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  • Writer's pictureJade Elora

The Pink, Barbie-Inspired Wedding of Your Girly Dreams

Photos by Jade Elora Photography

Barbiecore wedding with blond bride in white sleeved dress and birdcage veil and groom in pink suit in front of pink striped background

I love Barbie's iconic aesthetic: bold pink, feminine AF, and 100% maximalist. With the Barbie movie set to be the movie of the summer and both Barbie and hot pink making Pinterest and Zola’s list of top wedding trends of 2023, it's the perfect time for this pink-tastic wedding inspiration. Get ready for all the things I love most about the Barbiecore aesthetic—unapologetic femininity, playful charm, and uninhibited maximalism.


Hot pink high heels, pink ring box with rings, and matching pink bow tie arranged on turquoise and white striped background


The wedding palette (of course) features a lot of pink—both hot pink and softer pastels—as well as pops of turquoise. From frills and bows to hearts and glitter, we wanted this to be a celebration of all things girly.


The invitation suite from Fresh Pressed Paper was such a cool mix of mid-century modern and Malibu-chic. And the best part is, you can order the designs straight from her Etsy shop. (Including this Barbie-themed set.)



Palm fronds and tropical flowers infused the decor with just a touch of Malibu beach house vibes. The florals included a mix of classic flowers like roses and daisies with tropical anthurium and spray-painted turquoise leaves.



The place cards had a playful nod to the classic song "Barbie Girl" by Aqua, reading “Come on, Let’s Party!”. (PSST... If you look closely, you might recognize the names of Barbie and Ken's famous friends.)




Inspired by Barbie herself (of course), the bride wore a short, playful white dress from Lulu’s paired with stunning hot pink heels and pink heart earrings. The dress has a subtle pattern of Swiss dots, bustier-inspired bodice, sweetheart neckline, and semi-sheer balloon sleeves.




For a relaxed post-ceremony look, she also has a custom-embroidered jean jacket, adorned with pearls on the shoulders. You may also notice that she indulged in a couple of small costume changes, wearing a total of three veils—all from the amazing Julie Harris Designs. For the main look (above), she wears an elbow-length veil dotted with pearls and a big satin bow on top. She started with a voluminous netted veil while getting ready and transitioned to a short birdcage veil later on.



The groom complements the vibrant ambiance with an all-pink suit and hot pink satin bowtie. (Who doesn’t love a man in pink?)




Seriously how cute are these two?



And another shot of this gorgeous bouquet from Opal Flower House because I'm obsessed!



If you're getting married in LA during the summer heat (or heck, most other times of the year) here's a cool-down idea you can steal: Serve your guests paletas (Mexican fruit popsicles) from the Pops of Magic popsicle cart.





Pool party, anyone?



The bride's engagement ring was a princess-cut pink sapphire surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds. (Because, really, Barbie doesn’t do subtle.)



The two-tier cake was a showstopper with its hot pink and turquoise hues, adorned with colorful bubbles. A topper of Barbie’s iconic silhouette perches atop the cake, while chocolate palm fronds add more of those beach vibes. The idea of using a silhouette of your own head as a cake topper is peak extra—but if anyone can get away with it, it's Barbie, right?





If you're eyeing this pink phonebox, you can actually rent it from 3 Little Birds Event Planning for your own wedding.



So once I saw this tiny pink convertible, I knew I had to get them to ride it. I couldn't resist! Brought back memories of the Barbie Lamborghini that all the cool girls had when I was a kid. (Sadly, I didn't have one. But a girl can dream!)





 

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Photographer: Jade Elora Photography (Me!)

Stationery & Calligraphy: Fresh Pressed Paper

Veils & Hair Accessories: Julie Harris Designs

Popsicle Cart & Balloons: Pops of Magic

Models: Mariah Justice & Jacob Taylor

Gown: Lulu's

Suit: Friar Tux

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