29 Celestial Wedding Ideas That Will Leave You Starry-Eyed

Celestial Wedding Place Setting
Photo: Carol Oliva Photography

Something about space has us all a little starstruck—there's a beauty in the great unknown. It's believed that the universe itself has something in common with love and marriage: Despite the vastness of space and time, you and your partner managed to find one another, and that's pretty spectacular. It's no wonder the starry skies have been associated with both destiny and adventure—and if those sound like wedding-worthy themes to you, you're certainly not alone.

Celestial motifs aren't uncommon at weddings, having been embraced by lovers of nature and astrology alike. The sun, the moon, the planets, and the stars can have spiritual and religious connotations, too, making them all the more fitting to appear in a variety of celebrations. Come your wedding day, no one will doubt the fact that your union was written in the stars.

If you're thinking about filling your soirée with plenty of out-of-this-world details, consider moody color schemes and metallic and iridescent details throughout your planning process. Even cakes and cocktails can mimic the marvels of space. Take Carol Oliva and Bridget McKay's constellation-themed place setting, seen here, for example: Note the star-studded blue napkin, the ethereal purple stone seating assignment, the rose-gold cutlery, and the lunar-like gray dish strategically placed over a marble dinner plate to form a crescent shape. The attention to detail feels so fresh and inspired—even the menu's white script by The Crafting Casa elevated this table's collective aesthetic.

There are so many other statement-making décor elements available to you under this expansive wedding theme—the sky is literally your limit!—so feel free to go big and bold. Need a little inspiration to get you started? Click through to discover our favorite celestial wedding ideas.

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Evening Sky Menus

Celestial Wedding Menu
Jacqueline Patton Photography

These acrylic menu cards by Roey Mizrahi Events put the evening sky to shame during this wedding reception. The dark blue coloring perfectly contrasted Fawn Lettering's gold calligraphy.

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Intergalactic Backdrop

Celestial Wedding Photo Backdrop
Bri Costello Photography

Guests were momentarily transported to another galaxy as they posed in front of this photo backdrop created by the wedding planners at Event Smith.

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Detailed Dishes

vellum menu with decorative plate
Cornelia Lietz

A frosted paper menu by Nice Plume let the constellation detailed dish shine as the main focal point of this table setting.

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Moon Phase Seating Assignments

Moon Seat Assignments Celestial Wedding
Carol Oliva Photography

Guests were directed to their rightful tables with these calligraphed seat assignments by The Crafting Casa that collectively displayed the moon's phases.

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Sun and Moon Seating

celestial wedding chair signs
Elisa Watkins

The wedding designers at Whimsy Design Studio crafted "Moon of My Life" and "My Sun and Stars" signs (a reference to Game of Thrones) for the bride and groom's reception table seats.

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Solar Pumps

Celestial Wedding Shoes
Alex Mari Photography

One bride incorporated her wedding theme into her look in the form of black velvet Sam Edelman heels that featured a gold embroidered moon and shooting star.

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Moon Macarons

Celestial Wedding Macarons
Carol Oliva Photography

Moon macarons garnished with dainty stars by Tart and Tin left guests wondering if these dreamy bites were too beautiful to eat.

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Galactic Chocolate Gems

Celestial Wedding Chocolates
Jack Rodriguez

Elise Cakes created galactic chocolate gems that were described as "out of this world" by guests indulging at this wedding's dessert table.

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Glitz and Glam Invites

Celestial Wedding Stationary
Dewitt For Love Photography

Glamorous invites by Etui and Co. managed to capture the essence of space in a strikingly abstract way.

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Modern Marbled Cake

Celestial Wedding Cake
Gabe McClintock Photography

This modern, three-tiered cake by Kelley Kakes was inspired by blue skies and golden sun rays and was embellished with cloud-like blush florals.

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Stared Stationary

Celestial Wedding Invites
Elisa Watkins

Whimsy Design Studio designed celestial invites that maintained a blue water-colored theme throughout their bronze envelopes and moon stationery.

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Dessert Table Sign

Celestial Wedding Sign
Jack Rodriguez

An "Owl Love You More Than All the Stars" sign by 50by50 Event Design made for a unique focal point that directed guests to this space-themed dessert table.

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Embroidered Veil

Celestial Wedding Veil
Madly Studio

This bride wowed guests when she walked down the aisle in an intricate star-embroidered and studded veil by Rue De Seine.

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Moon Message

Celestial Wedding Moon Sign
Carol Oliva Photography

During their ceremony, this bride and groom displayed a sign that read, "You Are My Sun, My Moon, and All My Stars" by Bridget McKay and Carol Oliva.

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Moon-Dust Brandy and Frosé

celestial wedding drink menu
Carol Oliva Photography

A "Moon Dust" brandy cocktail and "Valley Gal" frosé were the "his and hers" cocktails featured on this bar's star-covered glass menu by The Crafting Casa.

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Eternal Hair Details

elizabeth jake georgia wedding bride hair stars
Harwell Photography

As a symbol of her eternal love for her husband, this bride chose a star-shaped headpiece and clips by Jennifer Behr.

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Crescent-Shaped Wreath

britt courtney wedding wreath
Teneil Kable

Munster Rose created a crescent-shaped wreath of olive branches, ninebark, dinner plate dahlias, Queen Anne's lace, and blushing bride protea to greet guests at the door of this wedding's venue.

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Constellation-Inspired Table Setting

Blue Celestial Wedding Place Setting
Jack Rodriguez

50by50 Event Design assembled this constellation-themed table setting by incorporating dark blue, periwinkle, and white cohesively throughout these crocheted wedding favors by Juswatchastitch. The table runner, crochet seating assignments by In Loft Calligraphy, and floral and gem centerpieces also referenced the celestial theme.

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Stellar Cocktail Menu

wedding reception menu frame with peach cocktail and roses
Katherine Ann Rose

The moon graphic on this cocktail menu by Lotus & Ash was seen throughout this reception as a symbol of the stellar-themed matrimony.

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Starry Signatures

elizabeth jake georgia wedding star chart
Harwell Photography

These newlyweds believed the stars united them, so they had guests sign this night sky-themed keepsake by Kelsey Malie Calligraphy on their big day.

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Milky Way Cake

Blue Celestial Wedding Cake
Jonny Barrat

Foxy Cakes used blue-marbled fondant and edible gold flakes to create this Milky Way-inspired three-tiered cake. The pink cabbage rose tied the event's florals into the confection's space aesthetic.

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Lunar Locks

Celestial Wedding Hair Details
Alleksana Photography

For this bride's bohemian updo, Inna Kirioglo created a braided crown, which she accented with moon and star statement clips by Soulsister & Co.

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Constellation Escort Cards

Celestial Seat Assignment Cards
Darin Images

On-theme constellation escort cards by Wedding Boutique Phuket directed guests to their reception tables at this double wedding.

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Moon Program

Celestial Wedding Program
Sam Hurd Photography

In lieu of multiple ceremony booklets, Minted created one large program display with moon phases at the top.

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Crescent Seating Chart

Celestial Wedding Glass Seating Assignments
Birds of a Feather Photography

A multi-piece, hand-painted crescent moon seating chart by Twinkle and Toast was strung from the ceiling for a realistic effect.

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Celestial Invitation Suite

britt courtney wedding invitation suite
Teneil Kable

This star-filled stationery was created by Jenna Rainey of Mon Voir. The orange-and-blue suite included bronze foil and deckled edges; the lunar motifs addressed the bride and groom's birthdays, since they were both born under a crescent moon.

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Lunar Save-the-Dates

Gary Ashley for Les Loups

For this wedding's moon and mythology theme, guests received lunar phase-printed save-the-dates by Keri Bronk. The imagery served as a visual calendar; the wedding date was highlighted using a watercolor heart.

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Cosmic Favors

hybrid celestial favors
Kate Sears

This out-of-this-world favor idea embraced astrology or astronomy. The bundle included a kaleidoscope, astronaut ice cream, moonshine, and tarot cards.

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Welcome Basket Gift

Weddings by Sasha

Star finders—found online and customized by Yonder Events—served as favors to help attendees stargaze at this venue's prime location.

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