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All Things Pretty and Pink: Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration

Julia Thompson 05 Jan 2023
Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration featured image Barbie Bridal Brunch

All things pretty and pink are trending! Formally, it's called Barbiecore. But really, it's the focus on flirty, fun, and feminine details. Thanks to a rise in childhood nostalgia and the Greta Gerwig Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie, our favorite doll is making a huge comeback. 

So grab your girls, and let's go party! 

Barbicore Wedding Inspiration girls at bridal shower with barbiecore inspiration, pink flowers, and pink dresses 

Self-expression, authenticity, and appreciation of all things women are really the heart and soul of the Barbiecore trend. So there are no right or wrong answers or design choices. What we really love is women supporting women and celebrating the divine feminine, no matter what that looks like. 

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration wedding couple with pink bridal bouquet

Let's talk pink flowers

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration pink centerpiece

To achieve the Barbiecore look, choose flowers in various shades of pink. Pick anything from blush to hot pink, even fuchsia, or the Pantone color of the year, Viva Magenta!

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration centerpiece with pink flowers

Lavender tones, cream, pale yellow, and white compliment a pink palette perfectly. 

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration Bride with pink bridal bouquet at bridal shower

Vibrant greenery is another trend that pairs incredibly with pink hues. While muted greens, like eucalyptus, will always pop up at weddings, dark greens are coming in hot. They also make rich pink tones pop in an attractive and eye-catching way.

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration Barbie bridal brunch with guests sitting at pink table

You can incorporate Barbie in all the places! Yes, it's a wonderful wedding theme, but the other events really turn it up a notch. One of our beautiful DIY brides hosted a Barbie-themed bridal brunch.

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration food and drink at Barbie bridal brunch

It featured hot pink EVERYWHERE. Even the drinks were deliciously pink. Create a signature drink fit for Barbie and her crew! I'm partial to strawberry mimosas. The bride-to-be also created custom place settings for each one of her friends. Use this as an opportunity to personalize the experience for each guest and add an extra level of care.

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration guest in pink dress sitting with signature pink drink

Or maybe you want to skip the iconic Barbie cake and go for a monochromatic pink look. That's great too! 


Barbiecore Wedding inspiration women/ best friends  in pink dresses at bridal shower in front of pink building

We heard through the grapevine that Legally Blonde 3 is coming out soon. So, if our gal Elle resonates more with you, channel her! Also, peep the pink building in the pic above. How cute is that!? The diva is in the details.

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration lavender and pink bridal shower styled shoot

In a styled shoot by the Ruffled Blog, they channeled all the flirty and fun vibes in this pink and lavender bridal shower. No detail was left behind. From the envelopes to the outfits to the tiny macarons, everything stayed on theme. 

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration Barbie pink cake surrounded by various flowers in shades of pink

So, we've covered the Barbiecore basics. Let's dive into the details. Not everything has to scream Barbie, but every piece should be well-thought out. Cohesion is the key to an elegant and memorable event. 

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration a rack of pink dresses waiting to be used for dress up for Barbie Bridal Shower

Feel free to set a specific dress code or color palette for your soiree. Barbie's outfits were always on point! They've even Or to elevate your event even further, curate a wide variety of beautiful on-theme dresses. Play dress up just like you did with your Barbies as a kid! Remember, keep it inclusive to stay aligned with Barbie's mission to shatter stereotypes and redefine what it means to be a woman. It's not all feather boas and roller skates all the time.

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration Bride in beautiful pink wedding dress

If Barbiecore is your wedding theme, get creative. This year is the year of bold dress choices. Gone are the days of pure white wedding dresses or even ivory. Blush and champagne tones increased in popularity the past few seasons, but expect black, hot pink, and ombre, for example, to make their way into more weddings in the forthcoming months.

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration Barbie bridal shower food, drinks, snacks, and delicate decor details

Play with your accents and decor pieces. This is where you can let your personality shine. Love vintage details? Use antique pieces and thrifted furniture. Love modern and bold? Pick sleek tables and clean lines with bold colors. 

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration pink barbie inspired place settings with pink macarons

Opulence and abundance are classic Barbie features. Hello, Barbie dream house we all wanted for Christmas but never got! But successful Barbiecore in the modern age is methodical and understated.

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration simple chairs and neutral tablecloth let this beautiful pink centerpiece shine

It's important to pick your "wow" moments. This centerpiece is stunning! It captures attention. The neutral tablecloth and simple chairs let the arrangement shine.

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration vintage bohemian pink bridal bouquet with fresh and dried florals

If the little girl inside you is jumping for joy, but the bold Barbie looks are too much, you can still do Barbiecore. This muted bohemian bouquet takes a vintage look and adds a dash of untamed energy. Mixing dried and fresh florals is a trend Barbie would definitely approve of. 

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration perfume, pearls, and delicate details show a softer side of Barbie

Dainty details and delicate touches are just as feminine as six-inch stilettos and a baby pink convertible. So grab your favorite scent and a strand of pearls and get the aesthetic in a way that makes you comfortable.

Barbiecore Wedding Inspiration flat lay with Barbie inspired items. What would Barbie's vanity look like?

Women are powerful, and this is our time! Focus on the things that make you proud to be a woman, pink and bubbly or not. Barbie celebrates beauty, style, and fun. But more than that, she celebrates confidence and the glamour of being yourself. If you stick to those ideals, you'll create something truly beautiful. Don't forget to share all your Barbiecore adventures! Tag us @fiftyflowers so we can see your gorgeous designs and events. 

Want to try Barbiecore but don't know where to start? We're here to help! Schedule a consultation with one of our in-house floral experts. They'll guide you through the process, answer questions, and help with design.

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Featured Image, Photo 3 - @marymacharrison @nicoletrebourphotography

Photo 2 - Venue:, Photographer: @jessiclarephoto, Videographer: @ashtonimagery_films, Design, Styling + Coordinator: @danielleroeevents, Styling + Floral Designer: @hillsidebloomsfloristry, Wholesale Flowers: @fiftyflowers, Cake Designer: @aboveandbeyondcakeseg, Macarons: @rooftopmacarons, Hair and Makeup Artist: @alldolledup_norcal, Gowns: @aebridal @thebridalbox.roseville @brides_for_a_cause @theclothesmine @onyxbridalsac, Shoes: @dsw, Jewelry and Accessories: @laurastarkdesigns @macysroseville @macys @mariellonline @the_modern_gem @monjudestudio @renewablejewels @sorrellisparkle, Rentals: @celebrationseventrentals @gettinghitchedweddings, Linens: @mglinens, Mobile Bar, Curated Cocktails and Bites: @rusticmule, Paperie and Custom Signage: @fawcettavepaperco, Vintage Automobile "Pearl": @pearlsightings, Real Bride Model: Lexi, Publication: @realweddingsmag

Photo 5 - Venue: @thecoloniabuilding, Photographer: @fitsandstopsphotography, Videographer: @natachajolene, Design + Coordinator: @530bride, Floral Designer: @amourfloristandbridal, Wholesale Flowers: @fiftyflowers, Cake: @aboveandbeyondcakeseg, Macarons: @rooftopmacarons, Charcuterie + Styled Cuisine: @thehiddentable, Bar, Spike Trike + Cocktails: @tipsy_horse, Hair: @halosalondayspa, Makeup: @happilybeautiful, Gowns: @aebridal @secondsummerbride, Flat Lay Shoes: @dsw, Suits + Shoes: @tuxedodenca, Jewelry + Ties: @macys, Accessories: @arieltaub_accessories @luxuriousbridal @mytrendytrailer @sorrellisparkle, Rentals: @celebrationseventrentals @blossomfarmvintagerentals, Linens: @latavolalinen, Paperie: @spilledinkcalligraphy, Custom Signage: @lxvewild, Real Couple Models: Meaghan Jiles + Logan Dysert, Publication: @realweddingsmag

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