The idea of little themed posts got some great feedback so I’m going to try to do them at least once every two weeks. This is the first so I thought we’d start with a very lighthearted and fun and yes, a little silly theme. So.. how many of you saw TMNT and thought ANTM (America’s Next Top Model)? Well, we can explore that later.
How many of you saw TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and knew exactly what it was and thought I was crazy? Yeah me too, a little. But there is a way to do it and be totally classy. Seriously.
The thing is to keep it simple and, IMHO, more in the reception than the ceremony itself. In this case I would go 4 attendants on each side. Men in black or grey and women in forest green. On each side, assign each one of the following colors: Red (Raphael), Orange (Michelangelo), Purple (Donatello), and Blue (Leonardo). With this comes the fun little twist that carries the theme but stays classy and elegant. Put female attendants in sashes and shoes of this color, men can have pocket squares, ties, etc. Bouquets and boutonnieres featuring these colors is also a plus.
Moving onto decor: Simple and easy. If you go with tablecloths, use the same forest green. If not, use that color for the napkins. Divide tables by four, assign the colors and use for centerpieces (doesn’t have to be floral either).
And Dessert: Sweets table. Especially good if kids are invited (and if they are, have TMNT coloring pages and activities too). Cake pops and cookies that have that special flair are great. Some examples (but keep in mind I am not a baker or a photographer, I just wanted some of my own pics for this blog):
Bonus: Attendants gifts can be fun gear or jewelry with charms or etchings such as nunchucks, katana, etc.
The biggest thing is to keep it simple and you. If it ever feels too much, it probably is. You want to be comfortable. It also helps to have someone, say I don’t know a planner, to help you organize any theme that is complicated.
Before I go, I wanted to let you all know that there are now galleries as part of my site. Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Lots of Love,
Sarah Joy McKenzie