With the 2016 Olympics in full swing, a sporty wedding theme just feels perfect for a summer like this! One of my favorite Olympic events is cycling and bikes are so trendy right now as wedding décor. Bicycles symbolize classic and historic human achievement and mobility; bikes are repairable and adaptable, just as love ought to be! So maybe you’re a couple that loves to mountain bike, or you met as children riding bikes in your hometown (or you just think the concept is cute!)… Regardless, a bicycle themed wedding is classy and romantic.
First thing is first: Invitations! These bicycle invitations are unique and quirky. But hiring a bike messenger to deliver them might get pricey…
The Décor: It seems that bicycles can be incorporated almost everywhere. The table numbers, decorative accents, hanging elements, and directional signage can all be jazzed up with a bike theme. Vintage bikes with baskets are the way to go here: fill the basket with your wedding flowers for a sweet entryway piece. I mean, I’m sure your bright yellow mountain bike could be decorated also… but I think vintage bikes might be better suited for elegance. They can be found almost anywhere… garage sales, EBay, flea markets, grandpa’s garage… and they can be old and rusty too! No need to buy one that’s perfect. (Rusty ones are cheaper anyways!)
The Cake Topper: This is no ordinary cake topper! No, this is way cuter. And, as always, something adorable and unique like this can be found on Etsy.
And, most importantly, bikes are lovely for the wedding photo shoot. I think you can picture for yourself how perfect a bride with a bike would look, but I’ll show you anyways. This lovely bride was one of our own at Panache and Promises. The simple opaque balloons and colorful bouquet are just perfection. She’s ready to pedal out to her honeymoon (just beware of the bicycle grease…)!
Watch the 2016 Olympics Cycling Time Trials on Wednesday, August 10th!
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