7 Themed Weddings to inspire you for 2016
Themed weddings are becoming more and more of a norm with couples deciding to go against the grain of traditional weddings and inject some of their own personality to create something different and unique about their wedding. This has led to all sorts of weddings hitting the headlines in recent years, so if you’re looking for something a little different as you plan your big day, here’s 7 weddings to inspire you in 2016.
7 Wedding themes for 2016
A Festival Wedding
Planning a late summer wedding? Why not add some festival wedding chic to the occasion! Couples are now opting for something a little different to embrace the outdoors for their wedding. A festival wedding theme is perfect for a summer’s day in a field. Get your guests excited and send out ‘ticket like’ invitations to the big day. Create an atmosphere and go for a bright colour palette and hire a tepee or a yurt or two for the bar and reception. Why not serve dessert from an ice-cream van and if you have the budget create your very own fun-fair reception and music line-up.
The ever popular pretty spring wedding. Create the perfect pastel palette combining pinks, lemons and lilacs. Introduce flowers of the season in your bouquets and floral features, like pansies, tulips, daffodils and irises. For décor have jam jars filled with wild flowers, hand painted Easter eggs and chocolate favours. Keep a pastel colour palette in mind for your wedding cake decoration or go for the ‘naked cake’ option with fresh cream, seasonal fruit and dustings of icing sugar. When choosing your wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses, lace and chiffon are the perfect match for a spring wedding.
Disney Inspired Wedding
Maybe it’s a fad, but there are more and more brides opting for a Disney themed wedding. We aren’t talking fancy dress and Disney sing-alongs, but more the soft suggestions of features and wedding décor. For example, Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter’s tea party – think mix and matched tea china, ‘eat me/drink me’ favours, a topsy turvy wedding cake and playing card table numbers. Or ‘be our guest’ at a Beauty and the Beast themed wedding, incorporating red roses, ornate mirrors, candelabras and chandeliers.
Many of you were left gasping when Edward and Bella got married in Twilight. Let’s face it, their woodland wedding was amazing! If you can find the perfect woodland location for your woodland themed wedding the possibilities for décor and features are endless. Imagine a mood board of evergreen, wild flowers, forest animals, bark, pine cones, fairy lights, moss green, candle light, wild berries and flower petal confetti. A woodland themed wedding would be great in both summer and autumn. You could hire a yurt for an indoor outdoor feel. Have a pile of blankets at the ready for your guests to get cosy and toast marsh mallows on twigs later in the evening.
Glitz, Glam & Gatsby Wedding
If you’re the type of person that likes the luxurious things in life, why not throw a wedding like Gatsby would. After all, ‘a little party never killed nobody’. The whole wedding theme would be centred on ‘black tie glamour’. Black tie doesn’t have to be boring or strict, you can mix things up and add glitter, gold, polka dots, stripes and sequins. Think gold, glitter, glitz, glam, sparkle, fizz and pop!
Send out your invites with a pinch of glitter, have centre pieces splashed with glitter, a gold wedding cake, big balloons and if you really want to make a statement go for a champagne fountain. Dust off your diamonds and crack open the champers for a day worth celebrating!
More and more people are getting married abroad, to ensure sunshine or simply for their dream beach wedding. Your beach wedding colours could include whites, pale blues and add a colour pop of yellow or coral. Send your invitations to your guests as a ‘message in a bottle’, incorporate shells in your centre pieces or favours and offer your guests some shades for the sun.
Your wedding aisle could be outlined with drift wood or candle light. When it gets dark have some lanterns at the ready or a fire pit on the beach with an acoustic band for the ultimate chilled out beach vibes. If it’s going to be hot, be sure to choose a floating, backless or strapless dress to keep you cool and comfortable.
Thinking of choosing a date for your autumn wedding close to Halloween? There are a number of lovely details you can add to your special day to evoke a rustic Halloween theme. Incorporate pumpkins (big or small) in your décor, floral arrangements or centre pieces. You could have buckets of sparklers and chocolate or toffee apples for your guests at your wedding party in the evening – they would go down a treat and the sparklers would make a great photograph as well!
If you do choose to go for a themed wedding we recommend heading to Pinterest for more ideas and inspiration. If you need any advice or help when choosing your wedding rings or diamond wedding jewellery for the big day, get in touch with our team of diamond experts.