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Everyone loves a wedding, right? But it’s those weddings that stand out from a crowd that we tend to remember. Choosing a wedding theme, something that brings all the elements of a wedding together, is a way to do this.
The good news, brides, is you don’t have to have a lot of money to make an impact.
The next piece of good news is that, in 2017, it’s all about choice. You don’t have to follow the status quo, but if you want to you can.
Let’s take a look at some of the trending wedding themes: both traditional and modern, something for Summer or Winter and – of course – the quirky and the downright kooky.
Game Of Thrones wedding anyone? Wait, what?
Traditional Wedding Themes
The wonderful thing about tradition is that you can follow tradition to the hilt or give it your own contemporary twist. 2017 sees the return of 1920s chic (think Downton Abbey) and flowers – lots and lots of beautiful, vibrant flowers.
1. 1920s chic
From Flickr (flippinyank)
2. Floral wedding canopy
From By Tezza
The Modern Marriage
Let’s delve deeply into what the modern wedding looks like in 2017. We’ve saved lots of digital space for this one; for lovers of all things contemporary.
Remember it’s not about being ‘on trend’ – a wedding is way too important and individual for that. It’s simply about knowing the options available out there in this, the wonderful 21st Century.
If you love bling, 2017 is all about glitter or, if glitter’s not your friend consider icy silvery tones (think silver or platinum) from your cake to your jewellery to your makeup.
If you love rustic charm, think beyond the flower and consider simple arrangements of leaves, branches or palms. Think lots of greenery with minimalist vibes.
If you love flowers you will adore the trend towards peonies with their lush shape and soft, romantic petals. Another wedding theme that embraces florals is chic lilac and grey. Just wow.
3. Grown-up ways to use glitter
4. Aqua themed rustic wedding
5. Greenery wedding decoration ideas
6. Peony wedding bouquets
7. Using greenery in your wedding decor
8. Icy silver tones
From Mariage Original
9. Chic lilac and grey wedding theme inspiration
If you want a bright, happy wedding then add a dash of Summer colour to make the traditional white come alive.
Gorgeous gerberas, sassy sunflowers and tropical turquoise will provide that extra special something.
10. Summer wedding flower #1: Gerbera daisies
From Blue Rose Pictures
11. Summer wedding flower #2: Sunflowers
12. Tropical turquoise wedding oasis
13. Provide a shady outdoor setting
These Winter wedding themes make me want to get married all over again just so I can design them into my day. I didn’t even know I would like a snowy fairy-tale wedding until I saw this gorgeous Winter wonderland theme, below. And how perfect is midnight blue and gold together?
Don’t even get me started on the woodland Winter themes complete with lanterns, candles, flower crowns, pink roses, deep red woody settings and a long sleeve gown that’s so deliciously vogue. You lucky brides!
14. Midnight blue and gold
15. Winter wonderland
16. Lantern and candles
17. Christmas woodland inspiration
18. Winter flower crowns
19. Long sleeved Winter wedding dress
Quirky And Kooky
There’s a fine line between unconventionally awesome and unbelievably bizarre, isn’t there? We’ve included both here so you can make that distinction. You can be the judge! Push your own boundaries.
That said, while festival style, carnival style and Alice in Wonderland themed wedding sound as cute as pie, the team here is wracking our brain as to how on earth you could have a Game Of Thrones themed wedding. Isn’t that just asking for trouble?
20. Navy cake
21. Festival style
22. Alice in Wonderland theme
23. Game of Thrones theme
24. Carnival theme
From TBdress Blog