I’ve had this movie-inspired wedding board sitting around for awhile, and with the Oscars last night, I thought it would be fun to post it today. How about lollipops, hot air balloons, and a rainbow palette against the backdrop of a Kansas farm venue? Glittered, ruby red shoes are a must! What movies would you love to see translated into a wedding or party?

Mood: fantastic whimsy meets simple rustic
Palette: somewhere over the rainbow

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Top row from left: hot air balloon poster via Oh Happy Day, apple trees from Jan_ice’s flickr
Row 2: Laduree macarons via Housemartin, shoes from Krisatomic’s flickr, dress photo by Aaron Delesie, lunch boxes from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: red poppy bouquet via Project Wedding, paper lanterns from Lola Event Productions, cocktails from Soiree Charleston
Row 4: green bridesmaid dress, barn photo by One Thousand Words Photography via Junebug Weddings, flowers from Brides, lollipops from Rebecca Thuss

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  1. brown_eyed_bride

    GORGEOUS!! Just what I envision for a summer wedding. This is delicious!

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  2. A.I.S.

    as a girl who grew up in kansas, and is going back there to have an outdoor wedding on 100 acres of prairie grass….this has completely captured my heart.

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  3. practicallymarried

    How fun! What a whimsical, cheeky wedding this would be! Another movie I’d love to see as a wedding is the original Sabrina, with Audrey Hepburn.

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  4. Caiti

    This is fun!I’d love to see Amelie as a wedding, but you knew that already ;) I just think the French-ness and the playfulness and the vibrancy would be amazing for a wedding.

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  5. Anela

    What a fun idea! I would love to see what a Big Fish inspired board would look like. Now I want to make my wedding have a movie inspired theme.

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  6. AmyLynne

    Love. It. I was pondering this same thing recently and I (seconding Anela) think Big Fish would be amazing! Some other thoughts, Pleasantville, Finding Neverland, South Pacific (does that count?) and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (although Martha already did that one quite well)

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  7. amber

    WOW! This is so great.

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  8. Natalie

    Oh, this is beautiful, and one of my all time favorite movies! I’d say Casablanca is a movie wedding must, Gone with the Wind, and Singin’ in the Rain! All beautiful and classics!

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  9. Michelle

    oh those shoes…killing me!

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  10. Julie Ann

    oh wow! so imaginative, creative…i LOVE this! every detail…just perfect! *swoon*

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  11. Ashley Sue

    wow. that would be so much fun. how could you be at a wedding like that and not enjoy yourself?great concept.

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  12. kb

    So fun, it really pops! I second the original Sabrina, with Audrey Hepburn! (which I am trying to channel for my upcoming June wedding) Please… :-)

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  13. Ten Thousand Only

    now i want to be over the rainbow.

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  14. Shana

    Isn’t that the bridesmaid dress from Confessions of a Shopaholic? :b Fun wedding!I, too, would LOVE to see Finding Neverland as a wedding!

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  15. Shana

    Some other movies:- Wouldn’t Dirty Dancing make a sexy, romantic wedding?! And, of course, (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life would have to be the last song of the evening… - What Dreams May Come. Leave out the creepy parts, of course, and center around the beautiful cinematography and “soul-mate” theme and awww *sigh* you’ve got a mesmerizing wedding!

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  16. Truly Engaging

    Fun and lighthearted! Love it! Audrey Hepburn all the way… I’d suggest Roman Holiday.

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  17. Amy

    Pretty. I thought about a wizard of oz… moderate theme a few years ago… before I was even dating anyone.. I thought it could be done classy. You did it. Lovely.

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  18. Meagan

    Clearly, Amelie needs to be translated into a wedding…hmm, maybe my next client…I love the Wizard of Oz idea-a classic movie!

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  19. Katie

    oh, and how fun would Alice in Wonderland be as well?!!! Yes please!

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  20. Muffy

    Oh, what a great idea! This is so whimsical and fun!!!!

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  21. A.I.S.

    now i’ve been obsessed all day. i’m looking for my ruby slippers!

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  22. Jessica Jean

    This is wonderful! How great would it be to walk down the isle in ruby red slippers?! I would love to see a “Gone with the Wind” inspired wedding.

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  23. Helpful

    That is so pretty. i love love love anything with a whimsical feel. Could you please try to do a mid summers night dream or a vaudville/big fish type inspiration board.

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  24. Meg

    Amazing… Amazing. You’ve been on fire, I love it!

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  25. Shana

    Kathryn already has a Alice in Wonderland and a Midsummer Night’s Dream board. :) Both are LOVELY! They’re in the archives.

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  26. westaussiewedding

    I love it! SO colourful and cheerful without sacrificing elegance and style

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  27. Mindy

    I believe brides.com has a feature story with wedding themes inspired by movies. The style photos include Finding Neverland (with cute kite cards and a dress up trunk idea), Bonnie and Clyde (Texas wildflowers, etc.), and a few others. Love the feature. Love your board more, of course! And, you know my desire to see a Lorelai-Luke “June 3″ inspired wedding with the carrousel and rose vine covered church!

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  28. christina

    GORGEOUS!!! i love the movie as idea board. the suggestions so far are fantastic.what about some odd-ball movies:princess bridecity of lost childrendangerous liasonschocolathenry & june

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  29. Sophia

    so beautiful! i love this.

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  30. Shana

    CHOCOLAT!!! Yes! Start creating, Kathryn! ;) lol

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  31. Teresa

    Wow! This is FABULOUS! Love, love, love!

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  32. Lucy

    I’m not sure Dangerous Liaisons or Casablanca or Gone with the Wind would be great motifs for married life though? Doesn’t it go wrong for the central couples in all those films?

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  33. cdolloff

    Wow, I am in love with this board. Just at the time when I’m trying to come up with some boards for myself, this is perfect inspiration.

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  34. Jena Lepitzki

    I love this board! I am a huge fan of The Wizard of Oz and love the red shoes.Great Job Kathryn.

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  35. Mo

    I was terrified of The Wizard of Oz as a kid, but I love this board! Plus, red and green are going to be our colors so this is very helpful. Thanks Kathryn!…I second the Amelie requests. ;)

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  36. Isabel

    GORGEOUS! I love the shoes!!!

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  37. sarah

    love it love it love itmakes me want to get married again

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  38. love

    this is so beautiful and fun. movie themes are awesome and i totally agree with some of these comments. i would love love love to see a Big Fish/Vaudeville/vintage circus inspiration board. I have actually been thinking of making that my wedding theme, i’m just a little stumped on where to start=/

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  39. {michelle}

    What a unique theme! Love those ruby red slippers

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  40. Traci Healey

    How about any Hitchcock movie with Grace Kelly? She’s lovely.

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  41. Miss Alexandra

    i'd love to see a benny&joon, you me and everyone we know, and a pride+prejudice (kiera knightly version) inspiration board!

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  42. kk

    i’d like to see Alice in Wonderland done. clocks, rabbits, run colours, imagine what the cake could look like!could be very fun

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  43. Terry

    I’d like to see Arsnick and Old Lace as a wedding reception theme!

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  44. Terry

    oh yeah! and the heaven part of What Dreams May Come, like Shana said. Soooo pretty.

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  45. Lauren

    Here’s the Finding Neverland Wedding from Brides Local Magazines:http://www.brides.com/planning/receptions/feature/slide/176987#_chip=0_slide=176989

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  46. Busy Bees

    ive originally wanted to pull a Wizard of Oz theme for my wedding but i never push through becuase i was too afraid that i wont be able to pull it off! This inspiration board is it! Thanks!!

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  47. Kaitlin

    I think a Mary Poppins themed inspiration board would be amazing as well

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  48. e & d

    OOO, I was just inspired bc it’s on tv right now- Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium- especially in the hospital scene – bright yellow on white – or the toy store/colorful place in general

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