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Tweed is set to be a big trend for weddings in 2014 and we just love it! Tweed has a vintage, rustic, natural look to it which means it is perfectly suited to those of you who are planning this type of wedding, and if you’re having a winter wedding tweed will look amazing. It’s not just for the guys; how about wearing a fitted tweed jacket with your wedding dress.

We love these tweed wedding ideas.

Tweed Wedding Styling Mood Board

Vintage Tweed Hat – Monkey Suit Vintage

Groom in Tweed Jacket – Via Love My Dress, Picture by Glass Jar Photography

Tweed, Burlap and Lace Bunting – Pocket Full of Dreams Via Etsy

Tweed Wrapped Bridal Bouquet and Winter Wreath with Tweed Ribbon Detail – Via Snippet and Ink, Picture by Aaron Delesie

Tweed Wedding Stationery – Knots and Kisses Via Boho Weddings

Bride in Tweed Jacket – Via Love My Dress, Picture by Hayley Savage

Tweed Jackets – Permanent Style

Today’s inspiration is all about tartan. You don’t have to be Scottish to use tartan as part of your wedding styling. Used as bridal cover-ups, bunting, table runners and of course by way of a kilt if you dare, tartan is perfect for winter weddings, as the beautiful deep colours add a touch of warmth to a wedding.

Tartan Wedding Styling Mood Board

Tartan Wedding Kilt – Picture by D’Arcy Benincosa Photography

Tartan Bow Tie – Via Project Wedding

Bride with Tartan Wrap – Picture by D’Arcy Benincosa Photography

Wedding Place Setting with Tartan Cutlery Wrap – Via Snippet and Ink

Wedding Place Setting with Tartan Cloth – Via Green Wedding Shoes

Tartan Place Setting with Tartan Napkin – Via Pinterest

Wedding Tablescape with Tartan Runner – Via Green Wedding Shoes

Tartan Cloth on Table – Picture by D’Arcy Benincosa Photography

Black lace is a little bit vintage and a little bit glamour, and we love it! If you are looking for a wedding theme that is elegant but also has a vintage twist, then lace might be what you are looking for. We have chosen black lace, which works so well with white, but you can also team this up with other bright colours to really create and impact. Of course, you can use other coloured lace; navy and red also work really well.

Here are some of our favourite black lace wedding ideas.

Black Lace Wedding Theme Mood Board

Laser Cut Butterfly Wedding Stationery – The Hummingbird Card Company

Black Lace Details on Wedding Place Setting – Via Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings

White Tiered Cake with Black Lace Embellishment – The Cake Girls via Real Simple

Black Lace Backed Bridesmaid Dresses – Via Bow Ties and Bliss

Elegant Wedding Tablescape Black Lace Overlay – Via OneWed

Black Crochet Bridal Shrug – Via Pinterest

White Anemone Bouquet – Via Inspired by This

Black Lace Tea Light Holder – Via Family Chic

Winter weddings are perfect for creating a cosy, festive atmosphere. Offer your wedding guests some winter treats and bring warmth to their hearts through some tasty festive drinks.

Here are some ideas for festive wedding drinks.

Festive Wedding Drinks Mood Board

Custom Coffee Sleeves – Via The Knot

Hot Chocolate Station – Make It Luxe

Hot Chocolate – Via Love This Pic

White Cocktails with Snow Flake Stirrers – Picture by Shawn Lee Photography

Cranberry and Vanilla Skinny Martini – The Fromagette

Winter Sun Cocktail – Two Tarts

Mulled Wine – Picture by Jonny Draper Photography

Christmas Martini – Four Seasons Resort

At The Wedding Community we LOVE chocolate, and often share chocolate related features. Today we are sharing another one!

Your wedding guests will love you forever if you indulge them in chocolate heaven. Having an amazing chocolate dessert table or hot chocolate station where guests can come and help themselves will undoubtedly score you some brownie points (oooh, now we are thinking about chocolate brownies!).

Be imaginative with your creations. We love the idea of using vintage picture frames on a table with raised plates in between. Another lovely idea is to have boards with different flavoured chocolates as table centrepieces for your guest to devour.

Get creative with your chocolate heaven.

Chocolate Heaven Mood Board

Hot Chocolate Tray – Via Ruffled Blog

Seductive Chocolate Cake Dessert Table – Neiman Marcus

DIY Hot Chocolate Wedding Favours – Wedding Thingz

Hot Chocolate Station – Via Naturally Chic

Chocolate Treats Displayed in Vintage Frames – Via Green Wedding Shoes

Chocolate Board Wedding Centrepiece – A Beautiful Mess

Chocolate Hearts – Via United with Love

Cocoa and Raspberry Hearts – Wilton

If you are having an autumn wedding around 5th November, how about making it extra special with a bonfire party and fireworks to entertain your guests. We love the idea of serving lovely hot mulled cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate for your guests to enjoy as they huddle around the fire and watch the fireworks (remember, you will need to check with your wedding venue about having fireworks and fires). If a big bonfire isn’t possible, how about a fire pit? Sparklers are a cute and inexpensive way to get some fun shots, especially at the end of your wedding.

Have a sparkling bonfire night everyone.

Bonfire Wedding Party Mood Board

Bride and Groom Drinking Hot Chocolate – Via Green wedding Shoes

Customised ‘Let Love Sparkle’ Tags – The Lovebird Press via Etsy

Sparkler Wedding Cake Topper – Via Martha Stewart Weddings

Hearts Created by Sparklers – Picture by Amy Lewin Photography

Apple Cider Cups – Oh! Party

Toffee Apples – Tesco Real Food

Dessert Sparklers – Via Pinterest

Bride and Groom at Fire – Via Style Me Pretty

Purple has been a popular colour choice for weddings this year, and we think it will be hot in 2014 too. Adding silver and purple together gives a really luxurious feel and looks great all year round, although especially for winter weddings. As there are so many shades of purple, you could change this theme from purple to lilac for a spring or summer wedding. We have also added hints of pink with the purple and silver to give added depth and vibrancy.

Here are some beautiful ideas for purple and silver wedding styling.

Purple and Silver Wedding Colour Scheme Mood Board

White Wedding Cake with Ombre Ruffles – Sophie Bifield Cake Company

Silver Wedding Dress – Elie Saab via Hotel Mode

Purple and Pink Flowers with Silver Candlestick Holders – Via Style Me Pretty

Purple, Pink, White and Silver Wedding Tablescape with Ribbon Backdrop – Alante Photography

Wedding Ceremony Seating with Pink Rose and Orchids – Via Eindeloos Events on Pinterest

Silver Chair with Purple Bow Sash and Silver Brooch – Via Pinterest

Purple and Silver Wedding Invitation – Jupiter and Juno

Hanging Purple and Silver Baubles – Via Pinterest

Kraft paper and brown paper have been hugely popular for weddings this year, and we are sure they will be a big trend going into 2014 too. Kraft paper is so versatile and fits all types of wedding; whether you are having a vintage, shabby chic, modern, rustic or chic affair, Kraft paper details will look amazing.

Below are some great ways of using Kraft paper for your wedding.

Kraft Paper Wedding Styling Mood Board

LOVE Brown Paper Bag – Via Style Me Pretty

Paper Bag Service Sheets – Anna Lou Avenue on Etsy

Kraft Paper ‘Bride’ Luggage Tag – Via Style Me Pretty

Kraft Paper HELLO Sign – Devlin Photos

Dupioni Silk Yo-Yos on Paper Bags – Via Style Me Pretty

Kraft Paper Table Cover – Via Pinterest

Paper Bag Wedding Favour with Small Doily Detail – Via Style Me Pretty

Kraft Paper Printable Napkin Rings – DIY Wedding Magazine

Red gingham may well remind you of your primary school summer dress; red gingham to us says ‘fun and whimsical’.

We love weddings where gingham has been used in the styling, and particularly red gingham, which at this time of year adds a warm feel to a wedding.

All fabric shops sell red gingham material, and it can be pretty cheap, so if you are going down the handmade wedding route, you could create a really stylish wedding. How about using gingham ribbon to tie your cutlery together, wrap jars in hessian and tie them with the ribbon, or even use the material as a table runner or the backdrop to your wedding seating plan… the options are endless.

Here are some ideas of how to use red gingham in your wedding styling.

Red Gingham Wedding Ideas Mood Board

Red Gingham Table Runner – Via Rustic Wedding Chic

Gingham Check Design inside Envelope – Via Oh My Darling

Jars Wrapped with Hessian and Gingham Ribbon – Via Catch My Party

Strawberry Scone Shortcake Picnic in Red Gingham Boxes – Via The sweetest Occasion

Place Setting with Red Gingham Napkin – Via Pinterest

Cutlery Tied with Red Gingham Ribbon – i.Boutique

Red Gingham Wedding Seating Plan – Via Style Me Pretty

Sweet Wedding Favours Wrapped in Gingham Material – Via weddingbells

Purple is a really popular colour choice for weddings, in all seasons. With so many shades of this beautiful colour to choose from, purple creates a really sumptuous feel to a wedding.

Bridal bouquets of the most delicate purple roses, wild heather bouquets, galvanised buckets full of lilacs; purple flowers are simply stunning.

Here are some of our favourite purple flower ideas for a wedding.

Purple Wedding Flowers Mood Board

Bridal Bouquet of Purple Hydrangea and Lilac Roses – Via Project Wedding

Lavender Wedding Bouquet – Via Boho Weddings Blog

Spray of Purple Flowers on Chair – Alison Harper

Bridal Flower Crown – Three Sunbeams

Purple Wild Flowers – Via Pinterest

Bridal Bouquet of Purple Heather – Via Style Me Pretty

Purple Hydrangea Wedding Table Arrangement – Fiori by Lynne

Purple Agapanthus – Via Pinterest

Lilacs in White Galvanised Bucket – Fri Klein