6 easy ways to create a luxury wedding look
From gold cutlery to a red-carpet entrance, it’s easy to create a sophisticated, luxury wedding without breaking the bank.
Rustic, boho-style weddings may have been big news over the past five years or so, but today’s couples increasingly want to add a touch of luxury to their big day, and are looking for Essex wedding venues that can fit their vision for a glamorous and sophisticated wedding.
Happily, with a bit of creativity and attention to detail, it’s easy to create a luxury look for your wedding without breaking the bank.
First impressions count
When it comes to creating a glamourous and luxurious atmosphere for your wedding, first impressions most definitely count, so be sure to wow your guests from the moment they arrive at your reception venue. Give your guests the celebrity treatment with a red-carpet entrance and waiters waiting just inside with trays of champagne and delicious canapes. You could also furnish the entrance with a striking display, such as a beautiful flower arch, to really make an impact and set the tone for the rest of the event.
Understated and elegant
To add a touch of luxury and class to your Essex wedding, avoid flashy styles and over-the-top decorations, and instead opt for décor that is understated and elegant. Rich colours, such as deep blue or burgundy, ooze luxury, especially when paired with luxurious, sumptuous fabrics. Alternatively, for a more contemporary look, go for crisp whites and accentuate with plenty of dark green foliage. Whatever look you go for, choose one or two elements to focus on and keep everything else simple and pared back. We would also recommend avoiding current trends, as these could seem dated when you look back on your wedding photographs.
Although understated elegance is key to creating a luxury look, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a statement. Barn venues such as Crondon Park tend to be on the large side, and adorning the space with statement pieces can really help to make an impact and give your venue the wow factor. Vintage-style chandeliers, romantic candelabra centerpieces draped with crystals, or a Beyoncé-inspired flower wall, will all give you that glamorous, expensive look, and will help your wedding to stand out from the crowd.
Adding metallic elements to your wedding venue is an easy and effective way to add a touch of luxury to your big day without breaking the bank. Choose shimmering champagne tones for your table linens, and house your floral displays and candles in metallic vases and containers. For a bolder look you could even hire in crockery and cutlery in shades of gold, bronze or pewter.
Good lighting can make all the difference to the look and feel of a room, so don’t forget to take this into account when planning your luxury wedding venue. Project washes of colour onto blank walls and ceilings, or use uplighters and soft lighting to highlight your venue’s most attractive features. If you want a more romantic look, make a feature of a wall or ceiling with a twinkling fairy light net, or simply fill every spare space and surface with romantic, flickering candles.
Attention to detail
Attention to the finer details is absolutely key when it comes to planning a luxury wedding. Continue your theme throughout all the elements of the day, from the stationery and table plan, to the centrepieces and venue decorations, for an elegant and cohesive look. It’s also important to look after your guests, so try to create a luxury experience with signature cocktails, plenty of delicious food, and some comfortable chill-out areas where they can relax and take a break from the partying.
Our team at Crondon Park are experienced in helping happy couples to realise their wedding day vision. So, whatever you have in mind, you can be confident that we will support you to plan the luxury wedding you’ve always dreamt of.