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Top Wedding Trends of 2016

2016 is already the year of unique weddings but undoubtedly there are a couple of key trends already dominating social media starting with the ‘au natural’ theme. Brides are more frequently returning to the beauty of nature with more extravagant floral arrangements dominating the décor in their venues which are increasingly moving outdoors. Couples now look more for in season and local flowers to create an ethereal and ‘wild’ aesthetic. Green table runners and wedding arches are definitely the way to go this year.

Vintage themes are one of the most popular themes every year and 2016 seems to be no different. With Metallic colours being big this year coupling this with vintage style pearls, sequins and lace will create the perfect look. Metallic and sequin colours look timeless in every aspect of your big day whether it be dashes of gold on your desserts, hints of gold within your bridesmaid’s dresses or bronzed additions to your floral arrangements.

For a more relaxed vibe, bohemian themed weddings might be the way to go. Instead of the classic tables and chairs spread across the room you may way to opt in for a cocktail lounge feel with comfortable seating closer together to make it more intimate. The use of boho flowers and ribbon are also great ways to express your own style and who you are as a couple.

Movie themed weddings have always been popular, especially in the last few years with the stunning wedding set up seen in the Twilight movies. The woodland ceremony surrounded by twinkling fairy lights and white décor contrasting against the dark greens and browns creates a fairy tale like setting.

Pastel colours are also making a return in 2016 with pantone the renowned authority of colour revealing that the combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity are the colours of 2016. Pastel colours always look beautiful against pure white at weddings. You may want to consider using an array of pastel colours for the bridesmaid’s dresses and matching bouquets. They also make an excellent choice for table dressing and chair covers to complete your theme.

Transform Your Wedding Venue with Fairy Lights

Lighting has a massive effect on the atmosphere of a wedding venue, with fairy lights a popular addition to any wedding, regardless of the style or theme. They create a warm, sparkling ambiance, are perfect for accessorising venues with high ceilings and beautiful beams, and, of course, they look stunning in the all-important wedding photos.

The gentle glow of these twinkly lights adds warmth, class and elegance to a venue. Plus a little glitter and sparkle of course.

Here are some inventive ways you can use fairy lights to decorate your wedding venue.

Create a Starry Sky Effect

Marquees can be stark and boxy. However, most have a central ceiling point from which you can hang strings of lights, creating a canopy tent that transforms your ceiling into a starry sky.

Photo Booth Lights

Photo booths are hot property at wedding venues. Why not make yours stand out with a stunning fairy light backdrop, so you and guests sparkle in the photos.

Make a Special Backdrop with Fairy Light Curtains

Fairy light curtains are the perfect way to highlight special locations in your wedding venue. Whether it’s the backdrop for the main ceremony, behind the top table at the wedding banquet, or next to the wedding cake, a fairy light curtain will ensure you stand out where it matters.

Highlight the Path to the Venue

You don’t need to restrict your fairy lights to the interior either. Outside, you can wrap them around trees, use them to create a pathway to guide guests, or drape them over a gazebo as an idyllic setting for your wedding photos.

If you want to transform your wedding venue with fairy lights, contact Creative Cover Hire. With over 10 years’ experience in transforming wedding venues, we can create the perfect fairy-lit backdrop to your big day.

Table Décor Ideas to Impress your Guests

Every detail counts on your big day and table décor is no exception to this rule, if anything it is one of the most integral parts in creating the right atmosphere. Summer weddings have arguably the most choice when it comes to wedding décor; the multitude of colours and floral arrangements available, often the problem becomes what to pick.

It’s often the small details that people remember the most which means you don’t always have to go above and beyond creating large elaborate décor. Simple effects such as personalised table favours or table runners with the happy couple’s initials printed or embroidered on them. This will create a simplistic but elegant feel without having to do too much.

Weddings have traditionally always been white but often it can be difficult to ensure everything is matching; one off white colour against a pure white can look dirty and ruin your entire aesthetic. Instead, why not try a non-white tablecloth such as a deep purple or blue and match some metallic silvers with it. Not only will this give your table décor a modern twist, it also means that any marks or imperfections won’t be seen as easily as on a white cloth.

If however you are a lover of the classic white wedding, why not couple all white table décor with colourful centrepieces in your chosen accent colour. Not only will they catch everyone’s eye but they will accentuate how beautiful and pristine the rest of your white décor is.

When on a budget finding the right flowers can be difficult but one of the perks of having a summer wedding is that so many beautiful flowers are in season which means they aren’t as expensive. If however your budget still can’t stretch to accommodate all the flowers you want, you might want to ask your florist about more natural wild growing summer flowers. These types of flowers can be found anywhere and when properly arranged can give your wedding a more urban and almost fairy-tale like feel.

If you have opted in for an outdoor wedding, why not capitalise of the beautifully natural surroundings and make that your décor. This means your tables only need small centrepieces to draw more attention to the beautiful outdoor scenery. A number of simple and elegant chiavari chairs can really set the scene. As an example you could also use the natural growing flowers found in your outdoor venue to create small floral arrangements.

Creative Cover Hire can help transform your upcoming Wedding or Event into a stunning festive occasion. Contact us today on 01772 614461 for more inspiration and to bring your ideas to life.