Lanterns not only add a touch of light to your reception or ceremony style they will give your decor a sweet whimsical feel. Whether lining your aisle or breaking up floral arrangements as centrepieces lanterns are a fabulous and modern addition to any wedding.
Perfect for outdoor weddings, lanterns hanging from the roof add a little sparkle to your affair.
Photo by: Amelia Tarbet Photography
Lanterns Filled With Flowers
Instead of traditional floral arrangements, lanterns could be filled with flowers and candles.
Photo by: Joy Moody Photography
Lanterns As Centrepieces
Photo by: Images by Berit
Hunt down old lanterns at garage sales and resale shops to use as table decor.
Photo by: Scott Watt Photography
Line your aisles with large and small lanterns.
Photo by: Harrison Studio
Reception Decor Lanterns
Lanterns were used instead of a live fire to create a cosy atmosphere.
Photo by: Riverbend Studio
Are you having lanterns feature at your ceremony or reception?
Are you looking for the right attire for your husband-to-be? Start by pairing his wedding day look to your theme and location.
Is your groom more James Bond than Kings of Leon lead guitarist? Then his style will be more ballroom black tie than barn yard vintage. Here’s three grooms styles to get you started!
The Location: Grand Ballroom
The Feel: Traditional and classic
The Groom’s Attire: A slim-cut single-breasted suit will fit in perfectly with a swish grand ballroom affair. A lot of grooms think that a bow tie is essential if you’re having a formal feel, but a modern alternative like this slim tie matched with a satin lapel works just as well.
Tailor Made Suit, Montagio Custom Tailoring, POA
Location: Slick Converted Warehouse
Feel: Stylish and contemporary
The Groom’s Attire: Don’t head straight for black if you’re having a modern city wedding, try grey for a softer approach instead. The best thing about grey? It looks great teamed with a pop of colour, so choose a tie in the same hue as your maids or your bouquet to tie the theme in.
Charcoal textured two-trouser wool rich suit, Pierre Cardin, The Mens Shop, $549
Location: Garden Wedding
Feel: Ethereal and individual
The Groom’s Attire: Give a traditional wedding suit your own personal style. Maybe it’s having the groom and groomsmen wear the same colour Converse shoes. Perhaps it’s opting for tweed over a black and white tux. A quirky bow tie or a dapper pocket square will also give your look a point of difference and allow you to let you personality shine through.
Slim Fit Suit Jacket & Pants in Houndstooth, Asos, $199.30
What will your groom be wearing? Which look is your favourite?
Napkins often get overlooked when couples come to decorating their reception, but don’t underestimate the power of these little squares of cloth! This clever couple clashed their aqua table cloth with sunny yellow napkins, but they didn’t stop the flow of creativity there. Striped, paisley and floral napkins were used instead of just the one pattern to add a quirky touch to the tables. It’s always the simplest ideas that work the best!
We love this personalised napkin- a great way to add some fun to the reception:
Or you could print something that relates to your stationery on your napkins like this couple:
Or personalise them with your names and an element of the theme:
Or if you are having a vintage themed wedding, collect a variety to use for an eclectic vintage feel:
This couple screen-printed cocktail napkins thanking guests for their support and they were displayed at the bar:
Are you injecting some personality with your napkins? Have you seen any other great ideas?
These couples added a personal touch to their ceremony by decorating it with their initials. See their clever ideas…
Craft letters of the couple’s initials, wrapped in floral paper, hung from a tree to work with their garden themed wedding.
For a personal touch, the couple’s initials hung from the church doors.
This couple used fun polka dot signs with their initials to personalise their wedding cake.
Large initials drew attention to the couple’s guest book table.
This couple married under a beautiful oak tree. Their initials were made out of white carnations and hung high on the trunk.
Are you using your initials to decorate your venue?
The wedding suppliers you choose for your wedding have a huge impact on how your day comes together. That’s why we’re all about helping you get to know the best in the biz so you can make your wedding dream a reality. These ‘Supplier Shout Out’ blogs will introduce you to some of the great suppliers we’ve met, or simply discovered along the way!
Capturing the magic of your wedding in photos and on video can be really tricky- especially if you are dealing with inexperienced people.The lighting, the background, what to shoot and how to put it altogether are elements that brides often only realise were important when it is too late.
Imagine if you had a team of 11 experts working to ensure the memories of your wedding are preserved in the best possible way. Something Blue Photography and Cinematography have assembled photographers, cinematographers, gallery managers, a retoucher, graphic designer, book binder and even a location scout to make sure that everything is super organised for you. From the very beginning, they will ask you the right questions and get you ready to ensure that every last detail is covered.
Above: Something Blue’s new Studio in Surry Hills, Sydney. You will sit down at this table and figure out exactly what you need for your perfect wedding photos and video.
There is something really unique about the team here — they genuinely care and love what they do.
This is their photographer Kati:
She is crazy passionate about weddings. And she truly knows what she is doing. She gets it- what you really want and will guide you with fun and professionalism through the entire day. Here is some of their work:
Your wedding video is really quite different to your photos. It’s more than just a collection of shots- it should tell a story. It should be quintessentially you as a new little team starting a new journey together. You want to capture all the behind the scenes emotion too- the laughter, the tears, the hugs, those looks of love and joy… we could watch good wedding videos night and day here at The Knot because they can be ultra special. The team at Something Blue know how to do this so well. Take a look at one of their videos.
If you feel like these guys seem like the right fit for your wedding, get in touch with Something Blue Photography and Cinematography.
If there’s any wedding suppliers you’d like to give a shout out to, please always feel free to email us at email@example.com and we’ll be sure to pass on your recommendation to other Knotties! And any wedding suppliers who want to get in touch with us, also feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with info on your company so we can get to know you.
Have you dealt with Something Blue Photography and Cinematography? Do you have any tips for Knotties about how you chose your wedding photographer or cinematographer?
Here at The Knot, we love new cake topper ideas. Once you find that perfect object — a great representation of you and your fiancé — the cake designs itself.
These cute little cake decorations demonstrate the myriad of possibilities beyond the plastic figurine bride and groom look-a-likes.
Your topper could be a knitted toy, a vintage ornament, a paper cut-out; just about any little thing (or two things) you can find! The only real requirement is that it’s light-weight. Even if your cake is covered with thick fondant, you won’t want to risk any potential damage!
Cute figurine cake topper
Crafty hand-sewn owl topper
Wooden figure toppers and paper flower decoration
Kissing gnomes topper
Felt bird topper
Paper cut-out topper
Do you have an unusual cake topper? Which one of these is your favourite?
A classic first dance song with beautiful lyrics that will make your heart swell:
I’m gonna’ love you, like nobody’s loved you,
Come rain or come shine.
We found three renditions of this tune that we love, and they are all wonderful options to serenade you during your first dance as husband and wife.
‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ by Ray Charles
If Ray Charles isn’t your guy, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday have done gorgeous renditions too:
‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ by Frank Sinatra
‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ by Billie Holiday
Are you going classic or modern with your first dance song? Which of these three renditions would you choose for ‘Come Rain or Come Shine’?
If you and your fiance have a special bond over music, then it might be fun to bring this into your theme for your wedding celebrations. Here are some cute ideas:
Mix CD Bomboniere
To incorporate their love of music into their favours, Rebecca and Will gave out mix CDs of their favourite songs. “They looked like mini vinyl records!” says the bride.
Boom Box Card Box
Guests dropped their cards into a box designed to look like a retro pink boom box.
Mix Cassette Tape Bomboniere
The couple originally wanted cassette tapes for their invitations, but the postage proved to be too pricey. Instead, they used them as bomboniere.
Music Sheet Centrepieces
Sarah rolled up sheet music of different heights and widths and arranged them in rectangular glass vases with vintage postcards attached.
Is music what brought you and your fiance together?
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?