The phrase “a fairy tale wedding” is generally used to indicate a wedding that was sweet, beautiful and came off without a single hitch. Some people, however, prefer to take that phrase literally and have a storybook wedding.
Storybook weddings are based on a specific story or set of stories. These stories are usually popular fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella or Rapunzel. Decorations generally set a fantastical mood with strings of lights, ivy, sheer fabric and lots of flowers. The bride is usually in a ball gown that would not look out of place in a Disney movie and often corresponds to the story of choice. A bride who favors Rapunzel, for example, is unlikely to have her hair pinned in an up-do.
Storybook weddings can also mesh well with other themes. A Little Mermaid wedding, for example, will share many similarities with a beach themed wedding. A Peter Pan wedding probably looks somewhat like a woods or nature themed wedding. It depends on how much the actual story is emphasized. The bride’s German Shepherds, for example, might well be in the wedding itself if the theme is Little Red Riding Hood.