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, cozy 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.
At The Wedding Community we have been dreaming of summer, and strawberry afternoon teas… mmmm! Today we are sharing some fabulous ideas for a strawberry themed wedding.
For most people, we are sure that strawberries conjure up thoughts of long, hot summers, so if you are having a summer wedding, strawberries will be in season and are a fabulous way to style your wedding. Their heart shape and pretty colour make them perfect as a theme, and they are easily incorporated, from your wedding invitations through to your wedding favours.
How about a strawberry cream tea for your wedding guests, making homemade jam as wedding favours and using lovely big teacups planted with strawberries as your table centrepieces? What about a great big table piled high with strawberry delights? Do you like the sound of this for your wedding?
Here are some ideas for a strawberry themed wedding.
Today we wanted to share some ideas for if you are getting married around Easter, with our Easter themed wedding mood board. With spring flowers in abundance as well as lots of chocolate, incorporating a little of Easter into your wedding is a great idea.
Here are some fabulous ideas for a spring, Easter wedding.
You may not have even thought of choosing denim as part of your wedding theme, but denim can be super cute if used in the right way. We don’t mean you need to have a wedding dress made in denim (although it might look cool if you did!), just using the fabric as part of your decorations and styling.
For decorations, cute heart denim bunting will look great for an indoor wedding, a wedding outside or in a marquee. We also love the idea of denim and lace rag garlands that will sway in the wind if you are using an outside space. Using old denim jean pockets to put your guest’s cutlery and napkins into is a novel idea for place settings, and how about wrapping little drinks bottles in pieces of denim and tying with a little string or ribbon.
For the little details, a handmade denim corsage or wrist corsage will look amazing, and you could also make these as buttonholes for the groomsmen. Another lovely idea is to simply wrap pieces of denim around the stems of your buttonhole arrangements.
If you are having denim as part of your wedding styling it will complement the look if your bridal party wear some denim too… no, they don’t have to wear their jeans! A simple denim or denim-look/colour bow tie, blazer or waistcoat for the guys, and cute denim-look dresses for the girls; these will look great in different colours and styles, as the mismatch look is a really hot trend for bridal party outfits.
These are some of our favourite ideas for using black and white polka dots for your wedding theme. Polka dots are very bold, so if you want something eye catching use polka dot patterns that are full of spots; if you fancy something a little less bold you could use larger and fewer spots.
We love the impact of black and white polka dots, but you could choose any other colour and they will still look great!
We just love the fun factor and the cuteness that kites create, and styling your wedding around kites is perfect for spring and summer weddings. Send invitations to your wedding guests in the shape of kites or with a kite design, make cute little kite bunting to go around your wedding cake, tie little kites to your glasses, and you could have fabric kites as a backdrop for pictures or to use as props for your photographs.
If you are crafty and fancy making kites, you can make them from paper, card or fabric, and you can be as creative and colourful as you like.
How cute are these ideas for using kites as your wedding theme?