As it’s Valentine’s Day on Friday we are feeling all loved up at The Wedding Community HQ, so this week our wedding inspiration mood board is of course Valentine’s related. You don’t have to be getting married around Valentine’s Day to use these ideas; they have a romantic theme so are perfect for weddings throughout the year. We love the idea of cute hearts, from heart shaped macarons to cakes with hidden hearts inside, we love them all! Okay, the LOVE sign is not a heart but we couldn’t resist a bit of lurve this week.
Almost every little girl dreams of a fairytale wedding when they are young, and the bride in this week’s real wedding, Sabrina, still dreamt of such a wedding once she’d found her perfect man. Hubert, a cool French guy, was the lucky “Mr Right”.
“Since I was a little girl I’ve always loved winter and dreamt of having a winter wedding – and of course I always loved Alice in Wonderland, which I grew up with. Our wedding theme was born around the idea of fantasy; as we are from two different countries (I am German, and Hubert is French), speak different languages, met in Vegas and fell in love, our story seemed like fantasy; and what reflects fantasy better than Alice in Wonderland!?
“I wanted to combine Alice in Wonderland with winter, although the two have no connection, as I just love playing with extremes. I also love details, so it was very important to me that everything was well planned and perfectly designed. This, and the fact that we live in London and had to organise a wedding in the middle of the Austrian Alps, made us decide to work with a wedding planner, Doreen Winking Weddings. We really let everyone run with our ideas – and as you’ll see the team totally nailed it!
“The Victorian era has fascinated me since I moved to London, and so I started to create a wedding dress in my head around this. I knew that I would need an outstanding but warm dress, and I imagined a Victorian yet still traditional dress, that was very sophisticated and modern. I found Victorian Gothic, makers of Victorian Gothic dresses using original patterns, who were very excited to work on not only the dress, but also the shoes, hat and other details. Hubert wore an original vintage suit and top hat from 1890 he bought in a vintage store in London.
“Our fairytale wedding with its cold, cosy winter mood brought different cultures and nations together, no matter if they spoke the same language or not, and we enjoyed every second of our wedding!”
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.
After all the glorious sunshine we have had we have been thinking about beach weddings. The UK has some amazing beaches, so whether you are thinking of a beach wedding on distant shores or a beach closer to home, we have found some beautiful ideas for a rustic beach wedding. You don’t have to have a bright blue and yellow theme for a beach wedding, try subtle shades like soft blues and whites, and use lots of natural and organic materials such as hessian, starfish, shells and driftwood.
We love the idea of a rustic beach wedding; do you?
Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose is the best wedding of them all?
We love the idea of having mirrors as part of your wedding theme, and vintage mirrors add an extra elegance and charm. Mirrors are so versatile; not only will they look great as part of the decor for your wedding, but they are really useful as they can be written on to create menus and table numbers, and they also make great backdrops.