Eco Green is an environmentally conscious, back to basics wedding theme. Starting with bridal wear and groom attire, ransack thrift stores to give a new lease of life to a second-hand wedding dress or a retro suit. Hold your reception at a wine producing estate at the heart of the Provencal countryside amongst vineyards, fields of flowers and olive trees. Ditch the traditional wedding car for a tandem bicycle and put on shuttle busses for guests to avoid them each taking a car. Create a 100% organic menu, using local produce and seasonal fruit & veg. For the colour scheme, mix fresh shades of green with olive green and yellow tones . For decoration think wood, pebbles, natural fibres such as cotton and linen, coconut husk carpeting, and lots of plants and foliage. Send invites and save the dates by email and print menus and programmes on recycled paper.
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The Arabian Nights wedding theme encompasses brightly coloured décor evocative of both the middle eastern provinces and northern African countries such as Morocco and Tunisia. This extravagant wedding theme’s colour scheme consists of warm, bright tones of red, orange, pink, green, violet, electric blue, gold and bronze. Fabrics of differing textures and designs are mixed up together for a rich multilayered layered look. For entertainment, take the Arabian Nights wedding theme to the max with snake charmers, belly dancers and exotic instruments. For food, offer your guests a taste of the orient with Lebanese, and middle eastern spicy savoury specialities and deliciously sweet treats.
Internationally renowned event décor designer Preston Bailey is most well known for the ultra feminine Fairytale Romance wedding theme. As illustrated in his book ‘Fantasy Weddings’, Bailey reinvents the modern day Cinderella, taking the theme to the max for a total Fairytale Romance look. The Fairytale Romance colour scheme mixes shining silver, bright white, pale pinks and blues with warmer shades of gold and forest green. Candle light and ethereal lighting adds a touch of magic to this beautiful wedding theme. For a Fairytale wedding on the French Riviera, there is one particular venue which is ideally suited to the theme.; the magnificently romantic Château Garibondy.
The Modern Luxury wedding theme oozes quality, glamour and class. Think the homes of the rich and famous, 5 star hotels, luxury villas and the ultimate in chic, modern design. Modern Luxury uses a warm colour scheme with dark and milk chocolate browns, cream and ivory white and touches of sparkle. Turn the lights down low and add subtle amber lighting to create a golden glow. Go for a string quartet for your wedding ceremony, arrive in style in a black Mercedes S Class and severe refined cuisine at your reception with great French wine and Champagne.
Using a bold colour scheme such as Black & White, will differentiate your wedding from the next. Think Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel ultra chic monochrome. Mix up textures and styles; baroque velvet swirls and zebra print combined with matt black and patent white clean line forms. Choose a black and white wedding dress and dress your bridesmaids in black cocktail dresses. Ask guests to follow the colour scheme and start as you mean to go on making sure that your invites and save the dates follow the monochrome theme.
The Feminine Aristocracy theme encompasses the decadence and luxury of France’s upper class during the time of Marie Antoinette. This extravagant wedding theme uses a rich colour scheme with deep pinks, purples, teal, cream, and gold mixed with mustard yellow.
You can really take this theme a long way; ask your guests to match their outfit according to the theme, dress your waiters and waitresses in period costume, make an entrance by horse and carriage, have a masked ball for your wedding reception, the sky is the limit!
Although Paris and its surrounding area is more famous for venues in keeping with the Feminine Aristocracy theme, the French Riviera has a fabulously regal venue which would be perfect for a Marie Antoinette themed wedding; the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.
I plan on writing a series of articles with different themeing ideas for weddings on the French Riviera for which I will use the South of France countryside as inspiration. For my first article, I didn’t want to go for the typical Cote d’Azur coastline as my point of reference so I have chosen Provence and it’s picturesque lavender fields instead.
I have chosen a series of images that illustrate different ways in which you could incorporate the colour lavender into the themeing of your wedding. I am by no means suggesting that you use all of them at once, as that could be a little too much of a good thing, but subtle touches of lavender here and there combined with a complementary colour such as olive-green can create a lovely, pulled together effect.
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