What’s Your Style: Romantic
When it comes to planning your wedding, there’s no better reason to lay it on thick; from the Barry White soundtrack, to the rose petals, to the satin tablecloths and gold plated cutlery or whatever it is that gets you in the mood for some lovin’.
While your big day is about you and your forever-person, it’s always worthwhile keeping in mind that your celebration is also about your guests too, making them feel appreciated, happy and for many, awe-inspired.
So this is for all the hopeless romantics out there, those who want to spread the love they share with their partner out into the world in a classy, inspired and memorable way that will stay with you and your guests way after the last crumb of wedding cake has been dusted off the dancefloor.
Coming up roses
Flowers really are the difference between a wedding that’s drab or fab. The layer of foliage chosen for your wedding theme should pull together everything from the colour scheme, to the table settings, to the bridal outfits as well as compliment the venue. The florist is one of the unsung heroes of any wedding, as they need to have not only immense creative vision but also an in-depth knowledge as to what blooms are in season and will last in certain conditions.
When it comes to romance the symbolic bloom is undeniably the regal rose, no matter the shade, the varietal, or the part of the flower (petal, bud or thorn) everything about it exudes love.
While roses alone have an attractive aesthetic – bunched together in an ombre effect for example – an alternative use is for a much more layered and textured look. Think big red roses, green foliage, soft white flowers or maybe even some bark. The options are endless.
The most romantic lighting out there is provided by none other than Mother Nature herself in the form of dusk and dawn. Unless you’re planning on having a early morning wedding, sunset is the time of day you want to plan the most romantic part of your wedding around to catch the natural golden hue. Whether it’s your ceremony, the cake cutting or the first dance, maximize this time of day.
When the sun goes down however, extend that magic hour with the use of soft candle-light and have fun with different sized candelabras for a more baroque atmosphere. Vintage chandeliers with soft burning bulbs create a beautiful effect especially suspended outdoors from low-hanging trees and amongst some greenery.
If your celebration is indoors and you’re into more of a glam look as opposed to vintage, then crystal chandeliers with loads of white draping and multi-coloured fluorescent lighting have a other-worldly effect. The white patina acts as a canvas for a light show whilst the sparkling crystal candelabras reflect and choreograph the light to dramatic effect.
It’s all in the details
As the pièce de résistance to most matrimonial celebrations a lot of attention is put into the ultimate sweet treat. Wedding cakes today have become pieces of art and it’s not the size that counts but the effort and detail that have gone into them. Here are some for inspiration.
Wedding favours are another great way to make the memory of your big day linger longer in the hearts and minds of your guests. As far as a romantic themed idea goes, head to your local charity bookstore and pick up some old romance novels at a fraction of the price. Write a personal note for whomever you chose to have the book and place it at their table setting.
Another idea is to compile a playlist of your favourite romantic songs that you and your better half love and download them onto flashdisks for your guests to take home.
While the line between authentic and cringe worthiness is thin for a romantic themed wedding, this is where choosing the right event management team comes into play.
Translating your vision and most importantly, your love story into a memorable occasion for you and your guests isn’t a task for just anyone.
Our team of creatives, production managers and technical specialists do just this with the guarantee that you and your guests will be swept up by that lovin’ feeling.
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