If there is something in your life that is important to you as a couple, your wedding theme may be pre-determined and you’re all set to start planning your big day. If you’re struggling to choose a theme, look at pictures of your life together, see what you have enjoyed doing and look for a common theme to see what you think would work with the sort of wedding you want, making it unique and personal. Your wedding theme can then be shown off in your wedding invitations, cake, favours and decorations.
Ellie and Matt, who got married at Lillibrooke’s beautiful wedding barns last October, had a keen interest in the underwater world (with Ellie being a marine biologist), and with an underwater proposal by Matt during a diving trip, their wedding theme was all set and ready to go. The making of a wedding theme is definitely in the detail and Ellie and Matt didn’t hold back, making their wedding day fun and sea-theme filled, even down to their menu, where the main dish was our Head Chef’s mouth-wateringly delicious Pan fried fillet of Sea Bream, served on a bed of prawn and pea risotto, with roasted vine cherry tomatoes.
Their fab table plan was a painted crate, personalised with their names and the date of their wedding. It looked great filled with sand and with table name cards standing in the sand surrounded by seashells, with table names like Bottlenose Dolphin, Sea Turtle and Great White Shark.
The tables were adorned with fishbowl vases, filled with sand, starfish and sea urchin shells, with decorations strewn around and spilling out over the tables. Fairy lights and tea lights were dotted through, creating a chilled out ambient atmosphere.
The favours were heart-shaped biscuits, iced in different colours and decorated with mini edible pearls. They opted for a beautiful naked wedding cake, topped with mini Mr&Mrs bunting and the Great Barn had a beautiful fairy light canopy to complement Lillibrooke’s Great Barn’s atmospheric evening lighting.
The sea theme even continued through the speeches, with Matt showing the underwater engagement video, revealing a very personal part of their relationship and showing that the sea really is an important part of their life together.
It was a truly unique theme for their wedding, really tapping into something that is important to Matt and Ellie, and they had a brilliant time with it. Everyone enjoys fun in the sun and seaside oddments are easy to come by – you can use chocolate seashells, starfish cookies, fishbowl vases on tables, beach chairs for evening lounging, wish pebbles for your guests to complete and paper drink parasols. Your options for creating a unique wedding theme are endless, so have as much fun as you like!
Blogger & Events Manager
Having worked in London for most of her career, Alys discovered & fell in love with Lillibrooke Manor in 2012 and has never looked back, delivering hundreds of events and ensuring that each one is special and perfect in every way