PEACOCK FEATHER THEME
Peacock feathers are seen as an eternal symbol of beauty and life which represent pride, dignity and beauty. Other meanings attached are royalty, vitality, sensuality, generosity, immortality, longevity, love, sexuality, watchfulness, compassion and desire. The peacock is said to be a solar animal and the feather conveys attitudes such as radiance, glory, stimulation, life, health and invigoration. As well as the deep meanings behind the feather, is also the beauty of the actual feather and the beautiful colours attached to it and both of these aspects attract people to choose to theme their weddings around it.
The rich, bold colours of a peacock’s feather create a beautiful palette for a wedding theme. It can be incorporated into attire, décor, invitations and food. Incorporate the colours, patters and textures to create an exotic appeal. Serve cocktails and drinks in tinted greens, blues and purples or garnished with sugar feathers.
Bold colours like turquoise and bronze and gowns in diamond white, pure white, ivory or candle light. For an unexpected burst of colour opt for a feather accented gown or a gown in teal or plum. Have fascinators or headpieces featuring peacock feathers with similar coloured jewels and fabric. Groomsmen can have attire to match the rich colours. Add a splash of colour with a fitting bow tie or cummerbund.
Style tables with multi-coloured clothes, chose a main colour such as turquoise or plum, add extra wow factor with peacock feather centre pieces. Create fans of feathers to accent entrance ways or arches. Bind clusters of peacock feathers with teal satin ribbons and tie to chair backs to enhance the space.
Compliment the vibrant hues in peacock feathers with fresh or artificial flowers in glowing bronze, rich plum and bright teal. Accent bouquets with feathers trimmed to peek out between blooms and use cropped plumes in boutonnieres. Tie boutonnieres in satin ribbon to complement the blossoms and feathers, or make them exclusively from feathers and accent with a spray of pearls and crystals.
Create centerpieces that feature a single color from the plumage and use accent colors sparingly. Cobalt glass vases bursting with bronze flowers and peacock feathers create an eye-catching statement on white or ivory tablecloths, and bronze or brass vessels overflowing with blue and purple blooms create stark contrast against aqua cloths.
Set the tone for your wedding with peacock-themed invitations in jewel tones or an embossed feather motif. Include a small feather in the invitation or affix one with ribbon for an added touch. Garnish the cake, stand and table with real or fondant and sugar feathers. Use the patterns and colours of the feathers as inspiration for cake toppers, or fashion toppers from clusters of feathers and jewels. For an unexpected use of color, decorate the entire cake in teal or turquoise and accent with plum, bronze, aqua and feathers.