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9 Decoration Ideas for Your Luxury Wedding

15 MAY 2021

Be inspired for your destination wedding with 10 of the best wedding decor ideas in 2021.

1. Floral forms

Make an instant impression with breath-taking effects by investing in bold, feature blooms. Floral tablescapes should be towering urns, adding height and drama to your table decoration while also allowing guests to see each other with ease across the table.

For the venue dressing, think sweeping pampas grass installations for a luxe and bohemian Moroccan wedding, or the ceiling transformed into a meadow of foliage and flowers at an exclusive private estate venue. Floral installations should be on a large scale, dressing doorways, walkways, staircases and ceilings for maximum impact.

2. Take a seat

The furniture and furnishings you choose will add a signature and style to the celebrations. Transparent Perspex seating is an excellent contemporary choice within chic hotel venues, but also comes into its own for outdoor wedding ideas, where the surrounding natural beauty quite literally shines through. Lounge furniture is also increasingly popular. As luxury destination wedding planners, we coordinate multiple zones for your wedding events, from plush lounge areas housed in bohemian tipis, to high-style bars in opulent, Gatsby-inspired historic venues.

3. Let there be light

With careful coordination, each wedding event may feature statement lighting to set the mood and tone. Lighting is one of the key ways to decorate your dream wedding. Option for an open-air pre-wedding brunch as your guests arrive at the destination, lit by chandeliers suspended from the trees. For the wedding ceremony, select soft, natural lighting to enhance your photos. Programmed lighting displays at your reception venue create a colour coordinated effect for the banquet and a lively atmosphere as the music and dancing begins.

4. Winter warmers

A top trend for 2021 winter wedding ideas combines both aesthetics and comfort: dressing the venue with faux fur. Adorn each seat at the ceremony with a plush faux fur drape. Line laid-back bench seating and lounge areas with decadent throws and cushions. It could even become part of the table styling, with a slender faux fur runner adding warmth and character dressed with flowers.

5. Antique accents

Whether contrasting a striking private villa or enhancing the historic features of one of Paris’s oldest hotels, antique furniture will instantly add style to the celebrations. Make selections to complement the venue around you in both colour and style and look beyond the essential furnishings too. Antique bars, cigar tables and even dressers form the perfect canvas to dress with indulgent drinks and desserts for your evening party. Antique drinks’ trays will evoke a sophisticated style and a nod to the glamorous roaring 20s.

6. Perfect palettes

By opting for one colour to feature throughout the wedding events, each experience for your guests is visually united. The effect of your florals and decorations is also amplified by the consistent and cohesive colour, creating a vision in white, or gold, or blush for your guests. For wedding decor ideas in 2021, the Pantone colours of the year will be popular, with the grey and yellow tones combined for a modern finish, or one brushing the events in colour across lighting, linens and blooms.

7. Glassware

When considering ways to decorate your dream wedding, refinement and sophistication are important. We recommend a full suite of glassware to achieve this effect. From Champagne flutes to wine glasses adorning the banquet tables, to cut glass whisky glasses and decanters beside the bar, and slender stemmed martini glasses at cocktail hour. Glass vases may also be used and will glitter with your chosen wedding lighting ideas for 2021.

8. Golden moments

Luxury weddings will almost always feature brushes of gold. After all, it is the colour of royalty for so many. From gold leaf embellishing period panelling in a historic venue and elegant gold chandeliers, to smaller scale gold vases, gilt framed seating plans and even confetti, glimmers of this opulent tone will add instant luxury to your destination wedding events.

9. Curtains up!

Installing drapes will create a big impact to any of your venue choices. Think gauzy drapes installed over pergolas for a post-wedding barbecue beside the lake. Or, envision delicate silks entwined around a towering archway to frame the moment you make your vows. Continue the theme with hand-dyed silk table runners and coordinated linen serviettes for guests to add polish and romance.

Take these wedding decor ideas in 2021 and beyond and craft your own custom destination wedding. Contact our award-winning team at Cocoon Events to take the first step.