I have a confession to make: I am hopelessly obsessed with all things ballet.
From Degas dancers (source)
to tutus and pointe shoes (source)
to leg warmers. (source)
If there is any one regret in my life, it’s that I didn’t take ballet class throughout my teen and adult years. I kid you not, I have wanted a pair of pointe shoes my whole entire life. There’s just something about them. But every time I get thisclose to buying a pair, I talk myself out of it. What on earth would I do with pointe shoes? Sure, as a non-dancer, I may have an uncanny ability for being “en pointe”, I nailed a double pirouette on my second try, but outside of that I have NO CLUE what I’m doing. Unfortunately, I think my personal ballet ship hath sailed. So what does any of this have to do with weddings, you ask? Well, though my love of ballet is not a central theme in our wedding (how cool would it be for me to show up in pointe shoes, the FI in tights, and we bust out “Swan Lake” as our first dance? Mr. R may not like it much, but a girl can dream). I might try to sneak in a few touches here and there. So, without further ado, here are a couple of semi-ballet inspired inspiration boards for your (okay, okay, and my) viewing pleasure:
This one makes me die a little inside, I love it so much. It’s one of the most obviously ballet inspired ones I’ve come across.
The necklace, the chandeliers, the dress: to die for. It’s so Parisian.
I can just see the little girl with wings and the woman in the floral wreath twirling around on stage.
Here’s a colorful spin (tee-hee, I couldn’t help myself) on the ballet theme. The little girl in the pink tutu? Adorable!
And this: the piece de resistance. My favorite. The ballet wedding board of all ballet wedding boards. Droooool.
Is there anything that you’ve absolutely loved since childhood that you will be basing your wedding around? How about a simple nod? What one thing just makes your heart stop when you see it?