What’s your personal wedding style? One of the best ways to find out your own wedding style is to look at photographs from different weddings to see which strikes a note with you. After a while you’ll notice that you’re gravitating towards a certain look and you will start to get a ‘feel’ for what will suit you. Pinterest is the perfect place to store photographs you love and then you can share your mood boards with your hairdresser, caterer, wedding stylist, chief bridesmaid etc. so ensure everyone is on board with your ideas!

Here are some ideas to be browsing through.

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Room styled by Ambience York at The Principal York

Trees, living walls, floral arches

It seems that couples can’t get enough of ‘bringing the outside in’. Having blossom and willow trees along your wedding aisle, at the entrance and (smaller) trees inside your wedding reception, even on the tables, is very popular because the effect is absolutely dazzling.

In the image above, our York stylist has dressed the chiavari chairs with white chiffon and added some vivacity with the inclusion of sequinned tablecloths in blush.

white wedding theme

Blossom canopy trees are big news and here our stylist in York filled the room with white blossom trees for a dreamy effect.

You also need to think about how your wedding decorations will create photo opportunities, which is where the living walls and floral arches come in. Perfect to pose in front of!

Principal York

A living wall made from plants.

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Candles will always create a romantic atmosphere. Photographed by Sarah Bruce Photography

Again trees have been used in the styling above but this time bare branches strike an evening note, with glass bubbles reflecting off the soft candlelight. White is used as the theme-based colour and is both soothing and atmospheric.

A cake swing created and styled by Ambience Hertfordshire for this stunning wedding!

Your cake is a wedding decoration too

We always talk about the ‘little touches’ that make a wedding special. Your wedding cake is going to play a focal part at some point in your wedding reception and in addition, you’ve probably thought long and hard about how it’s going to be decorated. So give your cake its own table and a starring role.

Illuminated wedding decorations

Styled by our York stylist at the Principal York with LOVE letters by Club Class Entertainment and photography by JoanneB Photography

Lighting is crucial in wedding décor

We’re starting to wonder what couples ever did without outsized illuminated letters decorating a venue. They are both scene-setters, photo ops and practical as they can light up dull corners and reflect sparkle off sequinned tablecloths.

On a dark winter afternoon, they can bridge the lighting gap between winter sunlight and evening dusk.

In addition you can have them moved around the venue from the ceremony through to where the dancing takes place. Handy.

LOVE letters at a wedding styled in Cumbria & the Lake District

Another way of using lighting

Letters can be separate or form part of a neon sign, writing a romantic message.

If you want to create a focal point in a specific area for example around your cake, the guest book or a dessert table, having letter lighting nearby is a good way of doing it as it draws the eye.

Interior designers are always using ‘pools of light’ to separate zones within a room and that’s just what light letters will do for you. Think about how you could use them on your wedding day.

Welcoming your guests

At every point at your wedding you want your guests to feel part of the celebration and feel welcomed. There are key areas for doing this including of course the entrance to your venue and ceremony, the table plan (everyone will want to know where they are sitting) and their place setting. Here are a few thoughts…

If your venue lacks entrance appeal, then draping with festoon lights or fabric will transform it

In this hotel, our Edinburgh stylist used a dramatic lit curtain to create an ‘entrance’ and add a touch of theatre. The area where the vows were to be said was also draped to make it extra special.

Here the bride gave guest tables the names of different countries.

A gorgeous rustic styled table plan written with chalk and crates as added rustic finishing touches