We can see why so many couples use petals as aisle runners; it is a simple but oh-so effective idea that gives any ceremony a romantic feel. See how these couples have given this classic decoration a modern and personal touch…
This couple brought the outdoors by lining their aisle with autumn leaves which is such a great way to bring the outdoors in and add a pop of colour to your ceremony.
Keep it classic with red and pink petals (top left). This couple opted for a more organic feel with scattered white petals (top right). Using colourful petals, these petals were scattered in a pattern for a unique effect (bottom left). Can’t find petal to match your colour theme? Large colourful paper confetti will give a similar effect (bottom left).
Simple rose petals always look beautiful.
Are you lining your aisle with petals?
It’s one of the first impressions your guests get of your big day, so why not add a little personality to your wedding program?
This couple made their own programs and stamped the front of each one with an orange tandem bicycle.
Instead of traditional programs, this chalkboard sign listed the attendants’ names. A bridesmaid added in the two owls!
This quirky couple folded their programs into ‘cootie catchers’ and displayed in a basket at the ceremony.
The paddle fan ceremony programs included the couple’s custom monogram and a quote from a poem.
Personalized crossword puzzles on the back of each ceremony program kept guests entertained while they waited for the main event. The clues ranged from the couple’s pets’ names to their favourite TV shows.
Do you have any ideas for cool wedding program ideas?
If a 3-piece suit isn’t quite your man’s style, deck him out in a smart vest instead. Paired with a crisp shirt and matching trousers, this style is the perfect option for a laid-back wedding.
These groomsmen ended up in tailored gingham shirts, khakis, vests and craspedia boutonnieres.
A vest, instead of a suit, was a great option for this quirky vintage style wedding.
The guys’ boutonnieres were made up of craspedia, berzelia berries and that complimented their grey vests perfectly.
Is your groom skipping the suit in favour of a vest and shirt look?
Often it’s hard to strike the perfect balance when it comes to your groom’s boutonniere, I mean it’s pretty hard to make flowers not look feminine. The key to getting it right? Opt for something stylish and simple. Our best tip is to take the main flower from your bouquet, or your bridesmaids bouquet and use it by itself as a boutonniere, once you start adding more and more blooms in there it starts to look a little fussy.
Here are 3 single bloom boutonniere’s we seriously adore…
Pink daisies were used not only to contrast this grooms bold teal tie and vest, but also to match the hot pink bridesmaids frocks.
A touch of greenery was all that was needed to complete this oh-so stylish white ranunculus boutonniere.
A fragrant gardenia was pinned to this groom’s lapel, which perfectly suited this couples classic wedding style.
Have you organised your groom’s boutonniere? Did he have an opinion on what he wanted it to look like?
Is pink your wedding colour of choice? Here is some reception inspiration that we’re sure you’ll love!
Coral linens with white overlays and satin striping rested on the tables
This couple mixed their graphic menus with rustic twine for a modern look.
This couple collected literally hundreds of votive holders, pillar holders and vases to place on the tables for a fresh, garden look.
All the stationery featured etchings of poppies, a perfect way to carry on a theme from invitation to reception.
This couples reception venue wasn’t equipped for extra lighting or wattage, so the couple used lots of candlesticks in crystal holders to give tables a romantic, ambient glow.
Is pink your wedding colour? Which of these table settings best suits your style?
Yellow is on the up and up when it comes to hot wedding colour trends. This happy hue is being used by creative couples at beachy and formal weddings, on everything from bridal bouquets to bridesmaid frocks.
Our pick of the funnest yellow wedding detail? The cake of course! Make your wedding cake even sweeter with a little touch of yellow with icing, flowers, macaroons or even pretty beads!
Are you having a yellow wedding cake?
When we started searching for cool Mr & Mrs wedding reception chair we were blown away by how creative couples get with this often overlooked decor idea. Here are 5 creative and clever ideas to suit any wedding style…
Pink Damask Chair Signs
Perfect for: The Classic Couple
This simple and elegant damask design will compliment a traditional wedding style. Opt for pink instead of black for a romantic twist.
Oversized Shipping Tag Chair Signs
Perfect for: The DIY Pair
It’s so secret that we have a bit of a love affair with using shipping tags in wedding decor, and thanks to these DIY-ed oversized tags the love affair continues.
Bright Lights Chair Signs
Perfect for: The Retro Couple
This couple complimented their 80’s themed wedding with some very quirky retro toys that marked their places perfectly.
Floral Chair Signs
Perfect for: The Romantic Couple
Flowers on the tables not quite enough to satisfy your romantic side? Ask your florist to make some very original Mr & Mrs signs with your favourite blooms.
Timber Chair Signs
Perfect for: The Eco-Conscious Couple
These timber signs could not be more perfect for a rustic style wedding. Simply tie these to your chair with simple ribbon and you have one of the most unique chair signs ever!
Are you marking you and your groom’s reception seats?
Your guest book doesn’t have to be just that – pages bound together on the left. In fact, it can be much more interesting if it takes a different shape altogether. It’s a fabulous opportunity to further your wedding theme, inspire more creative messages and give them something unexpected. You’ll keep these little momentos forever so also consider how you can display or use them in your home.
We love these ideas:
Ask guests to scrawl messages and well wishes on the back of vintage postcards. These ones are French. It’s great for a travel-themed wedding or if you have asked for honeymoon donations instead of gifts. Think how gorgeous these will look framed up together.
Or if you’d like to stick with the traditional book idea, why not let guests get creative? Supply coloured crayons, pencils or paints and your well wishes will become works of art!
River stones or jigsaw puzzle pieces make for memorabilia with a difference. If you have skilled sewer in the family, why not ask guests to sign fabric squares which can later be stiched into an heirloom quilt?
What are you doing for your guest book?
There is no denying we love a crafty low-key table here at The Knot HQ, but that’s not to say we don’t really enjoy the ornate glamorous tables that couples come up with. These three tables stopped us in our tracks thanks to their gorgeous details.
This couple’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ themed wedding featured crystal champagne flutes, glass plates along with crystal candelabras topped off with candles. A decedent setting with a vintage twist!
The bride and groom opted for a simple blue table runner to keep the wood of their head table exposed, a line of chandeliers hung directly above for a dramatic look. We love the balance of rustic elements with glam lighting and glassware.
Gauzy white fabric gave this beach wedding an oh-so fabulous feel, along with gorgeous chair covers that featured embroidery.
Are you reception tables glamorous? Which of these settings is your favourite?