Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Top 5 Trends in Wedding Themes

Top 5 Trends in Wedding Themes

1)      Vintage is currently the post popular wedding theme. With personalised and homemade décor for the wedding day proving very popular at weddings this year!  

Brooch Bouquets have featured in lots of weddings this season. This is a great way to get the best of both worlds; a beautiful wedding bouquet which you can keep for a lifetime as a centerpiece in your home.

Perhaps enroll in a class to make your own bouquet, a great excuse for a girls day out with your bridesmaids is a “Brooch hunt” at your local vintage fair.

Also Pinterest is a great resource to help create DIY personalised vintage accessories!
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2)      Hollywood Glamour and its sophisticated elegance have remerged as a style favourite throughout weddings at each of our Blue Book houses.  Femininity at its best dressed in satin or silk.

3)      Rustic Weddings are becoming increasingly popular, bringing the best elements of the outdoors “indoors” and incorporating the country style into their décor.  Upon first thought, when you discuss Tree Rings, Mason Jam Jars and rusted birdcages, wedding décor is not immediately what springs to mind!  


However, a recent trend amongst couples is to use Mason jars (sometimes covered in lace) as
Vases as part of their table display, rusted birdcages to display their table plan or using
tree ring slice upon which to display their Wedding Cake!

4)      Ultimate Tea Party Wedding – Reflecting the obsession with all things vintage, couples have been selecting Blue Book Houses as the destination for their wedding because of the classic Country House Style! 


Brides have been known to bring in their own antique floral tea cups in which to serve their arrival drinks.  Whilst  many serve traditional Breakfast Tea, the more adventurous have been know to serve colourful summer cocktails which reflect beautifully the myriad of vibrant floral designs  Although many find hiring the antique cups and easy solution, a way to ensure a more personal touch is to create a collection by borrowing from extended family sets.

5)     Garden Games and activities are a prominent feature of weddings at the Blue Book Houses.  Summer Weddings may feature lawn games such as croquet and boules to entertain guests while the photos are being taken, large paper flowers have been dotted along ancient trees and even the odd Petting Farm has been arranged to entertain the young (and old)!

The Blue Book Tip for March:

To create your own Personal theme (which could be a mishmash of multiple eras), start a mood board and begin collecting.  This will ensure that your day reflects the two of you as a couple!

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Happy Planning.......

With thanks to our wedding expert at Barberstown Castle, Co.Kildare
Gretchen Ridgeway