When Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey tied the knot on Friday in a tropical paradise surrounded by their nearest and dearest, their guests had no idea what to expect.  According to People, their wedding invitations came in the form of a place ticket with the only instructions being to dress “island chic.”  The day of the ceremony, the lucky guests were swept off to a secret island location.   On July 30th, viewers everywhere will also get to witness this special ceremony at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TLC as part of the Nick & Vanessa’s Dream Wedding special.

What are some creative wedding themes?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having a theme wedding is a great way to make your wedding memorable for your friends and family.  If you’re considering revolving your wedding around a theme, here are some fun ideas:

1. Holiday theme: Have your wedding on your favorite holiday. Valentine’s Day is always a popular choice, but having a St. Patrick’s Day or Christmas wedding can also be fun.

2.  Fire and ice: Even the best relationship can still run hot and cold once in a while.  Embrace both the fiery and icy aspects of your relationship with some great decorations.  Candles and ice sculptures are a great combination.

3.  Wild Wild West: It may not be for everyone, but if you’re a honky tonk kind of couple, go for it!

Was your wedding themed? Share your experience below.