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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.


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.


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.

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.


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!



Let them Eat Cake Marie Antoinette Wedding Theme

Whether or not Marie Antoinette actually said the now infamous words ‘let them eat cake,’ her name is now forever synonymous with extravagance and luxury. Think big hair, big colours like golds, pinks and creams, lots of opulence and of course incredible cakes and sweet treats.

It’s a really fabulous theme or inspiration for a wedding day because it allows you to have lots of fun and go big if you’ve always wanted too. While of course opulence is the key word, there are lots of ways to give the appearance of extravagance without actually going over your budget. Think false blooms, glitter, upcycled antiques and lots of gold spray paint.

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


At the table
Chiavari chairs were made for this theme, menus printed in the shape of old style mirrors or fans from the era with gold lettering are a must. Why not have mini Eiffel towers or crowns as your centrepieces? Lots of ornate and antique style china which you can use as your centrepieces work really well too. Have glitter sprinkled on the table or go for full on glitter table cloths. Gold coloured plates, glasses and cutlery and of course high candelabras with lots of blooms will top off the look.


Around the room
Antique ornate mirrors or frames within frames look stunning as your table plan. If you can get your hands on an old or antique chair that you fancy upcycling to look like something that could have been in Marie Antoinette’s court, then use it around the room for fantastic effect. It will also look great in your pictures too. Don’t forget the ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ signs, and old style birdcages for your wedding cards look stunning.
Around the room


Macaroons have to be one of the quintessentially French items we think of when we imagine Marie Antoinette and they make ideal favours, or have your guests name on each one so it works as an escort card too! Antique style mini snuff style boxes, French Fancies or decorated biscuits work really well also.  


Sweet Treats
When it comes to a Marie Antoinette style wedding cake, it’s got to be big and bold! Think lots of tiers, embellishments, decorations, colours and adornments. Also don’t forget to add a good helping of highly decorated mini cakes, French petit fours, opulently decorated biscuits and bubbles or drinks with glitter on the rim too!


Antique Wedding Theme

Antique, vintage style weddings are still a very popular trend with new couples getting married. The wonderful thing about the theme is that generally speaking, it’s very cost effective and if you are a DIY project lover, it’s going to be right up your street. Think about raiding your attic or your family’s attics for antique bits and pieces and family heirlooms that are simply sitting there collecting dust! Go to auctions, look on swap websites and dare we say even skips, for fabulous antique finds you can work on up-cycling and incorporating into your wedding day.

You can use antique style finds in lots of different ways, from general props you can put around the venue and grounds and use to great effect in your pictures, but you can also add them into your table décor and table plans too, as well as in the wedding room itself.

If you’d like to get in touch to discuss your upcoming wedding plans and décor, then please don’t hesitate to email or phone me.


Think about setting aside an area of your wedding venue as a little antique hub which you can use for photos and to further enhance you theme. Backdrops are a great way to do this, think old doors, frames, screens, palettes, chairs, small tables and even lamps etc. You can pick many of these up from auctions and swap or give-away-free websites.


If you find some antique pay dirt in your attic or your family’s attics then why not use them as props for your wedding photos or for using around the grounds or other rooms around the main reception area of your wedding venue? Think about having a gramophone or an old bicycle. An old desk fan or cash register can work as a stunning prop too.


You can have a lot of fun with antique style centrepieces at your wedding tables. Think about piles of old books, vintage style jugs or jars? Old cameras, typewriters, vintage style weighing scales, bird cages, vintage tea sets or teapots to name but a few. Arrange them with your table numbers and flowers for maximum impact.


Room Décor

Dotting vintage style pieces around the wedding room can cement your theme and look stunning. Think about using lots of vintage tins and jars. Stacks of old suitcases, wheelbarrows or antique buckets for drinks, old fashioned watering cans to name but a few.



Birds and Butterflies Wedding Theme

If you’re tying the knot this spring season and can’t decide on a theme, then why not consider having a beautiful theme incorporating birds and butterflies? Pretty, bright and perfect for this time of year, the possibilities are endless when it comes to how you add touches of these spring creatures into your day.

From accents in the church or ceremony venue, to the wedding room itself, to the tables, the cake and photo props you can have such fun bringing this one to life. Plus it’s a theme that lends itself to any colour too, from pretty pastels to pops of bold colour and it’s also a DIY’ers dream with lots of fun ways you can make and do some fab décor at home.

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


In the Church/Ceremony Venue
We often see rose petals sprinkled along the aisle and church pews, but why not consider small paper birds and butterflies instead? You could also put some cut outs on sticks and arrange them inside the flowers or pew ends. Also if your church or venue allows confetti then look for butterfly and bird shapes. Or if you really want to make a statement what about releasing some birds or butterflies at the end of the ceremony?


Table Décor
You can have lots of fun with your table décor with this theme and the possibilities are endless. Think about having bird or butterfly place cards that sit on the wine glasses. Why not have mini birds’ nests with edible eggs inside as favours? Have retro style cloche jars with nests or mini butterfly trees inside? Small birdcages make for ideal centrepieces and why not put some clip on butterflies on the seat sashes too?


Room Décor
Instead of a traditional guest book, why not have some love bird or butterfly shaped cards for use in birdcages or wishing tree? Ask your guest to leave little message on the notes and you’ll have such fun looking back on them after the wedding. Also if you’re a DIY lover then think about making some backdrops adorned with paper shapes, hanging paper streamers and garlands made of origami or what about gobo lights projecting butterflies and birds around the room?


Finally, don’t forget your cake! A swish of colourful birds or butterflies can really make your cake look incredible and work really well on mini cakes or cupcakes too. Also think about having mini love birds as cake toppers.


Monochrome Wedding

Monochrome is a classic colour palette. From clothes, to home furnishings, to wedding décor and more it’s a combination of colours that works practically anywhere. If you’re having trouble deciding on what colours to feature in your wedding day décor, then it is well worth your time considering a monochrome theme for a number of reasons. First, as mentioned, it’s a classic combination that is guaranteed to work. Secondly it can be an easily look to pull together with only a few simple touches needed to stand out.

Black and white doesn’t have to mean boring however. In fact, monochrome looks incredible when you pair it with a colour pop too, so keep that in mind as you plan your décor.

As an award-winning wedding planner, I’ve put together many stunning monochrome themed weddings over the years and if you’d like to chat about how I can help plan your big day, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Monochrome lends itself particularly well to stationary. It’s classic, timeless and elegant and sets the tone for the wedding itself. Think invites, orders of service, table place names, escort cards, fun signage throughout the room and your menus. Don’t be afraid to add some accents of colour to make the monochrome really pop. Bright pinks or golds work really well here.


Room Décor
Here’s where you can have lots of fun and keep in mind anything you do here can also work as wonderful photo props and backdrops too. Think about having some shaped monochrome streamers hanging down as a possible top table backdrop. Use monochrome paper lanterns, pompoms and room draping. Also don’t forget the simplicity of balloons. Think a mass of monochrome helium balloons for a really eye-catching look. A monochrome or full black or white dancefloor is another total stunner what will be a stand out feature.


Table Décor
The contrast of using black and white can look truly elegant on your wedding tables. Think about using black table clothes, or white ones with a striped monochrome table runner. The simplicity of flowers can also work really well with black and white blooms looking stunning. Don’t forget the chairs and sashes too.


Cakes and Food
A subtle yet fun way to play around with a monochrome theme is through the cakes and food. A cake will always be somewhat of a centrepiece in the room, so going for a monochrome design will look fantastic. Or you could be more understated and simply pop some monochromes striped straws into drinks, or what about a tower of Oreos instead of a cake?