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7 Fandom Wedding Themes to Inspire You in 2024


I'll be your wedding day fairy godmother/hype woman. Wanna know a little secret? That little nervous feeling you have about being awkward on camera? Every. Single. Couple. on here felt the exact same way at first. I promise I'll never leave you two hanging. You'll get jaw-dropping ethereal images all while having a freaking blast!


As the world of weddings continues to evolve, one of the most captivating trends gaining momentum is the infusion of fandom into your celebration. Couples are now incorporating their shared passions into their big day, creating unforgettable moments inspired by their favorite worlds. If you’re a fan at heart and envision your wedding as a tribute to your beloved fandom, here are six trending themes stealing the spotlight in 2024:

1. Wizarding World: Magical Harry Potter Wedding

Picture this. A gold chocolate snitch on every place setting. Candlestick wands flickering among table centerpieces. Cocktails named after famous potions (Felix Felicis, anyone?). A romantic hooded veil cloak draped over your wedding dress. Treacle tart for dessert. Every Potterhead’s dream wedding come to life. Embrace this magical world with Hogwarts house-themed attire, enchanted decor, and spellbinding details like a Yule Ball reception. These muggles won’t know what hit them.

This ring box is inspired by the Golden Snitch. The key to the box resembles Hermione’s wand. The wand dangles from a chain, so you can wear it as a necklace. This Golden S Ring Box will magically keep your ring secure. Use it to propose to your significant other!

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Two women hold up a banner that reads "The unbreakable vow" above a sweetheart table
Courtesy of Blissfully Chic Co. on Etsy

2. Tabletop Gamers: Dungeons & Dragons

Want to begin your marriage adventure in the magical world of DND? Begin by creating invitations styled like DND quest scrolls, complete with fantasy-themed fonts and illustrations. Tables could be named after famous DND realms or characters, each adorned with corresponding decor like miniature dragons or character figurines as centerpieces. Couples might even opt for themed attire, with subtle nods to character classes or incorporating elements of armor and elegant fantasy-inspired accessories. 

I recently shot an elven x  DND inspired wedding at the PA Renaissance Faire, and it was such a blast. The decor and details Xena and Erik chose were spot on, which allowed us to get so creative with the photos we captured. Their whole wedding party leaned into the theme with their attire too!

3. Sci-Fi Spectacular: Star Wars Galactic Unions

Arguably the best of all fandom wedding themes, I was so stoked to check the Star Wars themed wedding off my wedding photography bucket list in 2023! The force is strong with couples embracing this galactic wonderland. Picture a blend of elegant attire with subtle nods to the galaxy far, far away. Opt for Leia-inspired hairdos or dapper styles reminiscent of Han Solo for the groom. Or take it to the next level by wearing a handmade replica of Padme Amidalas wedding dress from SixOn Clothing. But whatever you do, go big or go home with this trend. After all, Yoda wisely advised, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” 

The fan-girl moments never end: Shooting Jackie and Jason’s Star Wars themed engagement session was such a blast. If you bring light sabers to your engagement session, you WILL find your own custom movie poster in your gallery, just sayin’. Check out more photos from their Valley Forge engagement session in this post.

4. Enchanted Forest: Tolkien-Inspired Nuptials

Transport your guests to Middle Earth with a Tolkien-themed wedding. Think ethereal elven-inspired gowns, intricate braided hairstyles reminiscent of Arwen, and rustic yet elegant decor any Hobbit would swoon over. You can even take your design cues from the bohemian streamers, flower crowns, and curls at Sam and Rosie’s sweet wedding in The Shire!

5. Medieval Times: The Witcher’s World & Game of Thrones

Hoping to channel the feudal society of medieval times? Why not explore the mystical realm of The Witcher with dark, enchanting wedding aesthetics? 


  • Flowing medieval-inspired cloaks, intricate braided hairstyles inspired by Yennefer or Ciri, and moody decor bring this fantasy world to life. 
  • Potion bottle shot glass favors or monogrammed beakers full of your signature drinks would be great keepsakes for guests. 
  • Use personalized Gwent placecards to guide your guests to their tables. A beastiary guest book would also be a clever and fun way to incorporate this theme into your wedding day! 

If you identify with the lords or ladies of GOT, try bringing the world of Westeros to life for a day of celebration!

  • Finding a venue reminiscent of a castle or a medieval hall would set the perfect tone.
  • Incorporate elements of winter, perhaps with fur throws, white flowers, and snowy decorations, to evoke the North.
  • Consider hiring musicians to play the show’s iconic score or medieval-style music.
  • Serve a medieval-style feast with hearty dishes reminiscent of the show’s settings.

6. Fairytales & Folklore: Disney-Inspired Wedding Ideas

Step into a fairytale with a Disney-inspired wedding. Whether you’re a Disney classic fanatic or from the modern Disney era (read: Frozen, Brave, and Moana), embrace iconic Disney characters and motifs for a truly whimsical day. Disney hairstyle ideas I love:

  • Elsa’s intricate braids from Frozen
  • Belle’s romantic updo from Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White’s short bob and headband look

Check out Allure Bridals exclusive line of Disney Princess-inspired wedding gowns here.

I think Cinderella would agree; the ballroom at Park Chateau is what dreams are made of.

7. Avengers Assemble: Tie the Knot Superhero style

The graphic designer in me cannot help but geek out over the epic design concepts available to couples planning a superhero-themed wedding! My brain is swirling with ideas around a comic book-style invitation suite and signage in primary colors for this theme. 

Bride and groom kiss while groom holds Captain America shield and bride leans back in white floor length cape
Marvel themed wedding- Photo by Mallory Munson Photography

Other iconic superhero details to consider:

  • Comic strip-style photo booth photos would be amazing favors for guests to take home.
  • Play iconic superhero theme songs or soundtracks during key moments.
  • Some people project their new monogram onto the dance floor, but picture this in its stead: the Bat-signal

Celebrate your shared passions in a way that’s uniquely you by incorporating these fandom-inspired themes into your wedding day! Whether it’s through attire, hairstyles, decor, or subtle nods in the details, infusing your wedding with elements from your favorite fandom creates an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. 

As a discerning couple seeking a touch of elegance intertwined with your shared affinity for these beloved worlds, weaving these themes into your wedding will undoubtedly make your special day an unforgettable, sophisticated, and nerdy affair. Cheers to celebrating love in the most enchanting and fandom-filled way possible!


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I'll be your wedding day fairy godmother/hype woman. Wanna know a little secret? That little nervous feeling you have about being awkward on camera? Every. Single. Couple. on here felt the exact same way at first. I promise I'll never leave you two hanging. You'll get jaw-dropping ethereal images all while having a freaking blast!

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