Wedding theme: “UP”

Today’s best post of WWW (World Wide Wedding) is from Greenweddingshoes website about weddings. I totally loved the idea of this wedding theme – UP is one of my most favourite movies. Isn’t it cute all these balloons? 🙂


An Up Inspired Wedding: Katie + Zack

Today I have a super sweet proposal + wedding inspired by the movie UP. Katie + Zack love to have fun and enjoy spending lots of time with their family and friends. Zack proposed to Katie with the theme of the movie UP in mind, because he knew Katie finds little old men to be the cutest thing in the world and that bright festive balloons make any day happier. Their proposal was captured by Paperback Weddings and is just the sweetest!! Oh, the old man in the engagement video is Katie’s Grandpa 🙂

From Katie, “I guess you could say, our wedding theme sort of tumbled out of that. 🙂 We knew we wanted to somehow tastefully include bright colored balloons to resemble our individual personalities, but also wanted the wedding to resemble us as a couple. The gentleness and playfulness of a realistic and enduring love seem to be a lasting theme throughout the movie UP along with all the cheer it expressed, and we wanted those qualities to be seen in our wedding as well; because ultimately that is how we want to be defined as a couple.” Thanks so much to We Heart Photography for the lovely photos!

colorful bouquet


wedding dance

bride and groom

bridal party socks groomsmen

up balloon wedding ceremony

colorful balloons wedding


balloon up inspired wedding ceremony

door at wedding croquet

We also wanted the wedding to be very much homemade and personalized, so we strayed away from most traditional wedding decorations in order to incorporate our own personal touches further (i.e. flower boxes to run the aisles instead of a runner; the use of a tea cup and saucer to hold our communion instead of just an ordinary cup; having a gourmet breakfast buffet for dinner at the reception). Overall, we really desired for the wedding to be fun and relaxing for our family and friends, as well as bring together all of our favorite things in a somewhat simple manner.

wedding guestbook fingerprint balloons up wedding

up wedding cake

balloon wedding exit

Any advice for those planning now? Never give up on your wedding day dreams. Speak kindly yet firmly to your vendors to get across the feel that you desire for that day…and once it arrives, do not stress about anything. Most likely something will go wrong and if you let it get to you, it could dissipate your cheer and derive your heart from what you are there to celebrate…the love and union of you and your best friend.

Thanks so much Katie + Zack and best wishes for an amazing marriage and life together!

photography: We Heart Photography // cinematography: Paperback Weddings // venue: The Hall of Letters building at University of Redlands // wedding dress: Allure Gown – Exclusive of Mon Amie Bridal // hair: Hair by Kim Ummel (family friend) // make-up: Brittany Larson (close friend and bridesmaid) // bridesmaid dress: Anne Taylor Loft // hairpieces: fabric flowers created by Terri Frenken (mother of the bride) // groom suit: Alfani Red suit and Ralph Lauren shirt // floral design: Mari Ann Joreteg // cake: Martha Greens // music: The D’Jay Company // catering: Bon Appetit


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