Scottish Weddings Decor
Who doesn’t love flicking through some beautiful wedding decor inspiration? Well, we thought we would share some of our 2019 weddings which included an opportunity to finally work on a wedding alongside the AMAZING Lemonbox Studios girls! ( photo above was from that very wedding. Link to it is at the end of this blog ).
So where do you start when it comes to styling your wedding? Read on for handy tips.
Choose your colour palette
Your colour palette is one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to styling your wedding. Here are some tips on where to start choosing these.
- What colours do you both like?
- What colours do you like to wear?
- How is your home styled? What colours do you seem to decorate with?
- When looking at weddings which colours are you most drawn to?
- Do you prefer light and airy tones, darker tones or strong vibrant tones?
Once you choose your colour palette it will determine the overall look and style of your wedding. Try starting with one colour you love, then pair it with complementary colours. Don’t go crazy with this though, maybe 2 to 3 max.
Remember, it’s not just flowers and stationery that bring colour into your wedding. The backdrop of your venue and the furniture materials used will also contribute to the colour scheme.
Another thing to consider is the contrast of tones in your colour scheme. Unless you’re going for a completely light look, we’d recommend having at least one dark or medium tone colour in your overall scheme in order to have contrast. This will bring the lighter touches to life.
Finally, it’s important to let your chosen colours guide your decision making. Before deciding on any element of your wedding, compare the colours and ensure it will work with your overall style. If you really want to have an eye for detail, don’t include any element that doesn’t fit with the colour scheme you have chosen.
Have you started a Pinterest board yet? If not what are you waiting for?
Or maybe you are arts and craft and stationery loving person? Then a traditional mood board could be right up your stationery. If not then I highly recommend Pinterest. You can pin any source of inspiration you have and will come across. It’s like an online scrapbook! It’s amazing. Have a peek at one of our boards here for an idea of what it’s all about.
You could create separate boards to keep it tidy and less cluttered. Here are some ideas of boards you can create. You can click on each to see our Pinterest boards.
You get the idea. Have a go! Apologising in advance for the number of hours you will lose by browsing through boards!
Once you find a combination of things which work seemingly well together, take a ‘step back’ and ask yourself, “Is there anything here that doesn’t quite work?”. Do this for every aspect and make changes where necessary. When you’re happy with the different areas, compare them with one another to see if you note any differences in style, colour or design. Using this method will let you see the bigger picture and ensure it all works well together.
Is there something that is special to both of you?
Why not make it a recurring theme throughout the day. In a tasteful way of course. This will create consistency between spaces.
For example, do you have a love for postmodern furniture? Why not ensure there are pieces dotted throughout. It will flow and pull it all together. This could be the chair you sit on for your morning preparations, to the table you will sign your wedding certificate and then perhaps chairs you will sit on for your wedding breakfast. Or, a wedding might feature greenery incorporating this into the design of the stationery, cake table and wedding breakfast tables. Using a recurring theme throughout your wedding will tie your wedding together from beginning to end.
I know a lot of couples choose their wedding venue and then begin on the styling based on this. Have you ever considered looking at a venue based on if it fits into your styling? Food for thought.
Your venue or venues will determine the look and feel of your wedding and set the tone and theme of the day. If you want to have a beach wedding, stick to somewhere nearby for the reception. The location and architecture of your venue will have a unique style so it’s important that this is consistent with your wedding theme, colours and overall style. Since the venue is one of the first decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding, make sure you choose one that suits your style and let it inspire you when styling your day.
Whatever you choose it’s important to ensure that your furniture and decor is consistent with your setting and venue.
Finally, if you are just not up for styling your day that’s fine too! Why not look into getting wedding stylists? They are incredible at what they do and often design unique pieces just for your wedding. I would check out Lemonbox Studios as mentioned above, and Wild Antler!
We hope these tips will come in handy! Happy styling!
To see more of our work follow the links below.
House for an Art Lover Wedding ( worked on with Lemonbox Studios )