The question has been popped, you’re newly engaged and it’s finally time to start planning your big day – things are about to get exciting! There are a huge amount of things to consider, including the aesthetic of your event. Choosing your wedding style can be overwhelming, especially when you have a collection of ideas; where do you start? Your wedding style covers a variety of visuals from florals, invitations, venues and much more. You’ll find that having a defined aesthetic will make choosing those finer details a little easier. When I’m working with couples to plan their luxury wedding in California, we collaborate to ensure their occasion effortlessly reflects both of their personalities. The result? A wedding that exudes luxury, romance and a serious amount of style!
First, gather your ideas into one place, this will allow you to pinpoint exactly what you want from your wedding theme, creating a focus on the style you are drawn to. Couples often look at their relationship, what hobbies they love to do, what they love about each other and what inspires them in life to help contribute to their overall style. A mood board will help encompass these ideas to orchestrate a personal and unforgettable celebration of love.
Deciding on your venue is perhaps one of the biggest factors any couple will be faced with and this is often based on the chosen style. The more specific you are with your style, the simpler it will be to decide where you want to say your ‘I do’s’. If you are thinking rural and rustic, then perhaps a country home could be part of your visualization, or maybe cool Californian vibes by the coast is a reflection of your relationship, and therefore a seaside venue is more for you. Exploring different venues is an essential part of a couple’s journey in being confident on where you celebrate your big day.
Consider the color schemes that will complement your overall style. Be inspired by personal preferences, location and season – the combination of colors you chose will bring the visual components of your big day together. Understanding the color scheme also gives you inspiration for the finer elements such as your florals, invitations and linens. Having one main color will unify all elements of the day, however, two or more ‘accent’ colors will provide a brighter contrast. You could consider tying them all up with a metallic or neutral palette for a fun and playful finish.
Formalities is another thing to consider; deciding on what experience you want from your day. If you are looking for a classic wedding day, this tends to be more formal, think black tie, white florals; a timeless style. Whereas a boho style wedding tends to be less traditional and a little more relaxed, with a bright palette of color, minimalist chic and a laidback-meets-luxury vibe. Think about your own personal style and what atmosphere you as a couple are most comfortable in. Once you have chosen the formality, I recommend carrying this throughout the whole event, so couples need to be confident with their choice.
As your luxury wedding planner, I will provide you with mood boards and concepts to bring your vision to life and curate a sophisticated and elegant day. Check out my website for more inspiration and get in touch for information on how I can create your perfect wedding day!
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