So, you know how the theme of a wedding plays a really big part in setting the tone for the big night? Well, it does. For example, if you have a “butterfly” theme, people might start talking about you and your partner flying away together. If you have a “Star Wars” theme…people might start talking about you and your partner flying away together.

Okay, so maybe the theme doesn’t play into the wedding that much. But it definitely isn’t a small decision. So when Ben and I were trying to come up with the idea for our wedding theme, we sought out the help of our friends and family. The Star Wars theme came up…a few times…but we (and by “we” I mean “I”) didn’t whole-heartedly enjoy it – except on a joking level. One of my friends suggested no theme – just sticking with a color palette and that’s it. And I was fine with that except for the fact that in my head, a color palette translates to a theme and then I’m gonna wanna call the shindig by that theme name.

But then one of my friends – Jessie, who is also a bridesmaid – came up with the idea for a “Starry Night”-themed wedding. I told her all about the kinds of decorations I wanted (romantic lighting, mason jars with candles, maybe some light glitter here and there). I also told her about the three colors Ben and I came up with – navy blue, misty blue, and gray. We were talking about it while she was studying for her art history class, and lo and behold – the theme just popped into her head!

It’s definitely a good fit. We’re not going to have the “Starry Night” painting plastered onto our cake or anything. It’ll be very tastefully done – and not tacky at all. I’m so excited! Check out the grid above if you want to see some of the pictures (that I didn’t take) that I’m using as inspiration for the wedding decor!

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