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I like themed weddings but they get a bad rap...probably because most of them are badly done. It's so easy to get so excited about a theme that it's easy to go overboard...and take a clean, tasteful, aesthetic with it. Brides (and even some planners) want to hit you over the head again and again with the theme to make sure you get it, but in reality a taste of it will do.
That's why I love this fire fighter's wedding board. It's sophisticated and brings in a black & white (think Dalmatians) with a splash of red (fire trucks) and yellow (flames) color scheme. It focuses on the black and white which is so classy and easy to use. You can use black and white spots, stripes or paisley patterns. Black and white is so timeless that your wedding will look classy in photos years to come. To keep the modern, classic feel of your wedding, look into classic A-line, Princess and Empire styled wedding gowns. They never go out of style.
When working with a theme choose a handful of direct elements such as renting a vintage firetruck (which is fabulous for photos) and letting your Dalmatian be your ring bearer. Make sure you don't compromise quality and style for the theme. If you find fire-hydrant cookies that look like they'd be better at a child's party than a wedding, skip them...or better yet, take them to your baker and ask them to create a grown-up version for your wedding.
Remember, less is always more and you can have a classy themed wedding that's still fun!