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pixie921
01-16-2011, 05:52 PM
For anyone interested, tonight's episode of "My Fair Wedding" is going to feature an Alice-themed wedding. :thumbsup2 After seeing so many great weddings/tea parties here, it will be interesting to see his take on the theme!

Oh, and it's on at 9pm EST on WE.

PixieTl
01-16-2011, 05:54 PM
might have to dvr this one!! thanks!!

sambycat
01-16-2011, 08:51 PM
ack! conflict! i'm sure he will have 18 things that will send me into a downward spiral!

librarygeek
01-16-2011, 08:52 PM
I'm planning on watching this! I'm trying to do a different movie for each table for my wedding, so hopefully there will be some good Alice inspired centerpieces or something I can use ;)

lea007
01-17-2011, 05:27 AM
Shame we cant view it in the UK would of like to have seen it.

julierocks
01-17-2011, 09:54 AM
I'm planning on watching this! I'm trying to do a different movie for each table for my wedding, so hopefully there will be some good Alice inspired centerpieces or something I can use ;)

What a cute idea! Are you doing it with different centerpieces for each table? Would love to hear about it.

jtanddolly
01-17-2011, 10:16 AM
I normally love all of his weddings, but this was my least favorite of all the weddings I have seen him create. I think there were definitely some good ideas...like I loved the hedges he brought in to make walls within the sound stage, but in general this was not one of his better creations.

Why did he use bright pink gerber daisies when in the story the queen of hearts is all about painting the roses red? Maybe I missed part of the show and that was her favorite flower.

I wonder who scouted the locations as the place where they had the tea party was awful! Maybe for a little girls birthday party, but it was just bad. Also, the shoes and jewlery that he had brought in during the tea party scene (in my opinion) looked very cheap. He is also normally good about coordinating the wedding gown with the bridesmaids dresses but they didn't go together at all.

Did anyone else notice that lots of the white candles were falling over? Maybe they were supposed to be that way for the "mad hatter tea" setting, but to me it just looked like the candles were too small for the holders.

I really could go on and on. He is normally so into the details, but he just fell short this time. Did anyone else watch and if so...what did you think?

youcansmellit
01-17-2011, 10:28 AM
Thank you for letting me know, My daughter is a huge fan. :thumbsup2

pixie921
01-17-2011, 11:23 AM
Dolly, I totally agree about the tea party place...I even found it a bit creepy, LOL!

But the wedding look overall I thought was AMAZING, and one of my favorites that I've seen him do! I loved the hedges and the whole setup! He's usually all about white curtains and huge flowers, and this was so different. :) I'm not sure why he used pink instead of red, either, but it must've been a color the bride wanted 'cuz her bridesmaids were wearing it, too. (I liked when the bridesmaids were in different colors rather than just one.)

I have to say that I much preferred her original wedding dress to the one he chose. When she came out in the one he chose, my dh and I looked at each other and said, "She looks like Mrs. Lincoln in the Geico ad!" You know ... the one where she asks Abe "Does this dress make my backside look big?" :rotfl: That was NOT the look! I did love her top hat, though.

And I wasn't crazy about the cakes ... I've seen much more beautiful/fun/whimsical ones posted here for sure.

But overall I thought it was a neat episode with lots of good ideas!

jtanddolly
01-17-2011, 11:39 AM
Dolly, I totally agree about the tea party place...I even found it a bit creepy, LOL!

But the wedding look overall I thought was AMAZING, and one of my favorites that I've seen him do! I loved the hedges and the whole setup! He's usually all about white curtains and huge flowers, and this was so different. :) I'm not sure why he used pink instead of red, either, but it must've been a color the bride wanted 'cuz her bridesmaids were wearing it, too. (I liked when the bridesmaids were in different colors rather than just one.)

I have to say that I much preferred her original wedding dress to the one he chose. When she came out in the one he chose, my dh and I looked at each other and said, "She looks like Mrs. Lincoln in the Geico ad!" You know ... the one where she asks Abe "Does this dress make my backside look big?" :rotfl: That was NOT the look! I did love her top hat, though.

And I wasn't crazy about the cakes ... I've seen much more beautiful/fun/whimsical ones posted here for sure.

But overall I thought it was a neat episode with lots of good ideas!

We must be a lot alike...I thought the tea party place was creepy and I 100% agree that the dress looked like Mrs. Lincoln as well, but like you, I liked the hat. It just didn't go at all with the dress. I did like the overall look of the reception especially the hedges and bushes. But I wasn't a fan of the performers...they were more strange than they were Alice in Wonderlandish.

pinkmiss3
01-17-2011, 12:24 PM
I also did not really like this episode. It really did not feel like an Alice in Wonderland wedding. The only thing I liked were the hedges. I feel like there was soo much more that could have been done for this theme. Now I'm waiting for the Wizard of Oz episode.

princesswendy720
01-17-2011, 12:36 PM
For anyone who missed it, there is a My Fair Wedding marathon on right now and the Alice episode is playing again at 4 pm ET.

I love David Tutera!

librarygeek
01-17-2011, 01:58 PM
What a cute idea! Are you doing it with different centerpieces for each table? Would love to hear about it.

Yup, that's the plan! We got these large storage boxes that look like old books that we've using as a base for each centerpiece (the books representing the original fairy tales), and then we're adding something to go with each table. For instance, the Cinderella table will have a glass slipper on top of the pile of books, Beauty and the Beast table will have a single red rose and a candelabra, etc. I'm also thinking about making the table name signs to look like large bookmarks to go with the theme. Still experimenting and figuring things out :goodvibes

As for My Fair Wedding, I thought the Alice theme was okay. I did not like the pink bridesmaid dresses. The ones he picked were probably my least favorite out of the three, and I don't get why he went with pink - and all pink. Normally I like the uniformity of color at a wedding, but I think doing different colors for this wedding would have worked well. And I couldn't stand the bride's dress, but if it's what she wanted... :confused3 I liked the cakes though, I thought they were really cute. And the hedges were awesome.

pixie921
01-17-2011, 02:02 PM
We must be a lot alike...I thought the tea party place was creepy and I 100% agree that the dress looked like Mrs. Lincoln as well, but like you, I liked the hat. It just didn't go at all with the dress. I did like the overall look of the reception especially the hedges and bushes. But I wasn't a fan of the performers...they were more strange than they were Alice in Wonderlandish.

Great minds think alike! :thumbsup2 And I totally forgot about those creepy performers!! Definitely NOT my cup of tea!

jtanddolly
01-17-2011, 03:05 PM
Yup, that's the plan! We got these large storage boxes that look like old books that we've using as a base for each centerpiece (the books representing the original fairy tales), and then we're adding something to go with each table. For instance, the Cinderella table will have a glass slipper on top of the pile of books, Beauty and the Beast table will have a single red rose and a candelabra, etc. I'm also thinking about making the table name signs to look like large bookmarks to go with the theme. Still experimenting and figuring things out :goodvibes


What are all of the tables going to be named? It would be fun to hear ideas for what others might use to decorate each table based on the fairy tale books you are going to use.

If you can post them...and post pics of the "storage boxes" that look like old books...I would love to see them!

For Alice In Wonderland table decorations...here are a few ideas:
mismatched tea cups with tea pots
white roses or small white rose bush with red paint tin and paint brushes
playing cards
buy a small clear glass cake stand with glass top at Hobby Lobby and place a pocket watch inside
something with "eat me" tag and "drink me" tag on it
Mad Hatter Hat
Pink Flamingo
Mirror (to represent through the looking glass)
a beautiful white rabbit figurine
Alice figurine or doll to represent when she ate what ever made her small
you could even have an Alice doll growing out of a house like she did in the book


Here is an adult themed Alice In Wonderland wedding that I found:
http://coutureeventssd.com/blog/truly-madly-deeply-yours-alice-in-wonderland-inspiration/
http://joielala.com/2010/07/12/in-wonderland-wedding-inspiration-san-diego/

I like how they took old books and painted them.

disneemama
01-17-2011, 03:31 PM
I'm a huge fan of "My Fair Wedding" also and was not loving that show at all. Her dress was the worse choice for the bride, but I guess if she loved it, who am I to criticize it. I usually prefer the white gowns. I don't even mind a bit of color, my own daughter is wearing a cream or off-white but imho, that dress did nothing for that bride. I agree with the post about Mrs. Lincoln. I kept thinking throughout the whole show, I must be getting old because I could only see a few things I liked. Guess he wants to cover all kind of weddings.

librarygeek
01-17-2011, 07:05 PM
What are all of the tables going to be named? It would be fun to hear ideas for what others might use to decorate each table based on the fairy tale books you are going to use.

If you can post them...and post pics of the "storage boxes" that look like old books...I would love to see them!

For Alice In Wonderland table decorations...here are a few ideas:
mismatched tea cups with tea pots
white roses or small white rose bush with red paint tin and paint brushes
playing cards
buy a small clear glass cake stand with glass top at Hobby Lobby and place a pocket watch inside
something with "eat me" tag and "drink me" tag on it
Mad Hatter Hat
Pink Flamingo
Mirror (to represent through the looking glass)
a beautiful white rabbit figurine
Alice figurine or doll to represent when she ate what ever made her small
you could even have an Alice doll growing out of a house like she did in the book


I'm pretty much still in the brainstorming section of it now, so your ideas are very helpful! I think I might post a new thread detailing my plans so others can contribute :)