In our Wedding Era: Taylor Swift Albums as Wedding Day Themes

July 7, 2023
In our Wedding Era: Taylor Swift Albums as Wedding Day Themes

Featured Photo: Sweets by Sam (Lover Cookies)

We’re enchanted to meet you, Rocky Mountain Brides!  Whether you’re a fan or not, it’s hard to deny that Taylor Swift is trending this year during her world-famous Eras Tour.  Big style inspiration has been coming from this big trend, and we’ve been loving seeing the outfits and parties that have come from “Swifties” as of late.  With her newest re-recorded album, Speak Now, coming out today (7/7), we thought it was the perfect time to have a little fun drawing wedding inspiration from Taylor’s eras.  Scroll through to see what we came up with for brides wanting to channel their inner favorite Swift era for their wedding day!

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s self-titled album has a small town, girl-next-door feel.  This era was before she rose to fame, so we picture a wedding channeling this era to have a backyard, intimate dinner party vibe.  A short flow dress, twinkle lights, candles, and cowboy boots fit this vibe perfectly.  Don’t forget to put flowers in your hair!

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Wedding Dress: Dolce & Gabbana
Invitation Suite: Green Girl Design Co.
Boots: Anthropologie

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Photography: Troy Meikle Photo

Fearless

Fearless was the first album that Taylor Swift re-recorded in order to own her own music – so this album gives us boss babe energy.  We picture lots of gold/sparkles, and some details that give off the princess-y “Love Story” music video feel.  Cowboy boots are still required – but they can be covered in sparkles paired with a fringe dress for your send off!

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Wedding Gown: Katie May – Athens
Invitation: Boxed Wedding Invitations
Heels: Loeffler Randall
Boots: Altar’d State
Clutch: Etsy
Earrings: Etsy
Reception Dress: ASOS

A wedding that gives us some more “Fearless era” inspo –

Photography: Kaylie Sirek Photography

Speak Now

As of today, we are all back in the Speak Now era with the album’s recent re-release.  Speak Now has the ultimate fairytale, cupcake wedding feel.  We picture tiered vintage cakes, purple flowers everywhere, and the girliest of dresses & accessories.  Butterflies are a big part of this era, too, so if you want to bring in a small “Speak Now” detail on your wedding day, opt for some butterfly earrings or butterflies on your invitation suite!

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Wedding Gown: Watters
Veil: Anthropologie
Invitation: 
Heels: Bella Belle
Butterfly Clutch: Little Luxuries Designs
Pearl Purse: Lulus
Earrings: REVOLVE
Reception Dress: Hello Molly
Cake: Blondie’s Vegan Bakery

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Photography: Bramble and Vine Photography

Red

It’s probably obvious from the name, but we picture LOTS of red details at a wedding channeling Taylor’s Red era.  Thankfully we also have the “I Bet You Think About Me” music video to pull from – so we picture ruffles, floral appliqué, a big tiered cake, and of course – red roses!  A cute smaller way to tie in Red – if this is your go to album – would be to get some red heart sunglasses or custom converse to wear during your reception.

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Wedding Gown: Kleinfeld
Sunglasses: Amazon
Heels: Lulus
Converse: Converse
Earrings: Gorjana
Reception Dress: Alamour
Cake: Bridal Guide
Lipstick: Charlotte Tillbury

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Photography: Adonye Jaja

1989

1989 was Taylor’s full entrance into Pop – so it’s a bold album with lots of *style*.  The era is really focused on New York City, so we picture a downtown city venue for a 1989 wedding, and maybe even a courthouse/city hall type of wedding dress.  This era was all about two piece/crop top style, so we picture a two piece wedding gown, or even a crop top jumpsuit for the exit.  Be sure to incorporate a polaroid guestbook, too!

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Two-Piece Wedding Gown: Flora
Courthouse Wedding Dress: BHLDN (Anthropologie)
Polaroid: Fujifilm
Invitation: The Knot
Heels: Loeffler Randall
Boots: Dolce Vita
Earrings: Carrie’s Couture
Jumpsuit: Lulus
Head Scarf: Etsy

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Photography: Paula B Photography

reputation

One of our personal favorite eras is the reputation era.  This album has a dark, edgy feel and would make for a great themed wedding day.  We picture neon signs that say “‘Til Death” for the edge factor, a small cutie cake, and maybe a show-stopping hooded cape with your wedding gown.  This era would be for the bride who wants to go all out and wear a black wedding gown, too.  A great small way to channel your rep era at your wedding day would be to have a wedding newspaper instead of a traditional program, to match the reputation album cover.

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Black Wedding Gown: Camellia
Mesh Gloves: The Knot
Black Cape: Etsy
‘Til Death Pennant: Etsy
‘Til Death Neon Sign: Etsy
Snake Earrings: Etsy
Wedding Newspaper:
Heels: Net-A-Porter
Cake: Cakeheads Bakery
Gown & Hooded Cape: MOD Wedding
Reception Dress: Heiress

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Photography: Ashlee Crowden Photography

Lover

Lover was basically made to be the perfect era to channel on your wedding day. This era is all about color, celebrating love of all kinds, and pretty little things like butterflies and hearts and cotton candy skies.  Channel the Lover album by using florals of all colors, custom cookies, pink drinks, fluffy sleeves, and maybe even a cotton candy machine during cocktail hour!

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Wedding Gown: Wedding Roof
Sunglasses: Miss Poppy Design
Invitation: Green Girl Design Co.
Heels: Lulus
Cookies: Sweets by Sam
Earrings: ASOS
Reception Dress: Selfie Leslie
Cake: Jenna Rae Cakes

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Photography: Jelger & Tanja

 

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Folklore

Folklore came out during a time where everyone was stuck at home having to dream up fairytales.  This era feels very folky – given the name – and we picture it to have moody garden vibes.  We think a simple slip dress for an intimate wedding, dried florals & greenery, and other woodland details capture this era perfectly for a wedding day.

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Wedding Gown: Matches
Purse: Lalingi
Invitation: Etsy
Heels: Etsy
Bow: Jay Kay Braids and Bridal
Earrings: Catchall
Cake: Soul Cake

A wedding that gives us some more “folklore era” inspo –

Photography: Heather Nan Photography

Evermore

Evermore is Folklore’s “sister album” so it has some similar vibes.  We think this era is a little more ethereal though, so we’d incorporate more deep greens, tapered candles, and a gorgeous flowy gown.

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Wedding Gown: Moda Operandi
Flower Crown: Etsy
Invitation: The Knot
Heels: Nice Pairs
Bow: Etsy
Candles: Etsy
Cake: Nadia & Co.

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Photography: Viridiana Wilson Photography

Midnights

Midnight is the most recent era we’ve gotten, and we picture a wedding under the stars for this one.  Deep blue velvet shoes could be your “something blue”, and you could utilize gold foil invitations to invite guests to this dinner party under the midnight sky.

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Wedding Gown: Etsy
Veil: Ofrenda Studios
White Invitation: Etsy
Navy Invitation: Etsy
Heels: ASOS
Earrings: REVOLVE
Reception Dress: Lucy in the Sky

July is a big month for pop culture.  On top of getting Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), the newest season of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” comes out soon – and you can check out our Coastal Grandma Bachelorette blog to plan a Cousin’s-Beach-type bachelorette.  We also have the long awaited Barbie movie coming out this month, so be sure to check out our blog “10 Pink Party Dresses for a Barbie-core Bachelorette” too!

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