First, a word of advice from the pros: One of the most common questions that wedding planners receive from clients is how they can make their wedding different from all of the rest, especially if their close friends are getting married around the same time.  According to Mindy Weiss, the key to successfully personalizing your “I do’s” is to “Bring in something that will remind people of you, whether it’s a color you love to wear, a special song, or even just a feeling.”

It won’t feel authentic and you may regret it decades from now.  David Tutera sees this mistake happen all the time: “It’s very easy to go over-the-top…you want to make sure that your theme is incorporated in very simple and understated ways.”
Ready to get started?  See which style below best suits your personality and lifestyle.

Vintage Wedding Theme

This Mindy Weiss event was inspired by the rolling verdant hills and fresh flavors of Tuscany, but we also think it captures the elegance of a bygone era. If you’re going the vintage route, lace is a must: Look for a gown with a modern twist, like this bride’s matching bolero and sheer sleeves. A muted color palette with ivory, slate grey, rose, and gold is soft and pretty.
Unusually-shaped chandeliers hung from the overhead trellis and billowy fabric was used to create a faux canopy. Wood chairs were mixed with covered chairs with fabric floral detailing. The vintage theme can even extend to food and serving pieces, too: “We placed a French baguette at each place setting for guests, used vintage bottles wrapped with craft paper and twine for fresh lemonade and had a spread with produce like grapes,” said Weiss. What’s for dessert? A five-tier all-white cake with intricate detailing and a monogram of the couple’s initials, accented with a delightfully old-fashioned cake figurine.

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Rustic Chic Wedding Theme

Weiss assures us that rustic weddings show no signs of slowing down for 2013! Tutera agrees: “The key is starting with a great location — once you have that, you can create complementary décor.” Whether you’re throwing a garden, country or vineyard wedding, Tutera tells us that all great rustic celebrations have three things in common: They showcase a natural landscape, use wood in multiple ways and incorporate pieces that look like they could exist in your home or garden.
For example, the ceremony below (planned by Mindy Weiss Events), features an aisle runner made out of reclaimed wood and flowers that look like they were plucked straight from the bride’s garden. In keeping with the natural theme, the couple’s four-legged companion wore a sweet floral garland and the bridesmaids were outfitted in long chiffon dresses in varying neutral hues (not pictured). For your reception, David Tutera advises using wine barrels as décor; you can even convert one into a bar or cocktail table!
Ceremony

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Reception

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Want a timeless wedding that won’t look dated 50 years from now? This wedding planned by Mindy Weiss Events proves that classic doesn’t have to be staid. First, let’s start with the outfits: A dramatic fit-and-flare gown with a hint of crystal detailing for the bride; a classic black tux for the groom; and the bridal party in matching floor-length gowns. For the color scheme, white with silver or gold accents is a regal look, or you can go with pale pinks for a more romantic effect.
If you’re going with this theme, more is more when it comes to florals. “For the ceremony, we lined the aisles with flowers, hung strands of white flowers and created a ceremonial arch covered in flowers as well. We put in specialty lighting to warm the white room and created lounge areas for guests to enjoy using white furniture and large ornate mirrors,” said Weiss.
Getting married in the wintertime? Use white Manzanita branches to transform a basic venue into a frosty wonderland. An all-white cake is anything but ordinary when you add loads of texture and height.

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Courtesy of: http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/wedding-planning-basics/wedding-theme-ideas

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