Your love affair has been absolute heaven on earth, so why not celebrate with an angel theme wedding? The sweet faced cherubs bring to mind Cupid, romance, and love, and would be the perfect way to celebrate your special day.
When planning your angel theme wedding, you want to bring in things that conjure up images of all things ethereal. Light colored, billowy fabrics, twinkle lights, and gold accents would be a great way to set the mood. Bring in Greek columns, and use twinkle lights and ivy to entwine the columns to frame areas of your reception – the couple’s table, the cake table, the dance floor. The fabrics should be light, soft to the touch, and draped so they give a lush but soft appearance.
The bride’s attire should also be soft and sweet. A flowing, draped dress with a simple crown of flowers like baby’s breath and delicate pink roses will give you the perfect angelic appearance. Consider a simple satin ballet style shoe and a simple bouquet of pale flowers, using ivory and paler shades of pink roses. You might want to add a little ivy to your bouquet to tie in with ivy you might use on the Grecian style columns you can use to decorate the location for your reception
The bridesmaids gowns can be a simple Grecian style, maybe in gold or a pale shade, think along the lines of a toga. You don’t have to have it look like a frat party, and you will find some very elegant Grecian style gowns. A nice look to complement the ethereal look would be to dress them in an ivory or even a white with simple beading in pink or gold. You might want to opt for a lit votive in a crystal candle holder for the bridesmaids instead of flowers, or use white twinkle lights in their bouquets to give them an angelic glow. You will find battery operated twinkle lights around the holidays or order them online. For a really cute idea, dress your flower girls as angels, complete with wings, and give them some glitter to sprinkle down the aisle instead of flower petals. In a candlelit ceremony – which lends itself perfectly to this theme – the glitter will catch and reflect the light as it is sprinkled and will look beautiful to your guests.
Many of the angel theme wedding invitations you will find will have cherubs on them. These are adorable and romantic, and will call to mind Cupid and the essence of romance. You may also find a more Victorian looking angel on some invitations. Don’t be afraid to have your own style reflected in custom made invitation. If you see an angel you like, contact your printer or do them yourself on your printer. You could also use just a simple, pastel colored invitation with gold ink and gold foil envelope liners, and sprinkle a little “angel dust” (glitter) inside each invitation.
When your guests walk into your reception, they will want to be transformed to the heaven you feel when you are in the arms of your beloved, so keep the lights dim and add those twinkle lights everywhere. Bring in bare trees, wrapped in the white lights, maybe sprayed with a little glitter to help them shine. Drape tulle or a light colored satin type fabric from the ceiling, with twinkle lights hidden inside the fabric to give the room a soft, heavenly glow. Use angel figurines and holiday ornaments where you can to set the mood. The centerpieces on your tables should be candles, pale pink roses, a little ivy, and perhaps a scattering of pure, white feathers, which would give the hint that the angels had a hand in preparing for your big day. A really fun and very pretty touch would be white and pale pink balloons tied with long silver or gold ribbons hanging over your dance floor. This will absolutely give the reception an otherworldly feel.
Anything goes for food for this type of wedding, but consider an angel ice sculpture as a centerpiece on your buffet table if you choose to have a buffet, or on the bar if you are having a sit down meal. And keep with the billowy fabrics on all of your buffet tables.
Your guests will certainly remember the heavenly time they’ve had at your reception with a favor like an angel holiday ornament or an angel figurine. You can also find angel photo frames and other angel collectibles that would make nice favors. Something they might really enjoy are miniature angel food cakes, wrapped in cellophane, tied with gold foil ribbons, and a thank you note attached that says something like “Thank you for making our day heavenly!”. Other food favors that would be a hit include homemade divinity fudge or fluffy white meringues, both taste like they were made by angels and look like the clouds above!