More and more modern coupes have become very interested in a peacock wedding theme because of the vibrant color palette and the additional look of elegance and wildness. The most popular peacock colors are aqua, teal, green, gold, black and purple…not all of these colors need to be included, mix and match these colors to for your perfect wedding! Elaborate patterns of peacock feathers display colors of beauty, power and protection. The more accurate name for the peacock is a peafowl. They are known for the male’s extravagant display of feathers of their tail or train. The train of feathers resembles the train of a wedding dress with its long flowing trail of beauty draping behind the bride.
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The peacock feather makes for amazing inspiration for wedding themes… In Buddhist philosophy, a peacock represents wisdom and are used in many rituals and ornamentation due to their intricate designs on their feathers. Peacock motifs are widespread throughout Indian temple architecture, coinage, textiles and other types of modern art. Modern brides are including the beautiful peacock feathers in their bouquets mixed with blue, green and purple flowers and plants.
The male peafowl is known as a peacock and the female is known as a peahen. The male is a metallic blue and has greenish-blue feathers throughout its body. His train contains over 200 feathers and each feather ends with an elaborate eye-spot as seen on the royal blue shoes featured above. The female peahen is mostly brown and does not actually have the vibrant colors that the male does. This is because the female needs to remain hidden from predators in order to protect her young while the male is colorful and attractive to female mates.
For a peacock wedding, brides can choose bridesmaid dressed that are completely colors like the colors of a peacock or do more subtle colored dresses with some peacock touches like colored shoes, hairpieces or jewelry.
Peacocks were often kept in menageries and as ornaments in gardens and estates of the wealthy. References in the Bible mention kings owning peacocks to display power. In Medieval times, knights took a “Vow of the Peacock” and decorated their helmets with their plumes, or feathers.
Peacock wedding themes are versatile and can be used for any season of the year. If you are still looking for a theme for your wedding, a peacock theme is a trendy and cool way to have bold beautiful colors incorporated into your wedding!
Peacock Weddings from First Class Weddings
Rings, Bouquet, Bridesmaids and Hair Feathers from Stacy Reeves
Peacock and Peacock Shoes from Amorology