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6 WEDDING THEMES WE WANT TO SEE MORE OF IN 2018

6 wedding themes we want to see more of in 2018 Setting a theme for your wedding is a great way to make sure you have a consistent, pleasing tone to your whole wedding day. Choosing lighting, colours, stationery and décor becomes easier and you have an overall more cohesive look to the big day.
Just to be clear, we don’t mean a theme like football or golf. No one wants to see wedding presents piling up on a giant football boot in the corner of the room. We mean a fun, aesthetic style to your wedding.
There have been so many great wedding themes recently, and these are some of the ones we’d love to see more of in 2018.

Roaring twenties


Concept:
The glitz, glamour and excesses of the 1920s aren’t always remembered fondly by history, but we’re pretty sure they were a whole lot of fun while they lasted, and we definitely want your wedding to be that much fun.
Execution:
Get your hands on parasols, art deco invitations, fur cloaks and shawls and vintage cutlery. Flapper dresses, jewel encrusted hair accessories like metal headbands are all great too. Not to mention plenty of gin and martinis.
Colours:
Black, gold, white and ivory.


Enchanted forest


Concept:
Instead of worrying about finding the perfect interior location, make use of the perfect natural location. Feel entwined with your surroundings and bring some levity to your union.
Execution:
Use plenty of upcycled items like mason jars and natural materials like wood. Get yourself loads and loads of candles, soft yellow and white lighting. Stick with wild flowers for your arrangements to keep the theme consistent.
Colours:
Brown, dark green and cream, pastel orange and classic purple.


The barn wedding


Concept:
Separate the idea in your head that a barn is just a place to keep animals and embrace it as a large, super flexible, cost effective space. Use the rustic charm as a base to build a wonderful wedding venue.
Execution:
A wedding with a theme based around farm or country stylings gives you huge licence to employ charming accessories without having to break the bank, especially if you have a creative streak. Use items like bottles, jars, wood cuttings and textiles to create a lived-in, warm feeling place.
Colours:
Pink, sea foam, lilac and sage.


Opulent winter


Concept:
Take that sensation of familiar, cosy warmth you get sat next to a big fire in winter and extend it to your whole wedding. If you’re brave enough to take the wedding outdoors we applaud you, but you could also keep everything indoors and turn a room into a winter joy.
Execution:
Make use of berries, evergreen plants, white flowers and decorative pine cones. Go for rich, hearty, satisfying foods. Ice sculpting is great if you can stretch the budget for it. Lanterns for candles, cinnamon, headpieces made with greenery or delicate gold are all perfect.
Colours:
Lantern red, spruce green, cream and white.


Rococo


Concept:
Cast your mind to royalty before the French Revolution, the days of Marie Antoinette. Opulent, unashamed, floral and audacious.
Execution:
Flowers. Wild, mind-blowing quantities of flowers. We really can’t emphasise the flowers enough. Embrace some huge, elaborate hair styles. Go out and look for feathers, fans, floral head dresses and pastel colours. Use lace and rich textiles in your fabrics and wide dresses with high waists.
Colours:
Gold, cream, pink, lavender and sky blue.


Industrial chic


Concept:
Make use of charming and underutilised post-industrial spaces in your city. Before they get snapped up and turned into luxury apartments or student flats, obviously.
Execution:
We want to see massive illuminated letters, exposed brick, wrought iron and upcycled industrial furniture. You have loads of options to use really satisfying, tactile decorations. You can even incorporate a bit of 19th century fashion (although we’d steer clear of the whalebone corsets).
Colours:
White, olive, ochre, bronze and silver.

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