Love is a breathtaking and inspiring feeling, comparable to an unforgettable adventure. A series of anxiety and agitation, imagining fairy-tale plots and making serious decisions culminate in a mesmerizing wedding ceremony.A good idea for this exciting celebration is a pirate-themed wedding. That will be a real adventure for the newlyweds and their guests, inspired by refreshing marine breeze and a brave sail on board a pirate boat.
As you might have already imagined, the best location for such celebration is a real boat, ship or yacht. You can do without sails, but it is important to decorate a vessel in pirate style. If you are not excited about celebration in the sea, you can organize a ceremony on the beach, in a restaurant, or right near the edge of the sea.
The original pirate-themed wedding is not always a carnival. If you ponder over and thoroughly consider some expressive details, you will be able to create a general thematic atmosphere without excessively bright décor.
Garments of the newlyweds
A bridegroom usually plays a role of the pirate boat captain. He is a noble sea dog and, deep inside, an authentic aristocrat. It is recommended to create an elaborate thematic suit: with a satin doublet with goldcords, a snow-white laced shirt, and jackboots. You can also choose a more classical garment, but add some thematic details, such as a silk belt, a three-cornered hat, and a decorative sword in the waistband.
To organize an original wedding fully in line with the pirate theme, groomsmen should wear pirate-styled garments as well. The groomsmen are a group of noisy, bold and independent seamen. They should wear brightly colored shirts, sailor tops and bandanas. They can also put on big rings on their fingers.
For women, this celebration is an opportunity to dress up in sophisticated costumes of pirate companions. No doubt, women deserve boasting their noble status during this celebration. As for the bride, she should stand out among the noble group of bridesmaids. The pirate-themed wedding ceremonygives her a role of the governor’s daughter kidnapped by the sly but madly in love pirate. The bride will look gorgeous in a puffy long soft-hued dress decorated with a cascade of lace and silk. The dress may be off the shoulder. Another suitable alternative is a light dress of delicate turquoise blue or intensive scarlet fabric.
The bridal look should be complemented with a hairstyle with big curls. Besides, long gloves of the same color range as the dress and jewelry with pearls and corals are a good idea for the bridal image. It is also suitable to include orange flowers in a bridal bouquet. Opt for natural make-up to create an image of innocent bride. Women invited to the wedding should also wear elegant dresses and preferably fans. Do not forget that a wedding in the Dominican Republic or any other country with a hot climate is quite a challenge. A fan is a solution that will help the guests cool down under the hot sun.
To sum it up, the pirate-themed wedding ceremony allows for a wide range of garments. There are no strict rules regarding the dress code and décor of the location. However, it is recommended to use blue, light blue, white and greenish colors.
Décor of the banquet hall
So many details can be used to decorate the pirate-themed wedding! Nevertheless, try to choose decorative elements in moderation and with fashion sense. It is a good idea to apply fishing nets and rigging. You can put them on the walls and railing. Big pieces of fabric will be useful too. It is stylish to select a silk turquoise blue tablecloth. Fabric can also be used to decorate empty walls. For the sake of contrast, choose pieces of thick white fabric that will imitate sails. If you want your wedding ceremony to be more romantic, add scarlet sails to your “boat of love and happiness”.
Do not disregard small details: starfish, seashells and colorful stones… They can be or natural or artificial origin (made of porcelain, glass and other materials). It is also appropriate to use such marine paraphernalia as mini-models of sails, wheels, navigators, paddles, old maps, spyglasses, anchors, bottles of rum, bronze candlesticks and barrels…
If you have a chance to find a real parrot, preferably macaw, for your ceremony, make sure you add the parrot to a list of your invitees. If you do not have a real parrot, choose a toy one. The interior can also be decorated with pirate flags. For gifts, prepare an old big trunk.
An original pirate-themed wedding should feature the same pirate style in all its elements, inspired by the atmosphere of an old tavern, an island or a pirate ship.
Pirate-themed wedding table
Prepare a menu according to your wedding theme. If you celebrate the wedding in open air, treat your guests to barbeque, seafood, fruit and strong drinks (gin, rum). Make sure you serve alcoholic drinks not in traditional glasses but in big pirate-style mugs.
Pirate – themed wedding entertainment
Dice and card games
Search of treasure in teams
Competition in tying and untying nautical knots
Walking the plank
The best pirate song contest
If you celebrate your wedding in the Dominican Republic, right on the beach, organize a sand castle contest
While the bride usually tosses her bouquet to unmarried bridesmaids, the bridegroom should toss a small fishing net to his unmarried friends to see who will be caught in the net and become a bridegroom soon.
At night, it is romantic to let the paper boats with wishes for the newlyweds and flower wreathes with candles float in water.
Important “pirate” details
It is better to celebrate a pirate-themed wedding in summer or early autumn, when the weather is comfortable for river and sea sails.
Find a master of ceremony who will make your pirate-themed show a success.
Put the invitation notes in bottles and send them to your invitees. Do not forget to tell them about the dress code.
If you decided to organize the pirate-themed wedding, your family life will be breathtaking and full of unforgettable amazing emotions! And Happypeoplewed will help to fulfill this dream.