Look to nature for your wedding inspiration. Whether it’s bucolic touches like woodcut or etched effect stationery, hand-woven flower arrangements or natural materials like linen, the rustic country theme is…
Written by Sahdia Qayyum Last updated: May 15, 2015
Move over vintage, we have a new theme in town… Chic City! For couples looking for an alternative to lace, burlap and pearls you’re in luck! Inspired by the urban textures of exposed bricks, sleek metals and the mesmerising skyline of your favourite city, our industrial collection is all you need.
Chic city, with its mature and modern urban influences at its core is this year’s unique and contemporary theme. If your budget allows it you can’t go wrong with a city central hotel. With their metropolitan appeal, we share our favourite venues from across the UK that you’ll love. From the Hilton, to the Marriott to the Renaissance, the three venues we’ve chosen all have one thing in common, they urban sophistication. The beauty of these venues are they will wow your guests the minute they see them. Whether you like the futuristic style of the tower or the Gothic architecture, there’s a little something for everyone.
When it comes to styling your city themed wedding, remember you need to combine textures and layers. You can do this by enhancing your decor with ornaments of different heights and textures. Our stylist used a combination of glass and metal with hydrangeas to add volume to our industrial styled shoot. Lighting is also crucial, it helps lift the otherwise dull surface of the metal. Adding a touch of colour to your decor will help break up the dark metallic palette.
No matter how modern your wedding will be, the age-old tradition of gift giving is here to stay, this also includes favours. Our style team has beautifully crafted the perfect industrial inspired wedding favours and gifts that harmoniously blend in with your theme, not only do they look great but your guests will cherish them for years to come.
When picking your dream dress for your chic city wedding, think sleek, figure hugging and ruffles. Just like your wedding décor, you want texture, combining the smooth texture of silk with the feathery touch of ruffles is ideal for this theme. While fairy tale dresses, with their tulle meringue skirts are absolutely stunning, the gown will look out of place with the overall style of your big city wedding. You want elegant silhouettes, that are figure hugging, with a little bling, and for all our brides who love texture, ruffles are a must!
To truly look the part of your chic city wedding your make up should be elegant, sophisticated and understated. With the bricks, metal and harsh industrial textures, your makeup should reflect your softer side. Blush tones on your cheeks and nude lipsticks are a match made in heaven. To add a touch of urban chic to your make up, smokey eyes are a must! If you’re worried the dark shade will overwhelm your face, try using dark browns and purples to create the shadowy effect.