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How to design and style your wedding

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

When it comes to planning your wedding, or any kind of an epic celebration, styling is definitely the best part of it all.

If you're not sure where to start when creating your look, here are a few simple steps to give you direction and get your creative juices flowing. I promise you once you start, it will develop further almost by magic.

Start by creating a mood-board in Canva (super easy to use), keeping in mind these 5 basic elements:

  1. Theme (Style)

  2. Colour palette

  3. Motif

  4. Texture

  5. Venue

The theme of your wedding should reflect who you are as a couple. End of! Your style should shine through completely. (Keep the in-laws out of it!)

If you are a bohemian freak like me, don't hold back. This is the one time in your life when you can go for it so do it.

Be it whimsical, rustic, festival, glam-rock, urban-boho, retro, make sure all the elements come together beautifully to reflect the mood and style of your best day ever.

The colour palette should have no more than 6 colours in it, with the main colour or two being dominant, while the rest complement those perfectly. Think about what your favourite colours are. Do you always tend to lean towards a certain tone when shopping? What goes well with your complexion and personality? Does your colour palette complement the season? The season will somewhat dictate the flowers you can use for example. Keep in mind your surroundings when choosing your colours. Think of the venue; woods, field, tipi, garden, barn, urban studio, country house and keep that colour as your background. Will it complement your colour scheme?

The motif is the one thing that binds the look together and is present in little details around your day. For example, this could be macrame (backdrop, chair decor, table decor etc).

Texture - your decore should provide this. Like the florals for example.

The size of the venue will dictate the scale for your decor. Start visualising your decor from the first time you visit the venue. Take measurement. Ask your suppliers for their opinion. Chances are they have worked there before and know what works and doesn't. Ask the venue manager to show you images of previous celebrations so you can decide on what you like and what you definitely don't want on your wedding day.

Yes, research is key. It can be a minefield especially if you don't know where to find your perfect suppliers. This is where people like me come in handy. We have the vision, the eye for detail, we know the most amazing suppliers out there to help make your wedding dream come true. It will cut down on time spent researching and being disappointed if things don't turn out the way you want them. Use us. I promise you won't regret it. In fact, I think it could be the best money spent on your wedding.

Love Zuza x

Contact me for more info on taking your wedding and parties from meh to mindblowing on 07855 960 614

or email zuza@thehullabaloocollective.com


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