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Peacock Wedding Theme – Not just a symbol of beauty

Peacock Wedding ThemeIt 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.

peacock themed wedding ideas

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.

Peacock Themed Wedding Invitations

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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7 comments ↓

#1 beth on 11.04.10 at 3:20 pm

I love a peacock theme — it combines elegance, whimsy and great colors all together!

#2 lavina on 01.22.11 at 8:13 pm

we are having a hard time finding ideas for a peacock themed outdoor wedding

#3 Sabina on 03.14.11 at 10:08 am

I love that blue…it makes me fell relaxed

#4 Ada on 03.30.11 at 10:21 am

Our May 1st Wedding has a peacock theme and we are definitely using the “less is more” concept. Each invitation will have a feather, the men are wearing navy blue tuxedos and the women are wearing teal dresses. We are using our hostesses as accents, so they are wearing a mustard yellow dress. Peacock feathers are being used in the bouquets, boutonnieres, and on our navy blue aisle runner. At the reception, we are using feathers in the centerpieces only. We are toasting with blue flutes and keeping everything else rather simple.

#5 admin on 03.30.11 at 7:08 pm

Thanks for the comment Ada! Sounds like a beautiful and tasteful way to incorporate the peacock theme.

#6 Susanna Miles @ K.i.s.s Wedding Ideas on 06.14.11 at 1:33 pm

I just LOVE the peacock theme idea. The blue and green in their feathers is a color you to die for! SO pretty!!!

#7 brandi on 06.04.12 at 8:08 pm

my fiance and i are going to use the peacock theme in our wedding (march 16 2013)….i absolutely love the fact that the peacock represents strength and committment….everything that LOVE stands for….

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