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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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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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A Touch of Wedding Whimsy

Whimsy is literally defined as playful or fanciful and is the perfect match for wedding décor. It’s a day that is meant to be full of fancy and fun so why not bring that out in your wedding day theme? Think pom poms, ice cream dream pastel palettes, lots of soft blooms, draping, fairylights, candyfloss and lanterns.

Not only dreamy on the eye, but often most of these whimsical décor touches are relatively inexpensive meaning they won’t blow the budget, plus if you’re a dab hand at crafting then many items such as pom poms and streamers can be put together at home yourself before the big day.

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

 

Pom Poms and Ribbons
Pom Poms and ribbons are not only the perfect items to create a whimsical wedding feel, they are also very budget friendly and if you’re a bit of a crafter or DIY’er then they are right up your street too! Think beyond just the obvious uses such as placing pom poms on tables and instead consider suspending them from the ceilings over your tables. Why not have oversized pom poms on the backs of chairs or string some ribbons here instead? Think about getting creative with some pom pom walls and backdrops which will be ideal for photos.

Pastels
Think ice cream dream pinks, lavenders, mint greens, baby blue and cornflower yellows. You don’t have to go with the obvious in terms of décor either. Yes pom, poms, bunting and streamers look super in theses colours, but why not have oversized pastel balloons, bridesmaid’s dresses, chair covers and sashes, cakepop or candyfloss favours, flamingos or unicorns in pastel shades instead?

Fairylights
Nothing says whimsy like romantic fairylight walls. Think of cascading fairylights over balconies or walls, curtain style lights, as well as interspersing them with soft draping. And don’t forget using uplighters with coloured filters to project a really whimsical atmosphere in the wedding venue too.

 

Unusual Blooms
Soft blooms in pastel colours are perfect for creating a touch of whimsy, but don’t forget to have a little fun and think of using said blooms in an unusual way. Think of hanging florals suspended above tables, blooms sitting in lightbulbs and lanterns, flower walls, floral chandeliers, flower arches and oversized blossom trees as pew ends too!

 

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Great Gatsby Themed Wedding

Getting married around the time between Christmas and New Year’s is becoming increasingly popular with couples for a number of reasons. Rates and availability can be much more favourable, as well as the fact that many people are already off during that time or indeed home if they live or work abroad, so they should be able to freely attend the big day.

If you are getting married around this time, especially on New Year’s Eve itself, then consider giving the day a theme, as at this time of year weddings are crying out for a theme like no other time. In particular, a Great Gatsby style theme is hugely popular, thanks to the recent Baz Luhrmann film adaptation of the classic book, that brought the lavish opulence of the story to life in vivid colour. The gold, the glitz, the glamour and the lavishness of the Great Gatsby is a match made in heaven for New Years’ Eve and with a few small steps using the best of art deco décor, you can transform your reception into a party Daisy and Gatsby would be proud of.

If you’d like to get in touch to discuss how I can help plan any aspect of your day, then please get in touch.

 

Invites
Start how you mean to go on and send your guests an elegantly designed invite with a nod to the Gatsby era. Look out for fan details, golds, black, deco fonts and laser cuts to let your guests know what to expect in terms of your theme. Also don’t be afraid to let them know if you want them to dress in the 20s era attire, or even black tie.
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Attire
If you really want to bring the theme to life, then don’t be shy about bringing it through into your attire. For the brides this means looking for 20s style dresses with their unique fit and shape, as well as Juliet caps or sparkly headbands. Don’t forget the bridesmaids and think about fan style embellishments as well as daring golds or black to contrast your dress. For the grooms, think pocket watches and bow ties or have them go all out in a white tux. Finally, why not leave top hats and flapper style head bands and feathers for your guests to enjoy as favours.
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Cake & Champagne
It wouldn’t be Gatsby without champagne or some kind of bubbly drinks, so why not serve you guests some bubbles in retro glasses on arrival? Think about dipping the rims in edible glitter and have fizzy drink versions for the kids. When it comes to the cake, think about Rockefeller inspired art décor designs to really channel the theme.
cakes and champagne

 

Table Décor
This is where you can get really creative. The era and the film were defined by pearls, feathers, glitter and glam, so think about incorporating those elements into your table. Why not go for a feather centrepiece instead of flowers, or use glitter table clothes? The contrast of black and gold works really well too.
Table decor

 

Photo Props
Finally don’t forget your pictures! There’s no point in going to all that effort to channel the Gatsby theme on the day if it’s not reflected in your photographs, so make sure to have some related props on standby. Have the guests throw glitter and sparkles and have some streamers ready for an action shot and if your budget and venue allows it, fireworks would be the Gatsby style icing on the cake and perfect for the chimes at midnight!
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