Creating your theme and style is where the fun of planning your special day can begin. This is where your creative mind can sometimes go into overdrive and Pinterest will become your best friend. Pinterest is a great tool for not only DIY couples but also for couples employing the services of a planner or stylist as it ensures you are all on the same page with the dream. Your virtual mood board can include images and samples of things like:
- Bridal party colours
- Clothing styles
- Font types
- Ceremony aisle designs
- Place settings
- Room layouts
- Marquee designs
- Outdoor inspiration
- Basically anything that inspires you
Creating Your Theme
There are so many themes you can choose when planning your wedding. Again really it is up to how creative you are. The key is in the details. Have a think about some of these ideas to get you going and remember you can customise any of these to suit yourselves as much as you like. It’s your day!
Think big white dress, long ceremony aisle, men in tuxedos or morning suits, formally seated dinner, flower girls, page boys, pale pink and white flowers and receiving lines. Depending on your cultural background this may also include cultural wedding traditions.
Still very formal but with a sleek edge. Think fitted gown, black and white, crisp edges, crisp white flowers, silver and white invites, silver centrepieces, chair covers with silver ashes, clean traditional wedding cake. Yet still all the formalities and traditions of the classic wedding.
Think of a time gone past, Gatsby, vintage cars, flapper dresses, jazz music, faux fur shawls, simple flowers, and cocktails. This style is ideally suited to a cocktail stand-up reception as mingling is a huge part of the vintage theme.
There is no more popular image in the wedding photography world than the bride and groom walking through the vines at sunset. This wedding style lends itself to flowing dresses, long summer nights, share platters, grazing tables, wine barrels, outdoor ceremony, festoon lights, greenery on tables and simple settings. The idea is to allow the location and the view to take centre stage and not overwhelm your space with too many elements.
Over the past few years this style has become increasingly popular especially with at home weddings. Think barn reception, hay bales, bonfire, smores, roasting marshmallows, outdoor games, bare tables, hessian, native flowers, rusted metal, festoon lights, outdoor dance floors, marquee reception, relaxed atmosphere, simple fresh locally grown food.
Always a stunning setting but the big key is to make sure you have a backup plan. Think white sands, flowing dresses, no shoes, fabric draped aisle, seafood dinner, casual, cocktails, stunning sunset. Most couples choosing a beach wedding tend to hold their ceremony on the sands if weather allows and then head to a reception venue overlooking the beach. You could also find a suitable area to install a marquee for the reception to keep the beach vibe going. Or perhaps even a destination wedding!
Another massively popular theme at the moment, similar to rustic but with a slightly more elegant vibe. Think nature, floral head pieces, flowing soft gown, wildflower bouquets, flowers everywhere, soft lighting, candle light, fairy lights and chilled reception vibe. This style of wedding also lends itself well to a beach wedding or head to the forest for a unique setting.
Quite similar to a traditional wedding with far more bling. Think diamonds, white lights, white carpet arrival, lush flower walls, large floral centrepieces, chandeliers, gold, silver, rose gold, Hollywood, fireworks, elegant and opulent. Sometimes the shoes fit the style perfectly.
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