10 real weddings inspired by pop culture

08 Mar 2022

Set the stage for a wedding to be remembered with these wedding themes inspired by pop culture

A wedding theme can be based on many things; from a job or hobby, to a significant place or common interest as a couple. While providing a way to make your wedding memorable, your wedding theme shouldn't solely be chosen to impress your guests. It should be a reflection of you and your partner, and serve to put a personal stamp on your day. 

When considering your wedding theme, think about how it can be translated into all the details of the day. Incorporating your theme can be one of the most fun parts of wedding planning and allows you the opportunity to get creative with your wedding suppliers. 

For a wedding theme that all your guests will instantly recognise, take a look at these ten real weddings that were inspired by pop culture. 

1. Star Wars

As avid Star Wars fans, there seemed no better theme for Liz and Césare's big day in Mexico. The groom wore a Darth Vader mask as Liz walked down the aisle, and she joined him on the dance floor in a Stormtrooper's mask for their first dance. Light sabres, a Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker cake topper and personalised Star Wars graphics also highlighted the theme. READ MORE

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Photography: Marcos Valdés

2. Peaky Blinders

Léna Vergne and Dale Allison were inspired by Peaky Blinders for their big day, with 1920s wedding style taking centre stage. Flat caps, tweed suits, velvet dresses and elegant shawls cemented the look perfectly. READ MORE. 

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Photography: Silverleaf Photography

3. Harry Potter 

Every detail was carefully considered for Mary-Kate Devaux and Paul Doyle's Harry Potter-themed wedding. The bride's bouquet, groom's buttonhole and table confetti were crafted from the pages of Harry Potter books, while the favours were antique keys with name tags in a Harry Potter-style font and a table plan that resembled the Marauder's Map. The centrepieces were also a collection of items reminiscent of the well-known wizarding world. READ MORE. 

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Photography: Tamara Jay Photography

4. Mario Bros.

Andrea Viscafe and Arturo Vivian chose Mario and Luigi of the iconic computer game Mario Bros. to feature in their special day in Bolivia. Waiting staff dressed as the characters themselves and the couple's cake topper also took on the theme. The bride and groom even entered their reception room to the game's theme tune. READ MORE.

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Photography: Sergio Echazu; Wedding planner/creator: Valessa Sahashi

5. Disney 

Securing their happily ever after, this couple's wedding was held in the happiest place on earth: Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. With Cinderella's castle as their backdrop, the Disney-inspired day was brought to life with details which included Mickey Mouse hats for all guests, centrepieces such as the red rose from Beauty and the Beast, and a pumpkin carriage cake topper. READ MORE. 

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Venue, styling & photography: Disney Weddings

6. Marvel

Becky and Kris' Derbyshire wedding was made even more special by the Marvel wedding theme they chose to characterise their special day. From the bride's bright and bold wedding shoes, to the comic book cover fans, superhero mask favours and character centrepieces. Spiderman even made an appearance on the dance floor as day turned to night. READ MORE. 

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Photography: Mike and Tom

7. David Bowie

Laura Reynolds' and Jonathan Mears' wedding was themed on the Bowie lyrics from Life on Mars: from Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads’ – aptly chosen as Laura and Jonathan met in Ibiza and married in Norfolk. Setting the tone for the day, Laura and Jonathan's celebrations were achingly cool in every way with Bowie's signature individuality played out in the outfits and quirky ceremony venue of The Flint Rooms in Norwich. READ MORE. 

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Photography: Sophie Fewtrell Photography  

8. Rock 'n' roll

Self-confessed rock chick Claire Smith set her sights on a rock 'n' roll theme for her wedding in Spain to Alejandro Hevia Riopedre. A tattoo station was one of the rock 'n' roll highlights, as were the bride's leather jacket and skull shot glasses containing M&Ms for favours. READ MORE.

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Photography: Omar Pardo Fotógrafo

9. The Beatles

A Hard Day's Night Hotel in Liverpool played host to Rachael Bond and Ian Nicholson's wedding. Famed as the only Beatles-inspired hotel, the venue surrounded the couple and their guests with memorabilia and photos of the four band members. The couple furthered the theme themselves with old vinyls by The Beatles as their table names. READ MORE.

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Photography: Keyhole Studios

10. Glastonbury Festival

The famous British festival was the place that Lucie and Dan Cockerton met, so it was only natural that it was included in their wedding day. The tables were named after different areas of Glastonbury, and the festival wedding theme was continued with miniature shots of Jägermeister, vodka and rum at each place setting to get the party started. READ MORE.

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Photography: Wistful Two Photography

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