Jul 29th 2020

Top Wedding Cake Trends

Top Wedding Cake Trends

It’s not a party without a cake.  With the country’s appreciation of home baking even greater after lock-down, and couples keener than ever to celebrate in style, wedding cakes are set to take centre stage once restrictions are eased. The cutting of the cake is a real focal point and a grand, historic tradition of wedding parties. But more recently, wedding cakes are increasingly seen as a unique and creative design element in the big day. Consequently, we have seen a huge growth in talented cake designers and cake artists across the country.  The array of designs and depth of ideas is baffling. So, where to start? If you’re planning a wedding and are in search of the ultimate wedding cake inspiration, here are our predictions for the top wedding cake trends for 2020/21.

A cake for every table

Pre-Coronavirus, couples were already beginning to opt for a series of smaller cakes rather than one big one, but now, with social distancing to contend with, this trend is really taking off. Keeping your party separate, yet together, is easier when each table is self-contained with a cake for each table. Or for a more informal idea; a container of beautifully decorated wedding cake pops. Use a jug. Painted jar. Whatever is in keeping with your design. What’s even more brilliant about this trend is that the cake becomes part of the table décor – the centre of the centre-piece. Opt for identical cakes or a series of cakes that follow a theme, an especially good choice if your tables are themed too.

Top Wedding Cake Trends

Cakes with a conscience

Secondly, we’ve all been given time to take stock during the Coronavirus pandemic. This has resulted in a shift towards appreciating and supporting one another. Looking after local traders and taking a ‘locavore’ approach to wedding cakes is becoming more popular because of this change in attitude. People have also become more eco-conscious, so are looking to suppliers that have strong sustainable, ethical and environmental credentials. Organic, fair trade ingredients are a must. Fully vegan cakes are also a big part of this trend.

Pastel colours

Dreamy iridescent pastel hues, sweet shop candy shades or subdued and subtle pastels as a backdrop to winter whites. Pale and interesting are the go-to colourway for weddings in 2021. With wedding cakes, rather than simply decorating the cake in pastel flowers which is pretty enough, pastel icing or buttercream with a different shade on every tier can look extremely effective.

Marble and ombre effects can also look stunning in pastel shades. Finish with mini macaroons and sweet treats – simply irresistible.

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Old Hollywood glamour

We’ve all been cooped up inside for so long that any excuse to get dressed in our finest is a good one. Weddings will take a fully glamorous turn in 2021, with old Hollywood being a key theme. In cakes this translates into metallic gold colourways and dramatic black icing which channel the art deco era. With everything from fabulous feather adornments to gold geometric patterns really upping the sophistication stakes.

Top Wedding Cake Trends

Hand painted wedding cakes

Make a masterpiece of your cake – and a must in our top wedding cake trends. An idea that was emerging trend towards the end of 2019. The artistry of cake making is often undervalued – until now that is, when the cake has become the canvas for a range of artistic output. Abstract brushstrokes, water-colours scenes, florals and foliage – choose any design that fits the theme of your day as long as it’s hand-painted.

Top Wedding Cake Trends

Pressed flower wedding cakes

Taking a tradition and turning it on its head, this trend sees delicate pressed flowers used to adorn the cake rather than a traditional floral topper. This style of cake has a very hand-crafted feel, channeling the creative hobbies many of us found ourselves pursuing during lock-down. It’s a progression of the naked and butter cream wedding cakes that were popular throughout 2019 as the icing is visible behind the flowers. Ideal for those wanting a relaxed, romantic bohemian style wedding day.

Cakes taking centre stage

Finally, in our top wedding cake trends. We place the cake in the spotlight. Whether it’s suspended amid a hanging display. Atop a mountain of food on a grazing table. Or, as the backdrop to the top table. Our newly found appreciation of baking is allowing wedding cakes to become the centre-piece of room decor. And with 2021’s go big or go home attitude, the wedding cake is likely to be a show-stopper worth of its elevated status.

Yes – that dress is a cake!

Top Wedding Cake Trends

THE LAST BITE

The most expensive wedding cake ever made cost a jaw-dropping $30million and was adorned with diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphire. And wedding cakes haven’t always been a tradition, the first wedding cakes in ancient Rome were actually loaves of bread and bridal pie was traditionally served up until the 19th century.

Find out more fun wedding cake facts here: https://www.theknot.com/content/weird-wedding-cake-facts

 

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 Jul 27th 2020

Destination Guide to Edinburgh

Destination Guide to Edinburgh

Staycation is predicted to be big business this summer.  As international travel restrictions are in force, many are looking to the British Isles for a summer holiday. In this destination guide to Edinburgh, TLC’s business development director Lauren Worsley highlights some of her favourite places, for both business and pleasure, as you explore this incredible city.  An elegant city. Packed with character. Lauren says:

Edinburgh is one my favourite places for a city break. And the Scottish capital is a great place to visit all year round too. I have been lucky enough to experience Edinburgh’s festive season at Christmas and enjoy the markets with a mulled wine in hand, as well as watch the city come to life in August; when The Fringe festival takes over the city and attracts people from all over the world.

 

Best Airline: British Airways

Firstly, in our destination guide to Edinburgh is ‘how do you get there’? Seeing as you’ll have to travel the full length of the UK, flying is definitely the most efficient way to do so.  EasyJet and British Airways are the primary airlines that fly this route. Departing from any of the several London Airports as well as from other cities in the UK such as Manchester and Bristol.  Social distancing in mind, some will prefer to avoid commercial airlines for the moment. Private jet charter is available from Edinburgh Airport. Plus, with its close proximity to the motorway and city centre, this is an excellent choice for business or leisure flights for those wanting to arrive in style!  Alternatively, rail links will take you directly into the heart of the city.

 

Best Hotel: The Witchery by The Castle

Next, you will need to find a place to stay and with a huge number of options on offer you may be overloaded. If you are looking for a stunning place and that feeling of exclusivity, The Witchery by the Castle is the most spectacularly atmospheric destination to stay at.  It is essentially a restaurant with nine lavishly decorated suites, but nevertheless the perfect hideaway for incurable romantics or a special occasion. Dine in the surroundings of the Witchery or among the charms of the Secret Garden and you will have an unforgettable experience and devour the most decadent meal.

If you are looking for something a little more fun. New Town’s Tigerlily is the very epitome of the design hotel, boasting 33 incredible handsome bedrooms with an opulent bar and restaurant at a much more affordable rate. Even better that you can hire a private space for up to 50 guests to host the trendiest party of the year!

https://www.thewitchery.com/stay

Best venue for a private event: Borthwick Castle

It HAS to be Borthwick Castle! After organising two incredible events at one of Scotland’s most incredible castles, my destination guide to Edinburgh would not be complete without it.  Borthwick Castle offers tranquility, opulence and the quintessential Scottish castle experience. There are twelve uniquely designed bedchambers with lavish bathrooms, magnificent yet intimate dining and lounge areas. You will have breath taking views and the ability to explore for miles. With the castle being only 30 minutes away from the city centre, it is the perfect location for any event. A wedding, a special occasion or even the perfect retreat for corporate meetings, incentive programmes and product launches. Its one to really impress your clients.

https://www.borthwickcastle.com/

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Best rooftop bar: Rooftop Terrace at the National Museum of Scotland

Whilst I know this doesn’t seem the most likely place to find the best rooftop in town. Sitting on top of the National Museum of Scotland, sipping on Rosy Lee Martinis or a G & T while overlooking the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the New Town and the Braid Hills is something that you won’t forget in a hurry. This wrap around terrace is located on the fifth floor of the museum and is a must visit for the incredible views. It is also known as a celebrity hot spot in the city! After enjoying your drinks and taking in the panoramic views, why not move indoors to the Tower restaurant and experience fine dining at its best! End your busy day of site seeing by looking around the museum and finishing in style of the fifth floor!

Best lunch spot to wow a client: The Dome

Has your client come to Edinburgh specifically to meet with you? If so, The Dome is the place to take them. This former bank head office soars overhead like a latter-day cathedral. It boasts pillars, porticoes and columns before you even step inside. They serve an extensive lunch menu including Scottish favourites to enjoy while you take in the details of one of the most impressive restaurants Edinburgh has to offer. Take a seat outside on the terrace if you are there in summer or even better if you are in Edinburgh during the Christmas period where the dome becomes even more extravagant. The Dome will certainly make a lasting impression whatever time of year you visit.

 

Best restaurant to impress for a business dinner: The Kitchin

What better way to wow your client’s than by taking them to an award winning, Michelin-starred restaurant for a private dining experience to remember? Tom Kitchin’s restaurant offers a private dining room for up to 20 guests to enjoy. The menu embodies his ethos of seasonal cooking from nature to plate. They offer a tasting menu for guests to enjoy which you can pair with matching wines to really wow your guests! It is also located just outside of the city in the gorgeous town of Leith. it is a bit of a hidden gem, so this will really impress your clients as they walk along the secluded waterfront to this restaurant.

 

A ‘hidden gem’

Our destination guide to Edinburgh wouldn’t be complete without this hidden gem. Bryant & Mack Private Detectives. It takes a little more work to find than most of Edinburgh’s bars, which are right under your nose. But that makes it all the more exciting when you finally find it. Disguised as a Private Detective agency from 1930’s America, this really is a top-secret cocktail bar that you just HAVE to visit. You’ll be handed a confidential envelope on arrival which divulges the carefully curated cocktail menu, so choose wisely and enjoy!

What interesting fact could you tell a client?

If you visit Edinburgh, you are sure to go and visit the castle within the first few hours after wandering up Royal Mile. But did you know that Edinburgh Castle sits on a 700 million year old extinct volcano? Who would have thought in such a city! Next time you are Edinburgh, make sure you take in the stunning view of the volcano. Arrive at 1pm everyday (apart from Sundays) to see the ‘One O’Clocl Gun’ fires be shot from the castle!

 

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 Jul 22nd 2020

Autumn Inspired Wedding Cocktails

Autumn Inspired Wedding Cocktails

Creating the right cocktail list for any wedding is an essential ingredient in the planning of the big day.  This is a place in the wedding arrangements where you can add some real glamour and fun.  And for many couples, an autumn/winter wedding in 2020 and beyond may well be forced upon them as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Rearranging your wedding plans. Waiting until after lock-down. Now, at last, you have the opportunity for an intimate wedding ceremony event, and hopefully a reception in the near future. So infuse it with a little extra style, and a large cocktail!

“The seasonal change between autumn and winter brings a variety of fresh inspiration, colours and textures to embrace in your wedding décor.” Says Liz

“Curating a cocktail collection for your big day is an important part of the wedding design and should also embrace the influence of cooler weather and seasonal ingredients available at this time of year.  Include exciting options for the tee-totallers too. They are growing in number now and look for a collection of cocktails that is interesting, imaginative and tempting…minus the alcohol.”

Our CEO Liz Taylor  has been planning wedding days for over 30 years and shares the inside track on how to create the perfect autumn inspired wedding cocktails.

Bridal Bliss

Think about consulting with a personal mixologist beforehand and having a bespoke cocktail created just for the two of you – it makes a wonderful alternative at the wedding toast drink and can include your favourite tipple.

Champagne Cocktail

A timeless classic that includes Champagne, cognac bitters and sugar.  It’s a guaranteed hit with all guests and taste delicious.  Go the extra mile and for decoration add some silver or gold flakes!

Gimlet

The perfect combination of gin and lime with sugar syrup and lime to garnish.  A 1920’s classic – it’s sophisticated in its simplicity and tastes divine.

Apple Cinnamon Mule

The Apple Cinnamon Mule brings an autumn twist to a classic.  Building on the Moscow mule base of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, the only extra addition you need to make is apple cider. It may sound like a small change, but what a difference it makes! The apple flavour works perfectly with the spiciness of a ginger beer and the cinnamon garnish slowly infuses even more flavour into the cocktail.

Mulled White Wine

A great twist on a classic taste, and it’s perfect for a late autumn or winter wedding.  It includes mulled white wine, brandy, fruit spices and herbs. Perfect to warm up all your guests and for any al fresco drinks receptions!

Espresso Martini

This is a real celebrity favourite at the moment, and the trend will continue. It uses vodka with Kahlúa and espresso.  Served in a chilled cocktail glass and topped with three coffee beans – they add a stylish touch.

For the ultimate in autumn inspired wedding cocktails, try a Pumpkin Martini version. Vanilla vodka forms the base and sets the drink up with a smooth, sweet foundation for the cream and pumpkin liqueurs. Whipped cream and a cinnamon stick on top. This feels like you’re drinking a pumpkin pie!

Whisky Sour

This all-time classic cocktail straight from the USA includes whisky (often bourbon), sugar syrup, and lemon juice.  Add some orange slices for a fruity winter touch. A warming cocktail that appeals well to both men and women, these are always popular in the chillier seasons.

LESS HORROR, MORE FAIRY-TALE

Key to success with any cocktail reception is innovation. Autumn inspired wedding cocktails are a key part of the design of your wedding day, and so how you present the cocktail is just as important as what it contains.  Go for seasonal apple ‘cups’ filled with mulled cider or apple juice, for example.  Serve a blood orange ginger ale sherbet in glass ‘Kilner’ cups or jars.

And if the wedding day falls on Halloween – adding a spooky touch is always in order!

Still scratching your head?  Our more romance inspired drinks could be just what you are looking for. Or, try this last treat from our friends at Marie Claire – who share some sensational cocktail ideas! This Ginger Daiquiri is looking mighty fine!

 

 

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 Jul 22nd 2020

Tips for Planning Multicultural Weddings

Tips for Planning Multicultural Weddings

Any wedding, regardless of faith or culture, is a uniquely special occasion.  Our CEO, Liz Taylor, has spent the last 35 years organising big days for a wide variety of couples including celebrities, sports personalities and music icons.  And, for incredible couples with a wealth of different backgrounds, religions and cultures.  Here, Liz shares advice and her insiders’ tips for planning multicultural weddings with style.  We are mindful that, as we write this blog, wedding sizes across the UK are restricted and social distancing rules still apply.  But take inspiration for your wedding day, and we hope that it can be a ‘grand affair’ in the future.

Liz says: “Fusing different cultures into one incredible wedding day, is a fabulous challenge.  For me, understanding the couple’s personalities and tastes is the foundation of the event design.  But there are some general rules that all multicultural or cross-cultural weddings should follow.”

Perfect Planning

Firstly on our tips for planning multicultural weddings, a word of caution. Planning a wedding day can be a stressful day for anyone, let alone on the mass scale of Asian and Jewish weddings. Organising a multi-faith wedding can be particularly difficult due to the difference in rituals, ceremonies, food and many other aspects.

It is important to communicate openly with both sides of the family to avoid any conflicting expectations for this special day.  By communicating with both sides of the family, couples are often inspired to weave elements of family traditions into their day. It gives the wedding a personal twist. This will also allow both sides of the family to feel involved in the planning of the wedding, whilst embracing the couple’s own vision.  My role is to ensure that both couple’s cultures are represented equally. After all, a multi-faith wedding is the start of their life together incorporating many different traditions along the way.

Whether you are a Christian, Hindu, Jewish or another faith, you should establish who will officiate the wedding ceremony. Most officiants are open-minded to multicultural weddings. That said, I encourage all couples to check. It’s also crucial before you book your venue, that you check for cultural and religious holy days, as most religions have times when weddings cannot be held.

When it comes to planning your Asian wedding venue, Liz says, you need to remember capacity to allow excess:

“I learnt with an Asian wedding 27 years ago, that when an Asian family tell you they have invited 500 guests, allow for an additional 25%! And that includes furniture, table centres, food and beverage.  It is something that I insist upon now. I am rarely met with any objections because, as a culture, they are so hospitable that some guests rock up en famille!”

Dreamy Décor

Eye catching décor is essential to any Asian, Jewish or any multicultural wedding, regardless of budget. The decorations and theme will set the tone for the wedding. It is the first thing that guests will see whether that be in the reception, ceremony or evening area. Colours are bold and bright within the Asian community, but less so with other religions.

Asian weddings reflect the culture and embrace the textures and colours synonymous with their country. Wonderful infusions of a mixture of shades!

Most décor is flower based. A unique colour scheme is chosen, and this sets the atmosphere for the day. Flower based décor adds a certain charm and elegance to the event as well as being the symbol of love and beauty.

Décor for the Chuppah and Mandap (the structure the bride and groom get married under) is also a key aspect of the ceremony.  I suggest emphasising the focus on the roof of the structure rather than the legs. This is so that guests can see the bride and groom getting married from all angles of the room. Take time to plan and personalise the Chuppah or Mandap.  Try and incorporate ideas that reflect the couple as this symbolises the home that they will build together, as well as celebrating their spirituality.

Fabulous Feasts

Tips for planning multicultural weddings wouldn’t be complete without a look at food. At Asian weddings the food served is the centre-piece of the entire day. From the canapes upon arrival, to the evening menu and of course the three-course wedding breakfast. Therefore, the day is broken up by food, highlighting the need for a great selection. Cultural dishes are perfect as it resonates with most guests who share the same culture yet is still so exciting for those from different cultural backgrounds. Asian food is extremely diverse, ranging from the creamy and delicious dishes to the spicy dishes, with a focus on a range of gorgeous vegetarian options. This helps with dietary requirements on the day and is always to be considered when choosing the menu.

Worth remembering that some cultures ban alcohol. However, the guests are often a mix of people from the wider community, so we make everything available on request.  We also like to give the same creative flair to non-alcoholic cocktails as the alcohol charged versions.  Theatrical presentation is the key.  Served with a little flair!

Remembering Rituals

Planning your ceremony is one of the most important aspects of planning a cultural wedding. From the rituals of the bride and groom’s arrivals, to the ring giving and glass smashing. Ensure that you allow enough time for all the ceremonies and rituals to take place, so that the main event can get underway on time and run efficiently from the start.

There are so many traditions and prayers involved, so don’t feel like you have to do them all. Choose which are most relevant and make the most sense to the couple and to their wedding. Importantly, please remember that not all the guests will speak the same language, therefore it is becoming increasingly more important to engage in a priest of Imam who is multi-lingual and is able to involve everybody during the ceremony.  The couple have invited these guests to the wedding as they are considered special and important to the day, therefore it is important that they are engaged throughout.

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Energetic Entertainment

Finally, in our tips for planning multicultural weddings is entertainment and music. They are hugely important at both Jewish and Asian weddings.  These elements are such a priority for the big day. This is due to the strong traditions of the music within both cultures. Such as the Israeli dancing at a Jewish wedding. The music brings everyone together of all ages. It creates a sense of belonging from the young children, to the older grandparents. Everybody is involved and having fun celebrating the bride and groom and these dances really symbolise the group identity. Traditional dancers in vibrant costumes can add a spectacular visual element to the day.

If you are having a cross cultural wedding, it can be a great way to introduce unfamiliar guests to your own unique background.  So, whether your wedding is a small intimate occasion or a large production, choosing your entertainment for the day is your chance to inject your creativity and personality into the proceedings.

THE EVENING DOO

If you have enjoyed our tips for planning multicultural weddings, you might want to look at this article by Brides Magazine on Wedding Traditions from Around the World.

And if you want the wedding to be a dry affair – in alcohol terms and not fun – check these out for delicious drinks inspiration and our blog on alcohol free wedding tips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Jul 9th 2020

Rainbow Inspired Wedding Theme

Rainbow Inspired Wedding Theme

Pure, elegant and timeless. White is the colour that most of us associate with weddings. But for those who want to go beyond tradition – a rainbow of colours can form your wedding colour scheme. Uplifting, romantic, relaxing or inspiring. Colour has the ability to set mood and delight your guests so don’t shy away from it.  A rainbow has also taken on new significance in the last few months. The period of coronavirus lockdown has galvanised huge support for the NHS. A rainbow the symbol of hope and thanks.  So, for many couples, embracing a rainbow inspired wedding theme in the design of their big day is also a sign of appreciation and positivity for the future.

Colour also offers an opportunity to showcase your personality. Plus, there are a multitude of ways to bring different colours into your day.  So, whether it’s rich ruby red, or a sophisticated deep blue, the TLC team has some colourful suggestions on how you to best incorporate a rainbow inspired wedding theme your special day.

RED

Firstly, a rainbow inspired wedding theme wouldn’t be complete without red. it is the colour of love, passion and strength. Therefore, it’s no surprise that it’s also a popular choice for wedding colour palettes. They say the way to a loved one’s heart is often through their stomach. As such, one fabulous way to incorporate this romantic hue into your wedding day is by integrating it within the food and drinks you serve. A traditional red pepper and tomato soup is a ‘souper’ starter. Or pull in a rustic and flavourful tomato-based pasta dish for a main course to remember. To finish, create a show-stopping dessert table filled with a feast of ‘rouge’ delicacies, ranging from red velvet cakes with a smooth buttercream, to mini raspberry cheesecakes decorated with a berry coulis and an array of fresh berries.

Wash it all down with a signature cocktail featuring a pop of red such as a the Lillet Rosé take on the Hugo with lemon tonic, Elderflower liqueur and floating raspberries. If you prefer to keep it simple a splash of cranberry juice added to your favourite champagne garnished with berries is a refreshing crowd-pleasing. Or offer a classic ruby red Pinot Noir with dinner for guests to enjoy!

Rainbow Inspired Wedding Theme

YELLOW

Summer is here. Cue hazy days and brightly accented weddings that spread pure joy. If happiness were a colour, it’d be a yellow, so bringing the sunniest of hues into your wedding décor is especially apt.

Yellow gives the perfect pop of colour to a neutral palette and can lend an uplifting ambiance to the event. Use yellow as an accent shade by layering up the table with gorgeous yellow-edged charger plates and matching crockery. Add a pale, yellow napkin and gold cutlery to complement, then complete the table centres by adding lemons and peonies for a fresh summery look.

If you are feeling brave why not drape the table with a beautiful yellow tablecloth and fill it with yellow candles to create the perfect atmosphere for a daytime fete. A forsythia and witch-hazel arch will act as the perfect top table backdrop or a gorgeous photo opportunity for guests to enjoy.

Rainbow Inspired Wedding Theme

GREEN

Green is a stunning colour for a wedding. Perfect as either as an accent or dominant shade. A calming hue that evokes a sense of peace and nature. Consequently, t’s perfect for a romantic celebration. Couples interested in a subtle use of green may want to consider wedding locations that provide a lush, natural green backdrop that provides a dramatic contrast in wedding photos. Popular locations include botanical gardens with low, verdant trees such as trailing oaks or weeping willows. Private estates with immaculately manicured lawns and hedge mazes. Or golf courses – which comprise of acres of green land. An abundance of foliage can be very easily be incorporated into dramatic room decor to carry the theme through.

Rainbow Inspired Wedding Theme

ORANGE

With a huge variety of shades ranging from terracotta and cantaloupe to rust or tangerine, it’s no wonder orange is having a moment as a wedding colour right now.  It’s a colour that’s surprisingly complementary to many different wedding themes.  It often pairs well with different textures.

Flowers are one of the best ways to showcase your wedding colours. Luckily nature is on your side, offering a cascade of brightly coloured orange blooms to choose from. A hand-tied bouquet of roses, anemones and thistles will offset an autumn wedding beautifully. For the bohemian bride, combine a mixture of peach garden roses, Vanda orchids, carnations and ranunculi’s in subtle shades.  Accents like spiral eucalyptus, astilbe and pink flowers can create a stunning table centrepiece.

Rainbow Inspired Wedding Theme

PURPLE

A perfect way to include purple into your wedding day is by wearing it, thanks to the array of shades that will complement the bride and groom’s traditional attire. Amethyst, violet and plum look lovely all year-round. Whereas aubergine, maroon and merlot shades will wow in the autumn or for winter weddings.

Brides can shine bright in amethyst jewellery or choose a dress with purple embellishment to accent their look. A purple stone in your wedding ring is a gorgeous way to remember the colour scheme of the wedding.

Purple is one of the most popular colours for bridesmaid dresses. It’s a regal hue that works on all skin tones and is flattering year-round. Choose contrasting tones for added drama. A palette of dark plum bridesmaid dresses mingled amongst lighter lavender shades will curate a look that is rich and dramatic. If you want a more symmetrical effect with real impact, then have your bridesmaids wear identical floor length dresses in a vivid ultra-violet shade. Not forgetting the men. They can don ties, bow ties, pocket squares and buttonholes in different shades of purple to match their significant others without sacrificing the look of a classic suit.

Rainbow Inspired Wedding Theme

BLUE

Finally, is “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The old English rhyme has been inspiring brides to incorporate vintage details and blue-hued accessories into their wedding day for years. If you’re feeling blue as a colour scheme for your wedding, then a Winter Wonderland wedding is one of the most dramatic ways to do this. Embrace the beautiful colours and décor, elevated with an element of fantasy and drama. Set the scene for a sophisticated day when you send out the invitations by using a midnight blue card and foil the text in silver. Continue the theme by investing in draping and dramatic lighting. You can play on the colour palette by combining delicate baby blue, shades of grey and silver, periwinkle, navy blue and white to create a dazzling backdrop.

If you love colour and the idea of a rainbow inspired wedding theme, but you’re unsure how to bring it into your wedding day, get in touch with the TLC team to see how we can help.

Rainbow Inspired Wedding Theme

AFTER THE RAIN

Wedding favours are a tradition that has been updated by many modern couples.  If you want to weave a rainbow inspired wedding theme into this element of the big day, offer one of these Teejunkie t-shirts for guests.  With profits donated to the NHS, it’s a thoughtful and fun favour, https://teejunkie.com/products/childrens-white-staysafe-t-shirt

For more wedding design ideas, take a look at this post on amazing ways to use wedding flowers.

DRINK IN THE COLOUR

Inspiration comes in all aspects of the big day. So, this Rainbow Cocktail is a colourful addition to your drinks’ reception.  Consequently, we always recommend you test the cocktails in advance (there’s the excuse you needed), so here’s how to make one at home:

Ingredients

1/2 oz dark Creme de Cacao

1/2 oz Creme de Violette

1/2 oz yellow Chartreuse

1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur

1/2 oz Benedictine

1/2 oz green Chartreuse

1/2 oz Cognac

 

Instructions

Start by pouring the Creme de Cacao into a pousse-cafe glass. Follow by pouring each of the other ingredients, in the order given above, one at a time in layers. Pour gently to avoid colours mixing.

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Lastly, and if our rainbow cocktail wasn’t enough for your rainbow inspired wedding theme, here’s cocktails to suit individual colour themes https://www.thrillist.com/entertaining/rainbow-cocktails-alcoholic-drinks These will blend perfectly into your chosen colour palette – and taste divine!

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