Feb 14, 2014

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Popular wedding themes for 2014

Not everyone chooses to use the season or a favourite colour to guide the theme of their wedding; if you’re getting married next year and want some inspiration, keep reading for a guide to some of the themes set to be big for 2014 weddings.

Popular wedding themes

Popular wedding themes

Unusual unions

Weddings have been getting more personal for a number of years now, and this trend isn’t due to die back anytime soon. In fact, next year will see couples further customising their big day celebrations to reflect their personalities and shared love.

Expect quirks such as unique styling and mismatched elements at an otherwise white wedding that will really get guests talking, as well as more themed weddings that centre on the couple’s joint passions.

There’s nothing to stop you putting your own stamp on your wedding day celebrations; think about wearing some brightly-coloured shoes with your white dress, or arriving to the ceremony on a motorcycle if you and your partner share a love of bikes.

Au Naturale nuptials

Adding natural elements to a wedding is another trend set to gain momentum in 2014. Many couples want to reflect the purity of their love by incorporating unspoiled natural elements into their nuptials, which might involve something as simple as placing an arrangement of plants in the centre of each table at the reception, or getting married in a rustic barn venue with rich wooden beams on show.

Holding the wedding outside is ideal for a small wedding gathering, as outdoor areas might not be able to accommodate a large number of guests. This can make the ceremony all the more private and enjoyable.

Outdoor weddings are also likely to become more popular next year, so you might want to look into venues that have an outdoor element, such as a glasshouse or an orangery licensed for ceremonies. Alternatively, you might choose to have an outdoor reception on the lawns of a stately home, or underneath a lit-up marquee in case the weather is unpredictable.

Dramatic day

Wedding celebrations have increasingly involved dramatic elements over the last number of years, and couples are becoming braver when it comes to choosing bold colours or creations to take centre stage on their wedding day.

Couture dress makers have been unveiling show-stopping dresses incorporating statement colours and embellishments, while you might choose a striking wedding venue such as a castle to add drama to proceedings.

To create a buzz in the venue, choose oversized or eye-catching decorations like hanging sculptures, or detailed floral stands you can position wherever you like.

Retro rejoicing

Another top trend for 2013 is the resurgence of retro wedding themes, such as 20s flapper-style. The Great Gatsby film released in 2013 has served to inspire couples looking for a fun yet glamorous theme for their wedding, and it centres on vintage-style glamour with a dash of theatrical flamboyance; think embellishments like glittery gold, feathers and fur, although you can pick and choose elements for a subtle effect or go all out to make a real statement.

For an authentic look on your big day, choose a sweeping, slinky gown encrusted with beads, and add a feathery headdress, some strings of pearls and a fur stole. Hair was generally worn in a glossy, wavy low-slung bun or pony tail and brides often wore a veil and floral headgear. The groom and groomsmen, meanwhile, could wear comfortable suits and formal homburg hats, or opt for short tuxedos to reflect the formal fashions of the day.

Arrive at your wedding in period style by choosing a vintage car by manufacturers associated with the 1920s like Crossley and Franklin, while some more mainstream brands also produced models around this time, such as Bentley’s Speed Six Tourer.

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