Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Decor + Wedding Stationery

The fans are hungry and ready for their next helping! The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the highly anticipated sequel to 2011′s The Hunger Games, premieres today nationwide. In celebration of its release, today’s blog post features three fun ways to weave this dystopian story into your wedding stationery, fashion, and decor. Feast your eyes on the loveliness below.

Bow & Arrows
Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of the book and film series, is a skilled archeress whose bow-hunting skills come into play quite often throughout the series. Since bow and arrows also hint at love–and Cupid’s arrow—this theme would be a lovely addition to your wedding day.

There’s so many fun ways to aim at this theme:

  • Arrows “shooting” into your wedding cake
  • Inscriptions on your wedding bands
  • Bow and arrows hung from the ceiling or as table displays

To keep the look light and romantic, you could try a softer color scheme with gilded touches, as illustrated on the inspiration board below. Our Love Arrows stationery suite offers an airy palette that complements this theme very well.

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration - Bows & Arrows

Photo Credits: Bow & Arrow by Natalie Spencer Photography via RuffledSave the Date by MagnetStreetCake by Justin Marantz via Hostess with the MostessBouquet by Natalie Barrett Photography via Bows and ArrowsRing via Etsy 

 

Enchanted Forest
The annual Hunger Games takes place inside a giant arena—a sprawling landscape filled with dense forests, rolling meadows, grassy fields and rushing streams. This woodland panorama lends itself nicely to a rustic, outdoorsy wedding theme.

There’s a bounty of beauty and nature to explore for this theme:

  • Owl/bird feather boutonnieres
  • Twigs, berries, and pine needles
  • Botanical, organic hairpieces
  • Rustic wedding cake or dessert

You could even kick-off your woodsy wedding theme with a tree-laden Save the Date, such as the one pictured below, or another nature-inspired Save the Date design.

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration - Forest Theme

Photo Credits: Save the Date by MagnetStreetTablescape by Ashley Photographer via Green Wedding ShoesHeadpiece from Etsy, photo by Caroline TranCake by Courtney Clarke via Wedding ChicksFeather boutonnieres by Stacy Jacobsen via Green Wedding Shoes

 

Fiery Fashion
If you saw the first film, then you’ll probably remember one of the more striking scenes: Katniss and Peeta, riding into the arena on a chariot, their outfits bursting in flames (literally).  Fire remains a strong theme throughout the series, as evidenced in the name of the sequel, Catching Fire.

Why not heat up your wedding day with some fiery fashion and decor? A simmering palette of reds, oranges, and yellows can ignite this theme, as shown on the inspiration board below. From ombre patterning to roast-your-own s’mores (how fun is that?), there’s a lot of fun ways to turn the heat up on this theme.

Our stationery suite Whispering Feathers stationery suite takes on a fiery twist when personalized in warm red/orange hues, as pictured below.

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration - Catching Fire

Photo Credits: Cake via Maggie Austin CakeWedding Invitation by MagnetStreetS’mores by Jessica Bennett Photography via Grey Likes WeddingsRattan lights via Etsy

 

What do you think of these ideas? Are you planning your own Hunger Games wedding theme? We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

 

Happy Friday,

Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings

Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings

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Mustache Madness! Movember Wedding Inspiration

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Decor

As many of you probably know, it’s been a very hairy month all across the country (and world), thanks to “Movember” — an annual, month-long event that invites men to grow out their mustaches to help raise awareness about prostate cancer.

If you’ve set your wedding date for next November, why not make it a Movember marriage kick-off? From mustache sweets to furry party favors, there’s a frenzy of facial hair fun to be had at a Movember wedding. See below for some more mustache-inspired wedding ideas.

Movember Wedding Inspiration

Photo Credits: Bride and groom by Tanja Lippert Photography, Mustache Wedding Stationery by MagnetStreet, Mugs via Etsy, Straws via Etsy, Cupcakes by A Cup of Sugar…A Pinch of Salt

 

Wedding Invitations, Menu Cards, and Stationery

Mustache-inspired stationery is a great way to kick off your Movember wedding theme. Mustache You to Wed (pictured above) is an adorable stationery suite filled with mustaches, lips, and other playful elements, all mingling together to create a vintage and light-hearted look.

Cupcakes, Cookies, and Cake (Oh My!)
Who knew facial hair could be so delicious? From furry-frosted cupcakes (pictured above) to quirky cake pops, there are a bunch of mustache dessert ideas out there. Be creative and have fun!

Decor and More
From mustache mugs to candy-striped straws (pictured above), the decor options are endless when it comes to this bearded trend! Mustache favor boxes are also a cute touch, and can be filled with your own trinkets or treats.

Last But Not Least…
No Movember wedding would be complete with mustache photo booth props! From the whimsical walrus to the hipster handlebar, there’s a ‘stache for every style over on our free props page, as well as matching lips, bow ties, and more.  

Download Your Free Photo Booth Props

What do you think about these Movember wedding ideas? Are you planning a Movember wedding next year? We’d love to hear from you!

 

Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings

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Doable DIY: Wedding Cake Toppers

Categories Reception + Wedding Decor

Doable DIY” is our new recurring blog series about easy, affordable DIY wedding ideas. We’ll be taking today’s top wedding trends and translating them into practical DIY projects. Let the creativity begin!

DIY Wedding Cake Toppers

They’re little. They’re fun. And they’re EVERYWHERE on Pinterest and Etsy. So, what are they?
Custom wedding cake toppers! But, what’s a bride (and groom) to do if they are on a tight wedding budget? Luckily, you don’t have to pay top dollar to top off your cake with custom cake toppers. (Say that five times fast.)

Today’s edition of Doable DIY will outline three easy and budget-friendly ways to create your own DIY wedding cake toppers.

 

Idea #1: Wooden People/FigurinesDIY Cake Topper Figurines - Megan Wendt Photo and Design

Supplies:

  • Wooden peg people/figurines (unfinished)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Fine motor skills ;)

Custom wooden peg people are adorable, but not always affordable for every bride and groom on a budget. If you have a little time, patience, and fine motor skills, you could make your own figurine cake toppers for a fraction of the price.

Etsy has some DIY kits available for very reasonable prices. Alternatively, you could swing by your local craft store and pick up unfinished wooden peg people, as well as some paint and paintbrushes. (If you have a magnifying glass, that might be helpful, too.)

For more wooden peg people inspiration, check out Mac and Chandra’s wedding, featured on the blog last year. Their cake topper is adorable!

 

 

 

 

DIY Cake Bunting - from Nous NousIdea #2: Miniature Bunting

Supplies:

  • Anchors – bamboo skewers, dowels, or striped straws
  • Rope – twine, yarn, or craft string
  • Bunting Material – fabric, patterned paper, seashells (it’s up to you!)
  • Glue and scissors

If painting figurines isn’t your thing, but you’re handy with some scissors and string, then you could try DIY bunting for your cake toppers. The really neat thing about this option is the breadth of options available! You pick the string, the sticks, and the material. You can really create something unique–a DIY cake topper that fits your personality and wedding style.

Budget-Saving Secret: Paint Swatches!

Head to your local home improvement store and stock up on paint swatches in your wedding color scheme. Cut them out into diamonds (fold over into triangles) or whatever shape(s) you like. Voila! Easy, *free* bunting.

 

DIY Cake Topper Idea #3: Monograms/Lettering

LOVE Cake Topper - Megan Daas Photography

Supplies:

  • Unfinished wood letters or aluminum craft wire (to shape your own letters)
  • Pliers (if using wire)
  • Acrylic paint and paintbrushes (if using wood) OR acrylic spray paint (Krylon is a good brand)
  • Glue and scissors
  • Wood dowels or stir sticks (to stick the letters into the top of the cake)

Joann Fabrics has some nice miniature wood letters for a very budget-friendly cost of $1.99. AND, since each set includes two letters, you can practice on one–and perfect it on the other. :)

If you love the look of wire letters (especially those lovely romantic script letters), you could shape your own letters together using aluminum craft wire and pliers. (Tip: Print off a giant size letter in a typeface you like, for reference as you shape it together.)

Last But Not Least: Get Creative!

From little LEGO people to miniature symbols of your passions (ex. mini typewriter), the options available for cake toppers are wide and plenty! Get creative and brainstorm some budget-friendly items that represent who you are as a couple, or a combination of your unique passions and hobbies. Look around the house–you might already own some items that might work!

Nostalgia is fun, too: Perhaps there’s a movie ticket stub from your first date, or a favorite photo from a road trip that you can put on a photo clip frame. Be creative, be inspired, be yourself!

I’d love to hear from other brides and grooms out there: Did you–or are you planning to–go the DIY route with your wedding cake toppers? Do you have any advice for those who might want to do DIY wedding cake toppers?

 

Happy Friday!

Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings

Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings

 

Image Source:

Wooden figurines –  Megan Wendt Photo + Design | Cake Bunting - Nous Nous 

 

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Doable DIY: Wedding Centerpieces

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Decor + Wedding Flowers

Doable DIY” is our new recurring blog series about easy, affordable DIY wedding ideas.

The centerpiece is the crowning jewel of the table. Here are 5 easy DIY wedding centerpiece ideas that will coordinate with the look of your wedding style + bring drama, color, and creativity to your reception tables.

1. Branded Hurricanes: Dress up your hurricanes as well as carry the look of your invitation suite by wrapping personalized Labels & Seals around the outside of your hurricanes. This idea wraps your ambiance in elegance.

simple wedding centerpieces- hurricanes

 

 2. Colorful tins: Vintage containers work great. From the grocery store, to the thrift store to eBay, shop colorful tins that will look great in your wedding colors. Fill them with beautiful blooms for a look that’s eclectic, charming and simple.

simple wedding centerpiece idea

 

 

#3. Square glass vases: Simple yet modern and elegant, mix and match a variety of tall and short square vases. Keep the container shapes consistent while mixing and matching your blooms to coordinate with your wedding look and style.

square glass vases

 

#4. Glass bottles in varying shapes & sizes: One of my favorite ideas for casual or rustic wedding styles are ever-available simple glass bottles. Each bottle shape can hold a different set of blooms–perfect for bringing color, texture, aroma and personality to every table.

simple centerpiece ideas

 

#5 Smaller vase tucked within a larger vase: Round vases are ideal because you can easily see the inside from any angle. A pretty bouquet inside the smaller vase will look lovely as it spills over the top of the larger vase. Position your smaller vase in i.e. sand, cranberries, glass beads–whatever looks best with your wedding style. Pretty simple. Pretty interesting.

vases within vases

 

Images:

fruit can container, vase within a vase

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