He likes long hikes, obscure bands and microbrew. She is all about pop culture, Louboutins and a worthy bottle of wine. How do you possibly design a wedding that will please a couple like this? Well…it’s not exactly easy, but its one element of my job I love most! A wedding is a celebration. It’s a celebration of who the bride and groom are as individuals, as a couple and as two adjoining families.
Wedding design inspiration lies in the characteristics of the bride and groom. Some things to think about are “What are your hobbies?” “What are you passionate about?” “What is your cultural background?” “What do you love most about your significant other?” There are so many ideas and design possibilities that come from understanding the couple. You want every guest to leave the wedding saying “Wow! That was so them!”
For a destination wedding, the invitations can be designed in the shape and layout of a plane ticket. The first flap would be the invitation; the second would be the RVSP card, the third, an information card, etc. Be careful to not get to “themey” with it. Keep it subtle by just using the layout.
He’s a rocker and she has always envisioned a string quartet. Hire classic strings that can play rock melodies such as Guns N Roses, Coldplay and even Metallica. It is a beautiful classic sound for her with an edgy twist for him. And yes, there really are quartets that can accommodate!
This is not a new idea, but is still a good one! Create signature cocktails (I showed Braja in a previous post how to make one of my favorites) that reflect the personality of the bride and groom. He’s calm, cool and collected. His drink could be a cucumber basil vodka concoction. She’s sweet and girly. A champagne cocktail would suit her best. Personalize the cocktail names. I actually had a bride who loved Martini’s and her friends referred to her groom (Andrew) as Mandrew…long story…so we named her drink a “Mandrewtini”. Or, she’s from New Orleans, he’s from New York…a Mint Julip and a Manhattan!
A wedding is one of the most special events of a person’s life. It is a ritual that has been celebrated since the dawn of time. Make it memorable and take the opportunity to make it as special as the two of you are.
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Photo by Gene Higa