Disney’s 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast was not only a cinematic triumph, but it has become an inspiration for many a women’s wedding day décor. From Belle’s beautiful style of dress, to the famous rose and the enchanting characters such as Lumière, Mrs Potts and Chip, it’s a fairy-tale story that lends itself perfectly to a wedding theme.
Even if you don’t want to go all out and have every detail in keeping with the movie, there is still lots of wonderful subtle nods you can channel for your theme. Think vintage tea sets, French sweet treats, roses, books, mirrors and much more.
Plus with the live action version starring Emma Watson about to hit our screens, we thought it was the perfect time to have a look at lots of ways to incorporate elements of Beauty and the Beast in your big day.
If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor or planning, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.
Be Our Guest!
One of the most memorable numbers from the classic Disney film is ‘be our guest’ and what could be more fitting than using that line for your wedding day? Use it in your invitations, on your guestbook, on bunting and it is just perfect for you table plan too!
Beauty and the Beast really lends itself to wedding centrepieces. Think of having some classic Lumière style candelabras, or channel the iconic enchanted rose by using cloche jars with a rose underneath. For a subtle nod to the movie why not emulate the adorable Mrs Potts and Chip with a vintage teapot or cups stacked on books, because let’s not forget how much Belle loved to read.
Belle style cakepops, or rose cupcakes would work really well as favours for guests as would macaroons or French fancies in the colours of the rose, belles yellow dress and beasts blue suit. Why not go all out and have a castle style wedding cake? Or keep things simple with a Beauty and the Beast inspired cake topper. The enchanted mirror was another big feature in the film and it would be an ideal template shape for your menus.
Around the Room
If you’re having a photobooth then why not have some Beauty and the Beast inspired props for guests to have fun with. If you’re having a DIY photobooth as opposed to a professional one, then why not create a bespoke backdrop with an iconic line from the film, like ‘A Tale as Old as Time,’ or the classic ‘ They Lived Happily Ever After’ or floral walls would work really well too. Fairylight backdrops and draping will create that unmistakeable fairy-tale feel and why not use GOBO lighting to project anything from roses to some of the famous quotes of the film onto your venues walls.