Britain has always been renowned for having a patriotic population, and the royal wedding and London Olympics, generated a resurgence in our passion for everything British. This trend is one that has seemed to rub off onto couples from all over planning their ideal wedding. On top of themed weddings seeing a rise in popularity, the patriotic makeover is seeing some of the most stunning ceremony and reception creations we have seen for some time.
Yet, we know that couples still want a personal touch to their wedding, and so these ideas offer the perfect ideas on how to create a truly stunning British-themed wedding!
Wave the flag
As the most iconic artwork, you can use the Union flag for stationery and decorations, but try not to smother your reception with flags. The odd one here, maybe with the use of bunting, will reinforce the theme.
Three simple colours
Stick with the red, white and blue, and you cannot go wrong. Not all the additions have to be bright shades, but hints here and there will offer a pleasant effect. You could even give your bridesmaids a colour each for a multi-coloured bridal party look.
A British venue
With hundreds of gorgeous venues in the local area alone, you don’t have to travel far to the venue of your dreams. Country manor houses, castles, National Trust properties, or even the likes of Tower Bridge; you’re spoilt for choice.
Vintage is as popular now as it’s ever been, so incorporate it with the British theme. Wartime details are a good idea, with stationery reading ‘(couple’s names) NEED YOU?’ like the wartime posters, and ‘keep calm and carry on’ could be your slogan for the day.
Tea all day
Bring out the vintage crockery and offer guests some cake and biscuits along with a cup of tea after the meal.
Music to our ears
Stick to your theme, all the way through to the music. Consider a tribute band of The Beatles for all ages to enjoy, or hire a band that play tunes by The Police, Queen, Oasis and more.
We hope these ideas give you a feel for a British-themed wedding! And keeping the theme alive, pay homage to Britain with your dress. With the likes of Ellis Bridals and Ronald Joyce in-store, we are sure you’ll find your ideal British gown at Fleur de Lys Bridal.