How to Throw a Dreamy and Whimsical Roanoke Wedding

How to Throw a Dreamy and Whimsical Roanoke Wedding

December 28, 2018 jeff 0 Tags:

How to Throw a Dreamy and Whimsical Roanoke Wedding

You’ve been dreaming of this day since childhood. Now, you’re planning your own whimsical Roanoke wedding. Here are several creative ideas to inspire you.

Roanoke is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and yet is still within an hour’s drive of 2/3 of the population of the U.S.A. Whether you are a Virginian wanting to stay close to home for your special day or from out of state and looking for a dreamy wedding venue, Roanoke has much to offer.

You’ve been dreaming of this day since childhood. Now, you’re planning your own whimsical Roanoke wedding. Here are several creative ideas to inspire you.

Make it Personal

Your wedding day is both an intensely personal thing and a public statement. It’s an opportunity to share your special day with friends and family. What better way than to make every detail of the day personalized?

Start with a personal design for wedding invitations that means something to you. If you have a special memory of a romantic location, perhaps the occasion when the big question was popped, reference it in the graphics. Follow it through to all the wedding stationery including table plans and nameplate.

Choosing flowers is usually about deciding on your favorite or from what’s in season. Personalize the choice by having the same flowers as the bride’s mother had for her wedding.

Flower It Up

There’s nothing unusual about having flowers at your wedding. You can make it special if you put the flowers front and center of the wedding decor. A whimsical floral theme at a wedding in Roanoke could reference the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains and Virginia.

The state flower of Virginia is a great place to start. It’s the flowering dogwood.

This works for a spring wedding with delicate white flowers that lend themselves to a white wedding theme. In the fall, use the rich red leaves to create a colorful warm theme.

Go for flowers as table decorations, bowers, and hanging baskets. Line walkways. Have a flower-covered bower under which the wedding ceremony can take place.

Don’t forget to run the flower theme throughout your wedding event. Flowers on the cake, in the cars, in your hair, and of course real petals instead of paper confetti.

Literary Theme

Use an interest in literature to inspire your wedding theme. The options are as varied as your literary taste. The theme can extend into decorations, clothes, music and much more.

If Dickens is your taste, go for an English Victorian theme with flower girls and page boys as urchins from Oliver Twist. A romantic Victorian style wedding dress would be perfect too.

Harry Potter could inspire you to create a magical wedding day. Make golden snitches out of Ferrero Rocher chocolates by adding paper wings. Paste pages from the books together to make readable table runners.

Naturally Wonderful Wedding

If nature and the outdoors is your thing, bring some of the natural beauty of the area into your Roanoke wedding venue. Use fresh leaves and grasses to complement a rustic country theme. Keep the decor simple.

Hanging branches and leaves create a forest feel. Take your catering inspiration from locally sourced food and natural ingredients. Choose a venue with a barn and plenty of outdoor space.

Recycle, Upcycle and a Bicycle

Many people are concerned about the environment. Embarking on a marriage is a huge statement of confidence in the future. Why not start as you mean to go on, with an environmentally conscious wedding?

It might seem rather whimsical to use recycled timber for trestle tables and upcycled glass jars to drink out of. It could also be an inspirational statement. Help your guests to appreciate the fragility of the planet and the need to preserve it for the future.

Have the wedding party arrive on environmentally sound bicycles rather than gas guzzling limousines. The bride and groom can leave on a tandem. Toss a coin to decide who rides up front.

May the Force Be with You

Star Wars is more than a movie. To some people, it’s a way of life. They couldn’t think of marrying without dressing as Luke and Princess Leia. The iconic hairstyle is a must too.

Guests can come as a range of Star Wars characters. Wedding music is easy with the Star Wars theme accompanying the happy couple down the aisle. Best of all, the bride and groom can walk down the aisle after the ceremony with a guard of honor holding light sabers over their heads.

A Romantic Picnic

Ever been on a picnic with your partner? It’s a romantic thing to do. Share the romantic picnic theme with your guests by making your wedding catering a picnic.

Table clothes should be casual. Have loose gingham clothes draped over picnic tables. Serve the food in baskets, indoors or outdoors.

Picnic baskets encourage sharing. This will promote conversation, informality, and fun. Serve pitchers of lemonade to complement the wine.

Picnic food can be simple or elaborate. Sandwiches, pies, cakes, and cold cuts are all on the theme. For more substantial appetites, a barbeque can be fun too.

Childs Play

When you have children at a wedding, and many people have, they can get bored. While parents are enjoying the after-ceremony party children often find their own fun. Their ideas are not always safe, sociable or appropriate.

A child-friendly activity (that is also a whimsical wedding gift) is pottery decoration. Children can decorate white tableware with brightly colored designs. Ask the kids to create designs based on the wedding ceremony.

This will create a unique memory of your wedding day. When the pottery is fired later you can use the tableware whenever you want to remember the special child-friendly event.

Your Roanoke Wedding

Your dreamy and whimsical Roanoke wedding will be a memorable day, not just for the bride and groom. All your guests, friends and family will have a special, unique day. It takes a little imagination, a romantic heart, and a great Roanoke wedding venue.

Talk about your wedding ideas by contacting us here.

 

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