Wedding themes of 2013

I spend A LOT of time researching weddings; mainly to find things to include in my wedding! Through spending all these millions of hours on Pinterest and Google, I’ve noticed some of the wedding trends throughout the year!

So here are my top three wedding themes of 2013…

Vintage

The vintage wedding theme has been creeping up in the wedding world over the last couple of years and I feel that this year it has really peaked! From vintage dresses, to vintage centrepieces, all things with a nod to the past have been REALLY popular!

Rustic

As a devoted lover of all things rustic myself, I’ve noticed the popularity of natural and rustic items increasing! When we decided to have a rustic styled wedding back in 2011 we thought we were being quite original – but although I haven’t seen many UK brides taking it to quite the same level as my fiancé and I are, I have noticed more items that could be included in a rustic wedding being stocked in high street shops like The Range and Dunelm Mill which are famous haunts for brides-to-be so I guess its on the up!

Cadbury Purple

Cadbury purple is EVERYWHERE this year! On one of the wedding Facebook groups I am a part of, there is 20 Brides with Cadbury purple as the main colour in their colour scheme. I love Cadbury purple as it’s such a rich colour and looks beautiful as Bridesmaid dresses. I do think it’ll start to dip off in the next year as there have been SO many weddings this year and I think a new colour will increase in popularity.

I can’t wait to see what is in store for 2014!

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Wedding signage inspiration

I LOVE a bit of signage. My review of the Paper Themes signage was one of my favourite product reviews I have done so far on LLLM (see here for that article).

I have made a number of signs for our wedding to help guide our guests through our big day including seating signs, bar signs, and direction signs.

So I thought I’d share with you my favourite wedding sign inspiration photos…

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Tiaras, headbands, hairpieces & combs

A few weeks back I ordered a hairband from an American Etsy seller and it got me thinking about decorative hair pieces!

I absolutely LOVE my headband, but I’m not sure it ‘goes’ with my dress and overall wedding day look – which I am truly gutted about. So I’ve gone on a hunt through Pinterest to find the prettiest of all pretty headbands, combs and tiaras which may give you some inspiration if you’re still looking for yours, plus hopefully help me on my quest to find what I really need to finish off my outfit! Continue reading

Beautiful Autumn weddings

Now we are officially in the season of Autumn, I thought it’d be nice to have a look at some gorgeous Autumnal weddings!

And although I love the traditional halloweeny-pumpkin-orange theme, Autumn weddings don’t have to follow that trend! I particularly LOVE purple for an Autumn wedding, though really any colour can work well!! I think it is better to stick to rich colours though as they bring a bit of depth to your colour scheme!!

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20130918-113837.jpgAbsolutely gorgeous! Soon I will be doing a winter moodboard to show you all… I’m SO excited to be sharing some of my favourite images that have provided the basis to my wedding!!!

All images from Pinterest

To veil, or not to veil?

This, along with how to have my hair, is one of my big dilemmas at the moment.

When I was younger I always imagined I’d wear a veil. Then I went to my first wedding as an adult and the Bride wasn’t wearing one and that totally threw me. So I thought I’d do a few ‘to veil or not to veil’ moodboards for you all in case you’re in a similar position to me!

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20130917-105907.jpgNot sure if its helped my decision at all… but there’s some beautiful ladies, veils, headpieces and dresses (and Grooms!) there!!

Escort card table inspiration: part two

After many hours of ‘research’ on Pinterest, we’ve decided to go ahead with our escort card display idea.

Originally we were going to hang our guest’s names on our snow covered LED tree, but we soon realised that hanging 80 names on it was going to look VERY cluttered. So now we’ve decided to buy some old wine crates and display the names in them. Our tree will still feature though; it will sit behind the boxes and we’ll hang some wicker hearts and other rustic decorations from it. In the middle of the display we will put the L & D wooden slice to personalise the display….

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I love it…

Washi tape

If you’ve never heard of ‘washi tape’ then you NEED to get online and look it up!

Its basically glorified sellotape BUT its so much better than the average see-through stuff – its SUPER pretty and there’s guaranteed to be something to match your colour scheme. I used washi tape on my envelopes to pretty-fy them and help seal the envelope flap.

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Seeeeeeee! So. Pretty! And whats even  better is that prices start from only £1 a roll!! And I only used one and a half rolls to decorate over 100 wedding invitations!

Cheap and pretty!!

Escort card inspiration

I LOVE escort cards! Before I started planning our wedding I had never heard of them before, and I have to admit I thought they were something seedy…!!

But the more I come in contact with them the more I think they’re a really cool and stylish way of displaying what table our guests at sitting at. I’m now at the point where I’m trying to work out how to display the table names, and I’m thinking escort cards might be the way to go….

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I’ve just got to find some that’ll work with our theme and work out how to display them now…

Recommended company: Show Me The Pretty

If you’re planning a wedding, particularly a vintage inspired wedding, you NEED to check out Show Me The Pretty!!

Show Me The Pretty not only provides a comprehensive wedding planning service, but they also hire out GORGEOUS tableware, crockery among other items, they also do a bespoke bunting service – basically, you tell them what you’d like and they’ll make your vision come true!

And whats better, you cant get better customer service from the lovely Vix… shes recently been a Bride herself and so she knows what its like to have wedding style ideas running through your head 24/7!!

Check out her website for more information and inspiration!

http://www.showmethepretty.co.uk