Time for some Wizard of Oz wedding ideas! Creatives Jen Sulak of Weirdo Weddings and Lizzy of LizzyGator created a delightful themed wedding shoot to help inspire offbeat, Emerald City-loving soonlyweds. In this case, they ran with the idea of the Tin-Woman (…Tin-Person?) marrying the Scarecrow! No less magical: the models are a real-life couple Chris and Rebekkah, and the shoot was a celebration of their love allowing them to create some memories for themselves. They were also heavily involved in the styling and ideas.
LOOK AT THESE TWO: the funnel hat! The straw! Right away, we know this ain't Kansas.
Let's take a closer look at that bouquet from Rain Florist Designs :”Tin” -like with a metal element, spray painted silver florals, long sprigs of various textures, and a coppery + foil element to bring it together.
When Jen met Chris and saw his long, fluffy locks, they decided to take things a step further: a Scarecrow/Cowardly Lion hybrid! This allowed for some additional touches to fill out the look.
The ceremony naturally took place on the steps of The Twisted Chapel at the venue. The kooky building brings an automatic offbeat vibe to the ceremony.
Their ceremony was short, but oh so sweet. Behold! The aisle of flower petals brings a gentle “Yellow Brick Road” into the scene that's easy to love.
Another look at the bride: that amazing silver dress accompanied by the delightful “Funnel Veil” from Designs by GG Boutique Bakery to complete the look!
It was decided that there should actually be two bouquets, in case they each wanted one to hold! The second is an amazing wood bouquet from Heart and Sola Creations, with deep jewel tones leaning towards emerald, with deep ruby red and silver all tied together with a touch of “straw”.
Another look at the groom, sporting a green scarf and straw elements built in to the boutonniere.
Now let's check out the décor: deep Emerald City greens and captivating Ruby Reds, with monkeys, and hourglass, and an oil can to round out the theme!
And POPPIES. Can't visit the Emerald City without 'em.
Kate of Rain Florist Designs expanded the tablescape with the super bright yellow flower petals topped by a pair of actual ruby slippers:
Because the vows included a reference to “Munchkins”, the sweetheart table featured a macaroon tower with silver balled accents and a swirly donut at the top. Dunkin Donuts was more than obliging to offer some options for the design, including plain glazed, chocolate and powdered.
The cake from Designs by GG Boutique Bakery depicted a hot air balloon with the couple in the gondola, perched atop a suitcase covered with a map of the Land of Oz!
Another pro-tip: oversize cutlery makes the visuals of the cake cutting far more interesting and visually dramatic. Great for the accompanying photos, and any of your guests in the cheap seats!
Last but not least: Officiant Jasmyn's outfit had a “Glinda the Good Witch” inspiration – pink tones combined with amazing drop earrings and a headband for a sparkly vibe! Who says the officiant can't be in on the theme too?
Now let us toast our farewells to this inspirational couple, as well as one more look at those fun, Oz-themed table pieces:
Are you and yours planning to walk down the yellow brick aisle, but can't decide where to begin? We've got you, my pretties. Check out some of our other favorite non-traditional venues and décor inspirations!
- Venue: LizzyGator
- Photographer and Creative Director: Jen Sulak of Weirdo Weddings
- Models: DJ Hotze & Rebekkah Hotze
- MUA/Hair: Hotze Artistry
- Cake and Funnel Veil Design: Designs by GG Boutique Bakery
- Florals: Rain Florist Designs and Heart and Sola Creations
- Vows: Vows and Speeches
- Munchkin Tower: Jen Sulak of Weirdo Weddings
- Officiant: Joined by Jasmyn
- Décor: Michaels Crafts+Supplies