Themed Weddings: Stephenie Meyer's Twilight
Bella and Edward Inspired Wedding
By Natalie Tsang
October 22, 2011
With Halloween just around the corner, there seems to be a touch of magic in the air! Since little girls and boys everywhere are dreaming up their costumes, it seemed that we should be able to do a little dress up too.
And dress up is the key word here. Themed weddings can often come off as childish or even slightly creepy. They just don't feel grown up enough. I feel like themed weddings are the best when they're almost covert. There are tons of little winks and nods to favorite books, movies, and comics, but nothing super overt or obvious. It's something that your grandparents will miss, but your friends will totally get. Then it can be understated yet whimsical.
This the first part of a multi-part series on Simply Bridal's take on themed weddings. Today, let's talk about Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.
Forget the white pasty skin and vampires -- sooo goth and middle school -- and embrace the green, green forest. Or have your ceremony in a gorgeous meadow, reminiscent of that awesome scene between Edward and Bella. You know the one I'm talking about! Unless, of course, you want a gold and red theme based on the Volturi.
The Cullen Clan comes from the most romantic eras of American history: Rosalie is from the Jazz Age, Jasper the Antebellum South, and Emmett, the American Frontier. So, there's a lot of vintage details that you can use in your wedding. Or you can go with one of the other covens of vampires from ultra rustic to beautifully refined. You should definitely skim the books again for Esme's decorating style.
Since Bella is a great cook, you can create a menu that pulls from delicious, family classics or you can go the Italian route straight out of Bella and Edward's first date where she ate mushroom ravioli.
And of course there's the dress. Described as both art nouveau and Victorian, Bella's dress is just the right mix of sensuality and elegance, long sleeves and a V-neck. We're waiting eagerly to see it for ourselves when the movie comes out November 18th!