Whether you’ve been enjoying some of the beautiful sun this weekend has offered, or you’ve had your head buried in an endless sea of wedmin, we hope today can be a chilled day. Grab yourself a mug of coffee and follow expert blogger Gemma of Planet Flowers into her world of all things floral as she takes on the mantle of wedding themes…
“Your wedding day will be one of the most cherished memories of your life and it’s important that everything about the wedding is tailored to the interests of the bride and groom. Over the years we’ve been asked countless times to introduce a personal touch to many different weddings. As with other aspects of your wedding, your wedding flowers and decorations can be used to reflect the passion and personality of you and your other half.
“The key to a successful wedding is to approach things with creativity, inspiration and enthusiasm whilst retaining an idea of what’s realistically possible. It’s also about combining bold statements and subtle touches in a way that will reverberate with you and your guests for years to come.
“You may be surprised at just how personalised the theme of a wedding can become in the right hands. How you choose to approach it is up to you. Perhaps you want to pay homage to a specific interest or hobby you share with your fiancé. Are you both massive cycling enthusiasts? Flower adorned bike wheels and cycle frames can be artfully hung around the walls of the venue.
“This approach could be used for virtually any type of sport or hobby and can be applied to different aspects of the wedding, from the invitations right up to the venue décor.
“Aside from hobbies, perhaps your and your fiancé share the same profession. We once organised a wedding themed around a waiting room reception area for a doctor couple.
“Or if you or your other half are veterinarians, an animal theme with cute pets composed from flowers or moss would make a wonderful talking point.
“It could be a movie or a TV show that you’re both a fan of. Whether it’s Game of Thrones or Ghostbusters, the flowers and set pieces used to decorate the venue can always showcase a theme when you take the time, effort and imagination to plan things with a creative flourish.
“It needn’t be anything too specific or niche; if you don’t have any strong personal interests or obsessions you can still add personal touches such as floral arrangements depicting initials of the couple to be wed. If one of the couple is from abroad, flowers native to their country can add an exotic and unusual touch.
“Essentially, your imagination alone is the limit when deciding on a wedding theme. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and get creative! If you want a wedding that you and your guests will enjoy and remember fondly for years to come, a carefully thought out theme is the way to go.”
Feeling inspired? Remember your wedding theme can be as broad or narrow as you like. There are no rules. Alie x
Based in Edinburgh, Gemma has been surrounded by flowers since a very young age, and loves to push the boundaries when it comes to floral art. Along with her Planet Flowers team, she has been adding botanical magic to weddings and events (remember the Chanel Metiers d’Art show in Scotland?) for many years, and is now bringing her crazy skills to WFIL.