Wedding Theme Ideas
- Contemporary Wedding
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Today's brides are planning
their wedding communicating on the Internet, and live an active
lifestyle juggling career, social and personal interests. What
they do still have in common with the brides from earlier
centuries, however, is the need to have the absolutely perfect
wedding day. And "perfect" for a modern day bride means a
wedding that is increasingly creative and personal.
Because of this,
Wedding Themes have
become increasingly popular bringing about three popular bridal
trends with new interpretations: contemporary, royal
garden, and romantic sophistication.
The key to pulling off a coordinated
event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair. Whether that
theme is as general as a season or a feeling, or as specific as
a special flower, it should be the subtle thread that ties
everything together. Your location, invitations, flowers, menu,
cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one common concept.
Then, get as creative as you can!
The Contemporary gown is a
body-conscious column cut completely on the bias with trumpet
hem in four-ply silk jersey of penne velvet or matte finished
satin. Keep this in mind when your shopping:
Contemporary bouquets are
inspired by unconventional ideas, styles and patterns and are
designed with no specific geometric form. Contemporary bouquets
represent the individuality of the bride and are perfect for a
sophisticated, cosmopolitan style wedding. They're simplistic
but have the added grace of asymmetrical design.
Pristine callas are often a
major design element, unexpectedly combined with freesia and
punctuated with lily grass.
Bouquets are usually created with flowers that have definite
form and add character to the bouquet such as: Phalaenopsis
Orchids, Tulips, Roses, and Calla Lilies.
Beautiful contemporary bridal bouquets can be achieved by
arranging a cluster of blooms at the top with other blooms hung
in a downward-facing position along with cascading greenery
like: ivy, blades of lily grass, hanging Amaranthus, millet,
strings of spruce cones, gold mesh ribbon, & etc.
For a contemporary wedding, one
style that has become increasingly popular in the past few years
is a bouquet designed with large yellow sunflowers, or a posy
bouquet that features a variety of dainty, colorful flowers.
Be sure to work with a qualified florist that has experience
doing contemporary arrangements. They can take your wedding
colors, wedding gown, and personal preference and blend them
together to create the perfect contemporary wedding bouquets. By
working with her florist, the bride-to-be can start to paint the
picture of her "perfect" wedding day and feel confident that it
will be carried out with elegance and ease by a professional who
knows how to beautifully translate her personal style.
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Jardiničres (a large
decorative stand or pot for plants or flowers) on fluted columns.
Glass-top tables with
Round is classic, but Square and
Hexagonal are more current.
Round is classic, but square and hexagonal are more current. “A
hexagonal shape immediately makes a cake look different,” says
Betty Baird, of Sweet Tiers in Palm Beach, Florida. Alternating
tiers—a round layer topped with a hexagon, then topped with
another round—has caught on too. Tiers of uneven heights, such
as a tall top and bottom and shorter middle layers, also give
cakes contemporary chic. Sherry Yard, executive pastry chef for
Spago Beverly Hills in California, says that when one of her
triangular cakes is wheeled out after dinner, guests go crazy.
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Square Glass Centerpiece
Create enticing centerpieces with these
square glass vases on your reception tables. Fill with flowers, candy,
seashells, or fruit! They're perfect for holding bridesmaid bouquets
while your girls dance the night away. 4" x 4" x 4".
Personalized Glass Photo Vase
Highlight a treasured photo with a beautiful flower arrangement. Complete the sentiment with personalized engraving. Â Constructed of thick clear hand-blown glass, the vase has a protective insert to hold a special 4x6 photo. With its handcrafted nature, expect minor bubbles and swirls inherent to hand-blown glass. 6" h x 8 w x 3 3/8 d.
Celebrate your friendship with those in your wedding party with a gift that is as elegant as it is functional. This rectangular handblown glass vase tapers down to a sturdy base and features a beautiful, frosted script monogram. It measures 8 1/2" h x 4 5/8" l x 2" w.
For your parents who've loved and supported you, for friends and family who've been there through thick and thin, this nickel-plated clock is a meaningful way to thank dear ones for their time. Can be engraved with two lines of text (up to 10 characters each line). Requires one AA battery (not included). 6" h x 3 1/2 " w.
Heavyweight China-Like Plates White Pkg/12
Use these Silver Banded
Dinner Plates in lieu of china for a wedding reception.
Heavyweight Plastic White Plates 7.5" Pkg/24
Silver Banded Dessert
Plates will give your tables the elegant look of China at a fraction of
Heavy Duty Plastic Forks, knives & Spoons Pkg/24
This Silver Plastic
Cutlery has the appearance of traditional silver straight off any brides
registry. The heavy duty disposable silver color plastic cutlery falls
between family barbeque and black tie event on our fabulous scale.
Personalized Apothecary Jar Favors
Send guests home from your happy day with sweet somethings from the
candy store. These glass apothecary jars have silver hinges and gaskets
that lock to ensure an air-tight seal -- your goodies will be safe for
the journey! For a dose of design, select a custom label to fit your
theme and transform these already adorable apothecary jars into
impressive, personalized wedding favors. Labels can be affixed to the
lid or front of each glass candy jar. Candy not included. 1 3/4" x 3".