Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the biggest impact. While looking at the big picture is important, remember to pay attention to the details too.
The easiest way to get started on your wedding details is to find your theme: your colour palette, the style of your wedding and what makes it unique. Starting an inspiration board or scrapbook will help you to collect and collate ideas and to organise your thoughts into an overall vision. Use the Modern Wedding colour tool to browse inspiration by colour or follow Modern Wedding on pinterest and create your own virtual pin board.
Once you’ve got an idea of what you’d like your wedding to look like, then you can start to think about the details. Your overall theme and colour palette will dictate the type and style of your wedding details. For example: a night time celebration with a modern style and monochrome colour palette could have simple, contemporary invitations and stationery, clean crisp white flowers in modern black vases and a unique black and white cake.
Your invitations, save the date cards and RSVP notes will be the first taste your guests get of the big day. Consider them carefully. They’ll set the tone and give guests an idea of what to expect. Well-executed stationery can get people excited about your wedding, even if it’s 12 months away!
Flowers are a key wedding detail, as they often form a large part of the colour palette and décor. Clip some ideas, make an appointment with a trusted florist and talk through what you want. Talented professional florists will be able to give you advice on bouquet shapes; flowers that are in season and floral combinations that will help you achieve your desired look.
It is the sweet end to the sweetest day. Cake designers and decorators can achieve incredible things. Be imaginative! Remember, the classic white wedding cake doesn’t suit everyone. Put a little of yourself and a lot of your theme into the design, and ask for something unique. Your cake doesn’t even have to be a cake. It could be an elaborate cheese and fruit display, a tower of cupcakes or macarons, even a croquembouche.
It’s time to celebrate. Your choice of entertainment will set the tone for the festivities. You may wish to dance the night away to a DJ and light show, or if you’d prefer to mingle and chat, a five piece Jazz band might be more your speed. Music is key, but there’s other entertainment too. Surprise your guests with a tribute band that will get them in the mood to party, blow their minds with some fireworks, or provide a photo booth, some silly costumes and props, then sit back and watch the fun.
Image Credits: Photography Liesl Cheney Photography Styling B.Loved Weddings