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How to Throw a Game of Thrones Themed Wedding

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Not only is Game of Thrones super cool, it’s also a per­fect theme to go with for a win­ter wedding—or a win­ter won­der­land des­ti­na­tion wed­ding. Ice­land, any­one? While it’s April and not win­ter in the major­i­ty of the US, with the final sea­son air­ing this month (we’re not ready either), we decid­ed to share some amaz­ing ways to add in a lit­tle Game of Thrones flair to your wed­ding.

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Phrases

With any show/movie/book, there are dozens of taglines and phras­es that can be used to your advan­tage. Think invi­ta­tions or cus­tom nap­kins or fan­cy signs. We sug­gest rewatch­ing or reread­ing for some inspi­ra­tion. Here’s a few ideas:

  • Your Wed­ding Is Com­ing
  • He Bent the Knee
  • Moon of My Life/My Sun and Stars

Hair

Grooms, have you been dream­ing of going full beard and wild mess of hair at your wed­ding? Well, this is your per­fect excuse. Near­ly every swoon-wor­thy char­ac­ter in Game of Thrones has per­fect­ly untamed hair, rem­i­nis­cent of the medieval world they inhab­it.

And ladies, grow out your white locks (or any col­or, real­ly) and plan for some gor­geous waves and braids just like the queen you are.

Fur

It is win­ter, after all. Keep in mind that fur does not have to be tacky (or real). You don’t have to look like a Wildling, cov­ered head to toe in the stuff. Fur shawls or coats are both warm and regal. And if you’re not plan­ning on wear­ing it, there are plen­ty of oth­er ways to dec­o­rate with it. Do I hear (faux) bearskin rug?

Decorations

The dec­o­ra­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less. There’s so much you can do with both mer­chan­dise from the show (ban­ners, for exam­ple) and oth­er things that aren’t show spe­cif­ic. I’m per­son­al­ly envi­sion­ing lots of green­ery, ornate place set­tings and gob­lets, and jew­el tones every­where. And you can’t have a Game of Thrones wed­ding post with­out men­tion­ing swords.

game of thrones wedding styled shoot

Cake

There are so many options here for absolute­ly stun­ning wed­ding cakes. If you’re wor­ried about going too over­board, sub­tle details are still pret­ty cool. One tier with scal­loped drag­on scales pays homage to those incred­i­ble beasts, while still being ele­gant.

Wearable Details

I’m think­ing drag­on jew­el­ry, with inspi­ra­tion drawn from the amaz­ing pieces we see Daen­erys often wear, but there’s so many oth­er options, and not just for the ladies. Why not try a Hand of the King pin in lieu of a bou­ton­niere for your best man. And don’t even get me start­ed on crowns.

Signature Cocktails

You, of course, can stick to the Dor­nish red, ale, and rum that the Wes­t­erosi always seem to be drink­ing, but why not have a lit­tle fun with it? Mix some loaded cock­tails of every col­or and the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less. Name them for hous­es, or places, or peo­ple. Lit­er­al­ly any­thing. Here’s a list of ideas to get you start­ed:

  • The Bas­tard of Win­ter­fell
  • The Night King
  • The Red Keep
  • Kingslay­er
  • Milk of the Pop­py
  • Wild­fire

Vows

Sev­er­al wed­dings take place through­out Game of Thrones, some pleas­ant, oth­ers not, but the cer­e­mo­ny is sweet, no mat­ter who is par­tic­i­pat­ing. The hands of the cou­ple is bound with rib­bon, much like the real-world tra­di­tion of “tying the knot,” and they recite their vows. The best part of the vows, in my opin­ion, is when simul­ta­ne­ous­ly the bride and groom say, “I am hers/his and she/he is mine. From this day to the end of my days.” Lit­er­al chills.

game of thrones wedding styled shoot

And if these pho­tos and ideas aren’t enough, here are a few more stun­ning Game of Thrones styled shoots for your view­ing plea­sure. I couldn’t not share.

The Knot

BRIDES

Huff­Post

game of thrones wedding styled shoot

You have enough to wor­ry about when plan­ning your wed­ding; your suit should­n’t be one of them. Whether you’re a drag­on, wolf or lion, you should still look great. See what we have to offer to make you look ready for the Iron Throne.

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