Moodboard: The Nutcracker

Once upon a time, a Christmas-themed wedding would have impressed your guests with its uniqueness and festive charm. Now, there’s so many impressive winter wedding packages that you probably won’t be the only bride in a faux-fur bolero that your friends and family will see that year.

To make your wedding stand out, sniff out a more unusual theme that’ll still allow you to tap into all those opulent seasonal tones and cosy decorative touches your venue will likely already have in place. You decided to get married at this time of year, right? That’s why we love The Nutcracker. The much-loved ballet is set on Christmas Eve, so it’s easy to tie in trees, baubles and tinsel, but the addition of mice, ballerinas and of course, the iconic Nutcracker Prince, is a fresh take on styling a winter wedding.

Nutcracker party collection, from £4, Notonthehighstreet.com
Style ARAB18641, £POA, Alessandra Rinaudo
Hand-iced Christmas biscuits, £10.95, Biscuiteers
Christmas tree cake, made to order, The Enchanting Merchant Co.
Red Nutcracker, £25, Marks & Spencer
Ted Baker snowflake ballerina necklace, £33.75, John Lewis
Christmas Nutcracker crackers with place setting tags, £22 for eight, Postbox Party
Nude suede glitter heart flats, £180, French Sole
Stella dress, £67, Chi Chi London
Margaret Dabbs Fabulous Nails small nail and cuticle serum Christmas cracker, £12, Liberty London
Sugar mice, £4.97 for five, Amazon
Nutcracker invitation, £11.72 for printable file, shopBlushPaperCo at Etsy.com
The Nutcracker pet bow, £8.99, WhiskersBoutique at Etsy.com
Nutcracker Festive Party Hats, £11.99 for eight, Party Pieces