It’s safe to say that if you ever dreamed of getting married in Walt Disney World, now really is the best time to do it! Since the 50th anniversary celebrations are still underway, Disney has dozens of new things and experiences for Disney Guests to try–and now Disney Weddings has gotten in on the fun too, with four new options for anyone booking a Disney wedding! Disney Weddings took to Instagram to share images of the four “vignettes” that they created; each one is inspired by a Walt Disney World park. On the Ever After Blog, Disney also encourages couples to “recreate one of these décor looks for your wedding event or pick the elements you love most” and says that “in the coming months, we’ll continue to share even more details from these 50th Anniversary inspired looks”. Let’s take a look at the options!
The wedding decor inspired by the Animal Kingdom is absolutely gorgeous! We can’t get enough of the greenery, the gold accents, and the exotic bouquets. There’s even greenery ‘growing’ on the actual walls! If you loved the idea of a Pandora and Avatar wedding, but wanted to keep your ceremony indoors (or perhaps need a reception location to follow your outdoor ceremony within the Animal Kingdom) then we’d definitely suggest this as a perfect option! With the intricate details and how they merge into the rustic woodsy feel, we think this is the most incredible and amazing place to get married. According to the blog post, “The Disney’s Animal Kingdom vignette highlights a more elevated design and features a towering tree as the table centerpiece with a firefly lighting element that dances across the branches. Shimmering gold details and illuminated floral decorate the tablescape and a wall of oversized gold mirrors reflect the glow of chandeliers.“
Next up is the Magic Kingdom! It might just be a hunch, but we think that these first two options are going to be the most popular for Disney’s brides and grooms. “The Magic Kingdom vignette is centered around the iconic castle walls and features rose gold sequined linen and glitter dusted floral centerpieces.”
While the castle in this Magic Kingdom setting might be a little too on-the-nose for some Disney couples, it would be a great choice for anyone who really loves classic, old-fashioned Disney romance. There’s a girly feel to the castle and plenty of pink, but there’s also enough blue and orange in the flooring and table decor to balance out the feminine aspects and appeal to a more traditional groom!
Two words come to mind with the EPCOT vignette: sleek and quirky. This setting is elegant and has a cool finish with all of those icy blue tones, but it’s also got unique design themes and a futuristic setting that would probably be perfect for any couple who loves winter wonderlands, Star Wars, or space! Who knows? Perhaps Space 220 could be involved in the wedding reception’s catering! Theis EPCOT vignette “plays on the magic of light and geometric and spherical shapes” and the “glowing bar serves as a focal point and light-up tables mimic the beacon of magic at EPCOT”.
Last but not least is the Hollywood Studios setting! With its golden Mickeys and red carpet themes, this would definitely work for anyone who loves movie trivia or for any couples who have been coming to Disney World together for years. We could see this as a good one for vow renewals or anniversaries, especially since this “Disney’s Hollywood Studios vignette is inspired by gold, the traditional 50th anniversary gift” (and “Old Hollywood luxury” was a source of inspiration here, too). However, the citrus notes in the bouquet and the rich blue carpeting also mean that this would be great for anyone who likes Belle or Beauty and the Beast! You could easily remove the Mickeys and replace them with a rose in a glass as a nod to the classic Disney princess movie.
Out of the four options, we’d have to say that the Animal Kingdom vignette is the best one. Its colors, aesthetic, and overall atmosphere is just incredibly out-of-this-world gorgeous (and no, that’s not just a Pandora reference!). The Magic Kingdom might be a good choice for anyone who really wants to commit to the classic Disney princess and Prince Charming theme, or anyone who is having a Frozen or Sleeping Beauty-inspired wedding; meanwhile, we expect that the Hollywood Studios reception vignette would be perfect for Belle fans or for a more refined couple. The EPCOT vignette would also be great for a Frozen wedding (particularly with that icy bar!), and we anticipate that it will be a choice or an influence for more eclectic couples’ weddings at Walt Disney World. It would also be a good option if you and your fiance like Star Wars, but would rather have a more futuristic intergalactic wedding than a Star Wars one! Which wedding setting would you choose?