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published November 4th, 2013

As winter sets in and 2013 draws to a close many couples are now busy planning their weddings for the new year. Here we take a look at five cool wedding theme ideas for the summer of 2014...

The Roaring Twenties

Following the huge success of both The Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey, 1920s inspired weddings are now really in vogue, with many styles from the roaring twenties making a real comeback. Sharp, tailored suits with waistcoats, elaborately adorned head pieces, Art Deco-inspired stationery and jazz bands make for a rather stylish wedding.

Outdoors Eco Chic

If you’re more of an outdoors type then the current eco-friendly outdoor wedding trend could be right up your street. Well, as long as you’re prepared to don wellies and cling on to your umbrella as you walk up the aisle… the weather can be an unpredictable beast at times.

An outdoors wedding will keep your budgets down and DIY favours and accessories would really fit in with this “bohemian” theme. Your catering could be sourced from local farmers and invitations printed on recycled paper if you really wanted to go the whole hog.

Romantic Gothic

We’re not talking about styling yourself on The Corpse Bride, but if you can incorporate some elegant, Edwardian details (with classic red roses and beautiful, corset dresses) then you’re heading in the right direction for a romantic Gothic wedding.

Here you could use a venue with decorative gothic features and ornate gardens. Subtle hints of black to your wedding dress will give an elegant Gothic edge without overdoing things.

Vintage Elegance

Also known as retro or shabby chic, this classic wedding theme could be for those of you who want to work your creative mojo. Perhaps consider letterpresses invitations, arriving in a camper van and cupcakes as an alternative to the traditional wedding cake.

Mismatched crockery, cute teapots, an antique suitcase (for guests to leave cards in) could all feature in your vintage theme. Perhaps include embroidered handkerchiefs, as a cute (and practical) keepsake for guests to take away. And giving the DJ a playlist of golden oldies will keep the theme running as you let your hair down and dance the night away.


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