A Midsummer Night's Dream Wedding Ideas

Charlotte Tittle Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Over hill, over dale,

Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.

Aside from Romeo + Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream has to be my favorite Shakespeare play. The imagery is lush, provocative, and whimsical. And back in my ballet-dancing days, I played Titania, which was the ultimate dream.

The inspiration still swirls around me when summer gets close. Wouldn't a wedding around this theme be gorgeous? There are plenty of couples who've gone before, but that doesn't mean you can't weave your own magical midsummer spell. Think glittering lights; dark and romantic or airy and soft; natural elements like old oak trees, moss-covered items, bell-shaped flowers; flower crowns and fairy dresses.

Apryl Ann Photography via Ruffled Blog

Consider reciting part of the play as your vows:

We, like two artificial gods, 
Have with our needles created both one flower, 
Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion, 
Both warbling of one song, both in one key, 
As if our hands, our sides, voices and minds, 
Had been incorporate. So we grew together, 
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, 
But yet an union in partition; 
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem.

Hannah McClune Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Hannah McClune Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Use old books as props (you can find beautiful, worn copies at second-hand bookstores) and tuck sprigs into the napkins for a touch of forest wonder.

Joy Marie Studios via June Bug Weddings

Theo Milo Photography via Style Me Pretty

Choose a cake reminiscent of garden florals. Another dreamy, woodland idea: serving reception food on rounded pieces of wood.

via Colin Cowie Weddings

And this dress! *swoon*

Kristina Curtis Photography via Style Me Pretty

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