February is the month of love, so what better way to celebrate all things love than to show you how to add those romantic touches to your wedding? Whether you’re creating an intimate wedding for twenty or two hundred, these tips are a surefire way to add a little magical romance to your dream wedding day!
Lighting the way
Photography by Styled Events, Raconteur Photography and Studio Impressions(L-R)
Nothing creates a romantic atmosphere quite like the warm glow of candlelight and lots of it! Line your wedding aisle with long rows of pillar candles in vases or clusters of lanterns to light the way.
Whether your wedding style is modern or classic elegance, incorporating candlelight into your centrepiece will illuminate the beautiful elements and set the mood for your reception. A tall floral stand or elegant candelabra, surrounded by clusters of votives and floating candles will ensure your guest tables have a warm glow all night long.
Lighting can transform even the largest of venues into an intimate setting. So dim the lights and add a statement chandelier surrounded by a flowing chiffon canopy or a celestial fairy light ceiling.
Photography by Porfyri Photography, Jesse Dains Photography, Ted and Li Photography
Choosing the perfect table linens for your wedding is a lot like choosing the right cushions for your sofa. The same three rules apply to get that perfect balance – texture, pattern and a statement colour. It’s really that simple!
We love a dark and moody romantic colour palette so don’t be afraid of using dark table linens – they will add depth to your tables and balance out beautifully against pastel tones. If you have exposed timber tables, long flowing sheer table runners pooling at the ends of guest tables will add a whimsical element to soften the look.
Make your bridal table the star of the show and choose a different table linen. If you want a clean modern look, a glossy acrylic ‘box’ bridal table is the way to go. Add an over-sized luxurious table runner to soften and top it all off with a romantic style chiffon draped backdrop, cinched in to reveal beautiful crystal chandeliers!
Roses are red...
Photography by Chris Hall Photography, PDPR and Chris Hall Photography (L-R)
There is definitely an art to creating a well-balanced colour palette that has both depth and softness to it. Too many bold or dark colours and you risk overwhelming your guests’ senses, and a muted colour palette, might not make the impact you are after for your dream wedding.
So how do you achieve the perfect balance? Try giving the traditional pink and red Valentine’s Day colour palette a romantic twist! Darker accents like deep berry tones and smoky purples contrasted against delicate pastels like blush pinks and soft apricot, will create a sophisticated colour palette with depth.
Incorporate these deeper tones into your floral arrangements and balance it out with pastels in the same tone for your table linens. Statement colour or patterned napkins are a great way to incorporate bold colours without going over the top – try something different and tie them in a knot for extra texture!