Monday, January 24, 2011

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Last night I watched the new episode of David Tutera's My Fair Wedding on WE TV. I just loooove that show! It is fun to see the horrific plans these brides have for their weddings get changed into something magnificent once the fabulous David Tutera takes over.

I think last night's episode was one of my favorites because of the theme... The Wizard of Oz! I love that movie, although it kind of creeped me out when I was little.

At first the bride had some pretty ridiculous ideas... she wanted her bridesmaids to walk down the isle in these tiny yellow sparkly munchkin dresses holding baskets of apples and some other items from the theme of the movie. Hideous! She was also planning on walking down the isle on top of a yellow brick road made out of construction paper. With all this said, I must say that she was such a sweet bride to watch, she took everything with a "glass is half full" attitude.

Although my wedding is not going to be themed, I kind of like the idea of having a themed wedding because you can do so much with it and have fun! Never in a million years would I have a Wizard of Oz themed wedding, but that doesn't stop me from admiring the artistry of this one.

Amazing wedding cake! Look closely and you will see a little something from each of the characters in the movie.
Designed by Tasteful Cakes
This was the bridal bouquet. It was so unique! Even Emerald City is even represented in the middle.

Here are some pictures I took from my TV so the quality isn't that great.

These were the tables at the reception. I liked how they mixed rectangular tables with round ones and how the centerpieces were combination of candle opras, pillar candles, and flowers in various vases which were different heights making it look very whimsical and fun.

The bridesmaid jewelry was beautiful and bold. I loved how they were a sparkly ruby color. I might have to do something like this with turquoise stone jewelry for my bridesmaids.

This is a shot of the ceremony. If I had an unlimited budget for flowers I would want something like this. The whole isle way was covered with yellow roses that looked like they were actually growing out of the ground. The large pillars with balls of flowers on top added some great height and dimension. I'm not a fan of the yellow brick road walk way, but I thought it was very clever since her theme was Wizard of Oz.
I have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon so I absolutely loved this idea too! They served as a colorful backdrop to the wedding reception.

This was such a fun and creative wedding so I had to share with you all! Hopefully you got a chance to watch the episode. If not, I think it's online.

Ok, I'm off to see the wizard! haha... not really, that would be weird. Bye!


  1. Hi I'm Aime the wizard of oz bride, I absolutely love your blog you wrote about the episode!

  2. Aww thanks Aime!! I really loved your wedding! It was so fun and creative! :-)

  3. I love your Wizard of Oz blog post! I wanted to share with you a Wizard of Oz themed shoot I collaborated on:

  4. Thanks for sharing this with me Jessica! I love all the creativity! So fun!

  5. Does anyone have any idea where the bridesmaid jewelery is from!? I would love it in green! The vendor list on did not include the jewelry. Help!!