Planning a wedding gives couples the opportunity to express personal sentiments and traditions in the details: a silver bracelet inherited from a great-grandmother, a bouquet of wildflowers reminiscent of a first-date hiking spot, a favourite homemade family dessert instead of a cake.
For everything else, couples can sometimes divine their best ideas from other people’s weddings. To help spark your creativity, we’ve pulled together some of the most beautifully creative touches from weddings at Four Seasons properties around the world. See something you love? Click through to the wedding’s full photo gallery for even more inspiration.
Bouquets for every bride
Your bridal bouquet is your most prominent wedding-day accessory, so when deciding what it will look like, keep in mind a few style details:
- Choose a colour that coordinates with the rest of the wedding palette, or opt for white blooms for a more traditional look.
- Make sure the bouquet is fashioned in proportion to your body, so it doesn’t look too big or too small when you’re holding it.
- Think about the mood and overall look you want for your wedding and work with your floral designer to choose the most appropriate blooms. Lush roses can be traditional or romantic, while a simple bundle of calla lilies can be quite modern.
Here are six bridal bouquets in a variety of styles, thanks to a mix of flower types, colours and stem wrappings.
Wedding cakes, from classic to contemporary
Among the most central and delicious of wedding details, wedding cakes come in all shapes, sizes and flavours. Choose a classic bridal-white cake, or add colour, patterns and even flowers to these towering confections. Here are a few delectable styles.
Choosing the right location
The setting of a wedding sets the mood and character of your special day. As you say “I do,” would you prefer a backdrop of an ocean sunset, a city skyline, a horizon of rolling hills or an interior with textured details? Here are several Four Seasons destinations around the world that offer breathtaking wedding settings.
Flowers set the stage
Flowers add colour and texture to a matrimonial event well beyond the bouquet, of course. At these three weddings, couples created dramatic floral décor elements that added chic statements to their outdoor settings.
Signage as décor
For weddings and receptions, help your guests find their way with signs that entertain with a cute saying or that elegantly display your names or monogram.
While centrepieces have long been a star of reception décor, event designers now see the entire table as a canvas. Reception tables of all shapes and sizes are another medium for expressing your style: Dress them up or down with flowers, linens, candles, china, crystal and flatware to further enhance your wedding’s theme and design.
Unique wedding favours
Tasty treats always makes popular wedding favours – something guests can enjoy in the moment or later.
Creative seating cards
When you have more than a couple dozen guests at a wedding, it’s helpful to assign seating – and seating cards provide one more opportunity to get creative! Work with your stationer, floral designer and event planner to come up with imaginative ways for guests to find their seats.
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