Wedding Ceremony Styling Ideas

Bring on the backdrop!

When it comes to making an unforgettable backdrop for your I dos, nothing beats a stunningly styled archway or arbour adorned with your favourite fresh flowers and foliage.
If your wedding is an indoor ceremony, a floral arch featuring elegant flowers in a colour palette to match the space will help to bring a natural element to the ceremony along with providing an incredible scent to fill the room (especially if David Austin roses are involved). For an outdoor ceremony a classic traditional wooden arch will help to create a rustic display while still complimenting the natural surroundings. Wooden arches are versatile which means any items you consider beautiful, unique and meaningful could be attached. Try adding in some soft chiffon drapes, or maybe a few hanging tealights.
For the couple who want to involve family members some black and white family portraits, hand-written notes or children’s drawings could hang down from your arch making it a special space to say forever and always under.

Soft chiffon floral arches in woodland setting

Soft Chiffon and Florals for a Centennial Parklands Wedding – Divine Events

But for the contemporary couples who really wants to shake things up there are a few new trends hitting the aisle in 2019 and we at Divine Events love to share the latest trends.
Who could say no to a stunning horizontal floral arch that adorns the ground of where the couple stand? This look is ideal for any venue with a fabulous view.
You don’t want to go hiding that stunning turquoise coastline or sunset over the city so complement it with an oversized floral arrangement that will make for perfect portrait images of the happy new couple.

White floral alter with ocean backdrop
Letting the view shine with a semi-circular horizontal floral arrangement – The Wedding Scoop

More and more Brides and Grooms are putting their own personal touches on the backdrop for their big day.
After all the photos from your I Dos will last a lifetime, that moment is precious and something you will look back on and smile every time you see it, so don’t rush.
Take the time to consider what you would like to say about you two as a couple and work with an Event Stylist to make your dream backdrop become a reality.

 

Get choosy with chairs!

Every little bit counts when pulling together your dream look for your dream day so picking the right seat for your guests is essential in bring the whole style together. Choosing a chair can seem like a tricky task, there are so many to pick! But deciding the statement you want to make is key. Chairs can be glam, chic, rustic or contemporary, they can pack a wow punch or be elegantly understated depending on the look you want to reflect. Discuss with your wedding stylist the variety of chairs available for hire and fun ways to decorate them to make them personal.
Focused up close tied posy
A Perfectly Tied Posy – Divine Events

Chairs aren’t just for sitting, they are there to compliment your ceremony style and by adding colour and textures is an exciting way to create new, fun and beautiful elements to your wedding ceremony.
As for pew ends, take your pick. Do you love garlands, ribbons, ruffles or lace? Hot pinks or mellow yellows? Rustic foliage or ultra-modern orchids?
For post-wedding photos that pop consider those aisle images and work with your wedding stylist to create a pew end that makes a statement, classically understated or out-there it’s whatever you want!
pew end with floral decoration in focus
A Cascading Pew End? Yes Please! – Inside Wedding

 

They say timing is everything…but words matter just as much
The guests have arrived and they are anxious to see the look of your day. A welcome sign is the best way to set the stunning tone for the ceremony, so say it in style.
Amp up the wow factor with something edgy and cool or take a classic approach with welcome signs which are getting taken to new and exciting levels at weddings.
Forget the tired printed poster and opt for something fresh and unique. How about an etched acrylic sign or a rustic, hand-painted board?
Whatever your wedding day style your welcome sign can reflect this as the first point of contact with your guests.
Pesonalised singange on easel
Put on a personal touch with fresh florals and unique materials – Nouba

 

Let’s not forget the champagne bubbles
So your chosen that perfect outdoor setting underneath the stunning 50 year old tree right where the person you fell madly in love with asked you to be theirs for the rest of your lives.
But its also going to be hot on the day, and your guests will be busting for a glass of fizz to toast your happy union.
Time to put those waiters to use and get those champagne glasses handed out, beers distributed or maybe a cheeky cocktail shaken up (we’re thinking cocktails in coconuts for Summer).
The post-ceremony champagne table is a fun thank you to your guests who have waited patiently for you to arrive and then watched you say your vows.
So why not get a little creative with it! Try a fresh, fruity display which ties in with the drinks being served or include some rustic glassware (Mason Jars, Vintage Coupes, stylish teacups anything really!).
grab a drink refreshments signage with lemons and lime boxes
Get fresh with your refreshments 

And while we are on the topic of refreshments, lets consider a little sweet or savoury treat for your guests to enjoy while you’re whisked away for photos.
So many caterers these days want to offer up unique, tasty treats so have a chat with them about how to stop your guests’ tummies from grumbling while staying super stylish and on theme with the overall day.
split coconut bowls filled with fruits
Add a fruity touch to your canape table – Great Destination Weddings

So when considering the theme, style or vibe you are aiming for your big day, it’s important to focus on the parts that are most meaningful to you and your fiancé. By doing this it will be a personal experience you will remember forever.
By using an Event Stylist to help design your look, you can take the stress out of making your wedding ceremony and day an unforgettable one.