Thursday, July 25, 2013

Theme Thursday: Basketball themed Wedding Inspiration!

It's been a crazy week and I didn't manage to get on and post some of the things I had planned to in the last few days. My younger son reminded me this afternoon that it was Thursday and that I had a wedding theme to blog about, so in honour of him and his passion for basketball, I decided to make this week's theme about basketball lovers!

You can go all out with basketball decor as part of the flower arrangements, table centerpieces or even a basketball ice sculpture ... this amazing sculpture is by by Lexington Ice Sculptures

Instead of a guest book, have a basketball with a black marker for wedding guests to sign!

While you may still want traditional touches like a tiered white wedding cake, maybe you could go with a basketball for the groom's cake:

Of course, a basketball themed wedding cake topper can be sweet even on a traditional wedding cake! There's so many cute ones out there that can even be personalized if the couple desires:

And instead of cake slices, maybe some basketball cupcakes or cake pops for guests or at least as a choice on the Sweets Table:

For the groom, how about these basketball cufflinks, handcrafted from actual basketballs and set in sterling silver from Etsy shop Bits And Badges

Maybe he'd like one of these very cool and creative basketball themed wedding bands:

or this quirky boutonniere!

And the bride doesn't have to leave all the cute basketball details to the groom! If there's a certain NBA team that she likes to root for, then maybe she might like to rock some basketball heels under that fancy white gown (NBA heels are available in flat ballet shoes, suede and crystal styles):

And no respectable bride forgets her garter! Go generic...

or go for a favourite team: 

And check out these basketball roses that could be tucked into the bridesmaids bouquets or maybe pinned to the groomsmens lapels! So unique!

And have fun with gifts for the groomsmen & bridesmaids and guest favors. So many fun ideas in keeping with the theme! From cute earrings for the Maids...

A flask for the groomsmen?

And for the guest favors, maybe a basketball bottle opener

or personalized wedding can cooler sleeves:

Or there's always the nicely wrapped basketball cookie with a lovely thank-you tag alongwith the names of the bride & groom and the wedding date!

A wedding, while being traditional and solemn and full of serious promises can also be a fun reflection of who the bride & groom are, what they love and passions they share. For the sports-minded couple who enjoys cuddling up in front of the TV to watch their favourite NBA team in the playoffs, a Basketball themed reception might be just the icing on the cake! I hope some of the things I've shared here have inspired you and check out my Pinterest board for more ideas! 

I leave you with this fabulous wedding cake ~ Nuggets head coach George Karl presented Carmelo Anthony and his bride with a wedding cake layered in rosebuds and basketballs made from frosting! Now that is one amazing basketball themed cake!!

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