throughout history, arts and culture moved at a similar pace, for example, the Baroque period refers to a classical music era as well as an architectural style. So, you might want to tie the two together. You’re also going to want to check out the size of the space if you’re having a string quartet or a larger classical orchestral vibe for your ceremony or reception.
Table Setting Style for a Classical Music Themed Wedding
The main thing to remember when you’re trying to figure out your table setting style is what kind of vibe you are trying to create for your guests. With a classical music themed wedding, there’s quite a traditional, romantic element that’s shining through here. This is a great jumping off point.
With that being said, you’re probably going to go quite clean, minimalist and simple with your table setting style. You can embellish this with some romantic floral notes on the crockery or you can bring a more vintage feel to your table so that you can tie it into the overall old-worldly atmosphere.
Budget for a Classical Music Themed Wedding
As with any wedding with any kind of theme, there are ways to save money and there are ways in which you can blow the budget. With a classical music themed wedding the key expense is going to be the musicians themselves. However, if you’ve chosen this theme, chances are that you and your soon-to-be spouse are musicians so there might be mates rates on the table.
Also with a classic romantic ambiance, there are a lot of secondhand items and rentals that you can take advantage of rather than buying all the linens, decor and wedding outfits from new. There is definitely a lot of scope here to keep your classical music themed wedding on the affordable side.
Wedding Dresses & Accessories for a Classical Music Themed Wedding
When it comes to picking your beautiful wedding dress for your classical music themed wedding, you’re probably going to be looking for a softer, romantic style gown. Think about A-line silhouettes, beautifully intricate lace details and a traditional simplicity that lets your natural beauty shine through. You can also think about using bows and ribbons in your bridal look that will give that essence of flow that’s so important in classical music.
To bring your theme into your wedding look, consider using accessories that incorporate musical features like a necklace with a treble clef on it or a brooch with your musical instrument of choice on it.
Bouquets & Boutonnieres for a Classical Music Themed Wedding
Following on from the soft and romantic ambiance that you’re bringing to your wedding dress, your bouquets, boutonnieres and floral arrangements should follow this theme. Think about large faced flowers in soft pastel shades, nestled in plenty of vibrant foliage to give your arrangements depth and contrast. After all, you need that contrast to really make your flowers pop.
If you’re looking for a cool way to bring your classical music theme into your bouquets, consider wrapping the stems of your bouquet in your favourite sheet music. It’s a small touch but it’s a nice, subtle way of integrating music into your floral arrangements.
Wedding Invitations for a Classical Music Themed Wedding
Although wedding invitations are one of the first things that your guests will see, they’re often considered an afterthought. This is mostly because at this stage in the wedding preparation process, most couples don’t have a full idea of their overarching theme.
With such a strong, conceptual wedding theme as classical music, you can definitely integrate sheet music into your wedding invite design. For something a little bit different, you can include a QR code or link to a Spotify playlist of your favourite classical music pieces, to give your guests a sense of what’s to come at your actual wedding.
Wedding Cake Ideas for a Classical Music Themed Wedding
Okay onto the big, important item. Yes, of course, we’re talking about the wedding cake! Now there aren’t exactly any musical style flavours, although we’re sure there are some great puns that could be made! To match the soft, romantic style of your classical music themed wedding, stick with the traditional cake elements.
This means going for a white, multi-tiered cake, perhaps with some musical notes embossed into the fondant icing, for a subtle nod to your theme. Alternatively, you could have a custom wedding cake topper – instead of a bride and groom, maybe use a treble and bass clef!
Portrait Props for a Classical Music Themed Wedding
When we’re looking at your beautiful wedding photo shoot, there are some pretty fun portrait props that you can use to bring your theme to life. With classical music as the lead concept, you can, of course, use the instruments that you and your new spouse play or love to hear.
Alternatively, you can have a shoot that includes one of you “conducting” the other using a standard orchestral baton. Maybe you include a traditional waltz style dance and get some action shots. Perhaps you could have your wedding photo shoot in an actual orchestra pit or recording studio if your venue allows.
Wedding Reception Music and Entertainment for a Classical Music Themed Wedding
Okay, this is probably one of the easiest decisions that you’re going to make for your classical music themed wedding. When it comes to choosing your wedding reception music, you’re probably going to go with a string quartet or similar.
This doesn’t mean that the entire reception is going to be a series of Mozart and Bach pieces, you can take inspiration from the anachronistic show, Bridgerton, and put a classical covers spin on popular modern hits. Your guests will love trying to guess the song and you’ll get some great candids of them realising what song and artist it actually is!
Outdoor Wedding Ideas for a Classical Music Themed Wedding
Finally, just because you’re having a classical music themed wedding, it doesn’t mean that it has to be inside. In fact, if you think about many romantic, garden party style events, there are often classical musicians playing on patios, balconies, or on the lawns themselves.
With classical musicians, there’s the benefit of not having to plug the instruments in as you would with a traditional band or with a DJ, so you can have them set up in a number of different locations. Music and nature go hand in hand so having an outdoor wedding for this theme would be a beautiful avenue to explore.
Symphony Wedding Editorial
Inspired by her love of music, Samantha of Orange Photography created an exquisite symphony themed wedding editorial by Jennifer of Habitat Events. With an instrument woven into the centrepiece design – this interpretation of a musical wedding is soft, romantic, and utterly classic.
Orange Photographie’s vision started by imagining a couple that would love this style of wedding – a duo who both play in a symphony in a metropolitan city like New York and whose tastes are refined. They wish to get married someway far away either as an elopement or with a few close friends and family – somewhere like a château in Europe, filled with old-world charm.
To bring this magnificent vision to life there are musical details throughout the shoot. Greenery and flowers were woven around a horn for the centrepiece and vintage composition books were used as styling props as well as an antique music stand. A tasteful living chandelier of flowers set the stage for the portrait session and the entire effect is elegantly symphonic!
Credits: Photography: Orange Photographie // Floral Designs: Habitat Events // Wedding Gown: Rosa Clara from Velvet Bride // Bridal Shoes: Alice & Olivia // Ring: Jewelry Studio // Hair & Makeup: Sarah Ashley // Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds // Groom’s Suit: J. Crew // Bespoke Headpiece: Lacielle Roselle // Calligraphy & Invitations: Cast Calligraphy // Desserts: La Chatelaine Chocolate Co. // Rentals: Montana Party Rentals // Venue: Le Petit Chateu in Bozeman, Montana.