Choosing the colour theme of your Wedding

Planning a wedding should always start with choosing the theme and colour combinations that work the best for you and your partner. You need to make the day be about you. Don’t let your wedding planner influence your choices, and make sure that you choose the colours that represent your personality and matches your style. Below you will find a few tips on choosing the colour themes for a perfect personalised wedding.

choosing the colour theme of your wedding

Decoration

White with gold, pink, or silver might seem like the straightforward choice, but you need to dare to be unique. If you love purple and yellow, and would like to create a fun atmosphere, nobody should hold you back. Choose the flowers according to your colour theme, and dress your tables, venue in the shades you prefer at home. Make sure that you have a neutral background colour, such as beige or white, so your unique decorations are getting noticed.

Dresses

White dresses are a part of wedding traditions, but you don’t have to completely stick to the rules. You can choose a different colour tiara or shoe, and make a statement. A flower in a dark red will make you stand out more, especially if your future husband wears similar colours. You can search for mens wedding suits in different colours, and choose the appropriate flower decorations, so your looks are a perfect match. Make sure that your bridesmaids’ dresses create a perfect contrast with your dress.

Accessories

Create a contrast with your accessories. Your flowers need to be colourful, to get noticed in the white background. Get a necklace that is bold and beautiful, and a bracelet made of colourful floral motifs. Choose earrings that are not overwhelmingly large, but contain your wedding theme colour and suit your skin tone. Choose matching tablecloths, serviette, and napkin rings,cutlery, and chair decorations.

Cake

Everything at your wedding should be about you. Get creative and order a cake that is modern, bold, or even funny. Choose a colour for the decoration that is present in your venue, and motifs that are similar to your floral bouquet. If you are going for a pink princess theme, you can get a palace-shaped wedding cake made. Love red? Get some strawberries and raspberries scattered around the cake for contrast. Add colourful edible flowers or marzipan to compliment the main colour.

Food

Avoid bland and boring food, if you want your wedding to represent your personality and attitude toward life. You can use food colouring, or even edible flowers to decorate the plates with the same colours and match the style of the wedding venue. Choose your tableware according to your menu and original colour theme.

Choosing the right colours for your wedding theme helps you make your big day memorable and unique. Get planning and find the shades that suit you the most. Talk to your bridesmaids before you decide, but avoid the standard boring combinations. Get creative, and make sure you add a unique colour you and your future husband both love and suit.

 

Lighting up my desk with First Choice Lighting

I love working at my gorgeous vintage bureau, it’s been my blogging home for a few months now. After finding it on gumtree, however because it has been located in my living room, it has also become home to my now, old and in much need of replacing table lamp. As much as I love a table lamp it just doesn’t give out the right amount of light for a working desk during the evenings.

When First Choice Lighting got in touch to see if I would like one of their lamps, it was the perfect time to find a lovely desk lamp. I had fallen in love with their gorgeous tiffany lamps, however they just wouldn’t be quite right to give off the light needed for my working desk.

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I choose a lovely Cream Gloss Porcelain Desk Lamp, it has a brushed chrome finish and is adjustable to the angle you need. The lamp has a lovely cream gloss porcelain lamp shade and base. The switch is on the cable, so you just have to make sure that it is easily accessible.

This desk lamp is perfect on my bureau, with it’s adjustable lamp I am able to change it’s position to suit my working needs. It also has been used on the side table that I have for a reading lamp. It gives of the right amount of light for reading, especially as you are able to adjust the lamps positioning.

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My son, has now asked for one for his bedroom. Although it’s a traditional style desk lamp, it also has warehouse feel to it, with the brushed chrome making it appeal to so many different styles.

I love my me desk lamp, what do you think?

 

*Thank you for First Choice Lighting for sending me this fabulous desk lamp. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

 

Beautiful Bridesmaid’s dresses online…..

Bridesmaid dresses are such an important element to a wedding. They are often what brings the colour scheme and themes together, however they can also use up a large chunk of the budget. When I got married we only had a limited budget and therefore I only had my sister as a bridesmaid, as I knew I wanted to buy her dress and accessories. I just could not afford to have my friends, because I would have ended up with 6 adult bridesmaids. When I was bridesmaid for my best friend she also only had me and I remember that my dress cost almost £250, which is about the standard cost for a bridesmaid dress bought at a bridal boutique. If you had 4 adult bridesmaid that’s £1000 before you have even looked at their hair and makeup.

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Now however money savvy brides are looking outside of these boutiques to online stores to see what is available to them and at much more affordable prices. It means that you are able to have a few bridesmaids without having to worry about using up large amounts of your budget.

Joanie on-line have a fabulous range of gorgeous dresses. Long, short, sweetheart cut, straps in varying different colours. Which also means that you are able to have a different style dress for each of your bridesmaid but all within the same colour. I actually quite like seeing bridesmaids in different style dresses because often one dress style doesn’t suit everyone. Plus it shows off different personal styles.

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I have put together my top picks of bridesmaid dresses from Joanie, with prices starting at just £40 and sizes from 8 – 22 there is something for everyone. 

The lovely Gracie Georgette Occasion dress, is knee length with a ruched waist and floaty sleeves. It is available in 5 different colours. It’s had that romantic feel and is perfect for your bridesmaids, available in sizes 8-22 and costs just £40.


The Isla Georgette is a maxi dress and a very popular option with brides and bridesmaids. It’s floaty style makes it a great style for all shapes and sizes. Available in sizes 8-22 at costs just £48.00 and also has 5 different colours options.

Celine Georgette it a knee length dress that like the others comes in 5 different colours. It the has a statin tie to the waist to helps to show off the waist line. It is available in sizes 8-22 and costs just £40.

I love that Joanie offer different style bridesmaid dresses, yet they are all so similar that you could have your bridesmaid wearing different dresses but they all still match and have the gorgeous romantic feel. Plus they are at a faction of the price of heading into a bridal boutique.

What was your budget for each bridesmaid? Did you choose to head on-line to find the dress or go for the bridal boutique?

 

*This post was made in collaboration with Joanie. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Lighting up your Wedding

Well it maybe cold outside but that does not stop wedding planning. Did you know that during January and February there are more wedding plans made than any other months of the year? That because 33% of engagements happen over the Christmas period, according to Festive Lights who ran a survey of 1,009 people in the UK. So couples are excited to get planning.

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Last Christmas my brother-in-law finally got down on one knee after 9 years together, and proposed. It’s really exciting to have a wedding to look forward to. My Hubby is one of 7 children and so far only him and his elder step-sister are married, so as a family there could be another 5 more weddings to look forward to. The first one later this year and then another one next year. Then we will be 4 down 3 to go… fingers crossed as I love Weddings.

The couple that got engaged at Christmas are getting married in 2019. They have decided to have a strong christmasy theme. It’s their favourite time of year, snow, lights, warm cosy fires, presents, Christmas trees, Christmas decorations, blankets, mince pies, crackers and mulled wine, plus it’s when they got engaged and they first met during December. So December is a special time of year for them.

They have both spoken with me about the ideas for their wedding and one thing that really stood out was lighting. As they are planning on a December wedding, it’s going to start getting dark late afternoon, so having those extra lights will add that magical feel to their wedding.

Starting the planning

When you first start to think about your wedding, you really need to think about your budget and stick to it. It’s very easy to start wanting lots of extras, but they all add up and your budget will soon be gone. Go and view venues, I would highly recommend viewing a few different ones to see what they all have to offer as each venue has something different. When you have found the one, you can get the it booked by putting down a deposit so you have a date, which means you can send out save the date cards to family and friends. It also means that you are able to confirm photographers, bands, caters, cars…….. the list is endless.

Each wedding normally has a theme and colour scheme, it could be a vintage feel, hollywood glamour, a colour theme or even a disney theme. Whatever you decide for your theme and colours it will allow you to start planning and buying all of those little extra that help to complete the wedding.

Wedding Lighting

For my brother-in-law and his soon to be bride, we have spoken about adding lighting to the tables. They are planning for hundreds of twinkling lights around the venue, in the trees on the drive up to the hotel, not forgetting in the extra Christmas trees they are going to be bringing in for the day.

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I feel that adding twinkle lights or fairy lights to your table centres, adds that romantic atmosphere to the feel of your wedding. For a winter wedding it also brings it from day to night easily and will look amazing in the photographs.

Having lights as part of your wedding can really transform your venue into something quite spectacular, it can give your wedding that wow factor without being over the top and extravagant and doesn’t have to be budget blowing either.

When I think about winter weddings, I think candles, lots and lots of candles. I then think children’s fingers and wax getting onto the brides dress. But by having a few well placed candles and then beautiful lighting it will bring that cosy warm winter feeling to your wedding, without the worries that go along with candles. Plus some venues might not be happy having lots of candles.

What are your thoughts about having lighting at your wedding? Bride Magazine have a lots of great ideas for wedding lighting, pop over to have a look.

 

*Thank you Festive Lights for supplying my with these gorgeous images.*