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9 Celestial Wedding Ideas You’ll Love to the Moon and Back

couple posing and hugging on moon backdrop at wedding | PartySlate

Whether your love story is of star crossed lovers or written in the stars, a celestial wedding theme is forever dreamy. Imagine your venue draped in astrological motifs and décor. A mystical and romantic setting underneath the moon and stars makes for the best celestial event on your calendar.

PartySlate has searched through our real event albums and rounded up 9 celestial wedding ideas to inspire the dreamer inside all of us. Shoot for the stars and start planning your celestial-themed wedding now.

1. Send Perfectly Aligned Invitations

Your invitations are your guest’s first glimpse into the theme of your wedding. Make sure they are a beautiful representation of your star-studded event.

Celestial Wedding Invitation With Moon Shaped Stationary | PartySlate
photographer: Anna Shackleford | Tara Skinner Weddings & Events See More
Astrological Wedding Save The Date and Invitation Circular Stationary | PartySlate
photographer: Baker Animation | Creative Coverings See More
Star and Moon Astrological Blue and White Wedding Invitations and Envelopes | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Maneki Neko Prints See More

2. Pick A Venue Under The Stars (Artificial or Not)

Opt for a wedding venue that can help your celestial theme shine. Venues such as your local planetarium can be a stunning option. We also love an outdoor venue that literally allows you to get married under the stars.

Outside Photo Of Entrance to Wedding At Planetarium | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Husar Photography See More
Wedding At Planetarium With Couple Standing In Hallway WIth Blue and Purple Lighting | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Husar Photography See More
Wedding lighting with star lantern | PartySlate
photographer: Michael Tallman | Jaclyn Watson Events See More

3. Incorporate Florals That Become the Star of the Show

Florals alone are a stunning part of any wedding. Florals that tie in your wedding theme are even better. Incorporate star lanterns and twinkle lights into your arrangements to take them out of this world.

Celestial Wedding Alter With White Blue and Gold Florals and Star Lanterns | PartySlate
photographer: Anna Shackleford | Tara Skinner Weddings & Events See More
Wedding with celestial décor and florals with star lanterns on tables | PartySlate
photographer: Anna Shackleford | Tara Skinner Weddings & Events See More

4. Set Your Table With Celestial Linen and Décor

Your tables should reflect your dreamy theme with starry dishes, moon shaped placements, centerpieces, and colored glassware.

Celestial astrological wedding ceremony with moon shaped place settings on tables | PartySlate
photographer: Marquez Fotos | Lonney Jane Productions See More
celestial themed wedding with astrological moon and stars place settings on tables | PartySlate
photographer: Anna Shackleford | Tara Skinner Weddings & Events See More
celestial themed wedding with astrological moon and stars place settings on tables | PartySlate
photographer: Baker Animation | Creative Coverings See More
celestial themed wedding with astrological moon and stars place settings on tables | PartySlate
photographer: Brandi Toole Photography | Pink Wasabi: Beauty Events Style See More

5. Dance The Night Away Under The Stars

Customizing your dance floor with your initials, last name, or a celestial symbol is a fun way to add a personal touch to your décor. You can accomplish this with a light projection or having it fixed on the dance floor.

celestial themed wedding dance floor with couples initials and moon | PartySlate
photographer: Anna Shackleford | Tara Skinner Weddings & Events See More

6. Keep The Theme Going With Food & Drink

Food shaped like the moon and stars and cocktails named after celestial events is a creative way to incorporate your theme into every aspect of your wedding.

celestial themed food and drink menu in gold frame with greenery around it | PartySlate
photographer: Anna Shackleford | Tara Skinner Weddings & Events See More
celestial themed food and drink menu in gold frame with greenery around it | PartySlate
photographer: Anna Shackleford | Tara Skinner Weddings & Events See More
celestial themed food and drink table with moon back drop and tiered cake | PartySlate
photographer: Brandi Toole Photography | Pink Wasabi: Beauty Events Style See More
celestial themed food and drink table with cookies and desserts and moon décor | PartySlate
photographer: Baker Animation | Creative Coverings See More
moon shaped and decorated cookies in blue and white on a plate | PartySlate
photographer: Baker Animation | Creative Coverings See More
blue white and gold wedding cake with moon shaped topper | PartySlate
photographer: Baker Animation | Creative Coverings See More
navy blue tiered wedding cake with moon on the front of it and pampas grass around it | PartySlate
photographer: Marquez Fotos | Lonney Jane Productions See More

7. Perfect Your Celestial Lighting

Lighting is key in executing your celestial themed wedding. Use string lights to imitate the stars above, candles to set a romantic tone, or ambient lighting to allude to the galaxy.

star lanterns hanging from tent ceiling at wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Heidi Ryder Photography | Veronique Events See More
two tables with guests seated at both under string lights | PartySlate
photographer: Scott Clark Photo | 360 AV Design See More

8. Incorporate Photo-Worthy Celestial Backdrops

A moon shaped backdrop is a show-stopper at any celestial wedding. Acting as a photo-op as well as décor, a backdrop is a stunning way to incorporate your theme.

moon backdrop at alter at outdoor wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Brandi Toole Photography | Pink Wasabi: Beauty Events Style See More
couple dancing in front of celestial moon and stars backdrop with balloons in star and moon shapes and performer hanging on moon above them | PartySlate
photographer: Sarah Mack Photo | Balloonzilla See More
couple posing and hugging on moon backdrop at wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Kelly Balch Photography | The Ebell of Los Angeles See More
moon backdrop at alter with no guests in the photo | PartySlate
photographer: Jennifer Yarbro Photography | Each & Every Detail See More

9. Remember: No Detail Is Too Small

Seating charts, guest books, welcome signs, and more all exist to bring your wedding theme to life. Do not miss an opportunity to add a celestial detail.

Gold Sign at celestial themed wedding welcoming guests | PartySlate
photographer: Baker Animation | Creative Coverings See More
celestial themed wedding guest book with astrological signs and guest signatures | PartySlate
photographer: ellAdele photography | Big Delicious Planet See More
celestial themed seating chart at wedding in gold frames with greenery and candles around it | PartySlate
photographer: Anna Shackleford | Tara Skinner Weddings & Events See More

People Also Ask …

What is a celestial wedding?

A celestial themed wedding is a wedding inspired by the moon, the stars, and everything related to astrology. You can make this theme as subtle or as decorated as you would like. Include moon shaped pastries, special lighting to give the effect of a starlit ceremony, or creative backdrops for photos. Incorporate your wedding theme into your ceremony and reception with florals, food and drink, and even invitations.

Where can I host my celestial themed wedding?

Find your perfect wedding venue on PartySlate with our venue directory. Filter your search by city, guest count, venue type, and more. Also find all of your vendors in one convenient spot.


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