Inspiration for your wedding theme can come from anywhere—a favourite destination, book or movie can provide the kick start you need to start planning. After all, your wedding should be about expressing your personalities and sharing what you love most with your guests! On the subject of favourite movies, The Wizard of Oz, a true classic dating back to 1939, is rife with inspiration for a bright and whimsical wedding. Plus, it just so happens that all things Wizard of Oz are back in the spotlight thanks to the impending release of Oz: The Great and Powerfulstarring James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Sam Raimi of Spider-Man fame (the Tobey Maguire trilogy), Oz: The Great and Powerful is a prequel to the Wizard of Oz, and focuses on how the Wizard of Oz came to be. Needless to say, it’s the perfect time to plan a wedding inspired by Dorothy and her friends. If you don’t want to go all out with a Wizard of Oz theme, consider incorporating small touches such as your very own pair of ruby slippers. And if you do want to fully embrace the Wizard of Oz for your wedding, there are plenty of ways to do so—from a yellow brick road aisle runner to a gorgeous pink Glinda The Good Witch-inspired gown. Here are some of our favourite Wizard of Oz wedding ideas.
Impress your guests with an edible work of art like this awe-inspiring cake that pays homage to the colourful characters and settings in the <i>Wizard of Oz</i>.<br />
Photo courtesy <a href="http://bridalsnob.tumblr.com/post/12161377927/wizard-of-oz-wedding-cake" target="_blank">Bridal Snob</a>.
Dorothy's signature blue and white gingham looks smart on these lavender-scented sachets, which would make original favours for your guests.<br />
Photo courtesy <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/62200355/organic-lavender-linen-sachets-blue?ref=tre-4d9fc67eeae78eef2293abf1-11" target="_blank">Peppermint Pinwheels</a>.
For your walk down the aisle, don a pretty pale pink gown (like this Kenneth Pool) inspired by everyone's favourite witch---Glinda!<br />
Photo courtesy <a href="http://firstview.com/" target="_blank">firstVIEW</a>. As seen in this <a href="http://www.weddingbells.ca/blogs/fashion/2012/10/16/kenneth-pool-fall-2013/" target="_blank">slide show</a>.
The perfect match for a blush wedding dress? These quirky Vivienne Westwood for Melissa pumps that give a nod to the Tin Man and his quest for a heart.<br />
Photo courtesy <a href="http://www.ginzaqueen.com/vivienne-westwood-lady-dragon-vii-red-heart-pink-p-69.html" target="_blank">Ginza Queen</a>.
Set the tone for your enchanting Wizard of Oz wedding with this adorable poppy-themed stationery.<br />
Photo courtesy <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/104772625/wizard-of-oz-poppy-wedding-invitation" target="_blank">Silently Screaming</a>.
These precious ruby slipper tags add a special touch to your wedding favours.<br />
Photo courtesy <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/92417736/wizard-of-oz-tags-double-sided-vintage" target="_blank">Anista Designs</a>.
Your bridesmaids will look preppy, chic and Dorothy-inspired in this sweet baby blue dress with a bright red belt.<br />
Photo courtesy <a href="http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/luck-be-a-lady-dress-in-powder-blue" target="_blank">ModCloth</a>.
A cupcake in a jar is a fun new twist on an old wedding favourite! Add "Auntie Em" labels for a humorous touch.<br />
Photo courtesy <a href="http://blog.amyatlas.com/2011/10/wizard-of-oz-guest-feature-part-ii-desserts/" target="_blank">Amy Atlas</a>.
There's no need to settle for a plain-old aisle runner when you can have a faux yellow brick road to walk down!<br />
Photo courtesy <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/47217496063336105/" target="_blank">Castle Corsetry</a>.