We all have an idea of what we want for our big day. Here’s a few ideas that can help you decide what theme you may want for your wedding.
Fall is upon us! Many brides want “rustic” mason jars and lace, and then there’s rustic “chic” with sparkle and wildflowers. This theme has been around for a few years, but is still popular, especially in the Mid-West. Many couples who prefer the barn wedding use tents, which give their guests the option of using farm house tables, chiavari chairs, and bright fall colors. Of course there are still barn venues that are perfect for the ceremony and reception all in one place. Many brides, in this case, will also rock out a pair of cowboy boots instead of heels with their dress family, and wedding party.
I already created a blog about the “Enchanted Forest Wedding”, but there is also something magical and beautiful about a secret garden theme. This type of wedding is extremely romantic, using lots of flowers from the entrance to the exit, including mounting floral designs on the walls. The bride can also use old pins and lace to accentuate her wedding gown and add to her table decorations. Lots of vines are used to enhance the florals, creating a secret garden setting.
Clean lines define a modern theme. Couples who want the formality of a hall or ballroom are consistent when building a design that is sleek and beautiful. Many times Calla lilies are used in modern wedding designs, as well as sharp suits and fitted (but classic) wedding gowns. Many times couples who go modern still want a classic feel that is simple, but elegant. Many stylish brides choose this theme because it is stylish and can be extremely impressive.
A touch of the 20’s has been popular for a few years now, but should remain popular this year and probably into 2016. This theme is great for people who would rather stay more monochromatic with their wedding colors. Whatever accentuating colors used (gold, purple, and green) will work with this theme and look amazing. This theme has many options, from using sparkly linens, tall centerpieces, and black and white in the décor. Since the 20’s was such an interesting time in history, think of what could be done at a wedding.
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Ever think of using this year’s Pantone color of the year, Marsala? It’s especially great for fall and winter weddings. The dark, rich, reddish, burgundy color looks amazing with off –whites and pinks. It can be used in a rustic theme, but in the comfort of a hotel ballroom. It can imitate the enchanted forest theme by using trees, manzanita branches, and moss, creating a romantic and dreamy ambiance. Think of it as the indoor woodsy and romantic wedding that your guests will always remember.
Think bold, bright colors and how they can be used to create an awesome effect on your wedding day. Bold colors are now becoming popular and being incorporated in upbeat weddings for this year and through 2016. This means bright colors for the wedding party, flowers, and all other décor. Popular combinations in upcoming magazines are hot pink, turquoise, and hot orange. Couples are using white as a base, so the pop colors can shine and take on a life of their own.
Do you want to include Grandma’s brooch or your grandparents wedding picture? Or do you love to go antique shopping? Then this theme is perfect for you. We’ve found that couples like to incorporate treasures that they have found into their table décor and throughout their entire wedding. This very romantic theme has possibilities that create lifetime treasures and memories. Sometimes couples can find items to set on their vintage escort card table to holders for the flowers, and beyond.
Have you ever met a girl that just loves pink? I know several and this is a real wedding theme, all the way from dark pink to the very lightest of shade of blush pink. Pink wedding themes can be both sophisticated and artistic. Think of using tall centerpieces, working green vines and gold in the mix. This look can really be stunning when different shades of pink are incorporated, along with a slight contrast of dark shades of gray for accent. Add some sparkle tablecloths, along with plain crème napkins and you’ve got a winner.
Can you guess why this is my favorite? This theme is for couples who host their wedding in the winter months when everything is dark. Or may I suggest using this anytime when you like navy blue and want a starry environment. This theme always works best with a base of white flowers and silver sparkle, everything else is draped in navy blue with black undertones. You can either use dark blue or silver linens to drape the tables and tall white centerpieces surrounded by candles, adding bling to the mix. If you don’t want flowers, you could always use branches sprayed in silver for an elegant effect. Blue or dark purple up-lighting adds that over the top effect to pull the entire look together.
I’ve got plenty more suggestions for wedding themes. Contact me for information on how I can make your wedding an event to remember.
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