It is no wonder the peacock wedding theme gained such popularity this year, as was predicted on many wedding blogs. You can find peacock wedding invitations and accessories, not to mention dresses with fit right into the theme. Peacocks are such regal birds, and just a glimpse of one tail feather automatically brings to mind extraordinary beauty, elegance and glamour. Which most of us would love associated with our wedding. But, I have learned the peacock theme can mean so much more. So I am going to share with you why I associate this theme with a little more than the obvious, and why I think it is a perfect choice.
I have recently become acquainted with a peahen and if you are not familiar (I wasn’t before now) it is a female peacock. This frumpy female bird is definitely not as glamorous looking as the male, but she has other appealing attributes.
A few months ago a peahen chose my little “barnyard” to lay her eggs, which by the way, without the presence of a peacock, will never hatch. Despite that fact Ms. P (shown above), as we have so affectionately named her, diligently cares for these five eggs. Her dedication and strength is unending. She leaves her nest only once a day to eat and drink, as fast as she can so her nest is not left unattended for very long, and then right back on, for another grueling 24 hours. My husband and I have witnessed her carry out her routine for weeks in the intense Florida heat and sun and once through a horrible thunderstorm. We have both become so impressed by her amazing dedication that I just felt compelled to share this story. So while you are deciding where to strategically place these gorgeous peacock feathers, perhaps in the centerpieces or attached to the invitations, remember Ms. P and her enduring strength and commitment, and know you couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate symbol for a wedding theme.
It is an awesome theme choice for an outdoor wedding or a vintage theme, and what a color palette it inspires, the vivid greens and teals and blues, oh my. Now keep in mind, as with any theme less is more. You don’t want to over do it.
Here’s a great peacock themed wedding invitation from Minted. You can find our more about it here. The inspiration board shown above came from the following sources:
Shoes from Etsy
Cupcake banners from Blush Printables
Table Setting from Hostess With the Mostess
Alfred Angelo Bridal Gowns from our own blog!
Man’s suit and tie picture from Andrew and Jessica’s Photography Blog
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