You may have noticed my last name has changed from previous articles. We had an absolutely fabulous wedding day on June 14 in Asessippi.
Throughout the planning process, I found a few similarities between decision making for wedding design and home design — so I thought I’d share a few of the things I learned.
Planning a wedding can be intimidating at times — especially at the beginning. It is overwhelming the amount of decisions to be made and the amount of options there are available. Just like choosing decor for your home, it is important to have a solid design concept.
Quite often the first thing considered for wedding decor is colours. Colour palette certainly is important, as it will help to set the tone of your day. Soft, blush shades will help bring to life a dreamy, romantic look, while strong jewel shades might be more appropriate for a bolder day full of vibrancy.
As you search for inspiration, look for colours that you are consistently drawn to. Play around with different combinations and consider how they make you feel and whether they fit with your wedding day style.
Just like the colours you choose for your home, colours evoke an emotional reaction. Unexpected colour combinations such as kumquat-orange and eggplant-purple can look stunning, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
Working with one colour that everything is matched perfectly to will drive you mad — layering multiple colours along with neutrals such as cremes, greys, and taupes will create a more natural, effortless, and stylish look.
When coming up with a design concept for your home, it is important to work with the bones of the house. Working with architectural details instead of trying to hide them saves a lot of frustration and often leads to a more interesting design.
The same concept can be applied to your wedding venue. Trying to work with the existing wall and floor coverings, ceiling, lighting, etc. means you will avoid too many components competing for attention. This can often mean investing less in decor by making the most of what is already there.
Just like designing any given space in your home, your wedding decor should have areas of emphasis — or ‘focal points’. Typical focal points at the reception, for example, are the head table, entryway, cake table, and centrepieces. The options are truly endless for these areas, so get creative and let your individuality come through. As long as the design concept is reflected, the decor will be flawless.
Ultimately, in wedding design there are no rules. The most important thing is that the day is a reflection of the bride and groom.
It is very easy to get caught up in the details surrounding a wedding, but as long as it is full of love and warmth, the day will be a success.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 28, 2014