Though we all want a stylish wedding with beautiful decor, we still want to give God the glory for this special day. What better way to do that than with a biblical decorative theme that is both stylish and Godly? Biblical wedding themes are usually more focused on words than objects or symbols, but the Bible does provide us with some beautiful symbols to create a theme. Here are some creative ideas…
1. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NLT: The triple braided cord:
‘Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help… Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken’.
Not only is this such a well-known and beautiful scripture for married couples, but there are some lovely ways to decorate a wedding according to this theme – the theme of the triple-braided cord. It’s all about the braid – which is easy to incorporate into hairstyles as well as the wedding decor using rope as your main focus. This theme gives you freedom to use any color and is very adaptable, you could even incorporate a nautical-style theme if you’re doing a beach wedding. You can make a Macrame wedding arch or a large Macrame hanging behind the bridal table which is easy to do yourself. What is great about this theme is it that it has DIY written all over it…
This couple even opted to braid three strands together as a symbol of their unity with God:
2. The Olive tree…
The Olive tree is mentioned several times in the Bible, starting with Noah receiving an Olive-branch from the dove. It is a beautiful metaphor for a marriage as it symbolises peace, prosperity and the relationship between God and his people. The Olive tree itself is also interesting. Known as the ‘tree of eternity’ it can endure harsh environments and can live for 100’s of years, not to mention the benefits of it’s fruit.
In Romans 11:16 (NLT) it says ‘For if the roots of the tree are holy, the branches will be, too‘… if your marriage is rooted in God, this holiness of the root will spread into every other aspect of your marriage. What a lovely sentiment for a wedding!
This theme is simple, beautiful and versatile. It is also easy to DIY and will be memorable for your guests…
3. Hebrews 6:19 (NLT): Anchor:
‘This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.’
Same as the first theme, you will easily find many ideas surrounding the nautical theme. This is also a meaningful theme, and looking back at the images and keepsakes will always remind you who the anchor in your marriage should be during life’s storms. I attended a wedding with this theme myself very recently and some of the photo’s are featured here…
4. The Lantern:
Light, and lanterns need no introduction, they are well-known Christian symbols, we were taught ‘This little light of mine’ from a young age, and we associate light with the hope that God’s word brings. Here are some examples:
Revelation 21:23 (NLT): And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light.
Psalm 119;105 (NLT): Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
Lanterns can be a simple yet powerful way to decorate your wedding with a Godly message, and there are some creative ways to incorporate them into your decor…
5. Ruth 1:16 (NLT): Where you go I go…
But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.
Though Ruth said this to her mother-in-law, and not her husband it is a true sign of devotion and sacrifice- reminiscent of the wedding vows. The travel theme surrounding this Bible verse is also very versatile and there is a lot you can do with it at a wedding.
6. Fruits of the Spirit:
Galations 5: 22-23 (NLT): But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
This theme can be done in so many creative and fun ways and is also a great reminder of the person we would like to be and the characteristics of God that we would want to embody. If you like a play on words you can also use actual fruits to decorate this theme – read this blog post on creative wedding decor for some great ideas on how to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your wedding decor – centering around the theme of spiritual growth.
May your wedding day be truly blessed and please email us some photo’s if you used a unique wedding theme: email@example.com – you are also welcome to ask for help or advice.
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