30 Celestial Wedding Ideas That'll Have You Starry-Eyed
Something about space has us all a little star struck—there's a beauty in the great unknown, as evidenced by our astronomic fascinations. It's believed that the universe itself has something in common with love and marriage: Despite the vastness of space and time you and your partner managed to find one another, and that's pretty spectacular. It's no wonder the starry skies have been associated with both destiny and adventure—and if those sound like wedding-worthy themes to you, you're certainly not alone.
Celestial motifs aren't uncommon at weddings, having been embraced by lovers of nature and astrology, alike. The sun, the moon, the planets, and the stars can have spiritual and religious connotations, too, making them all the more fitting to appear in a variety of celebrations. Come your wedding day, no one will doubt the fact that your union was written in the stars.
If you're thinking about filling your soirée with plenty of out-of-this-world details, consider moody color schemes and metallic and iridescent details throughout your planning process. Even cakes and cocktails can mimic the marvels of space. Take Carol Oliva and Bridget McKay's constellation-themed place setting, for example: Note the star-studded blue napkin, the ethereal purple stone seating assignment, the rose-gold cutlery, and the lunar-like gray dish strategically placed over a marble dinner plate to form a crescent shape. The attention to detail seen here feels so fresh and inspired—even the menu's white script by The Crafting Casa elevated this table's collective aesthetic.
There are so many statement-making décor elements available to you under this expansive wedding theme—the sky is literally your limit!—so feel free to go big and bold. Need a little inspiration to get you started? Click through to discover our favorite celestial wedding ideas.
Evening Sky Menus
Guests were momentarily transported to another galaxy as they posed in front of this photo backdrop created by the wedding planners at Event Smith.
A frosted paper menu by Nice Plume let the constellation detailed dish shine as the main focal point of this table setting.
Moon Phase Seating Assignments
Guests were directed to their rightful tables with these calligraphed seat assignments by The Crafting Casa that collectively displayed the moon's phases.
Sun and Moon Seating
The wedding designers at Whimsy Design Studio crafted "Moon of My Life" and "My Sun and Stars" signs (a reference to Game of Thrones) for the bride and groom's reception table seats.
One bride incorporated her wedding theme into her look in the form of black, velvet Sam Edelman heels that featured a gold embroidered moon and shooting star.
Moon macarons garnished with dainty stars by Tart and Tin left guests wondering if these dreamy bites were too beautiful to eat.
Galactic Chocolate Gems
Elise Cakes created galactic chocolate gems that were described as "out of this world" by guests indulging at this wedding's dessert table.
Glitz and Glam Invites
Modern Marbled Cake
This modern, three-tiered cake by Kelley Kakes was inspired by blue skies and golden sun rays and was embellished with cloud-like blush florals.
Whimsy Design Studio designed celestial invites that maintained a blue water-colored theme throughout their bronze envelopes and moon stationery.
Dessert Table Sign
An "Owl Love You More Than All the Stars" sign by 50by50 Event Design made for a unique focal point that directed guests to this space-themed dessert table.
Moon-Dust Brandy and Frosé
A "Moon Dust" brandy cocktail and "Valley Gal" frosé were the "his and hers" cocktails featured on this bar's star-covered glass menu by The Crafting Casa.
Eternal Hair Details
Munster Rose created a crescent-shaped wreath of olive branches, ninebark, dinner plate dahlias, Queen Anne's lace, and blushing bride protea to greet guests at the door of this wedding's venue.
Constellation-Inspired Table Setting
50by50 Event Design assembled this constellation-themed table setting by incorporating dark blue, periwinkle, and white cohesively throughout these crocheted wedding favors by Juswatchastitch. The table runner, crochet seating assignments by In Loft Calligraphy, and floral and gem centerpieces also referenced the celestial theme.
Stellar Cocktail Menu
The moon graphic on this cocktail menu by Lotus & Ash was seen throughout this reception as a symbol of the stellar-themed matrimony.
These newlyweds believed the stars united them, so they had guests sign this night sky-themed keepsake by Kelsey Malie Calligraphy on their big day.
Milky Way Cake
Constellation Escort Cards
On-theme constellation escort cards by Wedding Boutique Phuket directed guests to their reception tables at this double wedding.
In lieu of multiple ceremony booklets, Minted created one large program display with moon phases at the top.
Crescent Seating Chart
A multi-piece, hand-painted crescent moon seating chart by Twinkle and Toast was strung from the ceiling for a realistic effect.
Celestial Invitation Suite
This star-filled stationery was created by Jenna Rainey of Mon Voir. The orange-and-blue suite included bronze foil and deckled edges; the lunar motifs addressed the bride and groom's birthdays, since they were both born under a crescent moon.
For this wedding's moon and mythology theme, guests received lunar phase-printed save-the-dates by Keri Bronk. The imagery served as a visual calendar; the wedding date was highlighted using a watercolor heart.
This out-of-this-world favor idea embraced astrology or astronomy. The bundle included a kaleidoscope, astronaut ice cream, moonshine, and tarot cards.
Welcome Basket Gift
Star finders—found online and customized by Yonder Events—served as favors to help attendees stargaze at this venue's prime location.