So, you’re sick of the traditional “white wedding” we’re all used to seeing in the high gloss magazines. You want your wedding to stand out from the crowd and own its unconventional ways like a left of center wedding should!
Here are 5 of my personal favourite concepts for an eccentric wedding day:
- Cave Wedding – Over Christmas I visited The Caves on the Capricorn Coast and I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of them. It would have never occurred to me that a couple might consider getting married kilometers underground, but once we were shown to the belly of the cave I realized how special it would be. Just imagine the sounds of your bridal procession song echoing off the walls as you make your way down the aisle. The look of wonder on your guests faces as the feel and hear the vibrations of the music. Not to mention, it would be pretty cool to tell people you got married in a cave!
- Dessert Wedding – Need I say more? Just imagine the endless possibilities! A macaroon bar to the left, a chocolate bar making station to the right, the wedding cake filled with mars bars, nerds and red frogs. How about instead of a wedding cake, opt for a chocolate fondue fountain and on all the guest tables an enormous platter of marshmallows, pretzels, peanut brittle and fresh fruit. The only downside to this concept is your diabetic friends wouldn’t be very impressed 😛
- Vintage Wedding – Is arriving in a Ford Model T Coupe a bit more your style? (look it up – I had to!) What about guests tables set up with the newspaper from 1927 used as placemats, the guys wearing spats and the ladies wearing vintage peep toes (they’re shoes – look them up while you’re looking up the T Coupe!), a gramophone in the corner playing Ella Fitzgerald or a bit of Billie Holiday depending on your taste. A vintage inspired photo booth might get your guests talking, with a Victorian-style chaise lounge off to the side where people can sit while waiting their turn. The right venue is essential to pull off the perfect vintage wedding – one dripping in old world charm. Glengariff Historic Estate in Brisbane is one of the more popular historic buildings used for weddings
- Tudor Wedding – Imagine getting married in a castle. Yup, a proper old castle like you see in the old timey movies. Would you like to dine like King Henry VIII? (He liked to dine. A LOT). The longest table you’ve ever seen lain in the middle of a castle built of years ago. A beautiful big chandelier hanging above everyone, giving the castle a lovely warm glow. The distinct smell of red wine flowing though out the day keeping all bellies warm. Sunshine Castle in Bri Bri is an incredible venue for a wedding, it may not be hundreds of years old but it’s definitely a pretty impressive place!
- Ice Wedding – Sick of Queensland heat? An ice wedding might be a great theme for you. There is a hand carved “Ice Ceremony Hall” in Jukkasjarvi, 200km above the Arctic Circle. Nope, not joking – it exists. If you’ve got friends who are willing to travel to an ice hall in Sweden for you, you need to hang on to them because they are friends for life!