It is ALWAYS a nice day for a white wedding…and we’re not talking about a snowfall kind of wedding, but pure and simple theme of white throughout the day.
It was once unheard of for anyone besides the Bride to dress in white, but women today are less precious and more carefree. It’s also safe to say that symbolising virginity and purity is less of a concern for the modern woman!
White is clean, crisp, elegant, pure, inspiring, chic, timeless, flattering…There are a multitude of excellent reasons to roll with the theme of white for your big day. Here are a few key areas to pay attention to in order to make sure your day really does go all white.
Spray Roses, Lisianthus, Hydrangeas, Peonies, Ranunculus, Lilies, Sweet Peas, Orchids, Carnations… to mention just a few of the specimens available to your florist for your arrangements. You may like to select just a couple to appear as a recurring theme in itself, such as…
Or otherwise known as gypsophila. This is a very common flower but also has a wonderful capacity of creativity. Hang it in balls from the ceiling, wear it as a hair garland, overflow urns with it, but whatever you do make sure you have plenty.
Continuing on the flower theme, of course a Bride’s bouquet needs to be eye catching and pristine. Don’t be afraid to go completely white, with little greenery and foliage. The impact against a white dress is particularly spectacular.
Balloons, paper lanterns, bunting, drapes and fairy lights; the options are literally endless. Giving your wedding breakfast (and even ceremony room) ceiling a splash of white will enhance your top to toe white theme. The icing on the cake, so to speak.
It sends a powerful and inspiring message to allow your bridesmaids to dress in white with you on your wedding day. It projects that you are inclusive, that you see your friends as a unit of which you are part, that you are all in this together. Plus, we defy you to find a bridesmaid in white who didn’t look absolutely radiant.
Last but not least, make sure that the detail on your table doesn’t allow any hiccups in. It’s safe to allow a hint of gold or silver from the cutlery, but otherwise stick strongly to white table clothes, white crockery, white napkins, white centre-pieces, white place settings, white favours and of course white candles. If you can find a venue with chandeliers, well your masterpiece is complete.