The theme for your destination wedding should be something very personal to the bride and groom. The most successful themes are those which draw on the surroundings of the bridal couple, as well as things you like, or that are meaningful to the two of you. On a destination wedding this may seem a more difficult thing to arrange so here is some inspiration to help.
This on trend theme is really easy to create for a destination wedding. Garlands and wooden chairs will make your rustic wedding theme fabulous. Add some colourful flowers, a wooden arch, lanterns and candles and the theme can be reproduced at any destination. Mediterranean destinations provide endless opportunities to bring the rustic theme to your wedding. Olive branches look great as centrepieces or why not get married in an olive grove. Vine canopies covering the seating area is a winner too and can be found in very many venues, from high end hotels to characterful tavernas. Mix your greenery with wooden signs, sacking or other rustic touches for the perfect country wedding wherever you are in the world.
A Touch of Glamour
Glamour never goes out of style. There is so much choice if you choose a glamorous theme for your special day. So many options for décor and accessories: ornate candelabras, lush invitations, rich colours like purple or deep blue and white linen. Go all out on luxurious touches like gold table runners or a cake with metallic touches. Destination weddings don't just offer simple ceremonies on the beach, there are lots of grand venues: palaces, villas and 5 star hotels. Even in the humblest of venues you can always create a sense of glamour with fabulous styling.
Vintage means lots of different things to different people, which makes it a really broad theme with endless possibilities. Perhaps you will dedicate your wedding day to your favourite era, 30s deco or the hippie 70s, or you may mix and match for a general vintage theme. Add a period feel with vintage vehicles, retro cakes and sweets, lace and pearl details on your stationery and roses, lilies and chrysanthemums. A destination wedding offers even more scope as you can introduce some local history into your vintage theme. Use stone urn, pottery amphoras and statues to get an antique feel or hire a horse and cart. Vintage never goes out of style!
Geometric angles are growing in popularity along with rose gold metallics. You can incorporate geo details into so many aspects of your wedding. Instead of a traditional arch, try a geometric backdrop for your photos. Centerpiece holders and terrariums, lamps, wedding signs and cakes can all be treated to geometric styling. This is one of the easiest inspirations to bring to a big day abroad as metallic accessories are available everywhere. Incorporate geo touches with any theme but match it with an industrial venue and you have a winning combination. In Australia this is a hot trend and the range of venues available is growing.
Hold the ceremony after dark for the ultimate in romance. You’ll have the starry sky above you and the moon adding a silvery glow to a heavenly special day. Have the guests hold sparklers and make sure there are lots of candles, rope lights or lanterns for spectacular photos. Make sure you wear a dress which has crystals to catch the light and wear sparkly jewellery. Sky lanterns add a dramatic touch if your wedding party let them off into the night sky. For the ultimate in romance start your wedding on the beach as the sun goes down then light up the waves with plenty of lanterns or a bonfire on the sand. A destination wedding is the perfect choice for this type of ceremony.
You can introduce British seaside touches to any destination wedding but without the risk of rain! Have your wedding on the beach and the sea makes a beautiful and ever changing backdrop. There will be no need to wear shoes but Boho brides can keep their feet gorgeous with foot jewellery and sparkly toe rings. Use distressed wooden signs to add that seaside touch to your big day. Flowers can be whatever colour your heart desires but azure blue is a great choice for the table decor and accessories. Don't forget to add seashells to your theme, you could even put them on the cake. A seaside setting allows for plenty of romantic photo opportunities, from walking hand in hand along the beach, to sunset shots and even shadow photos.
Whatever theme you choose you can be sure you can bring this to your destination wedding. Keep it in tune with the local area and you'll have a fabulous day.