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The Best Wedding Themes of the Year

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the options open to you for choosing your wedding theme; luckily Charlotte Ricard of bespoke wedding and events planning service, La Fête, is here to help as she reveals the most popular wedding themes of this year.

Best Wedding Theme #1: Something Blue

Something Blue BEST WEDDING THEMES 4 gay wedding guide - The Best Wedding Themes of the Year  Shoot by La Fête, Images by Peter Rear at Filmatography

“Spring and summer are nature’s celebration of life and colour, and there is no better place to find inspiration for your big day,” says Charlotte. “I encourage couples to incorporate as much colour as they’re comfortable with, whether through their flowers, cake, bridesmaids and groomsmen outfits, jewellery or overall decor.”

The old saying of something blue works particularly well for this colour-fuelled trend. “Blue has several advantages,” says Charlotte. “Not only are there endless shades to combine, but it’s also extremely complimentary to warmer colours. It can work for a modern ceremony just as well as for a more traditional, vintage-inspired wedding.”

“Make sure to adapt your choice of blue tones to the season,” says Charlotte. “Dominant, darker blues with lighter accents in autumn-winter and lighter blues with darker accents for spring-summer.”

Best Wedding Theme #2: Midsummer Circus

Midsummer Circus BEST WEDDING THEMES 4 gay wedding guide 1 - The Best Wedding Themes of the Year Shoot by La Fête, Images by Roberta Facchini Photography

Since the release of The Greatest Showman, circus fever is still alive and well in the wedding industry. “My take on this trend is a deliciously sweet and magical celebration, topped with a good dose of whimsy,” says Charlotte. “Pinks and creams form the basis of the palette of choice, but this can be altered to suit the personal style and preferences of a couple.”

“Don’t hesitate to be playful on your wedding day,” Charlotte advises. “In the past year, I’ve seen more and more couples incorporate fun touches.” This fun can be found through photo props, carnival rides, food and drink choices, games or live entertainment. “I’ve even seen unicorns,” Charlotte says.

Best Wedding Theme #3: Destination Desert

Destination Desert BEST WEDDING THEMES 3 gay wedding guide - The Best Wedding Themes of the Year  Shoot by La Fête, Images by Roberta Facchini Photography

Destination weddings will always be a popular choice year-on-year. However, there is a growing number of couples choosing to marry in the desert. “A true blank canvas, you can actually choose any theme for this one-of-a-kind venue,” says Charlotte. “Morocco is a popular destination for scenery that inspires literature, scents that make the belly rumble and a culture of hospitality.”

In order to maximise your surroundings and still feel like your wedding is as luxurious as can be, Charlotte recommends combining traditional materials, shapes and aesthetics with modern details and metallic accents.

“Don’t shy away from colour,” she says. “Crimsons, pinks and blues will contrast beautifully with the sand, but do balance it with neutral shades in order to avoid looking over the top.

“Be sure to factor in time for stunning sunset photographs. Capture magical light and breathtaking views for a big day that can be extended to a honeymoon.”

Best Wedding Theme #4: Modern Christmas

Modern Christmas BEST WEDDING THEMES 3 gay wedding guide - The Best Wedding Themes of the Year  Shoot by La Fête, Images by Anneli Marinovich Photography

The theme of a winter wedding brings to mind silvered decorations, cosiness and deep, jewel-like tones throughout.

“A festive wedding doesn’t automatically translate as a tinsel-filled party with mince pies and a turkey,” says Charlotte. Instead, incorporate all the aspects that made the season magical as a child. “Mitten shaped place cards, plenty of faux furs, a wooden sledge photo opportunity and a gingerbread house cake.” Hot chocolate can even be presented like a decadent cocktail.

“In regards to colour, I recommend traditional festive tones but incorporated as touches,” says Charlotte. “These could be flowers, foliage and serviettes, all complemented with metallic accents.”

  About La Fête

La Fête specialises in flawlessly organised, once-in-a-lifetime events, weddings and proposals. As well as working closely with private clients, La Fête also consults for flagship events of high profile corporate clients including the Glamour Beauty Festival and The BARDOU Foundation’s International Women’s Day 2018 Gala. Find out how La Fête can help you.

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