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Themes For Your Wedding
By Emily Capdevielle
When you start thinking about planning your wedding and everything that will go into it, going along with a theme will help you adhere to a cohesive style. A theme can also help you tap into your creative mind and get some ideas flowing with the décor for the reception if you really have no idea where to start or what to do. Before you determine whether or not you would like to go all out with a particular theme, make sure it truly reflects you and your fiancée’s personalities. Having a particular theme with the wedding will also help your relatives and the bridal party with throwing pre-wedding events!
A rustic, country chic wedding theme is vey trendy these days and some couples choose to go all out by even booking a barn for the reception site. Utilizing organic materials such as soft cotton linens for the tables and incorporating variations of greenery and soft blooms for the centerpieces will add to the rustic and natural décor for this particular theme. You can also have fun with it like having the bridesmaids wear cowboy boots and groomsmen wearing cowboy hats during the reception. If you need some extra lighting, think of incorporating lanterns or candles. Soft color palettes go along with this theme along with lace and soft fabrics for the bridesmaid dresses. Types of dresses that would best coincide with the overall theme of the wedding would be A-line dresses or even tea-length to avoid getting the dress dirty.
If you and your fiancée are more of the “Romeo and Juliet” type, a classic and romantic-themed wedding may be more up your alley. There is nothing more romantic than a wedding so you don’t need to do anything too outlandish to emulate this theme. For a romantic theme, you want to keep elegance and class in mind. A venue already adorned with chandeliers and includes ballroom-type rooms will be essential and would actually require you to do very little to the room itself if you go this route. If you would like the wedding to be outside, but still have that romantic atmosphere, think of hosting the ceremony in a garden or on a beach as the sun sets. Rich red or ivory roses would be perfect to accentuate how much love and romance is in the air as you and your fiancée tie the knot. Incorporating elegant candles or candelabra centerpieces are ways to kick up the romantic feel of the wedding or scattering rose petals in the center. With a romantic-themed wedding, this is your time to go big or go home with the wedding dress too by wearing a princess ball gown or having a long, cathedral veil. You may choose to have your bridesmaid dresses be longer as well. Walking down the aisle looking like Cinderella as you meet your Prince Charming will lead to a happily ever after and a romantic one at that!
If you more so relate with a more modern and creative-type wedding, go for a venue that has a lot of visual interest such as an architecture or art museum that is open to booking weddings. From the wedding cake to the wedding invitations, there are a lot of creative ideas to ensure that your wedding is both unique and sticks to your modern taste such as incorporating bright or metallic colors into the color scheme. A modern wedding theme allows you to put the kabbash on tradition. There are trends of men standing up on the bride’s side and women standing up on the groom’s side during the wedding ceremony. Modern weddings definitely define a couple’s unique style and are for those who like to think outside of the box. At Chapel in the Pines we love themed weddings! We’ve had several check out our photo gallery!