Wedding Styles and how to choose ONE.
It all starts in your head with a vision of your special day.
It can be a brilliant way to express yourself as a couple and set an overall vibe of the wedding, but choosing what you like and making it all work together might prove itself to be troublesome. If you’re anything like me, choosing ONE is also an issue. I just love something about each one of them and it makes it so much harder to make a decision!
Tying your vision of a dream wedding at the early stages is really important though, as it might save you a lot of worrying and misunderstandings. Turning what you imagined into a cohesive theme is not always as easy as it seems. Not mentioning how hard it might be to explain it all to your suppliers so that they know exactly what you want and how to turn your dream into a reality.
I’ll try to break down the most popular wedding styles, to hopefully make it easier for you to know exactly what aesthetics you love and be able to seamlessly communicate your ideas with your vendors and suppliers.
Classic or Traditional…
Photos by Field Photographic
Aka. timeless and never out of style, which is probably why it’s one of the most popular ones. It’s usually more on the formal side with glasses of champagne and jazz playing in the background. Décor can incorporate clean, elegant lines and soft colour schemes against white. White flower arrangements and candles work perfectly as a classic table scape with elegant textures like satin and lace for table linen and chairs.
Couples who choose this option tend to go for a formal dress code often favouring suits or tuxedos and ballgown style dresses. The bridal party might be large, consisting of flower girls, page boys, bridesmaids/groomsmen, and a ring bearer.
Photos by Elen Studio Photography
Bohemian stands for free-spirited lifestyle and activities. Boho weddings are casual, laid back and make your guests feel cosy and comfortable. Colour schemes are usually warm and earthy with plenty of browns and oranges as well as greens and beiges. It’s all about blending with nature!
Boho brides tend to choose a flowy, whimsical dresses with lacy details and grooms might go for mismatched suits in earthy tones. Bridal party can express themselves and it’s not a problem if their attire is a bit mismatched!
Linen draperies, fairy lights and macrame decorations can help you with creating a relaxing and natural atmosphere. It’s a good idea to opt for countryside and rustic venues with wooden floors and brick walls with warm ambient lightning.
Photos taken at The Maynard
A popular choice for a destination wedding. It’s typically a relaxed event where the guests don’t have to worry about dressing formal. A celebration by the sea (or for sea lovers anywhere) calls for light linen fabrics, fairy lights, pampas, seashells and driftwood. Colour schemes tend to be a bright, blue watercolour pastels, whites, greens or a splash of vibrant, tropical pinks, yellows and oranges.
Bride and groom have a freedom of choosing how formal or unformal they want their attire to be. Gowns can vary from flowy chiffons, lacy numbers with open back to something short and sparkly. When it comes to suits, they’re usually light/neutral coloured unless you opt for a Hawaiian shirt. With beachy wedding sky is the limit!
All decorations by Allensis Special Occasion Services
Rustic weddings are full of countryside or woodland charm. An obvious choice of a venue would be a barn, farm, vineyard or an outdoor spot like a marquee. Anything natural, rural and organic is an amazing option for a décor. You can achieve this laid back yet romantic look by using fairy lights and a variety of ambient lightning and incorporating textures and material like wood, burlap, linen and twine. Wildflowers in muted tones and lots of foliage are the best option for bouquets and table arrangements.
Rustic wedding fashion is where romantic meets vintage. Suits tend to be in natural, earthy shades, washed hues or checked tweeds. Gowns are romantic, carefree and effortless with layers of cascading lace, off the shoulder’s necklines and open back features.
Good luck choosing!