With my work I am really lucky to get to see some truly amazing weddings. On this post I want to share with you 10 great weddings and wedding ideas I have been lucky enough to see! This list is only a short snippet of some great things that I love and I would love to hear back from you about what you’ve seen.
1) An ice sculpture!
I recently went to a wedding where the bride and groom had their names in an ice sculpture in the middle of the buffet. I thought this was a great idea and it created a real center piece. It might seem rather extravagant but it really reflected them, they got engaged whilst on a skiing holiday and the proposal was made at the highest point on the mountain – awww!
2) The brides bouquet becoming part of the cake.
I thought this idea was fabulous, the bride had a beautiful orchid bouquet of flowers and when we got to the reception there was a simple cake decorated with the same type of orchids then instead of throwing her bouquet the bride added it to the cake display to bring it to life!
3) Home made bunting
I’m sad not to be able to show you a photo of this, at one wedding the mother and grandmother of the bride had made miles of home made bunting which decorated the whole interior of the marquee. The materials where chosen because they meant something to the couple as well as fitting with their theme. I loved the idea of how much the bunting reflected the couple and the effect it had in decoration the marquee was absolutely beautiful!
Making bunting is great fun, it requires basic sewing skills and I don’t think it matters if you don’t make it perfect so why not give it a go? I love this “How to Make a Fabric Bunting” but use your imagination as it was written as a baby shower decoration idea! – www.glorioustreats.com
4) Outdoor games for kids and adults!
This wedding was held in a marquee on a lovely farm. The bride and groom used all the space possible by having outdoor games to keep everyone entertained. This included skittles, tug of war, giant jenga, giant chess and many more. As it got dark there were little solar powered lights lighting the paths away from the marquee which added to the atmosphere. You can hire outdoor games from companies like www.gloriousgardengames.co.uk and www.notjustforhire.com who hire out as well as selling giant games for weddings and events.
5) Drinks pegs
This idea seemed really unique, every wedding guest had a peg with their name on attached to their glass meaning no drinks got confused. This further into the night ended up with many fun and games which came out of these little pegs including “pegging” other guests. I thought this idea was brilliant to identify your drink and would be something guests would take home at the end. I can’t find any companies which sell pegs with names written on but I have found lovely mini pegs with hearts where you could write names or even attach little notes with the names. Find these on www.Etsy.com or www.HobbyCraft.co.uk even make them yourself!
6) Knitted Bride and Groom cake top.
As a person who loves knitting and crafts this was a fabulous idea and I loved it! The bride had knitted the characters herself as well as some other decorations including the bunting. They were a beautiful addition to the cake and I feel it really made it!
7) Dancing flip flops
We all like to dress up for a wedding with glam high heels but the truth be told most of us struggle to dance in these shoes. At a few weddings I have seen various ways of presenting comfy shoes like flip flops so everyone can dance the night away!
8) Wedding favors with a difference
I loved these sunglasses which were supplied for guests as part of an out door wedding, the sign is so cute and who can resist these awesome sunglasses!
9) Children’s art invites
Get your children involved in your wedding and get them designing your invites! Enchanted Touches (www.enchantedtouches.co.uk) will take your pictures along with your theme of colours or styles and create great and gorgeous invites for all your guests.
10) Themed wedding cake
An American wedding tradition is to have 2 wedding cakes, a brides themed cake and a grooms themed cake. At this particular wedding it was the grooms cake that really caught everyone’s attention. The groom is a pilot who loved flying and so his cake was made to look like one of his favorite planes! This cake designer was based in the USA but a great UK designer is Fancy Cakes by Linda, a mother and daughter team who are award winning! (www.fancycakesbylinda.co.uk)
Thanks for reading and please leave me some comments!