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Top 9 Wedding Themes to Inspire Your Dream Wedding

Rustic Wedding Idea

Top 9 Wedding Themes to Inspire Your Dream Wedding

Top 9 Wedding Themes to Inspire Your Dream Wedding

Same-Sex marriage is now legalized in Australia, and couples across the country are celebrating this tremendous news by saying their “I – Do’s”. As the country undergoes this transition the number of same-sex marriages in Brisbane continues to rise with plenty of businesses proudly offering same-sex wedding venues and same-sex wedding catering options.

Embrace this exciting time and head down the aisle to a different tune with a wedding theme tailored to you. For those in search of crafty wedding themes tipped with a little extra personality, grab some unique wedding inspiration here. Trust us – tying the knot shouldn’t turn into ‘trying not to copy Linda’s wedding’. Find your own voice and shout it from the rooftops!
Classic wedding theme

Wedding Theme 1: Black & White

Chic and always destined to match, dedicate your day to two colours that will never go out of style. We’ve all cringed at wedding photos with bridal parties packed with clashing colours – ditch the curse with simple style and timeless elegance.

A classic black and white wedding theme will leave you with happy guests, easy shopping lists, and wedding albums without great aunt Hilda rocking the noisiest outfit you’ve ever laid eyes on.

Black & White Wedding Theme Idea
Simple black and white wedding ideas…

A gorgeous black dress and ivory bouquet will have every bridesmaid feeling fab, and with a white bridal gown and black suit for the groom, heading to the altar has never looked so schmick. Add a pocket square for the groom or jewellery for the bridesmaids to add a splash of colour.

Your elegant black and white wedding theme is easily carried over to the wedding reception venue with inclusions of monochrome signage, striped tablecloths, black linen napkins, and themed confetti. Top it all off with clever menu inclusions such as oysters and cupcakes rocking black and white icing, and you’ve got a personalized wedding with unmatched style!

Rustic wedding themes

Wedding Theme 2: Rustic

Take it from us – after the long haul of wedding planning, every couple in town will be dreaming of ‘getting back to nature’ for an escape. Escape the city’s hustle and bustle with a rustic ceremony at an affordable wedding reception venue such as a vineyard, garden or farm.

Rustic Wedding Idea
Rustic wedding theme ideas…

For rustic wedding theme colours, keep things within a natural range – think pastel pinks, forest greens, and earthy tones. Dress bridesmaids in flowing chiffon dresses and complement your chosen colours with wooden furniture and brass-coloured tableware.

To add an extra element to your rustic wedding decorations, why not serve canapés and share platters on wine barrel cocktail tables?
Nautical Wedding dress

Wedding Theme 3: Nautical

Avast! Can’t make it to the coast for the coastal wedding of your dream (or don’t want to risk beach hair in your photos)? Bring the sand and the sea to you with some nautical wedding theming. Whoever said a CBD beach wedding was impossible?

Nautical Wedding Theme Idea
Nautical wedding ideas…

Kick off your wedding theming and welcome guests aboard with nautical themed wedding invitations dressed up with letterpress anchors.

If you still managed to grab that summer glow, carry that casual beach-side atmosphere over into the wardrobe with a strapless bridal gown and linen grooms’ suit. And while nautical themed bridesmaid dresses may sound like a mission, shorter skirts and blue-green tones are all you’ll need.

After dressing up your venue of choice in decorations styled after ship wheels, anchors, and lifeguard rings you’ll be ready to set sail over dinner: all that’s needed? Seafood platters set over blue table runners.

Take your favourite wedding ideas and run with them – it’s your day, so make sure it feels like yours!


Wedding Theme 4: Summer Festival 

If you and your partner are regular music festival goers, why not let this shared interest inspire your big day. This is a particularly good idea for summer brides as this is when festival season is usually held allowing you to incorporate the same fun, relaxed, carefree vibe you get from hanging out at your favourite festival. Here are some essentials that should be included in your festival style wedding.

 Festival Style Wedding Ideas…

Flower crowns are a classic festival motif and also look beautiful on a bride. Building flower crowns is a fun activity for you and your bridal party. On the big day, team your flower crown with a light and comfortable white or cream boho style dress. The groom can keep things casual as well with a white cotton or linen shirt and tailored shorts.

Choose a wedding reception venue that brings to mind a festival location such as a grassy paddock with a festoon and plenty of fairy lights. For wedding catering, consider hiring some food trucks. This is a unique wedding catering idea that allows your wedding reception to feature a variety of cuisines from around the world just like at a festival. This is much more exciting than the traditional lamb or chicken option. Festivals are all about live music, any festival themed wedding needs a great live band that will keep you dancing late into the night.


Wedding Theme 5: Outback Australia

An outback style wedding makes the most of Australia’s beautiful country landscape. Country style weddings often include country or outback motifs such as the inclusion of horses, utes and maybe even cowboy boots.

Outback weddings aren’t just popular amongst those who live regionally. Many couples choose to have their weddings in country locations as it can be more cost-effective and also allows for plenty of space. Not to mention there are hundreds of beautiful spots to get married in outback Australia.

Australian Outback Themed Wedding Ideas…

If you don’t have a family farm to host your wedding, don’t worry about it! There are plenty of properties that double as wedding venues in small regional towns just outside the major cities.  These will often include a barn or shed that has been repurposed to accommodate to weddings and can sometimes even include accommodation allowing your guests to stay overnight. In terms of décor, Native Australian flowers such as the wattle are all the rage at the moment and make for wonderful table toppers or can be used for the bouquets. The idea of a country wedding is to make the most of the beautiful natural setting by keeping things simple. Simply add some small heartfelt touches to an already beautiful location and you’ve got yourself the perfect country wedding.

If you are planning on getting married in the outback the best time to do it is during the colder drier months. This way you avoid extreme heat and flies and guests can warm themselves around a bonfire at the reception.


Wedding Theme 6: Elegant Fairytale Wedding 

Many brides dream of a fairytale wedding. This wedding should make you and your guests feel like you are stepping into a dream. A fairytale wedding should include all the bells and whistles, and be a spectacle of grandeur and elegance.

Elegant Fairytale Wedding Theme Ideas…

If you are planning a fairytale wedding you will need a dress fit for a princess. Whether you are going for Cinderella or Kate Middleton, opt for a dress that is elegant and regal. A gaggle of cute little flower girls also adds to the royal aesthetic and will make you feel like snow white. Every princess needs her prince charming. For a fairytale wedding, the groom should opt for a something understated and classic. Your reception should be somewhere that screams of grandeur, preferably with a ballroom where you groom can twirl you around for your first dance.  Classic rose centrepieces with beautiful candelabras will set a romantic tone.




Wedding Theme 7: Glamping Wedding

If you’re a lover of nature then a Glamping themed wedding could be the way to go and when done well, can be the ultimate luxe escape for you and your guests. Celebrating your special day in a beautifully designed outdoor space is becoming a more and more popular way to say our ‘I Do’s’ and it’s easy to see why.

Glamping Theme Ideas

Pick a venue or location with a wide flat area. Space can be filled with multiple bonfire pits, surrounded by oversized cushions, floor rugs, and comfortable seating. Stations can be set up offering warm blankets, hot water bottles, and D.I.Y s’mores kits. For the food, big wood-fired grills can be set up offering delicious slow-cooked meats and chargrilled vegetables. You can organise self-serve stations and pair this with a selection of tasty canapes.

Tepees can be spread around the outside for indoor seating and can be turned into rustic bars serving warm cider, mulled wines and whiskeys. A small live band can play perfect tunes all night long as you dance under the stars. A glamping theme can be as elegant or as rustic as you like so ensure you think carefully about colour themes, textiles and floral decorations.



Wedding Theme 8: Warehouse Wedding

If you prefer the urban jungle to natures jungle then a warehouse wedding might be more suited. The best thing about warehouse weddings is that their minimal interiors allow you to design your wedding any way you like. Whether you want rustic minimalism or grungy chic, a warehouse is a blank canvas suited to any wedding theme.

Warehouse Wedding Ideas

Keep the furniture simple, for romantic elegance consider marble topped trestle tables paired with black wire chairs, or for a rustic approach perhaps long wooden benches with simple chairs. Play with metallics such as golds or rose golds, this can be done with vases, candle holders or even the cutlery. Festoon lights or hanging gardens and floral arrangements are a great way to decorate the space.


gallery wedding

Wedding Theme 9: Gallery Wedding

For lovers of art and history, a gallery wedding exudes fine elegance. Either choose an existing art gallery venue or opt for a blank venue and fill it with your own beautiful collections.

Gallery Wedding Ideas

For those with an affinity for the classics, maybe a string quartet is in order? Serve champagne on silver trays, paired with tasty canapes. Set up tables in the gallery room for a delicious 3-course meal but keep the decor simple and refined. Surround yourself with art – whether that be paintings, sculptures or interactive pieces. It’s an art lover’s heaven



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