Today’s article will focus on the simple yet elegant white wedding theme. Traditional white wedding dresses symbolise the purity and innocence of the bride. Some brides prefer to be the only one wearing white on their big day however more and more people are opting for white bridesmaid dresses as they look elegant, sophisticated and work well alongside the bride. White bridesmaid dresses are often made in a simple style or fabric so that the brides wedding dress still stands out on her big day.
The white theme is becoming more popular due to its simplicity and elegance. Choosing a white theme means you wont have to worry about picking a complimentary colour pallet for you wedding. There are many beautiful white flower options to choose from such as: roses, lilies, orchids, hydrangeas, dahlias, daisies and tulips. These pretty flowers can be used in your bouquet and intertwined in your hair to create a natural flower fairy look. You could scatter white petals down the isle and decorate your venue and table settings with elegant displays of gorgeous lilies or dramatic orchids. The wedding cake could be simple plain white or you could add texture using white piping, pearls, ribbon or fresh flowers.
The bride and bridesmaids could both have white shoes and matching pearl jewellery and the bride could add a white veil and matching garter. The groom and groomsmen could match the bridal party by opting for white waistcoats, ties or cravats or even white suits.
If you choose a white themed wedding I hope you have a fabulous day!
Written by: Laura Nikita Mitchell
Something old, something new, something borrowed something blue is a traditional wedding rhyme. The story behind the rhyme states that if you bring something of each description to your wedding day it will bring you good luck in your marriage; so why not incorporate your something blue into your theme of your wedding.
Blue is a beautiful tranquil colour for your bridesmaid dresses and is flattering to most complexions, shapes and sizes. You could opt for any shade from a baby blue to a royal sapphire blue. You could have the whole dress blue or just a splash of blue in a pattern or petite coat. It is a good colour for the groom and best man to co-ordinate with as well as it’s not too girly.
You could add a hint of blue to your bouquet, decor, table settings and even to your wedding cake. Blue piping or flowers will add a modern twist to a traditional cake and will complement the theme of the whole day. The mood board gives you some ideas of how you could add little touches of blue throughout the day. The painted chairs are a lovely subtle way of including blue in your wedding day and they look beautiful.
The bride could also wear a touch of blue to complement her bridesmaids, groom and flowers. A traditional way to wear blue on the day is to wear a blue garter, this could also be your something new or something borrowed. You could also wear other blue accessories for a more modern look, like a veil or a blue piece of jewellery. The blue shoes below look beautiful with a wedding dress and add a lovely splash of colour. Your something old and something blue could also be combined by driving away from the ceremony in a beautiful blue vintage vehicle such as the ones in the photographs below.
I hope you have fun with this colour scheme if you choose it for your special day. It is a beautiful option and hopefully it will be lucky for you too!
Written by: Laura Nikita Mitchell
This theme is truly one of my favourites. The décor is so beautiful and as the weather is warming up it is a great time of year for an English tea party wedding – whether it be set in the midst of a gorgeous garden or inside! This is the perfect opportunity to allow yourself and your guests to indulge on scrumptious cream cakes, adorable mini sandwiches and sip on tea and champagne, whilst enjoying your special day. This can create a more fun and relaxed event which still expresses timeless romance. Here are some examples of how you can use this theme to make the perfect wedding.
Above: Here are some stunning examples of how to work the English tea party at your wedding! The beautiful vintage tea cups which are miss-matched in patterns are so adorable and are available to hire from many different places! I also love the wedding cake shown which has a variety of different cakes and teacups with sweeties in them! You can play around with the sort of food and sweet bits you want to have at your wedding in order to make it unique.
Above: These perfect décor ideas illustrate how afternoon tea can become an overall theme. Bunting can be gorgeous when the right patterns and material is picked! In this case, I’m thinking gingham, polka dots and floral patterns to tie in to the theme. I also think the idea of using teacups as name place holders is so sweet! You can put little posies of flowers in the cups for your guests to keep and this will definitely ensure they leave with a smile on their face! The pastel hues are perfect for this theme and luckily they are in fashion this season too!
Above: I love the idea of the tea party to be held outside in a garden on a warm summer’s day. It really emphasises the theme and creates a magnificent backdrop for your special day. I also think it is a great idea how you can use the theme in all aspects of your wedding. The teabags pictured can be used as wedding favours. Their message reads ‘the perfect blend’ which clearly embodies the romance of your wedding. Alongside this the Polaroid pictures hanging on a line are so adorable! You could get your guests to take photographs and pin them up with pegs as the day progresses!
Overall this theme can be extremely enchanting. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Pride and Prejudice, a lovely tea party in a beautiful English setting! I feel this could be the perfect blend for a magical day.
Written By: Augusta Henning
Edited By: Laura Nikita Mitchell
As we approach the end of the month, we can expect to longer sunnier days with warmer temperatures. Knowing that summer doesn’t disappoint on the weather front, means you can take great liberties in celebrating the wedding outdoors. Beaches are a choice venue for lavish exotic weddings.
Beach weddings conjure up romantic notions of wind-tossed hair, fantastical sublimity and nature’s tranquil sights and sounds. The openness of a beach setting allows for a large number of guests to spread across without cluttering the space. Combining a beach’s natural beauty with the soothing sounds of waves lightly crashing against the shore, creates a peacefully romantic atmosphere for you and your guests to relax and celebrate. You can choose to hold the ceremony and the reception on the sandy shores, or you may want to wed in a beautiful chapel or view point close to the beach. It goes without saying that the infinite waters will make a stunning backdrop to your wedding and will fill your photo albums with stunning shots of your big day.
When thinking of ideas for the decor, treat the beach as a blank canvas in which to build an extravagant or simple natural setting. It will be beautiful either way! You can go for decor that compliments the season, with bright pops of colour to enhance the natural energy in the air, or you might make it an aquatic affair with all things ‘sea’, or you can opt for a stylishly neutral pallet, adding a touch of class to the earthy feel.
When the sun has set behind the ocean you can decorate the tables and walk ways with with trails of candles and fairy lights. This will create a fantastical magical evening. A beach wedding is many peoples idea of a dream wedding and for good reason; the natural beauty and harmonious atmosphere of the beach will make your day really special!
Written By: Georgie Bradley
Edited By: Laura Nikita Mitchell
Weddings in the countryside are popular as the locations create stunning backdrops for the perfect day. With beautiful scenery and luxury venues, it creates a lovely atmosphere for your special day. Across the country there are some really gorgeous places to get married. Today I wish to share some of my favourites with you!
Coworth Park, Ascot
Set in a stunning countryside location, this 5* hotel is also situated just 45 minutes from London. I feel that this hotel would provide a spectacular backdrop to any wedding and definitely expresses romance. The buildings are set in 240 acres of land which include beautiful meadows that are full of gorgeous flowers in the spring and summer. The scenery is absolutely breath taking, with lovely gardens for your guests to go for a stroll whilst taking in the beauty of your special day. Set in the English countryside this location really expresses a timeless elegance.
South Lodge Hotel, Horsham, West Sussex
Surrounded by 93 acres of beautiful parkland, this smaller location can provide an exquisite location for a wedding, with the option to even have an outdoor wedding in their gorgeous pavilion! One of the things I liked about this venue is that they offer an afternoon tea option for your guests, which has a more vintage tea party feel. This would be a memorable occasion for your guests as a special effort is made to use vintage tea party crockery and they would be able to indulge on finger sandwiches, scones, pastries and champagne!
Eynsham Hall, Oxfordshire
A spectacular Manor house located in 3,000 acres of land, this location is perfect for anyone wishing to get married in the gorgeous English countryside. The great thing about this stunning venue is that it can cater for both large and smaller more intimate weddings. The manor house also has 126 rooms which your guests could stay in and there is a beautiful bridal suite for you to relax and get ready in! I also love the idea that you can hire a marquee in their lovely landscaped gardens which would create a superb background to your wedding.
There are many exquisite venues across the English countryside which could be magnificent locations for your wedding day! Whether it is in Spring/Summer or an Autumn/Winter wedding, these venues cater to any occasion, big or small! I hope this has inspired you to get thinking of what sort of places you want to get married!
Written by: Augusta Henning
Edited by: Laura Nikita Mitchell
A vintage wedding is the perfect way to celebrate your special day if you are a sentimentalist who values tradition. If you want to re-capture the beauty and elegance of an earlier age we have plenty of stunning ideas for you in this article.
The femininity of the vintage style is perfect for a special occasion such as a wedding. The bride will look beautiful in an exquisite one off wedding dress. The detailing on traditional dresses is exceptional and the craftsmanship that goes into each intricate beaded design or piece of lace is a masterpiece in itself. The simple yet elegant a-line dress is another vintage favourite, teamed with a vintage hat, head net or 1940’s inspired hair style you will feel a film star.
When it comes to styling your wedding so much is dependant on decorations, flowers, props and those little extras that make your wedding personal and unique. To create a vintage look you should use fine silver and bone china with hand painted feminine floral designs. The flowers should be natural, fresh and plucked from an English country garden; it is nice to pick flowers with subtle fragrances to perfume your venue.
Above are some beautiful ideas to make your wedding extra special. The picture on the left shows vintage wedding photos displayed amongst the flowers. You could use old photographs of your parents or grandparents’ weddings and tie them to your bouquet to create a sentimental keepsake of your day. The picture to the right shows a lovely home made confetti idea; using old music sheets, ribbon and lace you could make these little cones and fill them with dried roses or fresh rose petals to use as confetti.
Food and Drink
A high class tea party is a classic idea for a vintage spring/summer wedding. The use of pastel colours creates a elegant backdrop to your festivities. You could opt for an outdoor buffet consisting of salmon and cucumber sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and English jam, vintage sweets and cupcakes in lace skirts. For refreshments you could serve tea in vintage tea cups, fresh cucumber water, pink grapefruit juice in rustic jam jars. Another truly original idea is; home made lavender lemonade garnished with sprigs of fresh lavender. It tastes delicious and its subtle lilac hue will look pretty amongst the fresh flowers and pastel coloured china .
I hope these ideas have inspired you to create your own Vintage Wedding.
Written by: Laura Nikita Mitchell
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