Ariel is the princess who made red hair cool and can be charming even when she can’t talk. But you don’t have to have red tresses and be married to a handsome guy named Eric in order to theme your nuptials around this princess and her nautical world. Just take it from this bride who hosted a ridiculously awesome “The Little Mermaid” wedding, and boy did she nail it. Here’s how to pull off your own Ariel-focused big day:


Under-the-sea wedding invitations
Set the scene for a fun and festive wedding with a hint of nautical flair using this Disney – Beneath the Waves Invitation. The shimmering stationery features a beautiful turquoise seashell decorated with embossed aqua filigree. A navy blue envelope pocket holds your invitation to keep with the beachy theme.

Ariel-inspired dress
My guess is that you don’t want to wear a purple bra and a green mermaid tail down the aisle. If that’s not exactly what you envisioned, this Ariel dress from the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Collection is the next best thing. It offers a gorgeous strapless sweetheart neckline along with a belt embellished with plenty of crystal beading and rhinestones. The organza gown flows down in a sea of ruffles, emulating the gentle waves of the ocean.

Beachy look
Keep your hairstyle relaxed and effortlessly beautiful with a simple side braid (or fishtail braid). Complete your wedding ‘do by pinning a white starfish to the side of your head. Just check out how this bride completed the look. Continue the same nautical vibe down to your feet with these stunning barefoot sandals. This foot jewelry glams up your feet and allows you to feel the warm sand beneath your toes as you walk down the aisle.

Disney engagement ring
This Ariel engagement ring was designed by Gemvara. Each of the rings from the collection are custom made to fit the personality of the princesses. This out-of-the-box rock is truly unique – it features a ruby red stone in the middle, surrounded by a myriad of shimmering purple diamonds. The band demands just as much attention, with green diamonds embedded in the silver. The inside of the ring is engraved with the words “Part of your world…”

Nautical cake
It doesn’t get any more on-theme than this beautifully made cake. The bottom tier features wavy layers of blue fondant, and a collection of coral and seashells cover the top tier to make it look like you pulled the sweet treat right out of the “The Little Mermaid” movie.

Dinglehoppers (aka forks)
You can’t eat cake without forks! Or as Ariel would say, dinglehoppers! Enjoy your confection with these simply adorable Mr. and Mrs. forks. Be sure to bring them out again on your one-year anniversary!

How will you be channeling Ariel on your wedding day? Share your thoughts with me!

Photo Credit: Forks: Project Wedding, Alfred Angelo via Disney Fairy Tale Weddings, Hair: Disney Wedding Blog, Purple Barefoot Sandles: Etsy, Ring: The Knot, Wedding Cake: Cinzia Bruschini via Ruffled