You and your intended consider your relationship to be a great love. But can it rival that of Cleopatra and Antony, Bonnie and Clyde, or John Lennon and Yoko Ono? If you want to prove to the world that your passion is one for the record books, try recreating the wedding of a famous couple from history.
A wedding patterned after a specific couple and period can be easier to pull off than you think. The first place to start is a costume store. There, you're sure to find attire for yourself and your wedding party to suit your theme. Also, check with a local theatre company for hair and makeup tips. For full authenticity, consult the library -- or local college history department -- for information on customs and foods that fit your theme. For example, include hieroglyphics on your Antony and Cleopatra-themed wedding invitation. If you want to fashion your wedding after John and Yoko's personas, go for a groovy, hippie theme, and play later Beatles songs at the reception. If you're planning to emulate Bonnie and Clyde, have someone on hand at the reception to teach your guests jazz-age dances like the Charleston. Don't forget to encourage your guests to dress in period costume by indicating your theme on your wedding invitation.
If you're more interested in a historical event than a historical couple, check out the next page for a theme that is authentically American.