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Saturday, 26 December 2015

The Nuptial Series (xii) - Decorating the Wedding Banquet Hall (themes)

After selecting the wedding venues (read here), the natural thing to do next, about at least 3 months in advance, was to select the themes and get in touch with the florists or decorators.  We are given 3 preferred florists by our hotel to liaise with, so I have emailed them the same information about my ideal themes.

Photosource: http://blog.tbdress.com/post/Splendid-Ideas-For-Tiffany-Blue-Wedding-Theme-16759/

Photosouce: http://weddingsromantique.com/tiffany-blue-wedding-theme/

Photosource: https://www.pinterest.com/WeddingArtistry/wedding-ideas/

Bearing in mind that beach theme is out, and creating a faux beach would not be pretty, I have also decided to let go of nautical themes.  Tiffany's theme would be beautiful, but too many people have used it probably. The vintage themes would be lovely too - but I am unsure if it would look tacky in the posh hotel ballroom. Something gothic or Bohemian would be fitting too, but relatives (especially the older ones) would surely scorn.

Photosource: http://www.liliwedding.com/unique-gothic-wedding-decorations-special-wedding-

So, I sat down to research and reflect upon what themes I would truly love, and came up with 3 ideas that we would love,  and which I am sure would be enchantingly beautiful. I also want arch walkways (flowers or grapevine),  but for what purpose, I shall keep it discreet for now.  Rows of candles lining the walkway when we walk in would be enchanting too, but then there would be the danger of the train of my dress catching fire and lighting up the entire restaurant / hotel.

Photosource: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/340444053054911302/
Photosource: http://moreproduction.co.uk/category/roman-greek/

The first would be the Greek theme, complete with pillars and gold / white drapes, bringing one back to the mystical era of the Greek Gods and Goddesses - simple, elegant and yet, celestial.  There would be music and gowns to suit the theme, if we select this theme. We both have been regalled by Greek mythologies since young, so this might be a high possibility.

Photosource: http://goo.gl/oib48W

Photosource: https://www.pinterest.com/davistalley/victorian-vision/

Next theme would be the Victorian theme, comeplete with mirrors, lace and candles, giving it a rather magical yet intimate look.  I love everything about the Victorian era - from the decor to the dressing, the plays, the stories and characters that sprang out of them, etc. This mysterious and charming setting would be another ideal theme to hold my wedding in.

Photosource: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/388857749049451520/
Photosource: http://www.humphriesav.co.uk/white-starcloth-starlight-wedding-backdrop-fairylight-curtain/
Photosource: http://www.maharaniweddings.com/top-indian-wedding-vendor-platinum-blog/

Finally, the Starlit Night theme, another element of the night captured in such intriguing and bewitching details - "stars" studded into the ceilings. Something mystical, mysterious and unforgettable, a blend of magic and almost sacred beauty - I can totally imagine my guests entering into a setting as such.

Why does everything look so glamourous? Anyway, it is time to bring these across to our wedding decorators / designers to see if we can incorporate one or more of the ideas into fascination for our Big Day. I absolutely cannot wait, but whatever it is, rest assured that it will be stunning.

Following this, would be the entry on preparing guest list and sending out the invites..

For the rest of the Nuptial Series:
Part (i)  - The Proposal
Part (ii) - Solemnisation procedure
Part (iii) - Solemnisation venues
Part (iv) - Finding the right photography studios
Part (v) -  Hunting for the suits and gowns
Part (vi) - Bespoke (tailored gown) - Review on Kelly's Bridal
Part (vii) - Pre-wedding photoshoot in Vancouver, Canada
Part (viii) - Pre-wedding photoshoot in Singapore - Loov Production

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