Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wedding Theme

My friend Teresa and I have cooked up a totes bril wedding theme. Before we get to that, let me give you some background...

I've mentioned before that I'm no fan of the word "chic." In fact, I'm pretty sure that I've detested the word since I was a young child, probably because I would watch HGTV shows with my mom, and that word would be thrown around so much it literally had no meaning. Honestly, most of the time they were just painting furniture and calling it "chic" to sound sophisticated. Also, chic sounds so much like the word "shriek," which means something frightening has just happened. Who likes being frightened? Not this girl!

Enough of that rant! Just because I dislike that word, doesn't mean I dislike wedding themes. I think wedding themes are completely necessary--it just makes planning your wedding that much easier because you have an overall look you are striving to achieve. In fact, while typing this paragraph I just come up with probably the best wedding theme ever...willy nilly! You could combine the very best elements of all the different types of weddings--beach, rustic, modern, vintage, formal, shotgun, etc, and combine it all into one glorious day. When you hear your aunt whisper to your grandma that the decor is "just willy nilly," then you can beam with pride!

Now I'm getting off topic. Back to the friend Teresa and I play a fun game. We think of some utterly horrific theme for a wedding, then add the word "chic" to the end. It makes it classy! During a facebook match-up of this game, we stumbled upon what might possibly be the best theme the wedding world has ever encountered: vintage contemporary cat lady.

Now, don't go off and steal this theme (patent is pending)! Ever since we combined those four words into one magical style, I've been trying to think up what would really be involved in a vintage contemporary cat lady wedding. I'm thinking instead of a bouquet toss, all the single ladies receive a kitten, and the entire dinner is served from boxed and canned food. All of the happy couples' feline friends would serve as the attendants: Mr. Paws, Helga, Otto, Lucky Face, Pitter Pat, Socks, Snowflake, Snowball, Snow petal, Reese Piece, Thomas the Tomcat, Little Bit, Taco Tuesday, and Bill.

Yes, I do have an actual wedding theme. We are getting married in December, so we're going for a winter wonderland feel, but you know not winter and not Christmas, but you know, nice and stuff like that. And not tacky...or gaudy..but definitely pretty! These are the lengths I will go to avoid using the word "chic."

So, do you have a wedding theme that you're trying to follow? What about some other ways to create a vintage contemporary cat lady wedding? Comment and let me know, because I'd love to see that happen.


  1. What about a little Hogwarts-style bash?

  2. I think you're totally disregarding the possibility of a Hogwarts-themed bash.


    1. I can't believe I haven't even CONSIDERED the possibility!!! I mean, Imagine...since it's a December wedding, we could totally style it after the Yule Ball in Goblet of Fire!!!! LET'S GET PLANNING!


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