Defining Wedding Themes and Designs

Weddings are grand affairs especially when it comes to themes and designs. Nowadays, all weddings are themed as there are so many trends associated with weddings these days that it is hard to keep up! I hope that you find some of the themes, ideas and tips in this article useful and wish you all the best on the wonderful journey of planning your wedding!

Wedding Themes:

Beach Wedding – As the inclination for a relaxed and casual style of wedding is on the rise, we will certainly see an increase in the number of Beach & Destination Weddings this year! So, choose a long flowing sun dress, kick off your heels and go naturally barefoot to your ceremony. Make sure that your invite states that ‘thongs’ and sandals are welcome and that you have plenty of water bottles in an ice filled bucket on hand at your hot beach location.

With all that in mind there are so many ways that you can decorate your ceremony and then of course follow the theme through into the casual evening reception.

And don’t forget, after your big day is over and you wake up in the comfort of your beach fronted resort make sure that you call your photographer back, put your dress one last time for the ultimate wedding shoot… Trash the Dress! This will be the perfect and most creative ending to your wedding adventure and will make brilliant photographs for a follow-up ‘Thank You’ to your friends and family for sharing your special day! A little out of the ordinary but certainly lots of fun!

Woodland Rustic Country Wedding – Yet another trend for 2012 wedding themes brings us the Rustic Woodland Country look, think natural wood effects, shades of green, love birds’ outdoor settings and enchanting trees. To suit both outdoor and indoor weddings this woodland rustic chic can be carried across all decorations, bouquets and your bombonierre! You can combine this with a country music theme or a barn dance style for a unique wedding.

Don’t just think brown… Shades of teal mixed with birds, twigs, moss and peacock feathers are the perfect complement for a rustic wedding.

Sparkling Diamond Themed Wedding – A diamond ring is a thoughtful gift of promise, an engagement of two people with the same intentions of marriage. They are so unique, and to most a diamond will symbolise love and eternity. The expression ‘diamonds are forever’ is in fact not far from the truth, since diamonds are the hardest of all the gemstones and will last a very long time… this too is symbolic of a love worthy of marriage also said to last an eternity.

With such a powerful gem beginning your journey to everlasting love it is only right that this theme be continued through your wedding day and be shared with your friends and family. Although, of course it would be considered a little excessive to shower your guests with real diamonds… perhaps you can just consider some subtle sparkling in your decorations.

Winter Wonderland Wedding – As much as we would not like to wish the summer away the popularity of a winter wedding is certainly on the up and there will be plenty of brides who will be busy planning their fairy-tale winter wedding for this year’s snowy season! The good news is that sleeves and high necklines are back in so remember that when you choose your wintery bridal gown. Plus, you can add an elegant faux fur bolero, or a snug cashmere wrap for some extra warmth.

When thinking about your wedding colours and wintery theme you should go for a combination of white, ivory, cream and pale blue flowers for a cool effect. There is no shortage of the popular wedding flowers in winter. Gerberas (gerber daisies) in their multitude of colours are available, as are tulips, roses and chrysanthemums.

Candles are also perfect for a winter wedding as they create a warm romantic atmosphere, plus there are so many different colours available that you will have no problem matching the scheme of your wedding.

Garden Wedding – Why not delve into the enchanting set up of a garden wedding. This certainly is a route that will give a very personal touch and you can go for a small and intimate gathering or a grand ceremony. Perhaps you have fond childhood memories of a local park, a recent attachment to the botanical garden that you first wandered around as an engaged couple or simply love your granny’s flourishing backyard?!

Wherever you choose for your garden wedding be sure to also set a relaxed theme with laid back music for the ceremony and carry your ideas through to your reception. Choose natural colours, perhaps wooden vases or dried cut citrus fruit for your centre pieces. You could also bring elements from your honeymoon – maybe you are jetting off to Singapore and would like to add orchids to your table decorations and bouquets.

More Trends…

Wedding Flowers – The trend for wedding flowers in 2012 has been announced as “Neutral: soft romantic floral with soft colour fabric accents”. Perhaps you will choose a champagne colour scheme and incorporate ivory or pale-yellow roses into your bouquets. You could opt for pink oriental lilies, gerberas and carnations as part of your posies or have a single trailing bouquet with pink roses and orchids.

Whether you choose to go with this year’s trends or even if you go against the grain and design your wedding theme using bold and bright colours there are so many fantastic designs and decoration styles available to reflect your colour scheme and match in with your flower choice too.

Wedding Reception – Being up to date on the latest trends is a fantastic way to get inspiration when planning your wedding reception. There are so many things to consider, obviously there is the venue itself, this will depend on the formality of the day and of course the theme you have chosen.

With all venues you will have to consider what is fashionable and with the up to date styles leaning towards Ivory and Taupe Colours and Vintage with a Modern Touch what better way to capture this at your wedding than with an accessory that looks vintage and feels modern. Some of the favourite styles in vintage design to suit this trend include demask-esque black and white, vintage roses and soft browns.

If you are looking for a wedding decorator, then Xclusive Designs in Etobicoke, ON, is the company to contact. They are the professionals you want to help you for your big day.

Tips for the Best Wedding Designs for 2020

It is hard to believe that 2020 is just around the corner and as we say goodbye to 2019, there are many couples who awaits their D-Day and some who are planning their late 2020 or early 2021 wedding. We know that your wedding day is one of the most important moments in your life, and on that day, you would feel stressed as there is many months of anticipation and planning that lead up to the wedding. From finding the right dress and the perfect photographer to the best wedding planner, you have a lot to look after on your wedding day.

Wedding room decorated loft style with a table and other accessories candles , peonies , bulbs , bricks , window

In 2020, there will be a whole new trend of incredible wedding themes as couples and wedding planners continue to get more and more creative each year. There are some who are putting the unique twists on old favorites and elevating current themes to fit the modern look. It is sure that 2020 is going to be a year where all wedding planners will explore their creative side more in order to create the wedding of the decade.

If you are planning your wedding soon, here are some tips for the best wedding designs that you can use next year.

Sustainability – Not exactly considered as a trend, more couples are making an effort to lessen the impact of their celebrations on the planet. Couples with the environment on top of their mind are opting for completely sustainable weddings, from the food to the flowers. Wedding planners are doing their best to reduce their carbon footprint. From the design and fabrication of tents to the setting up of working kitchens where they don’t exist, wedding planners are doing their bits to make each event a sustainable one. In 2020, many trends of the yesteryear will be changing and almost everyone are seeking to shift the way things used to be. Their motto is to make wedding designs a more sustainable one. Floral designers are also taking some charge to change the way things were, by cutting down or completely eliminating the use of flower foam also known as oasis from their design. They are also recycling floral wherever it is possible and composting the products used via eco-friendly breakdown services.

Being different – The surge of spirituality and all the things mystical are making waves in weddings, crystals galore, tarot card, and palm readings, and more are the newbies of wedding trends. There are wellness-focused showers and bachelorette events to table-spaces dotted with raw crystal specimens and after-party activations where guests can have their fortunes being told by some revered astrologer or tarot card reader. Even though, some people would refrain from indulging in these things there are some who would love to learn more about astrology. It is also a trend that most ceremonies are becoming more communal and inclusive. In 2020, you can expect more of this feel-good energy in weddings of all creeds and faiths, be it the décor, the entertainment, and the ceremony.

Consciously including various food options – In 2020, you will have to pay attention to everyone’s dietary requirements. It is better to serve wedding dishes that cater to everyone’s dietary preferences and restrictions. Have stall that serve different food for vegans, vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Think marvelous and inimitable cocktails and mocktails served to your guests with a delectable appetizers. Look out for the wedding planner who will invest in providing unparalleled services. Areas such as food and drink are becoming more unique and personal, from custom signature cocktails created by the bridge and groom, to unique canapes and desserts that reflect the couple. With the change in dining and drinking trends we expect to see this reflected too, less wine and champagne, and more gin bars and cocktails.

Go for large floral – Providing a visual that uplifts and can even transform a venue is floral displays. According to the latest trend report from Brides magazine highlights, there are more focus on floral trends to adopt on your D-day in 2020. Go local by sourcing flowers from the nearest independent florist is a great way to put your personal touch to this day. Go for bold statement colors as those with different textures and shapes can make everything look hype on your wedding day. If possible, do ask your florist about how they can layer up displays with an explosion of colors and scents.

Opt for beautiful lighting – One of the top wedding trends in 2020 is going to be great lighting that will make your wedding venue glisten in the moonlight, and sizzle at sunset. Lights can set the tone and mood for your evening, when the sun sets and the lights come on. You can add lights both indoors and outdoors. Have a wedding planner who will think outside of the ‘lightbox’ and look at things differently by integrating lights in a unique way. Choose from expose bulbs or mini lampshades or vintage chandeliers to candles on a beach. Remember, there’s a lot of different ways that you can bring a touch of sparkle to the event. Also opt for neon signage and lights that still continue to be popular.

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Wedding Flowers – Decorations With Style!

When we think of wedding flowers, we often think of the bride’s bouquet, but flowers can be wonderful accessories in almost any surroundings. Using wedding flowers as decorations are popular, particularly for a summer wedding. Wedding flowers also provide a beautiful fresh scent that will last throughout the day.

Wedding Flowers and The Ceremony

The main role for wedding flowers, during the ceremony, is as part of the bridal party bouquets. However, look a little further, and you will see a whole host of opportunities for your wedding flowers.

Why not use a bow of material with one pretty flower in the center, on the back of every chair. Simple yet effective. Wedding flowers can also be used as part of the ceremony venue decorations. It may be possible, for example, to line the aisle with flowers or to ask a bridesmaid to scatter petals on the paths, in front of the bride.

Wedding Flowers and the Reception

Wedding flowers are not traditionally part of the reception decorations. But, there is no reason why flowers cannot be a fundamental part of your decorative design. Flowers can be used as centerpieces on the tables; they can even be used as a fun way of telling people at which table they should be sitting. For example, you could have a rose table, a lily table, and a violet table.

Instead of favors, it could be a great idea to use wedding flowers such as a single rose as a gift for every woman. Wedding flowers can also be used to decorate the venue itself, for example, as part of the room decorations – a fresh and vibrant alternative to balloons!

Wedding Flowers as Gifts

It is traditional to give gifts to those who have helped with the wedding arrangements, such as the mother of the bride, bridesmaids, and mother of the groom. Why not combine any other gift you have chosen with some wedding flowers. As you will be ordering in bulk, the cost of a few bouquets will be much less than you initially thought, so ask your florist what they can do for you.

Wedding flowers are often thrown away at the end of the day; try to think ahead as to what you can do with all the displays that you have purchased, after the event. As most couples head straight off on honeymoon, they are unlikely to be able to make the most of the wedding flowers, so have some friends in mind that may appreciate the displays.

If you want to preserve your wedding flowers, why not get them dried or pressed flowers? Alternatively, you could consider planting the flowers or even having more long-living specimens such as decorative cacti.

When it comes to wedding flowers, there truly is no limit to your imagination! Or, you can get the help of professionals such as Covers Couture Decor & Floral Design. They are the specialist when it comes to the rental of luxury floral decorations for weddings.