Wedding Theme Help

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@keevolpi:  A lot of the stuff you’re describing sounds like it falls into the ‘rustic’ category, but you’re obviously looking for something a little more formal. I don’t know if any of this will be helpful to you since it’s a jumble of different styles, levels of formality, color schemes etc but I tried my best lol. 

Post # 5
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42510 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@keevolpi:  You don’t really need to put words to your theme. You can just do what you want.

If you do want words:

Autumn Serenade

Harvest Moon

Autumn in New York

Forever Autumn

 

Here are some pics:

http://www.oncewed.com/real-weddings/elegant-outdoor-fall-wedding/

also:

Single full-blown blooms seem to float in the air as they’re suspended by thin fishing line.

Moss-covered lanterns with glowing votive candles hang from hooks throughout the woods.

Tables covered with yellow and silver linens are topped with tea candles and pink and orange roses.

Ombre Aisle Runner  Custom design Flower Petals by sashesforlove, $52.00

Sometimes, it’s the way materials are used that makes the difference between country and elegant

elegant

Gold & White PumpkinsWhite Pumpkins for Halloween Decorating // Photographer Michael Graydon // House & Home October 2009 issue

country

@kLidbecks Pumpkin decorating ideas http://thedailybasics.com/pumpkin-decorating-ideas/

Post # 6
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863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@keevolpi: Well I think rustic is a great theme :). You can definitely still have an elegent, original wedding with classical elements if your theme is rustic, and there’s a lot more you can do than just lace and burlap. I think rich colors like red, purple, gold, deep orange and navy blue (though not all in the same wedding lol) wth netral accents like deep browns,nudes and beiges would help to make your wedding more classical and add some elegance. 

I actually had a lot of fun looking for images (I got a little carried away as you can see) so if you need any more help please don’t hesitate to ask! 

 

BTW I took most of these pics off of my pinterest boards so if you want to source any of the images I’d be happy to find the links for you. 

 

Post # 8
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2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

To be honest, I hate the idea of themes all together. This isn’t an attack on you or anyone else on here that has a theme. I’m just sort of under the impression that the theme of a wedding should be “wedding” — as in the marriage of two people. It sounds like the people asking you have been watching too much David Tutera (I’m totally guilty of this, BTW.)

Just do what you and your fiance like, have fun with it, and marry your best friend! You don’t need a theme to share a very special day with your friends and family. You don’t sound all over the place at all — it sounds to me like you’ve carefully incorporated ideas into your wedding that reflect you and your fiance. That is 1 million times better than any theme.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

You can do absolutely anything you want!  Theme, no theme, it’s a wedding.  It doesn’t need a theme.  But I get what you’re saying about conveying a “feel”.  Go with the colors and decor you like, and everything will be perfect! 

Post # 11
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135 posts
Blushing bee

@keevolpi:  Those pictures some of the other bees posted are beautiful! You dont really need a specific theme, your wedding can be its own theme. Everything you described sounds like it flows together well, so what is the point of the theme? Use a color scheme as one, that usually works well.

Post # 11
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lubeznik Center for the Arts

I agree that there’s no need to focus on a theme, but I do think for some people it helps keep things cohesive. We are doing an autumn wedding at an art gallery, so it’s fall and artsy elegance…if we had to pick a theme I guess! LOL – I thought I’d send some of my inspiration photos just for fun! 

The top three photos are things that look elegant but will be done in our colors; the last is our color palette. 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

 keevolpi:  I hear you on this! Eventually when I will be planning my own wedding (currently a waiting bee) I was thinking of having a classic, elegant fall wedding (because fall is my favorite time of the year and the weather is gorgeous) – but kinda hate the idea of all the fall harvesty colors because it would make the wedding look too matchy matchy/rustic. In my head it always had a black/ivory/lots of lights and candles/gold accents. I guess that’s not a theme but that’s what I pictured. I thought black bridesmaid dresses would look elegant and be anything but rustic and fallish. And even if you wanted cute fall touches like the comfort food you mentioned (which I LOVE that idea) you could have little place cards in elegant white pumpkins or even have them painted with gold paint. Just an idea to tie in fall elements with out the whole wedding being so omgFAllEverything! That’s what I always pictured for mine! Hope those ideas help 🙂

Post # 14
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Worker bee

“Rustic” is a pretty broad term and often refers to anything a little more on the casual side. It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with “country”, burlap, or mason jars.

 

And you certainly don’t have to have a “rustic” feel for a fall wedding by any means. I’ve seen modern fall weddings with lots of clean lines and glass or metal, traditional elegant weddings, whimsical fall weddings.

 

You don’t have to have pumpkins, wheat bundles or burlap to make it a fall wedding. As long as you are using more autumnal tones, no matter what feel you go for will express “fall wedding”.

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