Ah, Belle. The Disney princess forever known as the brown haired beauty in the gold-colored ballgown. Even as a child as I watched Belle and her beast dance around the sparkling ballroom, I longed to have that magical night with my prince one day. And many brides-to-be agree with me on that one. If you need a little background on the princess, she has a deep love for books, her father and being rebellious. She isn’t very concerned with what others think of her – even the town’s hunk, Gaston, who makes it quite clear that he would like to put a ring on it. When her father doesn’t return one day, she sets out to find him, where she meets the hideous beast, otherwise known as her soon-to-be husband. Talk about a story-topper when it comes to first dates! Belle is able to look past his hairy appearance to see his true heart. Eventually the spell is broken, the beast turns into a gorgeous prince and they live happily ever after! Here are some ways to incorporate the princess into your nuptials:

The dress
Go big or go home when you’re trying to evoke Belle on your wedding day. Go for a big and beautiful gown that is sure to be a show stopper. This gown, straight from Disney, is perfect. If you’re a bold bride, you could look for a dress in Belle’s beautiful gold-colored gown. However, if you don’t want to rock the gold gown, have your bridesmaids rock the color to bring some of the hue into your wedding theme.

Reception decor
There are so many things you can do to decorate your reception space just like Belle would. Look for a venue that has gold chandeliers – if not, see if you would be able to hang your own. They instantly add elegance to a space. As for the tables, what better way to bring the classic Disney film to life than by having a single pink rose under a glass display case on each table for guests to admire? If you want a more rustic look, stack a bunch of old books on each table topped with a teacup (can’t forget about little Chip) to evoke Belle’s love for literature and her dinnerware friends.

Wedding invitations
Evoke this brunette by sending out this Inner Beauty Invitation – Belle. The intricate, bold, black decor completed with a satin ribbon opens up to elegant text printed amid contrasting paper to create an invitation that is beautiful both inside and out.

How would you incorporate Belle into your big day? Share your thoughts with us!