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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

There's Something About Weddings



There's something about weddings-especially in June.  According to a 2010 survey from The Knot, June remains the most popular month to--excuse the pun--tie the knot. What's not to like about a wedding in June: perfect weather, gorgeous gowns, angelic flower girls and specially choreographed bridal party dances.




Totally picked this one because of the bride's first name (over 5 million hits!)





But what I like best about weddings has nothing to do with when it takes place. It's all about THEMES, baby! From Hello Kitty to Zombies to Superheroes, couples are getting very, ah, creative. 









Hello, Wedding. 






Until death do us part, or Until our parts rot off?




Except for my sister's wedding in Vegas, I've never been to a "themed" wedding.  Maybe I should add it to my bucket list? Although that might require crashing weddings, and I'm pretty sure that only works in the movies. Plus, I'm horrible at lying about my identity. Not that I've ever tried to...um, yeah. 

 Look here's another themed wedding picture!












So, Dear Reader, have you ever attended a themed wedding or  had one of your own? 














43 comments:

  1. Marquita,
    I can't say I have ever been to a themed wedding, but I think it would be fun. Love the pictures! :)

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    1. I think so, too, Samantha! This blog was a lot of fun to put together and it was pretty hard to choose only a few themes to share.

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  2. I've never been to a themed wedding but it looks like fun! You have to have a good sense of humor and not mind being silly, I think. I saw theses pictures of a Steampunk Wedding a while back, and I thought it looked amazing. http://ruffledblog.com/victorian-steampunk-wedding/

    My own wedding had a "semi" theme, lol. We had it at a Japanese Museum and Gardens, so the ceremony was held outside in front of an ornamental lake and garden, with Asian statues everywhere. The reception was inside, and an enormous stone Buddha presided over the party. The dinner was in a bento box and we choose things like golden fried tofu triangles, cellophane noodles and steamed endame. And dessert was cake, of course, but also green tea or red bean paste ice cream bon bons, using Mochi as the wrappers. Soooo good. :)

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    1. I agree, Olivia! I love those pictures of the Steampunk Wedding. So gorgeous! They make me want to go back and redo mine!

      I'd call what you did with your own wedding a theme. And a pretty theme at that. Now I'm hungry. ;)

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    2. Ooh, that sounds lovely! I'll bet you guys had a blast.

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  3. Great video. :) I haven't been to a themed wedding, exactly, but I've been to weddings like Olivia's, where the couples incorporate the setting into their day. Like a couple of garden parties at organic farms and a "green" wedding a national reserve. I think that's cool stuff.

    And I love weddings. I cry every time. I'm a sap like that.

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    1. Oh, a green wedding sounds really cool, Marnee. What made it "green", besides the location?

      Yeah, I cry at weddings, too, and Hallmark commercials. :}

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  4. By the way, everyone, the bride's name in the video is Marquita. :D

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    1. I was wondering that, since it didn't show up!

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    2. My computer must have frozen before the very end. LOL.

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  5. Marquita,
    Love the video of Marquita and Jerry! My wedding was a looooonnnnnnggggg Catholic Mass. No theme there. But I was thin and rocked the heck outta that wedding dress. Lol. ;P And no way would my hubs dance with me like that at our wedding. Walks around the house doing it all the stinking time, but never in public and NEVER on video. Le sigh. ;}

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    1. DH and I were going to do a choreographed dance to Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" but didn't find an instructor in time. We left it too late! Too bad, it could have been a fun memory to have... :)

      (Jet) :)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkVyCj4TJPA

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    2. I was in one of those, Andris. We (the bridesmaids) had to go sit down during it-thank goodness. WOW! I love when people really let loose at the reception. Seems like everyone needs to blow off some steam and/or celebrate by that time!

      Olivia, I LOVE THAT SONG!!!

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  6. So funny, Marquita! And your captions are hilarious, as always.

    On my honeymoon, my dh and I stayed in a little B&B on the flanks of Haleakala in Maui. Our hosts had a photo album full of pictures of their medieval-themed wedding. We'd gone all the way to the Pacific ocean for our honeymoon to avoid anything that had to do with either of our work (Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa), and now here was my work staring me in the face! We showed friendly appreciation for our hosts' photos, then fled like we were being chased by lava. :)

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    1. Omgosh that's too funny, Katharine! A honeymoon in Maui sounds heavenly, by the way. Maybe one day I'll get to go there!

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  7. I saw the Steampunk wedding photos too! So fun! I wish stuff like that had been popular back in our day! These look like such fun!

    I have to say, weddings in the South tend to much quieter and calmer than the blow outs I grew up with in the North..but I'd love to go to a themed wedding.

    Hmm..our 25th anniversary is not that far away...maybe a themed party would be in order... :-)

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    1. I think the big difference in the South and North is if drinking is allowed or frowned upon at the reception, Deb. Or at least in my experience. ;)

      You should totally go for a themed 25th anniversary party!!! Maybe Regency style?

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  8. Okay, first off, I had never seen or heard of the Wobble until I was watching some of the So You Think You Can Dance auditions recently. Is it just a regional thing or something? Or am I really just in the dark? LOL.

    No, I have never been to a themed wedding, but they sound like a blast. It seems like so many of the weddings I've been to, the bride and groom (or their families) have been stuck on the traditional ideal of a wedding, and so that's all we seem to get. I think a theme wedding would be a blast, though. In fact, if and when I get married, I might just do a theme wedding. :)

    (Be prepared for me to contact you for inspiration. LOL.)

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    1. Girl, they're doing it in Texas, too! I fully expect a fabulous theme from you, Catherine! And an invitations.

      You can contact me anytime! :)

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  9. Marquita ~ You know... I don't even like to dress up at Halloween. I'm a bit of a stick in the mud. I don't know if I could get dressed up for a theme wedding and not feel like a total nutcase. Maybe if I ever get invited to one, I'll find out. ;)

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    1. But, but you looked so pretty at RT, Ava! I think dressing up for a theme wedding would require a lot of not giving a fig what people think in order to pull it off.

      When Catherine gets married, we should get an invite and it better be something good...like Hockey themed or something. ;)

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    2. How about I do my best to marry a hockey player, and then it can be filled with other hockey players? That's just the guests, though. Hmmm...maybe we'll have to force the hockey players into doing a theme. :)

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    3. Sounds like a plan--why don't you get on that? LOL! You can't have the guests wear jerseys from their favorite teams--they'll get in a fight!

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    4. I'll see what I can do, Deb. :)

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  10. Fun blog Marquita! :) And wow at those theme weddings. I've never been to a theme wedding really, though a friend of mine had a wedding that focused on organic local flowers and food, seaonality, and she made it as green as possible. Another friend had a Halloween wedding. The ceremony was traditional, but they encouraged everyone to show up in costume at the reception.

    I think if/when I ever get married, I'd go pretty traditional with modern touches, but won't go all out to have a theme like these photos. What can I say? I'm not that adventurous, lol

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    1. Showing up in costume would definitely be a benefit of a themed wedding, Lisa. How fun!

      That's okay about not being that adventurous-that's what books are for, right?!

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  11. I've never been to a themed wedding. I think that would be a blast! Loved the Hello Kitty pics!! hehe. I have to admit, mine was a June wedding too!! ;D

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    1. There is the prettiest Hello Kitty wedding dress that I found while searching but I loved the pic of the couple posing even better, Cynthia!

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  12. I've never had or been to a themed wedding. But some people I know from college had an October wedding and dressed up in Starfleet Uniforms. Yes, I hung out with the Star Trek geeks.

    I do have a longest wedding story. My husband, who I was dating at the time, had a coworker marry into Greek Orthodox Church and hubby was a groomsman. Each line was said in English, said in Greek, and sung. The wedding lasted over an hour and a half.

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    1. They had a lot of themed weddings to chose at the chapel my sister got married in in Vegas, Beth. I think that was one of them. :)

      Wow, an hour and a half! I sure hope the reception had lots of drinks and good food! ;)

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    2. I'd love to go to a Star Trek wedding. but what costume would I wear? Hmm...

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    3. Deanna Troy. She was always hot.

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  13. Never been to a themed wedding but sounds like a good idea. The dance video was the best! If my hubby and I ever renew our vows and do another ceremony/party, I'm going to make him do the wobble! Whatcha think?

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    1. I thought you'd like the dance video, MK. You should totally get your husband to do The Wobble. Although he might ask Hot Builder to join him instead of you. #sillybromance

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  14. My original plan was to have a Christmas wedding, but we had to move up the wedding cause my husband to be wouldn't be able to take leave at that time, so we had to move up the date about a month. However, I have been to a semi theme wedding. I don't know if any of you remember the tux scene in dumb and dumber. If not, well one wore a baby blue tux and the other orange tux. So the girls wore orange dresses and the guys baby blue tux. You will never forget something like that.

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    1. My parents were married near Christmas, Melody. My mom always said it helped with the costs of decorations, lol.

      Dumb and Dumber?! Oh lord, is it sad to admit that Hot Builder would have loved to have gone with you?

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    2. Lol. I'm telling you it was a trip. I take it Hot Builder is a Dumb & Dumber fan.

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  15. I've been to a shotgun wedding in Vegas, but never a themed wedding. I think it would be fun to go a superhero themed wedding, maybe with the Avengers or X-Men.

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    1. SO I have to ask, Jane, were there real shotguns? I think it would be fun to go to an Avengers themed wedding, too. Especially if the actors playing the characters were there! ;)

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  16. No, I'm relieved to say that I have not ;) Although, if you are counting my sister's wedding in Italy, than I guess I have. Now that's the kind of themed wedding I could get behind!

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