Saturday 23 February 2019

10 theme ideas for your Gloucestershire wedding

Hopeless romantics searching for inspiration to make their wedding day more personal can discover 10 theme ideas for their special celebrations.

Couples hoping to incorporate some personality into their wedding days can discover 10 inspired theme ideas with SoGlos.

From circus spectaculars and winter wonderlands, to festival weddings and Harry Potter-themed parties, find out how to make your big day truly memorable.

1. Festival fun

Take your wedding celebrations outside for a festival-themed shindig. Think music, tents and lots of welly boots to create a fun-filled relaxed celebration that’s made for summer days.

Boasting a host of stunning settings ranging from barns and castles to country houses, the Cotswolds has plenty of festival-friendly venues. For gorgeous inspiration, check out our real wedding couple, Rebecca and Andrew, who pitched up camp on their family farm for a festival-themed wedding in Cheltenham.

2. Jet-setters

Globetrotting grooms and budding brides can theme their big day with happy travel memories; encompassing everything from destination table names to suitcase-shaped cakes, there are plenty of touches to showcase your jet-setting time together.

Two of our real wedding couples, Helen and Stephen and Victoria and James took inspiration from their love of travelling to create special celebrations that were unique and personal.

3. Potter mad

Brides and grooms can go from muggles to Mr and Mrs with a Harry Potter-themed wedding, waving their wand and conjuring up some magical touches into their big day.

Whether you’d love a cake covered in Snitches, use a sorting hat for your table plan, or create a bouquet out of your favourite pages, a Potter theme will no-doubt cast a spell over your guests. What’s more true devotees can tie the knot at the beautiful Gloucester Cathedral which famously doubled as the corridors of Hogwarts.

4. Winter wonderland

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Get into the seasonal spirit by holding a stylish wedding celebration that incorporates a healthy dose of festive cheer. Couples can incorporate warmth and excitement by decorating with Christmas trees, adorning the venue with fairy lights and theming the wedding breakfast around a Christmas dinner.

Go all out and create your very own winter wonderland, or opt for chic and cosy touches like Sophie and Owen did with their elegant December wedding.

5. Tea party

Happy couples can set the scene for a quintessentially British tea party complete with vintage china tea cups and cake stands galore, as well as dressing the venue with bunting, flowers arranged in jugs, and a colourful array of floral patterns.

What’s more, opting for afternoon tea instead of a traditional wedding breakfast is sure to be a hit with sweet-toothed guests! If you’re tempted, take inspiration from Sam and Darren’s summer wedding, which treated guests to a deliciously sweet feast.

6. Circus celebration

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Fun-loving brides and grooms can inject some excitement into their big day and have the ultimate big kids’ celebration with a circus theme, complete with colourful stripy décor, games galore, candyfloss, and maybe even a coconut shy!

Adorn your venue with playful touches, nostalgic sweet treats, life-sized animals, and circus toys which sure to delight little ones and grown-ups alike. Kick-start the theme by sending out colourful invitations, and check out prop hire companies such as Aisle Hire It to bring your circus wedding to life.

7. Beach bash

There’s no need to worry that the county doesn’t have its own seaside, because beach-loving brides and grooms can recreate their favourite parts of the coast with a themed wedding reception.

Bring the theme to life with subtle touches, adding pretty shells for table décor, creating place names from drift wood, and sending out beach-themed invitations. Our own real wedding couple, Carolyn and Richard Jupp added beach touches to their celebration following a romantic beach proposal, with table names linking to the Isles of Scilly and a shell-covered cake.

8. Foodie feast

With the wedding breakfast sure to be a highlight of the day for foodie couples, it’s the perfect opportunity to jazz up a traditional three-course meal, creating a fantastic feast and feeding guests something they’ll remember long after the day.

Couples can opt for tasty food alternatives, with delicious ideas including a pizza party, ice-cream van, sizzling barbecue, or trendy street food. With the likes of Relish Events Catering, Birch Catering and Ross and Ross Food all serving up innovative menus, all that’s left to do is tuck in.

9. Easter extravaganza

Perfect for sweet-toothed couples, an Easter-themed wedding adds a playful and tasty touch to the big day, while the spring season sings for pretty pastel shades and fabulous flower décor.

Choose an egg-stravagant cake, give your guests chocolate eggs as favours, or even host an egg hunt for little and big kids in the wedding party, and don’t miss our ideas for an Easter-themed wedding for some delicious inspiration.

10. The Great Gatsby

Renowned for its opulence and grandeur, Gatsby’s 1920s era is the perfect backdrop for a sophisticated soiree. Create a scene that’s rich in gold and black, serve vintage cocktails, and incorporate a dress code, and the wedding party can celebrate in swanky style.

For chic inspiration, discover how Jessica and Kenny brought their Gatsby theme to life thanks to an elegant setting, classic pearls and a 1920s dress.

By Sophie Bird

© SoGlos
Thursday 10 January 2019

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