Begin your wedding ideas by thinking about what Harley-Davidson means to you.
The history of the Harley-Davidson bike began in 1901, and more than a hundred years later, the name is still a household name for motorcycles. Capture the essence of Harley-Davidson in your wedding by including the identifiable black and orange colors, the classic logo, the Harley history, and of course, the bike. Layer these aspects in abundance, or include slight Harley-Davidson references by choosing colors within a soft and muted color palette.
The Harley-Davidson logo
Use the logo to set your Harley-Davidson wedding apart from a general motorcycle theme.
Incorporate the black and orange Harley-Davidson logo throughout your wedding. Keep the design of the logo the same, but change the words “Harley Davidson” to fit your names or newlywed monogrammed initials. These personalized Harley logos can be printed on wedding favors, hand-painted on a hanging wood sign, placed on your wedding cake using fondant and even embroidered on the mens ties. If you want the Harley-Davidson logo to be referenced subtly, substitute the orange for gray and the black for white.
Black and orange
Create a black and orange color scheme for your decorations so that guests will be able to identify with the Harley-Davidson theme. The ceremony will be the first impression guests have of your wedding, so take advantage of the space, and wedding party to play out your theme. Bridesmaids can wear black dresses as they carry orange flower bouquets. Repeat the orange and black in the men’s tie color and boutonnieres. Continue the orange flowers and black and orange color scheme in your reception decor. Place black tablecloths with orange flowers in the center for table decor. To create visual interest, expand your color palette by layering a variety textures and colors within the orange color palette. Use fiery reds, dainty yellows, citrus and pale orange for your flowers and decorations.
Capture the long history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles by highlighting key points such as the first time the bar and shield logo was used in 1910, the 50th-celebration logo created in honor of the V-engine, and the Aermacchi logo founded in the 1960s as Harley-Davidson expanded to Europe. Use these logos to decorate each cake layer, or hang large photos depicting each significant moment you want to capture. Mimic this timeline effect by creating a time line of significant family marriages. Create a photo wall using old photographs placed inside vintage frames and hang them using orange and black ribbon.
To fully complete the theme, motorcycles must be included. Top your wedding cake with a motorcycle cake topper. Use your online wedding resources such as Etsy, Craigslist, and Ebay to find a Harley cake topper that suits your style. Play out the cake topper by making a grand exit on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. If you have a have a motorcycle, you can use your own. You can also rent a Harley-Davidson bike from the official website or local Harley location which allows you to choose the style and decade.