Planet Earth is Blue…

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David Bowie
Credit: Brian Duffy via Vogue

A week ago today the world awoke to the sad news that one of our musical legends David Bowie, had passed away, with his death being as much of a work of art as his life had been.

I have known a few couples that have had Bowie inspiration throughout their wedding day, whether it was a nod to his glam rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, or the fantasy cult film Labyrinth.  The man was a genius and if our wedding hadn’t already been and gone there is not doubt that I would try to pay some sort of tribute to my love of his music, his personalities and his art.  So I apologise if this is a slightly self-indulgent post, but I have been collecting my favorite ways to have a David Bowie inspired wedding day!  Check out our Pinterest page for more images.

David Bowie, Let's Dance

The Music

One of the easiest ways to pay tribute to a musical hero on your wedding day is to play their music!  When hubby and I were choosing our wedding music we found it really difficult as we love so many different artists from lots of different genres of music, so sitting down together and actually listening carefully to the lyrics helped us decide – At Last by Etta James seemed appropriate seeing as it took us 14 years to set a date!

Here are some of my favourites from David Bowie:

Be My Wife “Please be mine, Share my life, Stay with me, Be my wife”

Wild is the Wind “With your kiss my life begins, You’re spring to me, all things to me”

As the World Falls Down ” I’ll be there for you, falling in love, as the world falls down”

Heroes “I will be king, And you, you will be queen… we can be heroes, just for one day”

Absolute Beginners “as long as we’re together, the rest can go to hell.”

Lets Dance – “Because my love for you, Would break my heart in two” And this is a great song to get the party started!


The Fashion:

Where do we start?  For Bowie’s own wedding to the beautiful Iman he dressed smartly with a black tuxedo and white bow tie, but a more adventurous groom could also go for a pale blue suit (orange mullet optional!).

David Bowie Groom Fashion
Source: Pinterest

For the Bride, you could take inspiration from Sarah in the Labyrinth – her ball gown was many a young girl’s dream, and although you may not want to channel the complete look – (a little bit too 80’s for some perhaps) there are many wedding dresses that have one or two elements – the off the shoulder neckline, the full or long sleeves, the jewels, the amazing shimmering skirt!

Sarah's Ballgown from the Labyrinth

Masquerade Ball

If you want to carry on the Labyrinth theme, then a Masquerade Ball is a great way to do this.  Guests can bring their own masks or you could provide them as favours for either the ceremony or reception.

Masquerade Ball

Table and Venue Decoration

David Bowie had so many styles and alter egos so why not choose your favourites and name a table after each one?

Planet Eart is Blue - David Bowie Collage

Let us know your favourite styles or songs from this great man – if you are planning to have any Bowie in your wedding I would love to hear about your ideas!

Look up here I’m in heaven

I’ve got scars that can’t be seen

I’ve got drama can’t be stolen

Everybody knows me now

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