31 Celestial Wedding Ideas That Are Out of This World

For a love that's written in the stars

Updated 02/21/19
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Photo by Elisa Watkins; Design by Purple Summer Events and Whimsy Design Studio; Rentals by Plank & Pearl

Stargazers, do we have the wedding theme for you! Celestial wedding details have been shining bright as of late, with countless brides opting for this magical motif on their special day. And if you read your horoscope religiously or swear your love was written in the stars, here are some celestial wedding ideas you too may want to incorporate into your nuptials.

Do you and your partner often quote that "You want the moon?" scene from It's a Wonderful Life? Did you check to make sure your fiancé's star sign was compatible with yours when you first met? Is your signature jewelry piece that zodiac necklace your maid of honor bought you? Then you should definitely consider injecting your wedding with some mystical, celestial vibes. Think: a dark and moody color palette, glittering, starlike lighting, and designs that feature your and your partner's zodiac signs. We're over the moon for these celestial wedding ideas! There's hardly anything more romantic than a starry night sky, after all, so where better to take inspiration for your wedding details?

From Milky Way patterns to moonlit dance floors, these celestial wedding ideas have us simply starry-eyed. Adorn your tables in the hues of a hazy summer night with indigo blue linens. Hang string lights from your tent's rafters or venue's ceiling to mimic the constellations. Arrange tables by your guests' zodiac signs, or pen their names on crescent moon-shaped escort cards. You can even try a dreamy, star-adorned wedding dress on for size.

Below, browse 31 celestial wedding ideas that are out of this world.

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Invitation Suite

Photo by Photography by Lauryn; Stationery by Emery Ann Design; Planning by Kensington Florals and Events

This invitation suite features a mystical lunar motif.

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Celestial Chargers

Photo by Cornelia Lietz; Planning and Styling by Kiss from Fleur; Stationery by Nice Plume

You can dine on the whole of the galaxy with these chic chargers that bear the constellations.

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An Edgy Leather Jacket

Photo by DPhotoPro

We're obsessed this edgy leather jacket that's emblazoned with a celestial setting and romantic lyrics.

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Take Inspo from Game of Thrones

Photo by Elisa Watkins; Design by Purple Summer Events and Whimsy Design Studio; Rentals by Plank & Pearl

Are you or your partner Game of Thrones fans? Then you'll love this starry saying!

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Decorate Your Chairs

Photo by Elisa Watkins; Design by Purple Summer Events and Whimsy Design Studio; Rentals by Plank & Pearl

These galaxy-inspired (and Game of Thrones–inspired!) chair decorations are über romantic and so dreamy.

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Make Your Cake Out of this World

Photo by Orange Photographie; Cake by Whipped

This wedding cake mimics a romantic night sky, thanks to the moody dark hue and constellation-like frosting.

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Make the Moon Part of Your Backdrop

Photo by Laura Goldenberger

A breathtaking moon installation makes for a whimsical statement backdrop. Just think of all the Instagram photos your guests could take!

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Magical Table Numbers

Photo by Amanda Lenhardt

These celestial table numbers are simply magical!

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Make Your Guest Book Star-Crossed

Photo by Sarah Maren Photographers

Instead of a traditional guest book, this couple set up a canvas painted with the constellations for guests to sign.

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Scatter Your Veil With Stars

Photo by Christine Flower Photography

We're over the moon for this bride's flowing cape that totes a scattering of stars. (Peep the celestial hair accessories too!)

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Starry Shoes

Photo by Alex Mari Photography; Shoes by Sam Edelman

These celestial shoes were made for dancing under the stars.

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Sky Blue Bridesmaids

Photo by Viviana Podhaiski Photography; Planning and Styling by Whiskey and Wine Events; Florals by Maple Field Floral; Bridesmaid Dresses by Bella Bridesmaids; Jewelry by Curated NY; Hair by Sara Julianna Beauty and Laura Moore; Makeup by Cait Bozzone and Beauty by Daniela; Venue, The Factoria;

Dress your bridesmaids in hues of blue. Your maid of honor can even stand out in a glittery gown that alludes to the starry night sky!

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Celestial Treats

Photo by Elisa Watkins; Design by Purple Summer Events and Whimsy Design Studio; Desserts by Astonishing Cakes

As an alternative to wedding cake, serve up on-theme treats like these, featuring a blue-hued wash of watercolor and painted constellations.

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Say It With Stars in the Table Linens

Photo by Jack Rodriguez Photography

Table linens in various shades of blue and purple allude to the starry night sky, as do the embroidered designs at each place setting.

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Make Your Ceremony Backdrop Out of this World

Photo by Bri Costello

With swirling blue and gold hues, this galaxy-inspired ceremony backdrop is positively dreamy.

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String Lights Add Sparkle

Photo by Elizabeth Messina

With seemingly thousands of string lights adorning this clear wedding tent, the space was transformed into an enchanting nighttime scene.

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Rock it in Fashion

Photo by Leslie Rodriguez Photography

The celestial wedding theme fit these two grooms to a T—one of them is an astronomer at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory! The observatory doubled as the wedding venue, where the newlyweds rocked these suit jackets that featured a hidden galaxy-print lining.

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Add Stars to Your Tables

Photo by Hazelwood Photo

With dark linens and the unique decor of these mirrored star pendents, this table setting has us starry-eyed.

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Crescent Moons Everywhere

Photo by Birds of a Feather

These reflective crescent moons are calligraphed with the guests' table assignments.

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Install Something Artsy

Photo by Levi Tijerna

Exchange vows in front of this artsy installation, featuring starry specks of gold and major planetary vibes.

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When in Doubt: Cake Toppers

Photo by Megan Saul Photography; Cake Topper by Auld Moon

This moon-shaped cake topper, crafted from metallic wire and clear quartz, is a delicious finishing touch to a celestial wedding.

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Say it In Song

Photo by Jessica Kettle Photography

This table setting features the romantic lyrics to Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars."

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Make it Trendy

Photo by Katie Harmsworth; Signage by Sketch & Etch

You can conquer two wedding trends in one with this neon sign that bears a romantic celestial saying.

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Spell it Out in Stars

Photo by Mathias Fast

Your love was written in the stars—so why not feature them on your invitations?

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Name Tables After Constellations

Photo by Mathias Fast

The tables at this reception were named after constellations.

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Get the Guests Involved

Guests with tarot card reading

Photo by Amber Gress Photography

As a unique wedding reception activity, hire a tarot card reader to give guests glimpses into their future.

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Add Mystical Touches

Photo by Birds of a Feather

Geode accents (check out that quartz place mat!) add a mystical touch to a celestial-themed wedding.

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Choose a Dress With Star Details

Photo by Viviana Podhaiski Photography; Planning and Styling by Whiskey and Wine Events; Florals by Maple Field Floral; Gown by Lambs Hill and Lillian West; Jewelry by Curated NY; Accessories by Forever Brooch Bouquets; Hair by Sara Julianna Beauty and Laura Moore; Makeup by Cait Bozzone and Beauty by Daniela; Venue, The Factoria

This bride's wedding dress is star-studded with beaded embroidery. Her quartz tiara is another gorgeous, magical touch!

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Add a Celestial Charm Everywhere

Photo by Jenny Smith

These crescent moon charms are a more subtle nod to the celestial theme.

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Hang Stars from the Ceiling

Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography

The star pendent lights hanging from the ceiling of this outdoor tent are the perfect celestial touch.

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Sparklers Always Light Up the Night

Photo by Chelsea Diane Photography

Light up the night sky with a slew of sparklers! They're almost as good as stars and make for stunning exit photos.

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