With the solar eclipse coming up on August 21st (you can buy eclipse glasses here for safe-viewing), we thought it was a perfect time to share the latest theme trend for 2018: moon themed wedding ideas! Read on for the list and be sure to subscribe for the latest.
Hi, loves! Emma here! OK — I’m sitting here, sipping on coffee, listening to my favorite version of Moondance, and dreaming about the best wedding themes coming up this fall and winter. My favorite: the moon themed wedding trend. I’m so enamored by this trend that I’m calling it the biggest trend for fall/winter 2017 and 2018 weddings. Starry night weddings come in at a close second, and you’ll see many similarities in the two themes as outlined in this post. The vintage / Art Deco / Gatsby themed wedding inspo is strong in this one; we envision a rich color palette of navy blue or black with tons of shimmery gold metallic. Glitz, glamour, dancing under the moonlight, and tons of romantic candlelight. Imagine walking down the aisle in a night wedding (yeah, it’s a thing!) and having your bridesmaids carry candle lanterns instead of flowers, and fill your tables with these wine bottle lights.
Does that sound utterly dreamy to you? Me too.
For a moon themed wedding, we’re finding couples mixing it up a bit: a moon themed wedding can revolve around just the moon, or moon phases; it can connect with moon and stars, planets, galaxies, or constellations. Or you can skip over the astronomy lesson and head right over to an underlying theme: “Over the Moon”, “Love You To The Moon (And Back)”, “Fly Me To The Moon”, or “Moondance”, as just a few possibilities.
In today’s post, we’re sharing our favorite moon themed wedding ideas: moon engagement rings, backdrops, moon wedding invitations, decorations, moon themed wedding cake toppers, art prints, favors, jewelry, and much more. All handmade!
This is definitely a wedding theme with tons of possibilities; read on to see our list! Enjoy!
Moon Themed Wedding
For a moon themed wedding, decide first what type of underlying theme you wish to have. Want to incorporate zodiac signs? Starry night skies? Planets and galaxies? “Love you to the moon”? Moon phases? Moon River? Fly me to the moon?
backdrop by paper moon shoppe co.
Once you decide which way to go, the rest will fall perfectly in place. We’ll share a handful of examples to give you inspiration.
Moon Themed Wedding Rings & Engagement Rings
We begin with engagement rings because who knew there were so many moon themed wedding rings and engagement rings out there? I certainly did not.
There’s this gorgeous crescent moon engagement ring from Penelli Belle, made from moonstone:
And this half moon diamond engagement ring from Mineralology Design:
P.S. I love that velvet ring box!
Or this diamond half moon and star engagement ring (also by Mineralogy Design):
And this half moon engagement ring by Artemer:
And this cool men’s moon themed wedding band by Swank Metalsmithing:
Moon Themed Wedding Guest Books
We found a few adorable guest book ideas for your moon themed wedding. This one is a fingerprint style and is by Guestbook Envy:
And this large moon and stars guest book (by Lovalu Design):
And last but not least, this amazing wood stars guest book box by Rip Tide Engraving:
Moon Themed Wedding Backdrops
Next up, we need to talk about backdrops; you’re not going to believe these moon themed wedding backdrops we found.
Seriously. How gorgeous can you get?!
These are all handmade with love by Paper Moon Shoppe Co. and I honestly can’t pick a favorite. These two are inspired by It’s a Wonderful Life…
These paper moon backdrops are amazing for bridal portraits, first looks, and backdrops for photo booths for guests.
There’s even a bench so guests can sit down for their photo to be taken. You can have guests run the photo booth themselves with one of these cameras, a small table with extra film, and a book like this.
This one is my favorite:
Buy your moon themed wedding backdrops here.
Gold Bridesmaid Dresses
I can’t think of a better time to wear gold sequin bridesmaid dresses; can you? Here’s our top pick from LaurenHeleneCouture:
And another view:
Buy yours here. P.S. You won’t believe the price!
Moon Themed Wedding Invitations
Next up: invitations. These moon themed wedding invitations vary in colors and styles, so there’s bound to be one here you love!
Moon Themed Decorations
Next, let’s figure out how to decorate your space. As with any wedding theme, the key is always less is more. Don’t go overboard, but don’t skimp either. Just a few of your most favorite finds will do!
We found these cute chair signs (by AmysCraftingCorner1):
These table numbers (by Black Lab Studio):
These menu and drinks cards (by Intwined Wedding):
This confetti for the tables (by ShopPartyPaperPlus):
These moon string lights by SmileCotton:
This welcome sign from WildeScript:
And this photo booth backdrop (also by WildeScript):
This moon themed wedding card box by BritterfaeCollection:
These awesome copper lanterns for reception tables (by CraftyWorksCornwall):
Or these cool wood tealight lanterns for your tables (by BunBunWoodworking):
This cool light up sign by That’s Just Crate:
This Game of Thrones inspired moon and stars garland by Paper Street Dolls:
These Mr and Mrs signs (by JolieEnRoseVintage):
This moondance print, which will look fab at home after the big day (by VelvetPrint):
Now let’s move on to moon inspired cake toppers.
Moon Themed Wedding Cake Toppers
There’s this cute “fly me to the moon” cake topper from AnnaCrafts:
This dancing silhouette cake topper by LePopStars:
This Fly Me to the Moon cake topper by NgoCreations:
This laser cut cake topper (by SuzanneOddyDesign):
This cute clay cake topper made to look like you (by Clayin Around):
This Over the Moon cake topper by The Sweet Petite Shoppe:
And this “to the moon and back” topper (by Alphabet Canvas):
And this cool vintage-y one from JolieEnRoseVintage:
Next up: favors!
Moon Themed Wedding Favors
These cute can cooler favors from Sip Hip Hooray:
These darling over the moon matchboxes (by StudioPortmanteau):
These cupcakes-in-a-jar (by Sweet Sisters Cupcake):
And these cow jumping over the moon lollipops by Smash Candies:
And you could also give out these cute moon cookie cutters as favors (from sweetestelle):
Next up: gifts!
Moon Themed Wedding Gifts
For the couple — these wine glasses (with an underlying GOT theme) by RoundyCustomDesigns:
For the flower girl, this cute charm bracelet from Dream Day Design:
And this moon dreamcatcher by Tripsy Shop (I want one just because!):
Or this locket (by busybeezchickadeez):
These cool moon phase cufflinks for groomsmen gifts (by Chilli Lime Boutique):
This petite necklace by Tiffany Avenue Bridal:
So, what do you think of these moon themed wedding ideas? We could go on and on… but I think you get the idea. :) Tell us your thoughts in the comments below! ↓