21 Ballet-Inspired Wedding Ideas That'll Keep Guests on Their Toes
Believe it or not, weddings and ballets have a lot in common. After all, an evening spent at the ballet is always luxurious, the result of a beautiful theater, unparalleled entertainment, and a polished dress code. Sounds familiar, right? It makes sense, then, that many couples may be inspired to look towards the ballet for elegant and romantic big-day inspiration. From pink color palettes and live orchestral accompaniments to sleek ballerina buns and trailing bouquet ribbons, there are so many ways to let this dance style inform just about every aspect of your own wedding day.
When designing your ceremony and reception, consider ethereal elements that connote ballet, like vintage vanity mirrors (they call dancers' dressing rooms to mind!) that can be reconstructed into a sign. Alternatively, gravitate towards classic blush hues and ballet-focused fabrics, like silk and tulle, for subtle doses of dynamic romance. Chic prima ballerinas can also inspire your bridal beauty look, right down to your wedding dress or hairstyle.
The best part about ballet-inspired wedding ideas? You can interpret the theme figuratively (through the aforementioned use of color and texture) or literally (use a pair of pointe shoes for décor, for example!). If you're searching for another literal way to include ballet at your reception, look no further than this Earth and Sugar confection. Sparrow and Grain completed the cake's four tiers with a hand-painted rendition of the famous Edgar Degas painting, L'Étoile.
Like a breathtaking performance that captivates an audience, a ballet-inspired wedding is sure to wow your guests, as evidenced by the following romantic, inspired dance-themed ideas.
Music Sheet Stationery
designed this elegant music sheet stationery that read, "They danced by the light of the moon." The suite was adorned with a ballet slipper-inspired ribbon.
Floral Cello Décor
A cello (an instrument that typically accompanies this dance form) decorated with pastel florals and greenery by Heirlooms and Blooms added a thematic element to this enchanted outdoor ceremony.
Ribbon Adorned Vow Books
This antique dessert display featured a music sheet backdrop and calligraphed mirror sign by Cable Car Couture that read, "If the power of love is in your heart, then dance away to a universe beyond the stars."
The chairs at this sweetheart table, which were styled by Lauryn Kay Photography, were strategically laced in blue and pink ribbons.
Simplistic Welcome Boxes
This bride's classic ballerina bun was a gorgeous addition to her big-day look.
Pointe Shoe Vessels
A gold-framed mirror—modeled after a dressing room vanity—added a touch of glamour to this outdoor reception.
Pointe shoe-like ribbons were added to these blush Dune pumps for an elevated look.
This harp, decorated with budding branches by Katie Stewart of Dearhouse Collective, didn't have to make a sound to elevate the ambiance at this wedding.
Ballerina Flower Girls
This bride donned Loeffler Randall heels that were reminiscent of ballet slippers.
Guest Book Drawings
At this reception, "To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love," was calligraphed by East Made Event Company on a deconstructed, greenery-covered cello.