A great place to begin planning your wedding is by choosing a theme. Having a theme will give you direction and make it easier to design a cohesive wedding that all flows together. Get inspired for your wedding by checking out these great themes for 2011 weddings.
Whimsical Tea Party. Some of the top colors for spring 2011 weddings will be light and fun hues like spring green, flamingo pink, and lilac. Used in combination, these colors lend themselves to a whimsical tea party theme. For centerpieces, arrange flowers in polka dot teapots. Set the tables with very feminine china in mismatched sets – one place setting might have pink and white china, another could have aqua blue dishes, lilac plates at the next seat, and so on. Design a sweets table with cupcakes, pastries, and cookies all frosted in shades of lilac, flamingo, and green with fun details like polka dots, stripes, and flowers. Dress bridesmaids in an array of organza dresses, with each in a different signature color. A wonderful detail for the bride would be custom bridal jewelry made from Swarovski crystals in pink, lilac, and green. A whimsical necklace would be a great accent against a solid white wedding gown.
Summer Forest. This theme would be beautiful with the soft natural hues coming into style for 2011 weddings, such as moss green and mushroom brown. Certainly a forest clearing would be a perfect setting for this wedding theme, but it could also be done beautifully indoors. Picture something from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, especially when it comes to the bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses. Ethereal gowns of layered chiffon in muted colors would be absolutely gorgeous. A pale tea-dyed color dress of chiffon or English net would be perfect for the bride, and the moss color will suit the bridesmaids. Add custom bridal jewelry made with Swarovski crystal leaves to complete the woodland fairy effect. The decorations for a summer forest theme wedding should be very natural: loosely arranged wildflowers in shades of purple and ivory, lots of moss, and garlands of flowers strung between the trees. For an indoor ceremony, bring in potted trees and use custom gobo lights to project a woodland scene onto the walls.
Retro 1950s. Bridal gowns inspired by classic 1950s dresses are a huge trend for 2011. Take your inspiration from this to design a fun ’50s theme wedding. It could be done in two ways; either classic elegant bridal white 1950s style or a more cheeky retro style with lots of cherry red accents. Use some of the favorite mid-Century wedding motifs such as lovebirds, wedding bells, and bride and groom cake toppers. The bride can choose a gown from among the many ’50s inspired strapless sweetheart designs available and wear it with pearl bridal jewelry and white gloves. Shawl collar tuxedos on the men would be a great retro detail. You could bring in some fun ’50s things such as a retro soda fountain complete with a white-capped “soda jerk” mixing up cherry Cokes and root beer floats. Hire a band who can play all the classic music of the 1950s (can we say Elvis song for the first dance?!), and get ready to have a wonderful time at your wedding.
Any of these wedding themes would be fun and fresh for 2011. Use them as a starting point to plan your own unique wedding full of personal touches. It will surely be one of the most memorable weddings of the year!