Ideas for a white themed wedding

A white theme is the hot new trend for weddings this season and it’s not difficult to see why. No matter what time of year you are getting married, an all-white theme adds sophistication and elegance to the proceedings and you can pick various shades of white to create depth and texture. Here are a few ideas for a white themed wedding.

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White themed wedding decorations

You may need to add elements of interest by including a variety of textures such as glass, ribbon and feathers if you are thinking of having a completely white theme. Another option would be to use an accent colour that complements the pure white look; silver can be very effective. You could also add some interesting white accessories such as white birdcages, lanterns, or spray painted tree branches decorated with white ornaments.

Holding your reception in a marquee is possibly the easiest way to create an overall white look. It may be tricky to find an indoor venue with mainly white decor, but some modern restaurants are decorated in this way. Whatever colour your venue is you can have white table cloths, chairs, and candles.

White flowers are not difficult to find, and if you have a generous budget for wedding flowers, orchids and calla lilies are fashionable choices. White roses, paperwhites, and gypsophilia are more affordable and look beautiful in wedding arrangements.

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White themed wedding ideas

Choosing a white theme for your wedding can create a modern, fresh atmosphere, ideally suited for any time of year, and with a bit of creative flair you can use white for every aspect of your wedding day. You could consider serving a milk-based signature cocktail, similar to a White Russian, or could only offer clear drinks such as Martini.

You can create simple yet stunning favours with plain boxes of white sweets decorated with silver ribbon, and you can liven up white invitations by having engraved silver text, or laser cut lace edging.

Complete the look by hiring white wedding cars to transport your bridal party. Whether you choose a white limousine, a classic white Bentley, or fairy-tale horse drawn carriage, your wedding car will feature in many of your photos and should blend in with your wedding theme.

White themed wedding outfits

A pure white wedding dress (as opposed to the traditional ivory) can look stunning, especially when accessorised with silver or black, but bear in mind if you want to wear pure white that it can be a little stark against some skin tones. You should be able to pull off a pure white dress if your skin has cool undertones, meaning you usually look better in silver than gold, and you suit colours such as blue, purple, and hot pink.

All white bridesmaids’ dresses are now extremely popular and the current fashion for metallic accessories is very effective with white bridesmaid dresses. Just make sure the skirts aren’t too long to prevent them looking too bridal; white cocktail dresses are a great choice.

If you are looking for a subtle groom’s outfit, a grey morning suit with white accessories including a white buttonhole is a sophisticated look. Alternatively he could go the whole hog and hire a white morning suit, or wear a white tuxedo which can also look extremely elegant.

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