I am a bit reluctant on "themes" on a wedding as they can sometimes go badly wrong.
I saw something recently that I thought was really good and such a memorable and not too complicated idea.
The couple was quite different, so what they did is they got a lot of picture frames - really quirky ones, wooden ones etc. on each table, and each place they had these pictures of them in the frames around the reception room and on the tables, and in the passage on the way to the bathroom or what ever.
It was pictures of what was important to them - maybe a holiday they had taken together and then they had set it in the frame with a quote at the bottom.
Maybe a picture of the bride's granny who could not be there and a quote from the bride about why the granny was precious to her.
What made it really special is it was personal and special memories that made the couple special and unique and they shared it with everyone.
You would walk around and stand and look at the image and read something about them, and it was really special - and reminded you of what a special couple they were.
So everywhere you went you felt you were surrounded by this special couple and they had shared their memories with you.
It was really simple and really lovely.
You might use the gold as part of the frame and the black as black and white photos.
Obviously the couple took the photos afterwards, but it is also nice as you could then give certain guests, frames with the images as gifts at the end.
It was really lovely and endearing.
Every table was named as a place that had been on holiday together, and that added to it.
Thanks for the link Angelique, am suddenly inspired. I have zero imagination so to have visuals to work with is nice
Also love the frame ideas RM, but without the pics. They have had such a difficult relationship with both families not happy bout their relationship. So they trully have very few photos.
I just saw on the link Angelique gave a photo frame with the word LOVE inside it. Now Im thinking mayb have photo frames with words describing what's special bout their relationship!!
They've travelled a long road to finally get to a wedding day so mayb word of inspiration, love, commitment, etc
Zodwa - a cool idea would be to get together as friends (and all chip in) and send them on an "engagement" photoshoot so that they do have lovely photos of them as a couple.
Doing this more than a month or two before the wedding.
That way they have lovely couple shots that they can use in the wedding and also then they have photos of them as a couple, rather than only them having couple photos only in their wedding garb .... if that makes sense?
A nice idea is if friends of the couple say things about how great they are as a couple - and you use these "quotes" in the frames with the photographs of them - sort of reinforcing how "right" they are for each other.