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Industrial Wedding Theme

If the idea of a traditional style, hotel ballroom wedding doesn’t float your boat, then consider something a little different. An industrial wedding theme is not only right on trend, but it’s also a super chic style that’s very unique and different.

It often calls for city venue with lofty ceilings, exposed brickwork and lots of natural lighting. Think metallics juxtaposed with florals, soft backdrops, draping, paired back table settings, antique style metal chairs and a more casual feel throughout.

It’s a theme that can look visually stunning in photographs and is perfect for those seeking something different.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

 

Location

Location is key for this wedding theme to really work. Think about more unusual venues. The traditional style hotel ballroom don’t truly work with this theme, however you can still bring elements of the look to a venue like this. However, try and source venues that have loftier feels. High ceilings, lots of natural light and exposed brick work really well. Many of these type of venues tend to be in an urban environment too so start your search there.

 

Lighting

If venue is king, then lighting is queen with this look. The right lights can set the theme perfectly. Think unusual industrial style lightbulbs suspended from the ceiling. Festoon lighting, string lights or even bistro lights can work really well. Oversized illuminated letter are perfect too and can be stunning in your photographs.

 

Metal and Flowers

Metal and flowers are the perfect contrast for this type of wedding theme. Try and use them in your centrepieces and accent with candles. Have fun with metal piping pieces as candlesticks, lightbulbs filled with florals, lanterns and old tins. You could even paint bottles or mason jars with metallic paints instead of going for traditional metallic features. Also why not think of metallic chairs and tables?

 

Backdrops

There are many facets of an industrial theme that can seem harsh, so it’s important to juxtapose those with something softer. So why not consider having a backdrop of flowers to offset the brick and metallics? Or consider adding some draping with soft material. Streamer style backdrops work well too, interspersed with softer smaller fairly lights too.

 

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Muted Wedding Tones

Classic colours are classic for a reason. They stand the test of time and work with almost any wedding theme and venue. And there’s nothing wrong with sticking to classic colours. There can be a lot of pressure to try and channel the latest looks and colours when it comes to wedding planning, but there’s a lot to be said for sticking to tried and tested colours that deliver every time.

And don’t think that just because you’ve chosen to stick with a muted colour palette, your décor will be boring. Far from it. As well as using shades of beige, ivory and whites, think about adding subtle hints of lighter grey, taupe, dusky pinks and sage to accent and highlight your décor. Metallics work really well alongside neutral colours too.

Also use contrasting textures like burlap, wood and lace to make things stand out for a stunning effect.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

Colour Palette

When you think of neutral colours, what comes to mind first tends to be muted tones of beige, cream, ivory, white. These are certainly the pillars of the trend, but think about branching out with some subtle hints of greige, taupe, tan, blush pink, sage and even pops of metallics.

 

Features

Going for a muted colour palette means you can add extra drama with features around your venue. Draping is a wonderful example and can be used on entrances, ceilings and walls. Mix with fairylights and greenery for a stand out look. Also think about adding flourishes to your chairs, such as oversized pompoms, streamers or again draping can look stunning.

 

Texture

Contrasting textures will highlight your muted tones even more. Think about using accents of wood, burlap lace and metallics on your centrepieces. Stack candles on wooden bases, use burlap as your table runner or place settings, add touches of lace to your floral arrangements and candles or even on lanterns.

 

Naked Cakes

Carry on the theme with your cake. Naked cakes are a very on trend look at the moment, but it also fits in perfectly with this colour theme. Discuss the theme with your cake maker and talk about adding berries or glitter accents for a touch of subtle colour.

 

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Geometric Wedding Theme

‘Don’t be a square!’ As Mia Wallace said to Vincent Vegan right before that iconic dancing scene in Pulp Fiction. All joking aside, geometric shapes are very much on trend right now in wedding décor. Think about embracing clean geo lines and greenery for a nod to the modern trend that’s sweeping Instagram.

But of course, using geo lines doesn’t have to automatically make your wedding a neo-modern, paired back affair. Indeed, it’s chic to mix and match with touches of minimalism contrasting against influences of vintage, romantic or elegance.

Think about all sort of different lines, such as honeycomb, hexagons, triangles, interlocking squares and literally everything in between. Play with colours, textures and metals for a really show stopping look.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

Table Decor

Think about terrariums filled with succulents such as cacti, or mix it up with candles, or softer blooms for a wonderful contrast. Stack them on wooden accents or in the middle of greenery. Look for mini lanterns with glass sides and fill with battery operated fairy lights, or design some bespoke laser cut-out hexagon wedding table numbers. Geo styled menus or place cards can work really well too for a more subtle hit of the trend.

 

Backdrops

Investing in a stunning backdrop will pay huge dividends for the overall look of your wedding venue. Think about all sorts of geometric shapes and angles, such as triangles, hexagons, circles, etc. Metal is very much in keeping with a modern style or trend, or why not go for wood for a different feel altogether? Intersperse them with flowers or candles or even go with cardboard or streamers made out to 3-D geometric shapes in bright colours for a new take on the trend.

 

Around the room

Dotting a few well-placed pieces around your wedding venue will reinforce your trend and keep the atmosphere flowing all evening long. Think about larger lanterns and lamps, filled with candles, florals and even light bulbs. Use them to line aisles or even as hanging features over tables for an awe inspiring look. Why not design some custom signage for the back of the newly married couple’s chairs for the perfect photo?

 

 

Cakes

If you’re not keen on making too much of a statement with geometric shapes, then why not go for something more dramatic with your cake? Think about creating stunning effects with different geo effects on your tiers. Think about using contrasting texture effects, such as the marble look, metallic and naked elements. Also why not use an angular cake stands for the crowning glory?

 

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Pink and Gold Wedding Theme

Pink and gold has got to be one of the most beautiful colour palettes for a wedding. It lends itself so well to a variety of themes from, romantic, to elegant, vintage, glam and whimsy.  It’s a pairing that works universally. Plus there’s lots of pink and gold pieces readily available and if you’re a DIY craft-lover then it’s also quite easy to put together some nice touches for the big day yourself too.

Of course just because it’s pink, that doesn’t mean you have use baby pink either, think about the whole spectrum, such as pastel pink, blush, vivid fuchsias and don’t be afraid to play around with the gold’s too and incorporate touches of antique or rose gold tones.

Here’s some nice ideas to get your creative juices flowing. If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

Centrepieces

Gold doesn’t automatically have to mean something extravagant and indeed there are lots of ways to channel the colour palette without breaking the bank. Think of using different sized bottles or mason jars and painting them with pink and gold accents. Think blush florals with gold frames for table numbers or simple gold lettering for table names or numbers.

 

Table Details

Nothing says glam like sequin table cloths and it can look stunning contrasted with some pink detailing such as, pink napkins, gold place settings or cutlery and why not mix gold and pink stemmed glasses? Don’t stop at the table, think about having gold Chiavari chairs with pink draping or sashes too.

 

 

 

Food and drinks

If you don’t want to go overboard with gold and pink touches in your décor, then why not think about your food? Arrival drinks for your guests will look stunning, yet are quite simple to pull off. Think about having Kir Royales, Rose bubbles or even Cosmos with gold touches like dipping each glass into sparkling gold sugar gold swizzle sticks or umbrellas. Pink cakepops with gold glitter, macaroons, cookies and of course the wedding cake itself can all look beautiful in pink and gold.

 

 

Around the Room

Finally don’t forget to add some fun touches around your venue. Think about having gold, sparkly Mr & Mrs, Mr & Mr or Mrs & Mrs or initial signage, blush and gold bunting, giant balloons which can be the most amazing photo props. Also why not have some subtle pink lighting, fairylight backdrops and floral walls to complete the look.

 

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Go Vertical With Your Wedding Decor

When most couples consider the decor for their wedding receptions, they rarely look upwards and think about ways to use the vertical space above, as well as just what they can see in their immediate periphery. Maximising vertical space is not only a hot wedding trend at the moment, but it is a really practical way to make the most of your venue and has a stunning visual impact.

Whether your budget is big or small you can still find plenty of ways to make use of the vertical space. For example budget friendly items such as paper lanterns, ribbons, streamers or tea lights can all be used to great effect over tables, dancefloors or as a focal point or backdrop in the room.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

Hanging florals
Hanging florals come in all shapes and sizes and can really give your venue the wow factor. But even if you can’t afford to go all out with an impressive or large hanging fresh floral style installation over your tables, you can still channel the trend by adding greenery to chandeliers, or making DIY hula hoop chandeliers for example. Another quirky take on this trend is to use hanging pots filled with your favourite plants and blooms.

 

Lighting
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of your wedding decor and can help set the mood like nothing else. So when it comes to the vertical space, lighting can be used to great effect to create a really romantic, inviting atmosphere. Think hanging tea lights, Edison bulbs, Chinese lanterns, storm lanterns, and so on. Suspend them over your tables, over the dancefloor or dotted around areas of your venue.

Parasols and Ribbons
If you want to get a bit creative with your hanging décor, then why not try using parasols suspended from the ceiling? Turn them upside down and even fill with florals or lights. Ribbons and streamers are another fantastically creative and very cost effective way to get using the vertical space in your venue and is a great way to add some colour too.

 

Backdrops
One of the simplest ways to make use of the vertical space in your wedding venue is with a backdrop. Fairylight backdrops can be super impressive and set such an inviting tone. Other backdrops can be ideal for both making an impact but also for photos. Think floral walls, vintage style doors, palettes, draping and more. The only limit here is your imagination and of course the height of the room!

 

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Plum and Sage Wedding Theme

Winter weddings are special. While for many couples the ideal time of year to tie the knot is summer, there are a growing cohort who are coming to appreciate the unique nature of a winter time wedding. There’s plenty to love about this time of year, the beauty of the changing leaves, the bare trees against the green, the possibility of snow, the cosiness of a roaring fire and even a few truly stand out pictures with the rain can all be a real draw.

Plus at this time of year availability for your favourite bands, venues and vendors can be much more accessible not to mention the savings too.

So now you’re sold on the idea, it is time to think about how you’d like your winter wedding to look and while it’s tempting to go for traditional hues of silvers, golds, reds and greens, think about something a little different such as the rich seasonal hues of plum and sage.

We’ve put together some ideas to whet your appetite, but if you’d like to chat further about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Florals
From buttonholes to bouquets, choosing vibrant florals in shades of plums, purples, lavenders against rich greens is a virial treat for the eyes. It can really bring warmth and depth to the day and work well with tweed for men and of course provides a stunning contrast for the brides dress, as well as the bridesmaid’s dresses.
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Centrepieces
Centrepieces really bring your venue to life and with this colour palette there’s huge scope to be as vibrant or subtle as you wish. From rich table runners or table cloths in purple and plum, to contrasting flowers, rustic boxes filled with green cacti and purple flowers, lanterns or birdcages, purple or green ombre coloured mason jars, to stark white candles wrapped in greens, there’s so much to think about.
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Chairs
Chairs are another sometimes overlooked way to get colour into your wedding day décor and while sashes are the obvious choice, you can also think about using draping, cushions, ribbons and florals to make the colours really stand out.
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Room Décor
There’s plenty of ways to add touches of plum and sage accents around the room as well as on your tables. Paper lanterns and pompoms are a wonderful way to do this and can look very dramatic, as can garlands on fireplaces and staircases. Backdrops are also well worth considering and can work as a sort of DIY photobooth for the day too!
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Barn Style Wedding Theme

Barn style themes for weddings have been a popular choice for the last number of years. It’s a trend that has its roots in the United States and eventually made its way to this side of the pond and it’s not hard to see why the theme is so popular. Full of rustic charm and ideal for a more laid back sort of wedding day, it can make for a truly unique and spectacular look.

Thankfully the number of barn inspired venues has increased in recent years, so now couples can find a venue that will work with the theme well, but bear in mind that for whatever reason, even if you are unable to secure a barn style venue, that doesn’t mean you cannot channel the vibe with some carefully chosen décor items. Think about rustic elements, such as barrels, wood, palettes, hay, mason jars, burlap, bunting and long tables.

If you’d like to chat about this or any aspect of your wedding day décor or planning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

Room Décor
String lights wound around any beams or rafters work really well, as do bistro style lights hanging over the tables. Have fun with authentic hay bale sofas and props like cowbells! Old wooden barrels make fantastic props, top them with flowers, photos of you both as a couple or why not use them as your cake or dessert stations? Wood boxes and crates work really well stacked and topped with florals and lanterns and don’t forget the burlap style bunting and lots of clever celling draping too.
room decor

 

Backdrops and Table Plans
Think rustic style palettes juxtaposed with soft draping for the full barn style effect. Dress any large barn doors with long chiffon draping too for maximum impact. Also think about having large table plans, again made out of wood or palettes full of ornate frames for the perfect contrast, or indeed go full barn style with something quirky like horseshoes for each table and all the guests’ names on each horseshoe. They work great as photo backdrops later in the evening too.
backdrops and table plans

 

Tables
Long, cafeteria style tables work really well for barn style weddings. Think about having the room set up with several long table formations and also consider having no assigned seating too, which will reinforce the laid back feel of the day.
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Centrepieces & Table Décor
The contrast of crisp white linen and burlap works so well for the barn theme. Also think about mason jars as your centrepieces filled with either small tea lights or gypsophila. Why not have them on stacked wooden boxed or go for mini wooden crates filled with your favourite posies? Or why not go a little wacky and have cowboy boots filled with flowers or antique style cowbells?
centrepieces and table decor

 

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Wedding Balloons

Balloons are the perfect wedding prop. Completely customisable and available in a variety of sizes, colours, shapes and finishes, there is a balloon to suit every wedding theme. From the photo-friendly trend for oversized balloons, to having balloons that spell out words like ‘LOVE’, to using balloons as part of your décor and even incorporating them into your escort cards and table décor, they are often budget-friendly, easy to source, visually stunning and well worth considering for your big day.

If you’d like to chat about this, or any aspect of your wedding day planning or décor, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Oversized Balloons
A trend that is still very popular, oversized balloons look stunning. They can make for breath-taking photos and they are great fun for the younger guests too, if you’ve got Paige boys and flower girls, then why not consider having special oversized balloons just for them to make them feel extra special. Look for balloons with tassels, colours that fit in with your palette and if you’re a DIY lover then why not consider covering them with tulle or netting for a really unique look.
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Letter Balloons
Whether you want to spell out LOVE or your names of just have your initials, letter balloons make incredible photo props. Think about different colours and make sure they are large enough to have an in impact in your wedding photos.
letter balloons

 

Group Balloons
For a great picture, why not consider giving everyone a balloon and get them together for a group shot, then they can all release the balloons for an epic moment you won’t forget.
group balloons

 

Escort Cards
If you really want to wow with something more unique, why not have each of the guests escort cards floating on the end of a balloon as they enter the pre-reception area? They can then have lots of fun finding their names and they get a balloon too!
escort cards

 

Room Décor
Use balloons as alternative centrepieces by having large, or ornate balloons weighted down for each table. Get creative and paint part of them in glitter or have fun by filling them with confetti and let the tables burst them after the speeches. Also consider having just a few oversized balloons with tassels, painted with art, or in a special shape, placed in strategic locations around the venue as stunning props. And instead of tassels think about using flowers for a show-stopping effect. Don’t forget about using balloons for backdrops and arches too.
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