NFL Themed Weddings: The Super Bowl of Nuptials

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Blue 42!  Blue 42!  Seeeeeet.  Hut, hut, HIKE!

Ha!  Don’t act like you’re not impressed with my all star quarterbacking skills.  Okay, okay, so I’m no Peyton Manning, but I am from the city where he hones his skills, which I fig allots me some QB talent based on proximity alone.  Yes?  No?  Maybe? 

Anyhoot, with Super Bowl XLV closing off the NFL season this past weekend, I couldn’t help but catch a little football fever and wrap myself up in the frenzy of it all.  I’m a HUGE (American) football fan.  Not that I don’t love European football / soccer as well, but there is just something about watching dudes in tight pants and shoulder pads battling for field position that gets my blood moving!

Mayhaps it’s my love of the game or my love of a wedding day… either way, I can’t seem to get enough of NFL themed weddings!  I mean, themed weddings are already a ball, but pair it with the fun of fall tailgates, cold brews and hot athletes and what’s not to love?   

Of course, to make NFL themed weddings go off without a hitch, it doesn’t mean you have to force the entire bridal party into eye black, helmets and jerseys; you can take a more subtle approach and simply play up your favorite NFL teams’ colors.  

You can incorporate hue-inspired team spirit into everything from your bouquets and boutonnieres to your bridesmaid dresses and centerpieces; you may even venture into football shaped groom’s cakes, color coordinated candy bars or hand out Terrible Towel or horseshoe shaped favors.   

It really is up to you!  I’ve seen brides and grooms have NFL and football themed cake toppers, wedding garters, car decorations and candy coated favors.  I’ve seen and even participated in a makeshift bridal party football scrimmages to be immortalized in the fun photography Hall of Fame. 

From tasteful to tacky, NFL inspired nuptials can be as restrained or unhinged as you see fit.  Finding your balance is half the fun!  And for inspiration, please direct your attention below for weddings spun around Super Bowl Champions, the Green Bay Packers (green + yellow), the NFL’s second place finishers, the Pittsburgh Steelers (black + gold + white) and because I gotta show some love for my boys in blue (+ the most popular wedding color too!), the Indianapolis Colts (blue + white).

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 Ha!  And this last one is from my wedding reception… My father-in-law, a huuuuuuge Colts fan, is surrounded by his daughter and son-in-law from Chicago… Bears fans.  Haha!

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NFL Themed Weddings: The Super Bowl of Nuptials
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10 thoughts on “NFL Themed Weddings: The Super Bowl of Nuptials

  1. That guy in the last picture is just thumbing down because he remembers 2006.

    Colts 21 Bears 17 Super Bowl XLI

    #ColtsStrong

  2. I’m extremely inspired with your writing skills and also with the layout for your blog.
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  3. My wife and I are Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers and have seen lots of sport themed weddings over the years and of course they are Steelers or Pens themed. Some of our clients just add a small of sports team decor to say. “Hey, I’m a fan”. We did a wedding this past fall and before the end of the night the dance floor was filled with terrible towels.

  4. I LOVE IT!!!

    I’m 317 born and bred, bleed blue and white til I die. LOVE the horseshoe around the bouquet. Thanks to my Army lieutenant future-husband, our wedding (and life) is currently taking place in the Derby City of Louisville, KY, but heck if I’m not wearing #18 every Sunday between August and February. Even though I already have a UK garter (I’m not a college sports fan really, but fiance is a die-hard DIE HARD wildcats fan) … I’m in love with that colts garter. Might have to wear two.

    In Manning We Trust, am I right? :)

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