A Formal and Romantic 'Starry Night' Wedding Theme

Updated 10/04/15

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Those hot summer days have finally given way to cooler fall nights. That coupled with the totally gorgeous lunar eclipse that occurred earlier this week has got us feeling some serious wedding inspiration. How's this for a romantic, glamourous theme? Starry night. No, not the infamous Van Gogh painting, but an ultra stunning canvas none the less, full of all the sparkle and midnight hues of a perfect night sky.

What could be more romantic than stargazing—or more inspirational, for that matter? A night spent waltzing under the stars and moonlight doesn't have to be a fairytale fantasy. A wedding theme revolving around the night sky is totally attainable and evokes a vibe that is formal, glam, glitzy, and romantic.

So how in the world does a bride pull it off? With a healthy dose of glitter, of course! Utilize glided gold metallics in an astronomically gorgeous wedding invite, like this blue-hued stationery from Cheree Berry Paper. Use gorgeous gowns with a smattering of sparkle that alludes to the shine of stars to outfit your bridesmaids. But don't forget that you're the real superstar here! Make dancing the night away a breeze with chic flats in lieu of towering heels. These gold sandals from Loeffler Randall will leave you starry-eyed. For your bridal beauty look, brush a murky, glittery shade on your nails for an #engagementringselfie that's totally out of this galaxy.

As for an ethereal backdrop to your celestial-inspired soirée, bathe your guests in the moonlight with a locale that utilizes design elements like skylights or floor-to-ceiling windows and allows you to play up your palette of shadowy, sophisticated hues. You can even look into local planetariums as a unique venue so your guests can shine and dine under the most perfect night sky imaginable. Top off your tables with pure white blooms that'll catch the moonlight and set-off their heavenly, indigo vases.

And don't forget to thank your gracious guests with a favor—a constellation prize, if you will—like these glimmering zodiac notebooks from Sloane Stationery. As for an ending to your magical night, opt for a wedding exit that's equally as enchanting. Rival the stars with some showstopping, uber-romantic fireworks. After all, what could be more epic than that?

1. Nail Lacquer "Stromboli," $26, Dolce & Gabbana and "Night Breed," $20, Nars; 2. Notebook, $45, Sloane Stationary; 3. Centerpiece "Celestial Rose Bowl", $300, Waterford; 4. Invitation "It's in the Stars," $2,500 for 100 suites, Cheree Berry Paper; 5. Sandals, $175, Loeffler Randall

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