May the 4th be with you! Read on to find a galaxy of beautiful Star Wars wedding ideas that are perfect for an elegant Star Wars inspired celebration. You’ve seen these breathtaking fairytale wedding ideas and now, from picturesque villas by the Italian lakes to incredible light displays, here are some of the best Star Wars wedding ideas. Drop everything, because you’ll want to see this!
Setting plays an enormous part in your big day—that’s why choosing the perfect wedding venue can be such a big task—but since you can’t travel to a galaxy far, far away for your Star Wars wedding, where can you go to capture some of its magic? Star Wars is renowned for its fantastic settings and visuals, and perhaps none are more full of romantic, natural beauty than the planet of Naboo. In Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the scenes for this gorgeous location were filmed at Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy.
Alternatively, if you’re more of a woodland lover, find inspiration in Return of the Jedi’s planet of Endor with its dense, towering forests. A lot of the scenes from Endor were filmed among the enormous redwood forests in the “Tall Trees Redwood Grove” in the Redwood National & State Park, Humboldt County, Northern California.
You could even go full winter-wedding with a snowy, Hoth-style location.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception
One of the simplest ways to introduce Star Wars into your wedding is to offer cameo/special guest appearances from your favourite characters. R2D2 in a bow tie? Stormtrooper escorts? Epic.
When it comes to the decor across the tables and around the room, the key to some of the most beautful Star Wars weddings is to avoid oversaturation—i.e. don’t throw everything Star Wars at it. While this can be done well for a full-on Star Wars wedding theme, if you’re looking for a more elegant Star Wars inspired wedding it might not turn out as you want.
We love the idea of using motifs, like the Jedi or Rebel symbols, across things like stationery or on napkins. And have you seen the gorgeous Death Star inspired lamp below? That would look incredible in a dark room in the centre of a reception table. You can create some wonderful decorations by selecting key little details, like the clone trooper helmet used as a table centrepiece below that somehow manages to look chic when surrounded by beautiful florals.
Jango Fett, is that you?
GIF via giphy
Other lovely decor additions include backdrops personalised with crossed lightsabers, “Pick a side, not a family” signs, and custom aisle runners made in the style of the iconic Star Wars opening crawl.
Featured above: Star Wars Wedding at The View on Lonsdale, “Pick a Side Not a Family” Sign from Star Wars Meets Gatsby , and Custom Opening Crawl Aisle Runner by I Do! Aisle Runners
If you have the means and money, look to the stars to create your stylish Star Wars inspired wedding. Options include incredible light displays, fibre optic table runners, and themed fire pits. Furthermore, can you imagine the effect if you had a ceiling full of lights and a couple of walls of mirrors?
Featured above: DreamLux by Il Filo dei Sogni – Fiber Optic Table Runners
Featured above: Tania and Abel’s Extravagent Private Villa Wedding, with Decoration and Lighting from Preston Bailey Design
Featured above: Death Star Fire Pit
Furthermore, you could give a very easy yet subtle nod to a favourite character through your colour scheme (like blue and white for R2D2).
Featured above: Antiqued Battenburg Lace Parasol
Featured above: Vintage Creamer Assortment Favour Vase Set
Wedding Reception Fun
You can have a lot of Star Wars fun come your wedding reception. Think glowing lightsabers and fun photo booth props.
Wedding Cake and Catering
Show your love of Star Wars with a gorgeous themed cake in the shape of a lightsaber or featuring the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, Tie Fighters, and X Wings or even with a character cake topper. …But could you bring yourself to eat it?
Featured above: Star Wars “The Old Republic” Lightsaber Cake, R2D2 Cake Topper and Peeking Darth Vader via Saddlerock Ranch Malibu Wedding, Elegant Star Wars Wedding Cake by LadyMarionette on Reddit, and Lightsaber Cake Cake Serving Set
You could also stick with a stars or galaxy theme with some amazing galaxy donuts, macarons, or cupcakes.
Featured above: R2D2 and BB8 Bride and Groom Cake Toppers by ArmyWifeArtist on Etsy
Furthermore, you can’t go wrong with a Death Star ice cube.
Featured above: Death Star Ice Cube Mould
From ring holders and ring boxes to actual rings inspired by Star Wars. Wow.
Featured above: Bintang and Astra’s Galactic Star Wars Wedding, Death Star Ring Box by UrbanoRodriguez on Etsy, “I love you”, “I know,” Ring Holder by BestWeddingDecor on Etsy, “Prevail” Star Wars Inspired Ring, “365 Days of Clones” by David Eger, R2D2 and Death Star Ring Box by @TaiMaiShooToo on Reddit, and R2D2 Inspired Ring by Paul Michael Design
Brides can channel their love of Star Wars so easily with a bouquet made from copied pages of the books, with colourful bouquets in lightsaber holders, with a themed garter, or with custom shoes.
Featured above: Origami Bouquet with Book Pages and Real Flowers via MFGFlorals
Featured above: Star Wars Lightsaber Bouquets with Electric Blue Orchids and Red and Yellow Orchids – Star Wars Wedding by Andrew Weckerly on Pinterest
Featured above: Star Wars Blue and White R2D2 Satin and Lace Garter Set by scarboroughrose on Etsy
Go classic with a bridal look inspired by Princess Leia. Think beautiful long, white, flowing fabrics with a pretty updo to channel Leia’s signature A New Hope look.
Featured above: “Aura” Silk Off Shoulder Bohemian Wedding Dress by MywonyBridal on Etsy
Featured above: “Maria” Silk Draped Wedding Veil by Noon on the Moon
On the other hand, who can deny that Padme has some of the best dresses ever put to film? You have her vintage-style lace wedding dress from Episode II as well as her gorgeous summery yellow “picnic dress” and a dreamy pastel “lake dress”.
Featured above: Official Poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Featured above: Stills and Photography from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Featured above: Yellow and White Dresses from Hayley and Jon’s Wedding on Hello May, Spring Yellow Floral Dress, and Photography from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
If you don’t want to recreate the movie look, we think watercolour shades and floral patterns are perfect, especially when we get to Padme’s “rainbow dress” or “lake dress”.
Featured above: Style 3613 by Lazaro
Featured above: Stills and Photography from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Padme Amidala Lake Gown Cosplay by FabricPuddles on Etsy, Mini Decorative Favour Vases, and Hand Painted Butterflies
Featured above: Marchesa Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection
If you don’t want a replica or if you simply adore the silhouette, think Grecian style dresses or dresses with just hints of colour.
Featured above: Style 2510 by Tara Keely
Furthermore, complete your bridal look with some beautiful bridal makeup.
For a subtle nod to Star Wars in a Star Wars inspired wedding, grooms can accessorise with custom ties and buttonholes, cufflinks and suit colour schemes.
Featured above: Jedi Order Black Edition Star Wars Silk Tie by tieforyou on Etsy
Finally, you can show your love of Star Wars through your wedding stationery and guest books for a simple but effective homage.
Doesn’t a Star Wars wedding look great!? I think this appropriately sums up my response:
Featured above: Oxygenics Darth Vader Star Wars Showerhead
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