A Whimsical Wedding Inspired By A Fairytale

Today I’m sharing some ideas from a fairytale, and probably not the typical fairytale you would think of to get wedding inspiration – it’s Shrek :) And mainly this super sweet song from the Shrek Forever After soundtrackDarling, I Do by Landon Pigg + Lucy Schwartz. Our friends at DreamWorks Animation sent it over to me thinking I’d love it – and they were right, I totally have fallen in love with this song! It would be so sweet for your wedding. Take a listen and I think you’ll agree :)

And then I thought it would be fun to put together some boards for a wedding inspired by this song and Shrek + Fiona – a whimsical wedding in the woods with some fairytale details! I think a green wedding dress would be such a fun + unique idea. A beautiful forrest, announce your marriage on a fun scroll and a flower girl in whimsical crown!

woods wedding shrek whimsical
credits: top left: Q Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Punam Bean, Elizabeth Messina, Sarah Yates

And what is more romantic than a bride on a horse!?

bride on a horse
credits: Elizabeth Messina

A crown of flowers would be so organic + whimsy. Gingerbread cookies as favors for your guests and lots of love – to last happily ever after.

whimsical woods wedding
credits: top left: Jonas Peterson, Punam Bean, Primele on etsy, gingerbread cookies from Vanilla and Lace, Jonas Peterson, and shana faust

What do you think? Do you love the song as much as I do? Anyone planning a fairytale wedding in the woods?

Interested in advertising with us?

contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!


  1. I LOVE that song!!! What a great idea. Thanks – I’d love to ride a horse too :) Beautiful….

  2. Such beautiful greenery! You can’t have a fairytale wedding without a gorgeous wooded lot, and these are just inspiring.

  3. I’m currently planning a wedding with a fairy tale/love story theme for this October. I love this song, and will definitely incorporate it in my playlist! Thanks for sharing!

  4. j’adore!

    not planning a fairytale wedding in the woods. but, planning to throw my sister a whimsical bridal shower (http://wons-uponatime.blogspot.com/2010/07/whimsical-and-dreamy-in-wonderland.html)… will need to borrow some of these wonderful ideas! i’ve already recommended for my sister to use this song as her first dance song. :)

  5. i love landon pigg and lucy schwartz as individual artists so this song is new to me and to have them both on one song is even better!

  6. What a great post! The video is so well done with beautiful imagery and music..love the carpet turning into water..fantastic idea..kudos to the video people..

  7. love it!
    If anyone IS plannin a romantic wedding in the woods, we would gladly shoot it, free of charge!
    … just throwing that out there…

  8. ahhhh, miss farra in her green gucci and miss sarah yates together on one board = loveliness & some of sittinginatree’s fav people!
    so cute, jen!

  9. OMG I want those green shoes, it is so hard to find really nice green shoes and I am a green shoe bride.

  10. I actually am planning a fairytale wedding in the woods so this was a great inspiration to me. Thanks so much for the ideas. Good ones for this sort of style are hard to find. These have definitely got my creative juices flowing.

  11. Thank you :) Just found my first dance song!!!

  12. I am now obsessed with that song and my boyfriend loves it too. I have been looking for a wedding song for soo long and I really think I found it. And it fits us because we were best friends for 1 1/2 years before we finally opened our eyes and realized we were meant for each other.

    And my boyfriends dream is to work at dreamworks! he is an animator and dreamworks is up there on his list!

  13. Im speechless! Absolutely love every detail of this wedding…Who is the designer?? This has been such an inspiration…Thank you!! oh and I may have just found our wedding song! :)


  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jen Campbell, Jen Campbell, bridalguidemag, Charm Design Studio, Kelly Shaw and others. Kelly Shaw said: omg i cried a little…RT @grnweddingshoes: a whimsical wedding inspired by a fairytale (and a sweet song!) http://ht.ly/2hTXK […]


Email me when there are new comments on this post. You can also subscribe without commenting.

GWS is a creative and supportive community of wedding fans and vendors. As such, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain profanity, are distasteful, personally attack individuals or do not contribute to the goals of our community.

You may not love every detail of every event, but please remember that the couples who share their weddings on GWS are real people and their wedding is a special day, so please be nice.