15 Mind-Blowing Unusual Wedding Themes You Won't Have Considered

Want an unusual wedding theme that suits you and your partner but hasn't been done to death? This one's for you - prepare to be inspired!


Are you searching for an unusual wedding theme? If you're an alternative couple looking for a quirky or crazy idea to theme your big day around, then we have a few suggestions for you! Whether you’re dreaming of a zombie-inspired undead wedding or a mystical Harry Potter affair, there's sure to be something that appeals to your edgier side here. 

Harry Potter Wedding Theme

Excuse us a moment, we’re having minor palpitations over Cassie and Lewis’s incredible Harry Potter-themed wedding, which took place at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The Harry Potter fans had a HP-themed proposal, so it was only natural they’d follow up with a magical wedding. The bouquets were made from pages of Harry Potter novels, all the guests received wands and Ferrero Rocher Golden Snitches as wedding favours and their rings were engraved with the word ‘Always’. We’re not crying, it must be allergies, or something…

Photography by Kelly Clarke Photography

Unusual themed wedding with a Harry Potter theme

Pirates of the Caribbean Wedding Theme

Bride Zoya married her groom JP at the gorgeous Lulworth Castle in a pirate-themed wedding. The wedding was beautifully planned and had subtle hints at their pirate theme throughout with personalised wedding favours, dark rum centerpieces and a funny cake topper. The theme really came to life at the reception though, where the guests were joined by a flash mob of look-alikes from the Pirates of the Caribbean film. To top it all off, Captain Jack performed another ceremony outdoors – how amazing is that!?

Photography by onethousandwords

pirates of the caribbean

Zombie Wedding Theme

Jennifer and Rob tied the knot in an extremely creepy Zombie themed wedding, to celebrate the launch of zombie video game Dead Island Riptide. The wedding took place at One Mayfair, London, which was transformed to look like a ‘Caribbean paradise gone to hell’. Watch the video to see more – just how creepy is that zombie priest?! Also – top marks to Rob for his spooky zombie voice.

Festival Wedding Theme

Lynsey and Josh had a cool, laidback wedding with a festival theme. Their wedding reception took place in tipis decked out with bunting and live bands got everyone dancing. We love their use of wedding signs and the hay bales and oversized balloons.

Photography by Pete Gore Photography

Wedding with a festival theme

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Theme

If you love the idea of an Alice in Wonderland style wedding, be inspired by this amazing shoot, which is part of American wedding photographer Sarah Kathleen’s ‘Ever After’ series. If you love this, you’ll love our edit of Disney wedding cakes.

Photography by Sarah Kathleen

Unusual wedding theme - Alice in wonderland themed wedding

Suppliers – Styling & Design: {Ever After} Artistry Hair & Makeup: {Ever After} Artistry Venue: Dana Powers House Vintage Rentals: Embellish Floral Design: Jenny McNiece Bow Ties: Tux & Tulle Paper Flowers: Glitter Farm CakePops: Sallyface Cakepops

Dr Who Wedding Theme

Christopher and Anna put so much effort into their Doctor Who themed wedding, and it shows! We love all the personalised touches and how seriously they took their wedding theme. If you’re huge fans of the Doctor and would like to include that in your day, this couple are your wedding goals. Hey, the Tardis counts as your something blue, right? Hats off to the father of the bride, who built one from scratch for this wedding.

Phorography by Imgur

Doctor Who themed wedding

Hunger Games Wedding Theme

The Hunger Games and planning a wedding aren't exactly two things that go hand in hand, but when wedding photographer Mollie Tobias explained, “I was really inspired by the idea of love in the midst of chaos,” we totally got it. This styled shoot focuses on Effie and Haymitch and perfectly channels the decadence of the Panem Capitol.

Photography by Mollie Tobias Photography

Styled shoot with an unusual hunger games theme

Suppliers – Venue: Chapman’s Mill, Florist: Shelley’s Floral Enterprise, Event Designer: Katie Rose LLC, Cakes and Sweets: Bijou’s Sweet Treats, Stationery: Simply Designed, Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper & Co, Jewellery: Hartman Jewellers, Dress Shop: Jeanette’s Bride ‘N’ Boutique, Vintage Rentals: Stylish Patina Vintage Rentals, Dress Designer: Lazaro Couture, Butterfly Headpiece: Mollie Tobias Creative

Little Mermaid Wedding Theme

Love mermaids? Love The Little Mermaid? If so, you’ll definitely love this amazing Little Mermaid inspired styled shoot, which shows how to execute this wedding theme in a timeless and elegant way. We love the bride’s golden dress too!

READ MORE: Disney wedding dresses

Photography by Sarah Kathleen

Styled shoot with an unusual Little Mermaid wedding theme

Styling & Design: {Ever After} Artistry Stationary & Design: Olive & Emerald Floral Design: Happily Ever After Flowers Catering: Haute Catering Vintage Rentals: Embellish Chairs: Central Coast Tent & Party Jewellery: Baxter Moerman Headpieces: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven Bridesmaids Dresses: Free People Hair & Makeup: Rhyan Townsend at Bluebird Salon Napkins: Picking Daisies

Superman Wedding Theme

Alice and Rick managed to tastefully include their love of Superman in their wedding day, with lots of red, yellow and blue touches and a super-cool (excuse the pun) wedding cake. We especially love Alice’s bouquet and her shoes – they’re both perfect nods to the theme. If you’re looking for more ideas, don’t miss our guide to having a superhero themed wedding.

Photography by Samantha Davis Photography

Wedding with an unusual superman wedding theme

Game of Thrones Wedding Theme

When you think of Game of Thrones, you might think of the ‘Red Wedding’ – however, it doesn’t have to be this way! Wedding photographer Mollie Tobias created a Game of Thrones inspired themed wedding shoot to show how it doesn’t have to be disastrous; it can be pretty bloody (sorry!) amazing.

Photography by Mollie Tobias Photography

Game of Thrones themed wedding shoot

Suppliers – Makeup: Carolyn Thombs Makeup Artistry & Consulting, Floral Designer: EightTreeStreet, Dress Shop: Jeanette’s Bride N’ Boutique, Dress Designer: Lazaro, Event Design: Katie Rose LLC

Carnival Wedding Theme

Vicky and Ben had plenty to celebrate on their wedding day so they made it into a carnival themed day. This theme is a great idea if you’re tying the knot at a funfair wedding venue, and it gives everyone an excuse to be big kids for the day. We love the fact the newlyweds had their faces painted and that they weren’t shy about getting on the bouncy castle!

Photography by Marie Barley Photography

Carnival themed wedding

Mary Poppins Wedding Theme

Mary Poppins crossed with a bit of steampunk makes for one awesome wedding theme – who knew? This styled shoot mixes the quirkiness of steampunk style with the refined ‘British-ness’ of Mary Poppins to create some seriously gorgeous wedding inspiration – how cool does the groom in the bowler hat look?

Photography by Sarah Kathleen

Wedding shoot with an unusual Mary Poppins theme

Suppliers – Floral Design: Jenny McNiece, Vintage Rentals: Julia’s Antiques, Style & Design: {Ever After} Artistry, Stationery & Design: Olive & Emerald, Cinematography: A Celluloid Dream, Hair: Stacy of {Ever After} Artistry, Makeup: Amanda Olsen, Bridal Gown: Dark Pony Designs, Leather Accessories: Xenolux Leather, Tie: Cyberoptix, Napkins: Picking Daisies, Candelabras: Glasshaus Project

Star Wars Wedding Theme

Even if you’re not massive Star Wars buffs, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this beautiful wedding. We love how Jay and Mike didn’t go overboard with their theme but their subtle touches were just enough to let you know what their wedding inspiration was. We love their wedding signs, which feature adorable looking Stormtroopers.

Photography by Knot Just Pics

Wedding with an unusual star wars theme

Robin Hood Wedding Theme

Love the outdoors but feel a bit over the rustic trend? You need a Robin Hood themed wedding, trust us. We love the green, brown and orange colour palette and the use of natural materials as well as the adorable fox motif. Also – how amazing is that dessert table, including the croquembouche – it’s perfect if you’re looking for a wedding cake alternative.

Photography by Sarah Kathleen

Wedding styled shoot with an unusual robin hood theme

CA Suppliers – Models: Peter & Emily Kappen, Hair & Makeup: The Queen’s Bees, Cinematography: A Celluloid Dream, Styling & Design: Jamie Gilbert of Ever After Artistry, Wedding Gown & Accessories: BHLDN, Floral Design: Events by Lilies of the Field, Stationery & Paper Design: Olive & Emerald, Vintage Rentals: Julia’s Antiques, Handmade Arrows: Mandyland Shoppe

Wizard of Oz Wedding Theme

Anna and Brandon chose to marry at an actual Wizard of Oz theme park, which opens for special events. They really went all out with their amazing wedding theme and chose the perfect setting for it - why not browse our edit of unique wedding venues if you like their style?

Photography by Brett & Jessica

Wedding with an unusual wizard of oz theme

Lord of the Rings Wedding Theme

Wedding rings...Lord of the Rings...you can see how this theme could evolve. David and Keara got creative with their wedding theme and even had the bridesmaids wearing pointed ears to embrace the Elven style. If you’re a lover of literature and love this idea, don’t miss our round up of gorgeous library wedding venues from across the globe.

Photography by Suzanne Wynveen Photography

Unusual lord of the rings themed wedding

Pocahontas Wedding Theme

If you’re a boho bride, you’ll love this Pocahontas inspired styled shoot. The earthy tones and natural accessories would go perfectly with a boho wedding dress. We also love that the bride is rocking moccasins – flat wedding shoes are an essential, even if they’re just for the evening.

Photography by Sarah Kathleen

Unusual wedding theme - Pocahontas style wedding

Suppliers – Styling & Design: {Ever After} Artistry Hair & Makeup: {Every After} Artistry, Venue: Holland Ranch, Floral Design: Flowers By Denise, Stationer: Paper Sky

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