Planning your wedding can be the most exciting time but it's also more than a little bit daunting. Where do you start? The first step is simply to discover your style. Here is our guide to finding the wedding theme to best suit you.
Follow your heart
Every wedding is different, and there is plenty of opportunity to express your style, taste and personality. Think about what you would like your wedding to say about you as a couple.
How did you meet? where did you go on your first date? Your pasts could be the key to a meaningful wedding style in the future. Look back even further to your parents and grandparents for retro-inspired romance.
Inspiration is everywhere
Bridal magazines, wedding fairs, family albums... be open-minded and save anything that catches your eye. Take photos on your iPhone, make moodboards and of course create Pinterest boards to keep track of ideas that inspire you. To help you on your way, here is a selection of our most-loved wedding themes.
For the bride who finds inspiration in the past. Lace, garden roses and cameos all make for a charming vintage wedding look. Drape rooms with faded prints and browse vintage stores for authentic pieces to bring the theme to life. For a perfectly placed table setting we love elegant macaroons on our Sweet Plum plates.
For the cosmopolitan bride. Weddings don’t always have to be about adornment and decoration. Think stunning simplicity with a sleek white dress and minimal invitations. Layer different shapes and sizes of white dinnerware - such as Jasper Conran’s Baroque collection - for a totally contemporary top table.
For the timeless bride. Wedding themes don’t have to be complicated. Keep things simple with a refined, strapless gown. Designers like Temperley and Jenny Packham are your port of call for the best in bridal design. Classic weddings call for the perfect little church venue followed by an traditional reception. For the table, let the understated elegance of the Signet Platinum collection enhance your wedding breakfast.
For the bride who loves to travel. Whether you picture yourself in a castle in Italy or saying ‘I do’ on the sandy beaches of Mauritius, the secret to a beautiful destination wedding is all in matching your surroundings. Just imagine goddess-inspired floaty chiffon silhouettes and Wedgwood Wish silver accessories against the backdrop of an Aegean sunset.
For the bride who celebrates the finer things in life. This approach embraces luxury whole-heartedly. From sumptuous silks to exotic orchids, this palette is sophisticated and perfectly matched. Coordinate a stunning Vera Wang gown with her beautiful tableware collection for a unique blend of elegance and extravagance.
For the bride who knows how to have fun. This style is all about fantasy and creativity and embraces everything: from an ethereal princess dress to playful wedding favours. Think Alice in Wonderland and style our Queen of Hearts collection as part of a fabulous tea party for your reception.