Before the 1950 animated tale by Walt Disney, “Cinderella” was a common folktale who’s theme permeated many cultures. Giambattista Basile wrote the modern basis of the story that features a wicked step mother and step sisters, magical transformations, a missing slipper, and a hunt by a prince for the owner of the slipper. It was published after his death in 1634. Then, in 1697, Charles Perrault added the bit about the pumpkin, the fairy-godmother, and the introduction of the glass slipper. The story has undergone many revisions, translations, and interpretations, but what rings true in all of them is pure romance.
So, for today’s Wedding Wednesday, I wanted to touch on that romance and go back in time to when “Cinderella” was more of folk tale than an animated fantasy. The color palette is all Disney, but the visual is pure romantic opulence. With a gorgeous blue bridal gown from St. Pucci and Christian Louboutin’s amazing homage to the glass slipper, you might just consider adding a bit of “Cinderella” romance to your own wedding.
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On today’s Friday’s Favorites, I present to you an Etsy treasury based on the Cinderella themed wedding board posted yesterday. If you are looking for unique items for your fairy tale wedding that support individual artisans and vendors, Etsy has what you are looking for. I encourage you to step away from the big shops and take a peek on Etsy for items that will help you place your personal taste, style, and theme on your wedding.
Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.
First, the OOPS! I completely and totally forgot to post today. Well, technically it’s still today. My apologies…just got caught up in watching movies with my kiddo. Anyhoo, on with the post.
Back in my planning days I loved creating theme events and it’s something I’m known for in the local wedding and event community. As such, I am a big believer in making an event (such as a wedding) your own and staying true to yourself and your love in doing so. I love a good traditional ballroom wedding, but my heart is in the unconventional and heartfelt ones that speak to the heart of the couple. There are couples who want the theme to jump out and say a big, “HELLO!” and others that want to express their theme in a more subtle fashion. This board speaks to a love of the Cinderella story of a woman persistent in finding her Prince Charming.
Today’s Theme Thursday is a theme that is perfect for a coming of age event such as a quinceanera, sweet 16, or bat mitzvah or even as a regular birthday party. There are many of the feminine gender who long to be a princess and what better coming of age princess story is there than Cinderella? When Cinderella takes a stand and asserts her right to try on the slipper, she makes her first adult decision to stand on her own. I hope you enjoy it.
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