Choosing Your Wedding Theme
Choosing a theme is a great way to make your day truly your own. A good theme is able to bring together all the separate details of the wedding in perfect harmony to make your day unique, beautiful and memorable for everyone. Whether you'd like to create a sophisticated, contemporary style or a rustic, homely feel, we're here to help you realise your vision.
First off, when you imagine your wedding day, what do you see? Is it a big, elegant affair with all your family and friends? A small, sweet meal with those closest to you? We've put together some points to help you both start to pinpoint the key ideas and overall feel you'd like to have, so sit down with your partner, get a coffee and a pad of paper and let's get started!
-The Venue. The first thing to think about is your venue, it should be one of the first things you book to get your date sorted and it will have a big influence on the style of your day. For example, As You Like It in Jesmond already has a beautiful rustic theme with mismatched chairs and tables, twinkly lights and long tables. This venue won't need white chair covers and tablecloths so a Vintage or Rustic theme would suit perfectly with lots of little personal details, maybe a little bit of an industrial edge with some metallics would suit you both, or all white flowers with lots of candles for a softer, romantic feel. On the other hand, a venue like Lartington Hall is a large, luxurious venue with chandeliers and stunning views. This venue would accommodate larger centrepieces, a crisp modern look with flowing linens, maybe a muted colour scheme for a classic feel, or lots of bright colours to fill the space.
-Colours. One of our favourite things to plan as a florist are the colours! Do you have favourite colours in mind? Do your colours go together or clash? Are you envisioning strong, quirky colours to really express yourselves, or maybe all white and green to keep everything clean and bright? There are some gorgeous colour palettes to choose from! Make sure to chat about this as a team, if one of you would like really pretty feminine colours but the other would prefer a more structured look then you could add some textured succulents or grey foliage accents would work well. You could blend blush pinks with aloe plants and copper containers for example, to get the best of both worlds. We're here to have a chat with, we always have lots of ideas!
-Style. If you're going for a Vintage feel for your Big Day, think about specifics. Would you rather a 1920s inspired Art Deco theme, or a 1950s Kitsch with pastel colours? Maybe a muted Vintage with faded cream containers, a floral arch and pearl accents? If you're going for a modern look, would you prefer lots of glass with a few statement flowers like orchids or tropicals, or maybe you prefer lots of flowers arranged in neat dome shaped displays? Think about the overall style you like, when you first walk into your Reception room how would it reflect your personality? Would it feel natural and relaxed or elegant and formal?
-Details. This seems like a small thing to think about but it's those little touches that your guests will really remember and appreciate. This could include your stationary, place cards, napkin holders, charger plates, guest favours and even personal details in your flowers. Do you and your partner have photos you'd like displayed? Any catchphrases you could use? We've been super lucky to have some amazing requests from our couples from feathered bouquets, a Mickey Mouse figure in the bouquet, Lego figures in the buttonholes, the list goes on! Don't be afraid to ask to include anything at all, it is your wedding after all. We love love love being able to add your personality to our arrangements to help create happy little moments on your Big Day!
Hopefully you've enjoyed having a proper think about your wedding theme and are a little bit closer to figuring out how to make everything perfect for you. The sky really is the limit! If you'd like a chat with us, we are fully trained florists operating throughout the North East, we'd love to hear from you!