Why not make your wedding day a day to remember by making your special time a film-themed day, with nods to all your favourite flicks! Forget thoughts of tacky gimmicks and pinch the creme de la creme of cinema’s wedding ideas.
Here’s how WE would do it if we had a Movie-Themed Wedding…
Sex And The City
The go-to for fashionistas, Sex And The City has been providing women with trend-setting tips for over a decade and we think that Carrie’s wedding dress from the SATC movie is the height of bridal haute couture.
This gorgeous dress, worn by Sarah Jessica Parker, was made for the film by Vivenne Westwood.
Style SATC style and book in with a good dress-maker who can copy the pattern for you. Accessorise the dress, as Carrie did, with this year’s in-colour: Emerald – fascinator and shoes.
If you’re feeling particularly flush, get yourself some Manolo Blahniks, in true Carrie style!
A Streetcar Named Desire
Elia Kazahn’s classic film belongs to a pantheon of Hollywood hits for a reason; it is tangibly raw, real, sensual and steamy so why not take wedding day inspiration from the best?
Mid-way through the film comes the sequence where Marlon Brando’s character - Stanley, screams for Stella and she (ever so slowly) slips her way down each step of the stairs before clasping Stanley in a smothering embrace. It’s one of cinema’s most thrilling and suspense-laiden pieces of footage and, having a beautiful winding wooden staircase like the Kowalski’s, would make a really stylish addition to any ceremony or reception.
Steal Streetcar’s style by choosing venues with long, elaborate staircases. If you can’t find one, you can have one made – try comissioning a carpenter to build you the romantic stairway of your dreams!
Have fun with your wedding cake and go for something a little bit silly, steer away from an austere cake and have a giggle with your guests - we’ve chosen Harry Potter but it’s really up to you!
We love this chocolate Sorting Hat cake with it’s edible Gryffindor scarf, Golden Snith and rosewood wand – very nerdy but very yummy.
Pixar’s “Up” took the nation, and it’s tear-ducts, by storm when it came to cinemas to tell the story of a little old man who ties thousands of balloons to his house and takes off to see the world, just as his wife had always wanted to.
So, why don’t you echo the sentiment and have a balloon release on your wedding day. Recently, balloons released in the UK made it as far as Australia, unharmed – so why not see how far your wedding can reach!
Tie a tag onto your balloon with your names, the date, your email address and a message saying “Email us when you find our balloon!”
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Travel in style on your wedding day by hiring a really classy car like the Ferrari 250GT California used in baby-faced Broderick’s cult film: Fuerris Bueller’s Day Off.
Fuerris goes to extreme lengths to get hold of this car but eventually sees his automobile ambitions go – quite literally – out the window.
You don’t have to make anywhere near the effort Ferris does: hire for your wedding day, then drive away with one of these little red beauty. Perfect!
The Talented Mr Ripley
Make like the lads in the late Anthony Minghella’s stylish film, and party at your wedding with a jazzy kareoke session; nothing gets people involved like a good sing-song of everyone’s favourite tunes.
In the film, Jude Law’s character, Dickie plays the sax – be sure to ask your musical friends to bring their instruments for a reception jam-sesh!
Steal the style of the stripping W.I ladies in Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls” by having a beautiful bunch of sunflowers for your arrangements, buttonholes and bouquets.
“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.”
So, we’re not suggesting the groom comes dressed as Thor, but how about making a subtle tribute to the Marvel movie selection? We love the Avengers cufflinks sets by Rosemary White; they would be a perfect way of working a cinematic wedding for the men of the party:
1. Ask the groom and each of his ushers to pick an Avenger (groom gets first choice…!)
2. Treat them to the corresponding cufflinks and have them wear them on the day.
This way, you kill two birds with one stone: thank you pressies and groomsmen attire!
Incorporating this blockbuster could be potentially tricky as, for obvious reasons, it can come across as a bit bleak; however, the best way to put in RMS Titanic touches is in your food…
Why not serve something yummy from the on-ship First Class menu for April 14th 1912?
You could have yourself a Star Line buffet of: salmon mayonnaise, potted shrimps, norweigan anchoives, scoused herrings, sardines; roast beef and veal and ham pie – to name but a few of the nautical treats on the cards.
If the buffet doesn’t thrill you, steal their cheese plate: Chesire, Stilton, Gorgonzola, Edam, Camembert, Roquefort, St Ives and Cheddar – all washed down with a tankard of Munich Lager Beer.
But where do ScissorPaperStone come in?
You can customise your personal wedding stationery with any design or image you want with our bespoke stationery service. 2013 marks ScissorPaperStone’s 10th Anniversary and over those ten years, we’ve done a real variety of individual bespoke designs, ranging from film stills and posters, to childhood paintings and holiday caricatures! We really can do whatever you it is you want.
Here are a few of our ideas – feel free to nick them!
- Use a film quote to tie in all your stationery with one theme: “You had me at hello”, “I love you, I am who I am because of you” or “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her…” would work particuarly well!
- Use a strong image taken from a key moment in the story-telling of your favourite film and use it as the design inspiration for your stationery.
These freeze-frame film stills could make very romantic design ideas!
- If you want to incorporate cinematic vision whilst thinking more outside the box, use a film motif as stationery inspiration; maybe you’d like the white feather from Forest Gump or the Love Actually heart graphic?