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Themed Wedding Ideas and Inspirations

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Themed weddings are extremely popular, but it can be difficult to know where to start developing a theme. You want a theme which expresses something individual about you both as a couple. An ideal place to start thinking about a theme for your wedding day is to select your colour scheme.

Many modern brides choose to express themselves by planning a themed wedding and reception. Pick a theme for your invitations, name-cards and decorations at the reception. The following ideas will help you to decide which theme is right for you as a couple. A good place to start while developing a theme for your special day is to decide on a colour scheme.

Ideas for Your Colour Palate

The colours you choose for your bridesmaid dresses, bouquets, decorations, programs and invitations should match the surrounding environment. For example, those taking their vows outside may choose to match their palate to the colours of nature. Those who are tying-the-knot in a glamorous Victorian mansion will want to compliment the interior decor in their colour choices. While you are developing a theme for your wedding day, try to keep the colour palate limited to three different shades. If there are too many different colours, you have no colour scheme, only a collection of different hues and tones.

Black and White Theme

A black and white themed wedding offers all the glamour and sophistication of a white wedding with a modern twist. You can decorate the reception area with shiny black photo frames filled with name-cards for your guests. There are beautiful black and white damask table overlays available online to match. A monochrome theme works extremely well with burgundies and rich clarets or deep blue. Black looks amazing against purple or russets. A monochrome wedding theme will compliment gold and silver extremely well, or pearls and lace.

Cherry Blossoms

Hot-pink teams beautifully with pastel pink flowers. Consider having your wedding cake designed with a Japanese cherry blossom motif. Pink, black and white are a winning colour combination. Pink sugared almonds in an organza bag tied with hot-pink ribbon make pretty wedding favours. You can continue the Japanese theme by serving your guests a sushi buffet. If it is a summer wedding, consider buying some elegant lace parasols and fans for yourself and your bridesmaids.


Butterflies are a popular wedding theme as they symbolize: hope for the future, beauty, and romance. A white tiered wedding cake looks amazing when decorated with butterflies. Alternatively, you can serve your guests afternoon tea with a cupcake, a butterfly perched on the icing. You can use butterfly motifs on your invitations and wedding stationery.

Silk and Peals Theme

For timeless sophistication, dress yourself and your bridesmaids in silk with pearls. Have your wedding cake decorated with tiny sugar pearls around the edge of each tier. Fairy lights add a touch of magic to the reception area. They add an inexpensive touch of wonder to the occasion when used as decorations.

Whatever theme you choose for your wedding, there are a variety of places to hold wedding receptions in Melbourne. Melbourne wedding receptions typically range from smaller intimate gatherings, to larger ballroom events. Above all, the most important thing to do is to have fun and enjoy the celebrations, however large your guest list!

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