When describing the style you envision for your wedding, do you know how to describe it? When going to a wedding planner it is helpful to know what type of theme you are picturing. Here are a few styles with descriptions to help you portray your vision:
A traditional elegant wedding is for the classic bride. Timeless, elegant, and romantic, not boring. These are classic weddings, generally more reliant on colors for the “theme” or feel of the event. Dressing up in a beautiful white gown while your fiance is in a tux, overabundant floral arrangements, candles of all sizes clustered on luxurious linens, and an elegant tiered wedding cake. From traditional attire to traditional wedding songs, this theme is tried and true.
These weddings are sleek and polished, dynamic and trendy. Usually a sheath dress, the groom is in a tailored suit or unique tux. Lines will be clean and simple, mixed metallics, mirrored accents, marble-like surfaces to create a dramatic high-end feel . Flowers will usually be bold, but minimal in monochomatic colors usually in geometric containers to bring out beauty in simplicity.
Country Chic weddings have fast gained momentum making them one of the all time most popular wedding themes among both bride and grooms, especially in the Smoky Mountains. Farm or Barn/ countryside look. Earth tones, unfinished wood, and other natural textures used in the decor. Burlap, twine, cowboy boots, plaid, linen, mason jars, handmade wooden signs and chalkboards. Usually wildflowers and occasionally un-manicured roses and other flowers, centerpieces are usually varied between tables. Colors range from earth tone palettes to deeper jewel tones, but generally does not go too monochromatic or bright.
A vintage theme is one that uses items and decor that depicts a certain period in time, traditionally Victorian, or the items themselves are aged. Traditionally a bride wears an antique inspired gown with an enchanting veil, the groom in a classic tux. An old suitcase used for cards, lace and floral china, lace decorations, and an antique getaway car. Flowers are traditionally roses along with well manicured flowers including babies breath, usually in the pastel colors.
Feel free to incorporate more than one theme if you can’t choose just one. Your wedding is all about you and your style. No two brides are alike and therefore no two weddings are alike. Have fun and mix it up!
Written by Ellen Crivellone of Smokey Mountain Sounds. To book your entertainment, call Smokey Mountain Sounds at 1-865-712-1854