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French Romance Wedding Theme

French romance. It often doesn’t get more beautiful than that for a wedding theme and it’s one that is a universally chic choice that will stand the test of time.  Think dreamy and ethereal colours and textures of creams, pinks, French greys and Versailles style gilding.

Elegant draping and romantic fairylights help to set the scene, as well as candelabras, blush florals and chic Chiavari or Hannah Jane chairs.

Of course French food and drinks are key. Think an array of sweet treats like macaroons, mini cookies and pink champagne too.

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.

 

Colours

Getting the colour palette right, will really help to set off this stunningly romantic wedding theme. So consider carefully choices such as pinks, blush, creams, gilding, French grey and lavender. Be creative with how you use these fabulous colours. Think about having them in your flowers, bouquets and bridesmaids dresses as well as the general décor.

 

Ethereal

Channel the dreamy French romantic feeling with lots of draping and fairy lights. Think about using draping on entrances, from ceilings and on chairs to really ramp up the look. Intersperse with romantic fairylights, curtain lights and plenty of candles in varying sizes. Also use pin lighting, gobo lighting and coloured lighting to great effect.

 

 

Table Décor

Soft colours and a touch of gilding are key for this look. So consider having floral centrepieces, tall candelabras and lots of candles. Think lanterns filled with florals, gilded glassware, antique style menus and beautiful Hannah Jane or Chiavari Chairs to complete the look.

 

Food and drinks

When it comes to food and drinks, the French are masters, so why not incorporate it into your wedding day? Think Macaroons, croquembouche towers, elegant French fancies and lots of sweet treats, like delicately iced sugar cookies. And don’t forget the pretty pink champagne in antique style glassware with non-alcoholic versions on offer too.

 

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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.
centrepieces

 

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.
chairs

 

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!
room-decor

 

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Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses

There can be quite a few things on a busy bride’s to-do list outside of the immediate wedding plans themselves. Choosing the dress of your dreams is of course right up there on top, but after you’ve found the gown, you need to start thinking about the attire for the rest of the bridal party!

Finding dresses for your bridesmaids is one of those tasks that can sometimes cause a bit of friction and headaches, especially when you have bridesmaids of different ages, figures or heights to contend with, as well as different personalities and tastes. It’s important to try and balance their feelings with your overall wishes for how you want them to look and fit into your wedding day décor. It can be a fine line at times to find a dress that your bridesmaids like and feel comfortable in, as well as being one you are happy with and you may find yourself dreading the shopping trip instead of looking forward to it. But don’t panic, with a few simple steps choosing your bridesmaids dresses can become a doddle, rather than a chore.

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

 

Make it Fun!
If you have a feeling that the shopping trip for the bridesmaid’s dresses may be tinged with friction, why not try and make it a bit of a fun outing. Organise a nice lunch or prosecco stop midway through the day and make it as social and laid back as possible.
make it fun

 

The Colour
Choosing the colour is probably the first thing you should think about for bridesmaids dresses. Consider how the colour will fit into your wedding theme or palette, but also consider how your chosen colour will work with your bridesmaids. For example, you may desperately want a vivid yellow or green, but if one of your bridesmaids has a pale complexion it’s going to likely wash her out and that won’t make her feel comfortable or indeed look good in your wedding photos. If you’ve got different complexions and hair colours to contend with then try and go for colours that are universally flattering such as dusky pinks, greys, sand and of course black.
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Multiway Dresses
One handy way to get around different body shapes is to look for identical dresses that have multiway fits. So for example the dress style and colour are the same, but the top part allows it to be worn as a halter neck, off the shoulder, strapless or with straps, etc. That way you can keep everyone happy, including yourself!
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Different Dresses Same Colour
This is not a look all brides want, but if you have a variety of ages and body types, considering differing dresses should be a real option. While many brides prefer uniformity for the photos, different dresses can look really well too. For example you can keep things looking more in step if you decide to keep to one colour palette, say dusky pink, but allow the bridesmaids to choose different styles and dresses within that colour palette, that way they’ll be comfortable and you still get the one colour for your theme.
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Mismatched Dresses
Similar to having different dresses, but one step further. Mismatched dresses don’t even have to be the same colour or hem length. Instead the idea is you allow each of your bridesmaids to have different styles and colours of dress. Keeping them the same hem length will add some visual, uniformity but’s not a must.
mismatched

 

Comfort and Weather
Finally don’t forget to consider the time of year you’re getting married and the location! While you may desperately want a shorter length for your bridesmaid’s dresses, if you’re tying the knot in winter it may not be practical or comfortable for the ladies. Equally if you’re getting married in sunnier climes, then long gowns in heavy material will not be a runner, unless you want the sweaty Betty look!
comfort

 

 

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