At Event Marquees, we are lucky enough to see all the wonderfully different styles and themes that each bride and groom chooses for their special day. Whilst no two weddings are ever the same, we do see trends appearing. Here are some of the gorgeous wedding marquee ideas we have seen lately and which we hope might inspire you as you plan your wedding day.
We have recently seen the idea of a garden wedding becoming very popular. Flowers are the key ingredient to designing a garden wedding as well as the choice and style of the furniture you use. Often the marriage ceremony takes place under a wedding arch decorated with a mass of flowers, and the reception marquee feels like a continuation of the garden outside. Most of these weddings take place at a lawn location and the grass plays a leading role in setting the scene.
Here are some more ideas to think about:
- Pedestals with urns filled with garden flowers and scatter petals down the aisle
- Strong use of ivy and foliage with accented flowers around your wedding arch and/or tables
- Ribbon streamers or cascades of orchids falling from branches or trees
- Weather permitting, keep the sides of your marquee up to include your surroundings within your space
- Hang pompoms of flowers from the roof of your marquee
- Include fairy lights within your decorations so that as the evening continues, your garden lights up
- Use wooden or garden-like furniture for your guests to sit on
Rustic Weddings are hugely popular at the moment. Rather than using table covers and satin bows around the chairs, rustic weddings are all about a very natural look. It's about using lots of wood, hessian, natural products and having a very relaxed feel to the occasion. You can tailor-make your rustic wedding to any location, even a beach!
- Less formal dress for the groom and his grooms-men
- Use string or patterned ribbon to tie around your cutlery or place names or to decorate your chairs
- Place flowers in jam jars or milk jugs or use an eclectic mix of both
- Hire wooden folding chairs and keep the tables exposed rather than covering them up
- Use hay bales for your seating at your ceremony
- Find an odd selection of furniture to use as decoration - an old wooden cart, farm equipment etc
A firm favourite with brides has always been the romantic wedding and we have seen no sign of this changing. Weddings with a romantic, ethereal feel are still regular features on our calendar and with winter approaching, are likely to continue to appear. Candles or gentle lighting, pastel colours and serene decorations are the main elements that create these beautiful events.
- White tablecloths, sparkling glasses, shiny cutlery
- Candles and fairy lights
- Elegant signage and beautiful table accessories
- White Tiffany chairs
- Pale pastel colours - pinks, apricots, blues, whites
A country wedding is a wonderful mixture of all the above and a popular choice both in rural and city locations. Flowers are again a huge part of creating a country wedding as is the use of wood and natural materials for decoration. Strings of fairy lights and candles in glass jars create an intimate and relaxed feel as the party runs on into the evening.
- Use bunting and candles in jam jars for your decorations
- Hay bales or wooden chairs for your guests to sit on
- Country flowers - natives or cut flowers - decorate the venue in small clusters
- Use mismatched crockery for a more casual but distinctive look
- Have a buffet rather than a formal sit-down meal
- Book a band to play rather than using a DJ
We hope that these ideas have given you some food for thought. Do contact us at Event Marquees - we can provide the perfect marquee for any of these styles of weddings as well as the furniture and any other advice you would like.