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Over-the-Top Wedding Ideas

50 Over-the-Top Wedding Ideas We Can't Help But Love

Has your dream wedding always included over-the-top fanatsies of beautiful flowers and extravagent details? Well, you're in luck. Bridal Guide has given us 50 fabulous ways to make your wedding as over the top and spectacular as you want.

No matter the size of your wedding budget, there's something so indulgent about browsing photos of the most luxurious weddings. It's why we love scoping out pictures from celebrity weddings and seeing the amazing details that transformed their celebrations from ordinary to extraordinary. And even if the most elaborate décor elements can't easily be replicated on a normal-person budget, they can spark an idea that is possible. Here, get inspired by some of the most over-the-top ideas we've ever seen.

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1. Ceremony Ideas

With romantic flowers everywhere you look, walking down this aisle will feel like walking into a fairy tale.

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A dramatic, oversized floral display transforms a plain ceremony tent into an enchanted garden.

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Wrought-iron gates covered in flowers and a bold, winding aisle set the tone for a romantic wedding celebration.

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Blue uplighting and towering trees come together to create the perfect look for a winter wedding ceremony.

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Walk on water during your ceremony with a temporary stage over your venue's pool.

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Getting married in the fall? Bring the gorgeous colors of the season indoors with autumnal trees lining your aisle.

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A cherry blossom backdrop is made even more romantic with orchids cascading from the trees.

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Make your wedding feel like a winter wonderland with white-painted branches lining your aisle and romantic candles illuminating the way.

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Transform an indoor space into a botanical garden with ivy-covered walls, flowers hanging from the ceiling, and potted plants lining the aisle.

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Celebrate your storybook romance with a fairy tale backdrop.

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As you share your first kiss as a married couple, shower your guests with thousands of flower petals blown out of cannons!

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A luxury wedding leaves no area undecorated — including the walkway leading to your ceremony location!

Make it "snow" during your recessional!

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This couple celebrated their nuptials with a few million of their nearest and dearest... in the middle of Times Square on New Year's Eve.

It's your fantasy wedding; why not walk down the aisle with a unicorn?!

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2. Reception Décor

Dramatic centerpieces combine with the purple uplighting transform this reception space into a winter wonderland.

Fabric draping and creative lighting transform this ballroom from ordinary to extraordinary.

Give a warehouse a garden vibe with plenty of greenery.

Give your reception touch of Harry Potter magic with floating candles reminiscent of Hogwarts' Great Hall.

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Transform a tent into an enchanted garden with grassy walls and ivy-covered chandeliers.

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Overhead décor, like chandeliers and dangling orchids, make long reception tables look even more elegant.

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Dress up the space above your tables with mix-and-match lanterns and abundant greenery.

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Multi-dimensional centerpieces, creating uplighting, and fabric draping create a modern, elegant feel.

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An oversized floral display provides the perfect focal point for your reception room.

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Use your engagement photos to create a one-of-a-kind backdrop that'll make you feel like a celebrity.

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You don't need an overabundance of flowers to make a bold impression; focus your attention on a single over-the-top piece, like this tree draped with ribbons and crystals.

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All eyes will really be on you with this sweetheart table.

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It's all about the first impression — dress up your reception entrance with luxe flowers, fabric draping and, of course, a chandelier.

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3. First Dance Ideas

Make it snow during your first dance!

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Create an ethereal atmosphere with a fog machine.

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4. Lighting

Getting married in a tent? Use creating lighting to project an image onto the outside.

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Look closely — this dance floor is completely covered in flowers beneath glass! And flowers projected onto the walls are the icing on the cake at this opulent reception.

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Project an image onto your dance floor for a truly magical effect.

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Perfect for an outdoor wedding, reflect the night sky with a ceiling made entirely of twinkling lights.

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Rustic mini chandeliers covered in ivy provide a lovely contrast to the sleek, modern reception tables.

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Illuminate your reception with a "tent" made entirely out of string lights.

5. Escort Cards

Guests won't be able to stop talking about this incredible escort card tree.

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6. Centerpieces

With an all-white color palette, these over-the-top centerpieces exude a luxurious vibe.

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Winding orchid branches create an eye-catching centerpiece.

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Touches of gold and crystal, combined with purple uplighting, make these all-white centerpieces anything but boring.

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Autumnal hues and romantic candlelight create the perfect atmosphere for this fall wedding.

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Set the tone for a winter wedding with crystal strands reminiscent of icicles.

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Orchids cascading from a centerpiece raised above the table creates such a romantic vibe.

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Add even more glamour to a candelabra centerpiece with roses twisting around it.

7. Cakes

Flowers spurting out of every tier take this classic all-white cake to the next level.

Image Source: John Labbe

Give your cake its own "room" with a gorgeous arch overhead.

8. Sendoffs

Depart from your wedding in a hot air balloon!

Image Source: Liz Cowie Photography

With sparks flying in every direction, this incredible photo op is a moment you'll never forget.

Fireworks are always a perfect way to end the night.

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Light up the night sky with a lantern release.

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