Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding Day

Wedding stylist Not Your Average I Do was called in to transform a working barn venue into the perfect summertime wedding location for Tom and Caroline – here’s how they did it…

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Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding Day

Farm gate Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayCredit: D&J Photography.

Tom and Caroline chose a beautiful working farm in the heart of Lymington, New Forest, as the backdrop for their big day.

The Set Up

Farm barn garden Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayA blank canvas… Credit: D&J Photography

Tom and Caro asked the Not Your Average I Do[1] (NYA) team to work their magic and completely transform the sheep pen farmyard from its usual working order into a highly stylish backdrop for their day.

Barn wedding set-up Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayThe NYA team begin their set-up. Credit: D&J Photography

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There are always areas in a working barn that, rather than requiring beautiful decorations, just simply need to be covered up to ensure perfect wedding photographs! NYA opted for bespoke draped wall towards the back of the barn to hide those unsightly spots.

Barn wedding drapes Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayPreparing the draping. Credit: D&J Wedding Photography

When relying on an outside summer lawn to host your guests there are several things you want to think about to ensure the guests enjoy your day as much as you do: shade, seating, entertainment, lighting and warmth. Tom and Caroline ticked all these boxes, and then some!

Shade

Farm lawn wedding guests Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayThe farm lawn is transformed! Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

Come rain or shine, cover from the elements is essential. Tom and Caroline opted for a stretch tent marquee as well as NYA’s barrel poseur tables with parasols to keep the guests (and their drinks) cool!

Seating

Farm lawn wedding guests Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayGuests enjoyed the chill-out area on the lawn. Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

With over 100 guests, Tom and Caroline wanted to ensure that there would be adequate (and comfortable) seating for everyone. Dotting NYA’s deck chairs and bean bags about the grounds gave a chilled-out summer vibe. They added hay bales covered with blankets and cushions for added comfort.

Farm barn seating hay bales Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayStable door with hay bales. Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

Entertainment

Barn wedding garden games Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayThe traditional wooden garden games were loved by all. Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

The addition of NYA’s garden games brought fun for all ages!

Garden jenga Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayCredit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography Giant connect four Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayCredit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

Using NYA’s ‘not so average’ moon arch and a bespoke polaroid photo frame created a unique backdrop to act as the couple’s photobooth.

Floral hoop photobooth Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayMoon arch photo booth. Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography Wedding photobooth guests Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayCredit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

Lighting

Barn fairy lights Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DaySetting up the lighting in the barn. Credit: D&J Photography

For the wedding breakfast inside the barn, the happy couple chose a striking hanging table centre design, using NYA staggered festoon lighting covered in foliage and hanging glass baubles filled with candles and flowers.

Barn wedding reception tables Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayCredit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography Barn wedding reception details Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayCredit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

NYA installed a stunning 30m fairy light wall which acted as an amazing backdrop for the wedding breakfast and those all-important wedding speeches.

Father of the bride speech Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayStaggered festoon lighting and glass baubles. Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography Barn wedding bride Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayFairy-light backdrop. Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography barn wedding reception guests Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayCredit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

Warmth

Evening wedding guests fire pit Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayThe bride and her friends enjoying the warmth of the firepit. Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

Extra blankets are a great way to keep you and your guests warm as the evening sun drops – patio heaters are a great addition too, as well as firepits for mood lighting and toasting marshmallows!

Finishing Touches

Wooden light-up table plan Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayBespoke light-up table plan. Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

It’s the finishing touches that turn a blank canvas into a beautiful wedding venue. Tom and Caroline asked NYA to create a bespoke personalised light-up table plan. The couple’s floral hoops beautifully highlighted the brick wall of the barn.

Floral wedding hoops Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayFloral hoops. Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

As dusk turned to evening, the barrel festoon lighting by NYA turned the yard into a functional and romantic space to snuggle by the fire, really giving it that WOW factor. What a perfect way to end a perfect day!

Evening wedding reception Styling a Barn Venue for Your Wedding DayBarrel festoon lighting. Credit: Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography

Contact book:
Set-up photography – D&J Wedding Photography
On-the-day photography – Tom and Lizzie Redman Photography
Styling, lighting, props and photobooth – Not Your Average I Do
Florist – Katherine Bly Flowers
Venue – Warborne Farm[2][3][4][5][6]

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12 Days of Wedding Planning: Reception Décor

If you followed our advice earlier on in the 12 days of wedding planning, you’ll have chosen a venue[1] that will work with your wedding theme and decor ideas. So now the fun can really begin. Unleash your inner interior designer and crafter and let’s make your wedding the most beautiful yet with the perfect reception décor.

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12 Days of Wedding Planning: Dreamy Reception Décor

The best bits of wedding decor are the bits that have a personal touch. When people compliment it your decor, you can smugly tell them you handmade them. No judgement here.

The not-so-blank Canvas

During these 12 days of wedding planning, you will have already chosen your colour scheme, theme[2] and venue.[3] So you needn’t start from scratch with your reception décor. In fact, that’s the last thing you should do.

Your reception details are there to bring together and enhance your chosen theme and complement if not copy the colours you’ve already chosen. To this end, make sure you keep your existing plans, ideas and inspiration in mind.

RELATED: Wedding Reception Decorations You’re Guaranteed To Fall For![4]

Little and Large

Combining a collection of differently sized decorations will add interest to your tables, mantelpiece, card and dessert tables. That’s right, there’s more than you think to decorate. If you want to keep things coordinated and not cluttered, then follow these three ways[5] to make sure your reception tables look stylish.

Try teaming a showpiece flower wall with posies in mercury glass vases or jars and a single bloom tucked into each place setting. Combine stacked wooden apple crates with a log slice cake stand and vintage label place names. Choose over-sized illuminated letters for a standout piece, then add smaller LED signs and sparkling centrepieces to complement them.

READ MORE: Decor Ideas To Suit Your Venue Style[6]

The sky is the Limit

Don’t forget the ceiling area in your venue is often up for grabs too. That could mean bunting, honeycombs, fairy lights and pom poms are all possibilities. We’ve seen all kinds of ideas here at Wedding Ideas over the years. Two of our favourites are DIY floral hanging hoops and suspended mirrors, both designed by real brides[7].

As you turn your gaze upwards, remember the lighting[8] too. Could you string fairy lights from beams to create a twinkling canopy effect? Hang up lanterns filled with flickering candles? Take advantage of existing lighting to create the right mood?

Hire Away

Props, decorations and vases are all readily available to hire for pretty much every wedding theme you can think of – a quick online search will bring you up plenty of options. It’s also worth asking your florist and other suppliers as many have their own items available for hire or as part of your package.

You could even hire a dedicated wedding stylist to bring your vision to life. Not only will they have the best contacts to source your reception décor, they will also look after every last detail for you on the day, too. This means you won’t need to worry about who will get your venue ready[9] on your wedding day (and whether they really get what you’ve envisioned) – you’ve got other, far more exciting things to be doing on your wedding morning!

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12 Days of Wedding Planning: Choosing Your Florist and Flowers

Power to the petals! Green-fingered or not, choosing your wedding flowers is no easy feat, so finding the right florist is extremely important. It’s not all about the colour combos here, you need to think about the combination of scents too.

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Choosing Your Florist and Flowers

Your flowers share your journey down the aisle and appear in lots of photographs. So, whether you choose to make them a focal point or not, they do still need to be fabulous.

Find Your Flowers 

Start with the seasons[1]. While you can have flowers flown in from far-flung corners of the world, we recommend working with the blooms that are naturally flowering when you get married. They’ll be fresh, vibrant, and naturally marry with the landscape around you in the photographs. You should also save money because you won’t be paying for any air miles.

Petals may be pretty, but don’t neglect foliage. Some of the best bouquets blend greenery and blooms to charming effect. The green, silver and blue tones foliage can introduce will add depth to your bouquet. Adding succulents and herbs have been popular in recent months.

Your bouquet, in particular, will be seen the most next to your dress. It goes without saying, then, that the style and shape of your flowers need to suit that of your gown. Think hand-tied trailing arrangements for rustic or bohemian brides. More compact posies of roses, peonies or hydrangeas will complement a more structured dress.

It’s often the part you least want to acknowledge in wedding planning, but you do also need to keep your budget[2] in mind. Starting with seasonal flowers sets you on a good path to avoid paying a premium, but there are other options too. If you’re green fingered, then try sourcing some of your flowers wholesale and arranging them yourselves. You don’t have to take them all on, perhaps just choosing to do the reception arrangements yourself and leaving the bouquets to the professionals.

Alternatively, choosing blooms with larger flower heads[3] can also help you spend less. The larger flower size means you’ll need fewer of them to make the same sized posy, so it can help to keep costs down. This approach works particularly well for bridesmaid bouquets, which often have simpler designs.

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Find Your Florist 

Once you’ve had your fill of flower inspiration from Wedding Ideas, Pinterest[4] and Instagram[5] (we all do it!), go forth and find the florist to make those ideas reality. They’ll need to be on budget and available for your wedding date. The real key to success here, though, is to match your florist to the flowers you want.

Ask to see the portfolios of as many different local florists’ flowers as you can. You’re looking for the florist who has experience creating flowers in a similar style to what you want yourself. While good florists can turn their hands to any look, many will have their own styles and preferences, so you’ll likely want to find the florist that fits your wedding theme and bridal style.

And, if after all of this you still aren’t a flower fan or have an allergy, why not go faux[6] a crystal, button or fabric flower bouquet instead! There really is something for every bride when it comes to wedding flowers.

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10 Fun Wedding Guest Book Ideas

These wedding guest book ideas are fun and creative ways to remember the family and friends who came to celebrate your love!

A wedding guest book is a staple at weddings, and it’s a great way to remember all those who came to share in your joy. It’s a place for your wedding guests to share marriage advice, and write their well wishes for you as a couple. After reading these messages of love, most couples tuck their wedding guest books away with other keepsakes, but if you’re looking for a wedding guest book alternative you can display in your home to bring back fond memories, take a look at these 10 fun ideas!

1. Wooden Hearts Drop Box Wedding Guest Book

Jocelyn and Marcus’ Gorgeous Succulent Wedding at The Rabbit Hole by Click! Photography

Jocelyn and Marcus had little wooden hearts for guests to write their wishes on, and drop into a personalised glass frame.

2. Jenga Blocks Wedding Guest Book

Letty and Benjamin’s Incredible Myanmar Pre-Wedding and Stylish Wedding by Super Panda Presents

Letty and Benjamin invited their guests to “build memories” by signing a Jenga block in their fun wedding guest book idea! A Jenga set inscribed with well wishes would make a great keepsake that you could actually use.

3. Polaroid Guest Book

Charlene and Jeremy’s Modern Geometric Wedding at Tin Hill Social by Eggs Benedict Chan Photography

Charlene and Jeremy set up a Polaroid wedding guest book with an instant camera. Guests could take their picture, write their well wishes on it, and hang it up on a fun photo display!

4. Vinyl Record Wedding Guest Book

Alyssa and Bernard’s Merry Nuptials at Au Petit Salut by Smittenpixels Photography

Alyssa and Bernard got creative to keep their wedding on budget, and sourced secondhand vinyl records for their guests to sign as their wedding guest book alternative!

5. Colourable Wedding Guest Book

Something Turquoise

This free printable by Something Turquoise is a fun one! Your guests can select a figure to colour in and sign their names to, and your wedding guest book will end up a unique work of art.

6. Pebbles Wedding Guest Book

Sherie and Young Leong’s Elegant and Jubilant Solemnisation at Alcove at Caldwell House by Love Confetti Stills & Motion

Sherie and Young Leong held an intimate wedding with the people closest to them, and had their guests write their well wishes on pebbles. “These pebbles now decorate our home, and are a constant reminder of our special day,” say the couple.

7. Time Capsule Wedding Guest Book

Anna and Joshua’s Beautiful Wedding in Tanarimba Janda Baik by Joshua Chan Studio

Anna and Josh turned their wedding guest book into a time capsule they would open only one year later! Guests were invited to write their suggestions for dating ideas, the couple’s bucket list, and the number of children they should have.

8. Wishing Tree Wedding Guest Book

Xinying and Jeffrey’s Fairytale Mandarin Oriental Singapore Wedding by One Eye Click Photography

Xinying and Jeffrey had a wishing tree on which guests could hang their blessings for the couple, made of sparkly silver twigs and delicate gold ribbon on note cards for an elegant, fairytale look.

9. Framed Monogram Wedding Guest Book

Intimate Wedding at the Halia by Bloc Memoire Photography

Jean and Alex framed personalised artwork of their names and wedding date, leaving a large border of white space for guests to sign their names and write their wishes. You could also blow up a photo of yourselves, or use a love quote!

10. Globe Wedding Guest Book

Pinned to our Wedding Guestbook Ideas board

An especially beautiful idea if you’re holding a travel-themed wedding, or if you both love exploring the world together! Paint over your globe in white and gold to give guests a blank canvas on which to write their well wishes.


Why should you hire a flower wall for your wedding day

Flower wall

Jenny Holden reveals why a bold flower wall offers the perfect photo backdrop for your wedding, whatever the time of year…

Thinking about getting a flower wall for wedding day? While these beautiful backdrops are nothing new, there’s also a very practical reason why they’re still so popular.

These large, statement pieces are so versatile that you really can use them throughout the whole day. They work not only as a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony, but also for your top table, and as a feature wall for guests to take pictures. You could even create your own wedding hashtag!

READ MORE: What do your wedding flowers symbolise?[1]

However, flower walls also need plenty of TLC. This means allowing a decent amount of time to set up in the morning before the ceremony, and swapping out delicate blooms for more sturdy ones (unless you fancy the added costs of wrapping each stem individually).

Flower wall

But once you’ve nailed your colour theme, they really are the best addition to a wedding. Whether it’s romantic pictures of the bride and groom exchanging their vows, to guests mixing it up with some props later on for a DIY photo booth, they can easily become a beautiful focal point for any wedding.

“The Kardashians might have made flower walls popular a few years ago, but Brits love their practicality,” explains Emma Soulsby, florist at emmasoulsbyflowers.com[2]. “They add a little bit of personality to the wedding and reception, too.”

She adds, “Couples usually sit down with me and pick the look of their flower wall. One bride also gave her bridesmaids ribbons at the end of the night, so they could take home a posy of flowers from the wall to keep. It was really sweet!”

Flower wall

While a flower wall is suitable for the ever-changing British weather (as it is free-standing, it can be cited both inside or outside venues), it can also reflect a season or a theme far more easily than expensive decorations.

Emma explains, “A flower wall creates impact. Add some LED lights and it becomes magical on an evening, plus it really does work with all colour schemes.”

And when it comes to the size of the wall, there can be no half measures. “Bigger is always better I would say,” Emma advises. “You should always envisage enough flowers for a full-length couple’s photo.”

READ MORE: Wedding flowers – the floral trends you need to know about for your summer wedding 2019[3]

“If the wall isn’t big enough and you’re trying to squeeze in, that will come across in your photos. I say relax, and let the flower wall do the talking!”


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10 Wedding Decor Ideas and Themes on Trend for 2019 and 40+ Ways to Style Them

10 popular wedding decor themes on trend for 2019, and over 40 different ways to make them your own!

Next to your wedding dress, your wedding décor and theme is the probably the most fun item on your wedding checklist. Inspiration is all around, from Pinterest to wedding websites’ features of real weddings and styled shoots. Gorgeous floral arrangements, beautiful calligraphy details, neon signs, you want them all. With so many possibilities for a beautiful wedding, you’re hard-pressed to narrow it down to a cohesive wedding theme.

For a wedding that truly reflects your personalities and your journey as a couple, the both of you should sit down and discuss what’s important to you. How do you want your wedding look to convey your story?

Your theme should complement your wedding venue as well. If you’re going for a garden wedding vibe, set your celebration outdoors. A beautiful setting will go far in creating the look and feel you want, without you needing to spend a huge sum on decorations.

To help you find your own wedding style, here are 10 different wedding themes that are popular with couples in Singapore right now. From fun tropical themes to classic and minimalist ones, here are over 40 ways our SingaporeBrides couples have made the popular themes their own. Get inspired with our style tips on how you can also achieve the look.

Tropical Wedding Décor Themes

1. Moody Tropical

In the Mood for Hot Love: Moody Tropical Little Island Brewery Co Wedding Styled Shoot by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: With Wulala!, we put a spin on the tropical theme with a dark and moody colour palette and exotic fruit, with tropical florals and foliage by Bucket Full of Roses. Neon lights, acrylic signage, and gold accents completed the glamorously edgy vibe.

2. Tropical Party

Candice and Jiwen’s Intimate Little Island Brewing Co Wedding by Thomas Tan Photography

Style it: Candice and Jiwen kept their wedding fun and lighthearted with colourful bunting that made a big impact. Tropical floral arrangements featuring pineapples and bright flowers and foliage added to the fun.

3. Lush Tropical

Pearlyn and Kang Cheng’s Urban Tropical Forest Wedding at Conrad Centennial Singapore by Feldberyl Images

Style it: For their urban tropical theme at Conrad Centennial Singapore, Pearlyn and Kang Cheng had lots of lush, tropical foliage in wild arrangements, styled with the help of FLOUR. Getting really into the mood, both the bride and groom had tropical foliage painted on their outfits by Amanda Lee Weddings!

Bohemian Wedding Décor Themes

4. Bohemian Backyard

Gayle and Marc’s Bohemian Backyard Wedding at Wheeler’s Estate by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: Gayle and Marc pulled off a laid-back bohemian vibe with lots of bohemian patterns rugs and drapes, lacy dream-catchers, and a floral-topped tepee, with the help of Bucket Full of Roses.

5. Dreamy Bohemian

Run Away with Me: A Dreamy Bohemian Elopement Styled Shoot by Darren and Jade Photography

Style it: To capture the dreamy feel of an elopement, we dressed open yet intimate spaces at Capella Singapore with a diamond wedding arch and a sweetheart dessert table with rustic bohemian blooms and pampas grass in a dreamy colour palette of dusty blues and soft lilacs, with the help of Med Karlek.

6. Rustic Bohemian

Dex and Kenneth’s Rustic Royal Lombok Wedding with a Pool After Party by Timeless Photography

Style it: With Kebun Villas & Resorts’ help, Dex created a bohemian picnic with a royal, Moroccan vibe, using rich red drapes, tapestry rugs, pillows, and hanging floral installations.

7. Wild Bohemian

Boho Dreaming: A Bohemian Hen Party Styled Shoot by Antelope Studios

Style it: For a cosy bohemian session that celebrated friendship over food, Wulala! curated a bright and girly bohemian look with pillows and throws, dried flower arrangements, and dessert plants, with beautiful food platters styled by Pout and Chow.

8. Retro Beach Bohemian

Free-Spirited Bohemian Beach Wedding Styled Shoot by Cindy Bri Photography

Style it: To achieve a bohemian look with a seventies vibe, Le Fairymeadow styled the set with a macramé wedding backdrop, earthy colours, and a vintage Vespa.

Botanical Wedding Décor Themes

9. Bright and Botanical

A Springtime Botanical Wedding Styled Shoot at Botanico at The Garage by Synchronal Photography

Style it: With Styled Story and Floral Magic, we created a clean botanical look at Botanico to highlight its modern space, by focusing on lush greenery, floral and foliage installations, lasercut wooden signage, and elegant gold and glass accents.

10. Botanical Neon

Shermaine and Kelvin’s Wild, Botanical Wedding at Chijmes Singapore by Nicolethen Photography

Style it: Shermaine and Kelvin wanted a fun and different wedding experience for guests, and with the help of The Wildest Dreams, they dreamt up a lush foliage backdrop with neon signage, tall tropical arrangements, and a flower bar in Chijmes.

11. Vintage Botanical

Charis and Joshua’s Vintage Botanical Wedding at Nosh by Bloc Memoire Photography

Styled it: Centred around a vintage botanical theme and styled with the help of Fiona Treadwell, Charis and Joshua’s wedding incorporated gold, vintage candlesticks, antique roses in dusty hues, and old-fashioned hand-lettered stationery by bride Charis herself.

12. Lush Botanical

Jiayi and Javi’s Lush Botanical Wedding at Masons at Gillman Barracks by Bloc Memoire Photography

Style it: Jiayi curated a luxe botanical theme at Masons with the help of Fiona Treadwell, styling her wedding with a lush backdrop of foliage, greenery in black frames, botanical garlands, and escort cards strung on leafy vines.

Garden Wedding Décor Themes

13. Intimate Garden

Shyanne and Raymond’s Gorgeous, Organic Open Farm Community Wedding by Bloc Memoire Photography

Style it: To complete the intimate garden feel of the venue, Shyanne styled it with a rustic dessert display on a wooden cart, white streamers over their outdoor aisle, and a pretty floral arch, with the help of Wulala!

14. English Garden

Wheeler’s Estate Elegant English Garden Wedding Styled Shoot by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: Accentuating the venue’s colonial charm, we styled the space with classic flowers, delicate vintage china, and retro rattan chairs, together with FLOUR.

15. Whimsical Garden

Jocelyn and Marcus’ Gorgeous Succulent Wedding at The Rabbit Hole by Click! Photography

Style it: With Stitch x Marker Styling Studio, Jocelyn and Marcus styled their dreamy garden wedding with ribbon backdrops and lush arrangements of succulents and florals whimsically set on swings.

Movie or TV Show Wedding Décor Themes

16. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Themed

I’ll Be There for You: Central Perk Wedding Styled Shoot by Eggs Benedict Chan Photography

Style it: Bringing to life the popular sitcom, this F.R.I.E.N.D.S. themed styled shoot was set in Central Perk Singapore. Staying true to the show’s iconic set, with Amperian, we styled the venue with a palette inspired by the orange couch, fairy lights as a nod to Phoebe’s street wedding, and a banner with the theme song’s apt lyrics.

17. Star Wars

Emi and Andre’s Elegant Star Wars-Themed Wedding at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa by Grow Old with Me Photography

Style it: Big fans of Star Wars, Emi and Andre used their collection of figurines and helmets to dress up their wedding at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. With the help of Med Karlek, the styling was kept elegant with a clean white and green palette and gold accents.

18. UP

The Greatest Adventure of John and Sher by One Eye Click

Style it: Sher and John’s wedding theme was significant because their very first date was watching the movie UP. They had customised balloon and Vespa boutonnieres, a colourful hot air balloon piñata filled with Ellie’s pom-pom badges, and pom-pom love quote banners that all came together to create whimsical and warm-hearted celebrations, with the help of In Merry Motion.

Whimsical Wedding Décor Themes

19. Dreamy and Whimsical

Dreamy and Whimsical Fort Canning Park Wedding Styled Shoot by Just Like Magic Co. and Nik Voon

Style it: To create a whimsical feel in the woods, Holy Moly and O’Hara Weddings brought in dainty chairs, a soft pink-clad table laden with whimsical and vintage ornaments, and a dreamy colour palette.

20. Around the World

Steph and Weilun’s Travel Themed Capella Singapore Wedding by Bobby Kiran Photography

Style it: With the help of Wulala!, Steph and Weilun celebrated their love for travel at Capella Singapore with a whimsical set up of hot air balloons, world maps, globes, and of course, beautiful photos of their time together abroad.

21. Socially Conscious

Sherry and Ying Kai’s Socially Conscious Wedding at Food for Thought National Museum by Harriet Koh Photography

Style it: It was important to Sherry and Yingkai to be socially conscious in their celebration, and the couple opted to use social enterprises in their wedding. Their wedding was held in Food for Thought, with wedding favour cookies baked by the Association for Persons with Special Needs, and flowers that were later repurposed as gifts to a nursing home.

22. Whimsically Elegant

Qiuyun and Will’s Whimsical and Timeless Wedding at Chijmes Singapore by AndroidsinBoots

Style it: Qiuyun worked with The Wedding Stylist to create her whimsically romantic wedding vision at Chijmes, using tall, delicate floral arrangements and a classic palette of blush, gold, and white.

23. Geometric

Charlene and Jeremy’s Modern Geometric Wedding at Tin Hill Social by Eggs Benedict Chan Photography

Style it: Wanting something sleek and modern, Charlene and Jeremy styled their wedding with paper geometric shapes, a geometric backdrop, and colour-blocked details, with the help of Amperian.

24. Marathon

Romona and Lincoln’s Marathon-Themed Wedding by Avenue 8 Photography

Style it: With the help of Yours Fetefully, Romona and Lincoln went all out for their marathon theme, with an inflatable marathon arch, customised trophy toppers, a race track aisle, and personalised medals and trophies for friends.

25. Fuchsia Festival

Hildra and Philippe’s Fuchsia Festival Wedding at Kult Kafe by Eggs Benedict Chan Photography

Style it: With the help of Amperian, Hildra and Philippe created a outdoor festival vibe for their wedding with fairy lights, rustic benches, wild flowers, and colourful streamers.

26. Lego

Peipei and Keat’s Fun Lego Wedding at Da Paolo Bistro Bar at Rochester Park by Glen Sin Photography

Style it: Peipei and Keat went all out to create a LEGO experience for their guests, with handmade LEGO figurine pins, a LEGO tableau of their dating journey, LEGO shoes, a LEGO bow tie, a LEGO ang bao box, and even LEGO-shaped desserts, with the help of Inside the Knot.

27. Mystical Origami

Jophia and Larry’s Mystical Origami Crane Wedding at The Joyden Hall by Caline Ng Photography

Style it: The creative people behind FLOUR, Jophia and Larry handcrafted 1000 golden paper cranes to be suspended from the ceilings, and styled their wedding with beautiful rustic props, lasercut cranes, and lush florals for their wedding at The Joyden Hall.

Moody Wedding Décor Themes

28. Cosmic Mood

Written in the Stars Styled Shoot by Adrian Seetho Photography

Style it: With Wedrock Weddings, we dreamed up a glamorously dark and cosmic palette shot through with gold and stardust, with a gorgeous calligraphy table runner and welcome sign, gold accents, and dark and moody florals for our styled shoot at Sinfonia Ristorante.

29. Romantic Opulence

Romantic Opulence on the Bay Wedding Styled Shoot at Monti at 1-Pavilion by The Beautiful Moment Photography

Style it: With Le Fairymeadow, we highlighted the bayfront venue’s elegance with an circular arch, florals in deep reds, dark table runners, and lots of romantic candlelight from hanging votives, tall candles, and table centrepieces.

30. Passionately Romantic

A Passionate Romance After Dusk at Lewin Terrace by Stanstills Photography

Style it: Together with Wedding Diary, we created a passionately romantic setting at Lewin Terrace with a candlelight solemnisation, calligraphy geode place cards, and richly hued florals and garlands. Candles all over the floors added a passionate touch.

Romantic Wedding Décor Themes

31. Sweet and Pastel

A Summertime Pastel Romance Styled Shoot at The Summerhouse by KAI Picture

Style it: Together with The Wedding Stylist, we captured the romance of The Summerhouse’s garden gazebo with lush floral arrangements, and brought summer indoors with tall floral centrepieces and vintage china for the table settings in the venue’s charming interiors.

32. Pastel Elegance

Asyiha and Sahil’s Dreamy, Pastel Wedding at Our Tampines Hub by Bliss Photo + Cinema

Style it: Asyiha wanted a garden-themed wedding, which she achieved with lush floral arrangements in soft, pastel colours, with the help of With Love Yumi Bridal.

33. Romantic Pastel

Caiyun and Terence’s Gorgeous, Romantic Wedding at Montigo Resorts Nongsa by SVK Studio

Style it: Caiyun made the most of the backdrop of sea and sky with a soft and romantic look in a colour palette of rose quartz and serenity, with watercolour stationery, a beautifully draped arch, and lush florals, with the help of FLOUR.

Rustic Wedding Décor Themes

34. Colourful Rustic

Sarala and Kelvin’s Merry and Vibrant Wedding at Masons at Gillman Barracks by AndroidsinBoots, cropped from original

Style it: Rustic weddings aren’t just about burlap. Sarala and Kelvin loved Masons’ colonial feel and monochromatic look, against which their vintage red flowers really popped. With the help of Med Karlek, they created a rustic theme with vintage trunks, a calligraphy backdrop, and a chalkboard sign.

35. Rustic Country

Frieda and Winston’s Beautiful Sky Garden Wedding at iFly Singapore by Darren and Jade Photography

Style it: Wanting a rustic, country vibe, Frieda chose to celebrate at Sky Garden, where she accentuated the garden feel with a classic floral arch and tiffany chairs.

36. Rustic and Cheery

Eve and Scott’s Bright and Cheery Wedding Solemnisation at MacRitchie Reservoir by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: With the help of OC Weddings, Eve styled her garden wedding with rustic wooden crates, bright orange florals, and a beautiful dessert spread in the same colours.

37. Earthy Vintage

Warm, Vintage Wedding at Open Farm Community with Organic Florals by Smittenpixels Photography

Style it: The Bloom Room brought back the simplicity of yesteryear by focusing the styling on organic, free-form florals in warm, vintage-inspired hues of soft blues, taupes, and peaches.

Minimalist Wedding Décor Themes

38. Ethereal Simplicity

Geraldine and Kenny’s Pinterest-Worthy Green and White Wedding at The [email protected] by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: In love with the clean, minimalist look of their venue, Geraldine and Kenny kept their décor ethereal and elegant, with natural green and white florals in simple arrangements, a white calligraphy backdrop, and delicate gold accents, with the help of Megu Weddings.

39. Minimalist Geometric

Amy and Shiuh Liang’s Minimalist Rooftop Aura Wedding by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: Amy and Shiuh Liang kept their wedding simple, yet memorable for their guests, with a monochromatic backdrop, clean geometric table runners, and minimalist decor, accented with pops of bright red, with Amperian’s help.

40. Minimalist and Elegant

Sherie and Young Leong’s Elegant and Jubilant Solemnisation at Alcove at Caldwell House by Love Confetti Stills and Motion

Style it: Sherie and Young Leong let the simplicity and beauty of their venue shine, keeping their décor minimal with a white wedding arch and rustic florals.

Glamorous Wedding Décor Themes

41. Luxurious Fairytale

Cheryl Wee and Roy Fong’s Exquisite, Whimsical Wedding at The Ritz Carlton, Millennia Singapore by Trouve Photography

Style it: Cheryl’s fairytale wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore had luxuriously whimsical elements like gold staircases on the stage, life-size unicorns, a real-life ballerina twirling on a spinning pedestal like in a music box, and woodland creatures in a magical forest, created with the help of Boenga Flowers & Design and Bliss Pact.

42. Glamorous and Fun

Letty and Benjamin’s Incredible Myanmar Pre-Wedding and Stylish Wedding by Super Panda Presents

Style it: Designer Letty and Benjamin’s wedding at InterContinental Singapore was all glitz and glamour with tall floral centrepieces that drew the eye to the crystal chandeliers. They celebrated their love of whisky with a fun whisky bar, featuring his and her concoctions.

43. Glittering and Magical

Alexandra and James’ Breathtaking Clifftop Wedding in Uluwatu, Bali by Terralogical

Style it: For Alexandra and James’ breathtaking wedding, a canopy of fairy lights, a shimmering over-water aisle, and wide open space created the magical atmosphere.

44. Elegant and Classy

Joyce and Melvin’s Intimate and Elegant Wedding at Shangri-la Hotel by Pixioo Photography

Style it: To keep their wedding timelessly elegant, Joyce and Melvin chose formal all-white floral arrangements in elevated centrepieces, and a cascading white floral backdrop, with the help of The Wedding Stylist.

Oriental Wedding Décor Themes

45. Modern Peranakan

Si Ling and David’s Modern Peranakan Wedding at Empress by Studiokel Photography

Style it: To celebrate their Peranakan heritage, Si Ling and David accented the modern traditional décor of Empress with heritage props like tingkats, kueh baskets, and porcelain vases, with the help of 8dec. Completing the whole atmosphere, they asked their guests to come in traditional kebaya and batik.

46. Oriental Chic

May and Alfred’s Intimate Clifford Pier Solemnisation and Marina Bay Sands Wedding by Bittersweet Photography

Style it: May and Alfred put a pretty, modern spin on oriental chic at their Marina Bay Sands wedding, with the help of FLOUR, using delicate paper fans and floral china vases in pink and white hues, with vintage gold accents.


Credits: Feature image from A Springtime Botanical Wedding Styled Shoot at Botanico at The Garage by Synchronal Photography


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10 Wedding Decor Ideas and Themes on Trend for 2019 and 40+ Ways to Style Them

10 popular wedding decor themes on trend for 2019, and over 40 different ways to make them your own!

Next to your wedding dress, your wedding décor and theme is the probably the most fun item on your wedding checklist. Inspiration is all around, from Pinterest to wedding websites’ features of real weddings and styled shoots. Gorgeous floral arrangements, beautiful calligraphy details, neon signs, you want them all. With so many possibilities for a beautiful wedding, you’re hard-pressed to narrow it down to a cohesive wedding theme.

For a wedding that truly reflects your personalities and your journey as a couple, the both of you should sit down and discuss what’s important to you. How do you want your wedding look to convey your story?

Your theme should complement your wedding venue as well. If you’re going for a garden wedding vibe, set your celebration outdoors. A beautiful setting will go far in creating the look and feel you want, without you needing to spend a huge sum on decorations.

To help you find your own wedding style, here are 10 different wedding themes that are popular with couples in Singapore right now. From fun tropical themes to classic and minimalist ones, here are over 40 ways our SingaporeBrides couples have made the popular themes their own. Get inspired with our style tips on how you can also achieve the look.

Tropical Wedding Décor Themes

1. Moody Tropical

In the Mood for Hot Love: Moody Tropical Little Island Brewery Co Wedding Styled Shoot by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: With Wulala!, we put a spin on the tropical theme with a dark and moody colour palette and exotic fruit, with tropical florals and foliage by Bucket Full of Roses. Neon lights, acrylic signage, and gold accents completed the glamorously edgy vibe.

2. Tropical Party

Candice and Jiwen’s Intimate Little Island Brewing Co Wedding by Thomas Tan Photography

Style it: Candice and Jiwen kept their wedding fun and lighthearted with colourful bunting that made a big impact. Tropical floral arrangements featuring pineapples and bright flowers and foliage added to the fun.

3. Lush Tropical

Pearlyn and Kang Cheng’s Urban Tropical Forest Wedding at Conrad Centennial Singapore by Feldberyl Images

Style it: For their urban tropical theme at Conrad Centennial Singapore, Pearlyn and Kang Cheng had lots of lush, tropical foliage in wild arrangements, styled with the help of FLOUR. Getting really into the mood, both the bride and groom had tropical foliage painted on their outfits by Amanda Lee Weddings!

Bohemian Wedding Décor Themes

4. Bohemian Backyard

Gayle and Marc’s Bohemian Backyard Wedding at Wheeler’s Estate by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: Gayle and Marc pulled off a laid-back bohemian vibe with lots of bohemian patterns rugs and drapes, lacy dream-catchers, and a floral-topped tepee, with the help of Bucket Full of Roses.

5. Dreamy Bohemian

Run Away with Me: A Dreamy Bohemian Elopement Styled Shoot by Darren and Jade Photography

Style it: To capture the dreamy feel of an elopement, we dressed open yet intimate spaces at Capella Singapore with a diamond wedding arch and a sweetheart dessert table with rustic bohemian blooms and pampas grass in a dreamy colour palette of dusty blues and soft lilacs, with the help of Med Karlek.

6. Rustic Bohemian

Dex and Kenneth’s Rustic Royal Lombok Wedding with a Pool After Party by Timeless Photography

Style it: With Kebun Villas & Resorts’ help, Dex created a bohemian picnic with a royal, Moroccan vibe, using rich red drapes, tapestry rugs, pillows, and hanging floral installations.

7. Wild Bohemian

Boho Dreaming: A Bohemian Hen Party Styled Shoot by Antelope Studios

Style it: For a cosy bohemian session that celebrated friendship over food, Wulala! curated a bright and girly bohemian look with pillows and throws, dried flower arrangements, and dessert plants, with beautiful food platters styled by Pout and Chow.

8. Retro Beach Bohemian

Free-Spirited Bohemian Beach Wedding Styled Shoot by Cindy Bri Photography

Style it: To achieve a bohemian look with a seventies vibe, Le Fairymeadow styled the set with a macramé wedding backdrop, earthy colours, and a vintage Vespa.

Botanical Wedding Décor Themes

9. Bright and Botanical

A Springtime Botanical Wedding Styled Shoot at Botanico at The Garage by Synchronal Photography

Style it: With Styled Story and Floral Magic, we created a clean botanical look at Botanico to highlight its modern space, by focusing on lush greenery, floral and foliage installations, lasercut wooden signage, and elegant gold and glass accents.

10. Botanical Neon

Shermaine and Kelvin’s Wild, Botanical Wedding at Chijmes Singapore by Nicolethen Photography

Style it: Shermaine and Kelvin wanted a fun and different wedding experience for guests, and with the help of The Wildest Dreams, they dreamt up a lush foliage backdrop with neon signage, tall tropical arrangements, and a flower bar in Chijmes.

11. Vintage Botanical

Charis and Joshua’s Vintage Botanical Wedding at Nosh by Bloc Memoire Photography

Styled it: Centred around a vintage botanical theme and styled with the help of Fiona Treadwell, Charis and Joshua’s wedding incorporated gold, vintage candlesticks, antique roses in dusty hues, and old-fashioned hand-lettered stationery by bride Charis herself.

12. Lush Botanical

Jiayi and Javi’s Lush Botanical Wedding at Masons at Gillman Barracks by Bloc Memoire Photography

Style it: Jiayi curated a luxe botanical theme at Masons with the help of Fiona Treadwell, styling her wedding with a lush backdrop of foliage, greenery in black frames, botanical garlands, and escort cards strung on leafy vines.

Garden Wedding Décor Themes

13. Intimate Garden

Shyanne and Raymond’s Gorgeous, Organic Open Farm Community Wedding by Bloc Memoire Photography

Style it: To complete the intimate garden feel of the venue, Shyanne styled it with a rustic dessert display on a wooden cart, white streamers over their outdoor aisle, and a pretty floral arch, with the help of Wulala!

14. English Garden

Wheeler’s Estate Elegant English Garden Wedding Styled Shoot by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: Accentuating the venue’s colonial charm, we styled the space with classic flowers, delicate vintage china, and retro rattan chairs, together with FLOUR.

15. Whimsical Garden

Jocelyn and Marcus’ Gorgeous Succulent Wedding at The Rabbit Hole by Click! Photography

Style it: With Stitch x Marker Styling Studio, Jocelyn and Marcus styled their dreamy garden wedding with ribbon backdrops and lush arrangements of succulents and florals whimsically set on swings.

Movie or TV Show Wedding Décor Themes

16. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Themed

I’ll Be There for You: Central Perk Wedding Styled Shoot by Eggs Benedict Chan Photography

Style it: Bringing to life the popular sitcom, this F.R.I.E.N.D.S. themed styled shoot was set in Central Perk Singapore. Staying true to the show’s iconic set, with Amperian, we styled the venue with a palette inspired by the orange couch, fairy lights as a nod to Phoebe’s street wedding, and a banner with the theme song’s apt lyrics.

17. Star Wars

Emi and Andre’s Elegant Star Wars-Themed Wedding at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa by Grow Old with Me Photography

Style it: Big fans of Star Wars, Emi and Andre used their collection of figurines and helmets to dress up their wedding at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa. With the help of Med Karlek, the styling was kept elegant with a clean white and green palette and gold accents.

18. UP

The Greatest Adventure of John and Sher by One Eye Click

Style it: Sher and John’s wedding theme was significant because their very first date was watching the movie UP. They had customised balloon and Vespa boutonnieres, a colourful hot air balloon piñata filled with Ellie’s pom-pom badges, and pom-pom love quote banners that all came together to create whimsical and warm-hearted celebrations, with the help of In Merry Motion.

Whimsical Wedding Décor Themes

19. Dreamy and Whimsical

Dreamy and Whimsical Fort Canning Park Wedding Styled Shoot by Just Like Magic Co. and Nik Voon

Style it: To create a whimsical feel in the woods, Holy Moly and O’Hara Weddings brought in dainty chairs, a soft pink-clad table laden with whimsical and vintage ornaments, and a dreamy colour palette.

20. Around the World

Steph and Weilun’s Travel Themed Capella Singapore Wedding by Bobby Kiran Photography

Style it: With the help of Wulala!, Steph and Weilun celebrated their love for travel at Capella Singapore with a whimsical set up of hot air balloons, world maps, globes, and of course, beautiful photos of their time together abroad.

21. Socially Conscious

Sherry and Ying Kai’s Socially Conscious Wedding at Food for Thought National Museum by Harriet Koh Photography

Style it: It was important to Sherry and Yingkai to be socially conscious in their celebration, and the couple opted to use social enterprises in their wedding. Their wedding was held in Food for Thought, with wedding favour cookies baked by the Association for Persons with Special Needs, and flowers that were later repurposed as gifts to a nursing home.

22. Whimsically Elegant

Qiuyun and Will’s Whimsical and Timeless Wedding at Chijmes Singapore by AndroidsinBoots

Style it: Qiuyun worked with The Wedding Stylist to create her whimsically romantic wedding vision at Chijmes, using tall, delicate floral arrangements and a classic palette of blush, gold, and white.

23. Geometric

Charlene and Jeremy’s Modern Geometric Wedding at Tin Hill Social by Eggs Benedict Chan Photography

Style it: Wanting something sleek and modern, Charlene and Jeremy styled their wedding with paper geometric shapes, a geometric backdrop, and colour-blocked details, with the help of Amperian.

24. Marathon

Romona and Lincoln’s Marathon-Themed Wedding by Avenue 8 Photography

Style it: With the help of Yours Fetefully, Romona and Lincoln went all out for their marathon theme, with an inflatable marathon arch, customised trophy toppers, a race track aisle, and personalised medals and trophies for friends.

25. Fuchsia Festival

Hildra and Philippe’s Fuchsia Festival Wedding at Kult Kafe by Eggs Benedict Chan Photography

Style it: With the help of Amperian, Hildra and Philippe created a outdoor festival vibe for their wedding with fairy lights, rustic benches, wild flowers, and colourful streamers.

26. Lego

Peipei and Keat’s Fun Lego Wedding at Da Paolo Bistro Bar at Rochester Park by Glen Sin Photography

Style it: Peipei and Keat went all out to create a LEGO experience for their guests, with handmade LEGO figurine pins, a LEGO tableau of their dating journey, LEGO shoes, a LEGO bow tie, a LEGO ang bao box, and even LEGO-shaped desserts, with the help of Inside the Knot.

27. Mystical Origami

Jophia and Larry’s Mystical Origami Crane Wedding at The Joyden Hall by Caline Ng Photography

Style it: The creative people behind FLOUR, Jophia and Larry handcrafted 1000 golden paper cranes to be suspended from the ceilings, and styled their wedding with beautiful rustic props, lasercut cranes, and lush florals for their wedding at The Joyden Hall.

Moody Wedding Décor Themes

28. Cosmic Mood

Written in the Stars Styled Shoot by Adrian Seetho Photography

Style it: With Wedrock Weddings, we dreamed up a glamorously dark and cosmic palette shot through with gold and stardust, with a gorgeous calligraphy table runner and welcome sign, gold accents, and dark and moody florals for our styled shoot at Sinfonia Ristorante.

29. Romantic Opulence

Romantic Opulence on the Bay Wedding Styled Shoot at Monti at 1-Pavilion by The Beautiful Moment Photography

Style it: With Le Fairymeadow, we highlighted the bayfront venue’s elegance with an circular arch, florals in deep reds, dark table runners, and lots of romantic candlelight from hanging votives, tall candles, and table centrepieces.

30. Passionately Romantic

A Passionate Romance After Dusk at Lewin Terrace by Stanstills Photography

Style it: Together with Wedding Diary, we created a passionately romantic setting at Lewin Terrace with a candlelight solemnisation, calligraphy geode place cards, and richly hued florals and garlands. Candles all over the floors added a passionate touch.

Romantic Wedding Décor Themes

31. Sweet and Pastel

A Summertime Pastel Romance Styled Shoot at The Summerhouse by KAI Picture

Style it: Together with The Wedding Stylist, we captured the romance of The Summerhouse’s garden gazebo with lush floral arrangements, and brought summer indoors with tall floral centrepieces and vintage china for the table settings in the venue’s charming interiors.

32. Pastel Elegance

Asyiha and Sahil’s Dreamy, Pastel Wedding at Our Tampines Hub by Bliss Photo + Cinema

Style it: Asyiha wanted a garden-themed wedding, which she achieved with lush floral arrangements in soft, pastel colours, with the help of With Love Yumi Bridal.

33. Romantic Pastel

Caiyun and Terence’s Gorgeous, Romantic Wedding at Montigo Resorts Nongsa by SVK Studio

Style it: Caiyun made the most of the backdrop of sea and sky with a soft and romantic look in a colour palette of rose quartz and serenity, with watercolour stationery, a beautifully draped arch, and lush florals, with the help of FLOUR.

Rustic Wedding Décor Themes

34. Colourful Rustic

Sarala and Kelvin’s Merry and Vibrant Wedding at Masons at Gillman Barracks by AndroidsinBoots, cropped from original

Style it: Rustic weddings aren’t just about burlap. Sarala and Kelvin loved Masons’ colonial feel and monochromatic look, against which their vintage red flowers really popped. With the help of Med Karlek, they created a rustic theme with vintage trunks, a calligraphy backdrop, and a chalkboard sign.

35. Rustic Country

Frieda and Winston’s Beautiful Sky Garden Wedding at iFly Singapore by Darren and Jade Photography

Style it: Wanting a rustic, country vibe, Frieda chose to celebrate at Sky Garden, where she accentuated the garden feel with a classic floral arch and tiffany chairs.

36. Rustic and Cheery

Eve and Scott’s Bright and Cheery Wedding Solemnisation at MacRitchie Reservoir by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: With the help of OC Weddings, Eve styled her garden wedding with rustic wooden crates, bright orange florals, and a beautiful dessert spread in the same colours.

37. Earthy Vintage

Warm, Vintage Wedding at Open Farm Community with Organic Florals by Smittenpixels Photography

Style it: The Bloom Room brought back the simplicity of yesteryear by focusing the styling on organic, free-form florals in warm, vintage-inspired hues of soft blues, taupes, and peaches.

Minimalist Wedding Décor Themes

38. Ethereal Simplicity

Geraldine and Kenny’s Pinterest-Worthy Green and White Wedding at The [email protected] by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: In love with the clean, minimalist look of their venue, Geraldine and Kenny kept their décor ethereal and elegant, with natural green and white florals in simple arrangements, a white calligraphy backdrop, and delicate gold accents, with the help of Megu Weddings.

39. Minimalist Geometric

Amy and Shiuh Liang’s Minimalist Rooftop Aura Wedding by Andri Tei Photography

Style it: Amy and Shiuh Liang kept their wedding simple, yet memorable for their guests, with a monochromatic backdrop, clean geometric table runners, and minimalist decor, accented with pops of bright red, with Amperian’s help.

40. Minimalist and Elegant

Sherie and Young Leong’s Elegant and Jubilant Solemnisation at Alcove at Caldwell House by Love Confetti Stills and Motion

Style it: Sherie and Young Leong let the simplicity and beauty of their venue shine, keeping their décor minimal with a white wedding arch and rustic florals.

Glamorous Wedding Décor Themes

41. Luxurious Fairytale

Cheryl Wee and Roy Fong’s Exquisite, Whimsical Wedding at The Ritz Carlton, Millennia Singapore by Trouve Photography

Style it: Cheryl’s fairytale wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore had luxuriously whimsical elements like gold staircases on the stage, life-size unicorns, a real-life ballerina twirling on a spinning pedestal like in a music box, and woodland creatures in a magical forest, created with the help of Boenga Flowers & Design and Bliss Pact.

42. Glamorous and Fun

Letty and Benjamin’s Incredible Myanmar Pre-Wedding and Stylish Wedding by Super Panda Presents

Style it: Designer Letty and Benjamin’s wedding at InterContinental Singapore was all glitz and glamour with tall floral centrepieces that drew the eye to the crystal chandeliers. They celebrated their love of whisky with a fun whisky bar, featuring his and her concoctions.

43. Glittering and Magical

Alexandra and James’ Breathtaking Clifftop Wedding in Uluwatu, Bali by Terralogical

Style it: For Alexandra and James’ breathtaking wedding, a canopy of fairy lights, a shimmering over-water aisle, and wide open space created the magical atmosphere.

44. Elegant and Classy

Joyce and Melvin’s Intimate and Elegant Wedding at Shangri-la Hotel by Pixioo Photography

Style it: To keep their wedding timelessly elegant, Joyce and Melvin chose formal all-white floral arrangements in elevated centrepieces, and a cascading white floral backdrop, with the help of The Wedding Stylist.

Oriental Wedding Décor Themes

45. Modern Peranakan

Si Ling and David’s Modern Peranakan Wedding at Empress by Studiokel Photography

Style it: To celebrate their Peranakan heritage, Si Ling and David accented the modern traditional décor of Empress with heritage props like tingkats, kueh baskets, and porcelain vases, with the help of 8dec. Completing the whole atmosphere, they asked their guests to come in traditional kebaya and batik.

46. Oriental Chic

May and Alfred’s Intimate Clifford Pier Solemnisation and Marina Bay Sands Wedding by Bittersweet Photography

Style it: May and Alfred put a pretty, modern spin on oriental chic at their Marina Bay Sands wedding, with the help of FLOUR, using delicate paper fans and floral china vases in pink and white hues, with vintage gold accents.


Credits: Feature image from A Springtime Botanical Wedding Styled Shoot at Botanico at The Garage by Synchronal Photography


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4 Fabulously Fun Ways To Use Balloons To Decorate Your Day!

Up, up and away! Dreamy, whimsical and wonderfully fun, balloons are the perfect decoration for your wedding day. Big or small, tasselled or plain, there are so many ways to include them. We asked the experts at Bubblegum Balloons[1] for their top tips…

We ask the experts to show us how to decorate a dreamy wedding with balloons. Find the prettiest ideas here, from your ceremony to your reception tables...

Dress The Aisle

Whether you’re using Giant Rainbow Tassel Tails, Golden Orbz or Ivy Giants, dressing the aisle is such an easy way to ensure incredible arrival imagery. It perfectly sets the tone for the day and because the balloons are so easy to move, they can double up to dress the wedding breakfast or reception too.

 We ask the experts to show us how to decorate a dreamy wedding with balloons. Find the prettiest ideas here, from your ceremony to your reception tables...

Raise the roof

If your venue has a tall ceiling, it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. An easy way to make your wedding look different to everyone else’s is to use a suspended balloon ceiling. We make them look like they’re floating perfectly above the guests’ heads. They can also be done without helium, should your venue not allow it. Totally magical.

 

 

Don’t Forget The Reception

You may only have a drinks reception for a short amount of time, but don’t forget to put your own touch on every step of the day. A DIY garland (£35) and a handful of Diamondz (£7.50 each) were all it took to make a fireplace at Coworth Park totally Bubblegum!

We ask the experts to show us how to decorate a dreamy wedding with balloons. Find the prettiest ideas here, from your ceremony to your reception tables...

 

Add Something Unique

Unless your guests have been scrolling through Pinterest at the speed of light, chances are they’re yet to see our Fern Filled Bubbles, Rose Gold Diamondz or Plume Tail Giants. Give everyone something to coo over whilst they wait for you to take the ever important pictures!

 

How will you include balloons in your big day?

References

  1. ^ Bubblegum Balloons (bubblegumballoons.co.uk)

Your Essential Wedding Reception Table Checklist

You’ve chosen a theme, colour scheme and flowers, but are you forgetting your wedding reception table essentials?

It’s easy to get caught up in the whirl of wedmin and overlook important details. Here, we share a reception table checklist for you to use as a guide during planning and print out for your maid of honour to use on the big day. Why not ask her to double check nothing has been forgotten on your wedding morning? She will love to help and you will love the peace of mind it gives you, so you can focus on enjoying the biggest day of your life yet!

You've chosen a theme, flowers and colour scheme, but are you forgetting the reception table essentials? Include these 9 things for a perfect receptionhbaphotography.com

1. Table linen

Whether you spread a traditional table cloth (ensure any fold marks have been ironed out!) over circular tables or extend a runner down the length of trestle tables, every table will look prettier as a result. You can choose from dreamy dyed silk runners, bohemian foliage runners or even lengths of lace and hessian[1] to add your own themed twist.

2. Centrepieces

These should be the focal point of your reception table styling, whether you choose huge urns of cascading flowers, romantic candelabra or upcycled gin bottles bursting with blooms. They can but don’t have to all match, and your top table could be different again.

Budgeting Tip: Mix and match your table centres, so half feature tall floral arrangements and half have smaller scale vases to reduce the overall cost without losing impact.

3. Candles

The staple of so many celebrations, there’s nothing like softly flickering candlelight to lend romance to your day. Double check whether your venue permits the real deal but don’t panic if they don’t – there are excellent battery-powered options on the market too. Don’t be afraid to get creative, either. Taper and pillar candles will always look classic, but tea lights in mercury glass vases or suspended in transparent baubles[2] are also magical.

4. Table numbers

The trick is to make these stylish as well as practical. Why not colour coordinate them with your colour scheme? Or, you could even incorporate them into your flower arrangements, using a hessian wine bottle table number[3] filled with fresh blooms.

5. Place cards

Once your guests have checked out the seating plan and wandered over to the right table, they still need to know where to sit. Planning a rustic or vintage wedding? Then you’ll LOVE these miniature chalkboard place name signs[4].

6. Glassware

And, of course, once each guest finds their seat, they need to be able to eat, drink and be merry with you. Most venues will set the table up beforehand with all the glasses you’ll need.

Make a note to ask to see the glassware selection when you next meet with your venue coordinator – they might have a range to choose from. If you’re after a specific look (think gold-rimmed goblets matched to charger plates), they might be able to recommend a company from which to hire them.

7. Serviettes

It’s easy to be absorbed by the tiny details of weddings, especially when it comes to styling your reception table and theme, and while we don’t recommend that you obsess over every last element, sometimes the small things – like serviettes – do count.

Budgeting Tip: Whether you want serviette linens coordinated to your colour scheme or tied in twine with a sprig of lavender or rosemary tucked in, these tiny touches can make a big impact when repeated across an entire room.

8. Advice cards and table trivia

Invite guests to play these games or fill in words of wit and wisdom on cards between courses. Table trivia[5] also makes a great conversation point to get your guests socialising (letting you off the hook from hosting the whole time!), especially if you’ve had to seat people who don’t yet know each other together.

Want more? Find out how to make your Pinterest wedding a reality[6].

Would you add anything to this reception table checklist?

References

  1. ^ hessian (weddingideasmag.com)
  2. ^ transparent baubles (weddingideasmag.com)
  3. ^ hessian wine bottle table number (weddingideasmag.com)
  4. ^ miniature chalkboard place name signs (weddingideasmag.com)
  5. ^ Table trivia (weddingideasmag.com)
  6. ^ make your Pinterest wedding a reality (www.weddingideasmag.com)

DIY Wedding Decors

DIY Wedding Decors Floral Ampersand

When it comes to celebrations, sometimes it’s the smallest details that can make the biggest statement. With major staying power, the ampersand is – without a doubt – my favorite logogram and today we’re giving it an organic Valentine’s-inspired makeover. The perfect addition to any fête, this sweet signage makes a statement. All you have to do is follow our fresh and easy assembly steps below!

Materials
Paper mache ampersand
Floral foam blocks
Utility knife
Masking tape
Fresh flowers and greens
Thin floral wire

instructions

step-1Use the utility knife to cut out the top of the ampersand, leaving an open box in the shape of an ampersand. Get rid of any cardboard pieces that were inside the box.

step-2Cut the floral foam blocks to fit the ampersand shape (you may want to use a long kitchen knife for this). Start by cutting the blocks roughly in half, so that they are half as thick to match the height of the ampersand walls. Lay them side by side until they cover as much area as the ampersand. Then lay the ampersand on top of the blocks and trace the shape with a knife. Remove the ampersand and cut out the shape from the foam blocks. Then tuck the foam inside the ampersand shape.

step-3Add strips of masking tape every so often around the shape to keep the foam in place.

step-4The morning of your event, trim the flowers and greenery to have stems about 2” long and remove excess leaves. Place in cups of water until inserted into the ampersand.

step-5Add flowers and greens to the ampersand by sticking them into the foam. Begin with the greenery and work from the outside of the shape in. Build up with the blossoms and try to cover any areas of exposed foam. Let a bit of greenery trail off the shape in a few places for a more organic look.

step-6Once you are satisfied with the look of the piece, wrap a strand of floral wire around the shape every few inches to help secure the blossoms in place.

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Design & Styling: SMP Living