Choosing a theme for your upcoming weddings is amongst one of the most important decisions you will make once you’ve celebrated your engagement.  The theme sets the tone for the table decorations, the entire colour scheme and which type of menu you will have on offer.  It will also be one of the things that you will want your guests to remember for all the right reasons.  In recent years couples have opted out of a traditional wedding setting for one that is both elegant and intimate and a theme that ends up top of the list is the increasingly popular Shabby Chic wedding. Whether you are looking to transform a converted barn, or hire a local function room or even beneath a large marquee a Shabby Chic wedding theme is easily achieved for any couple looking to add those extra little touches to their special day.

On your list, once a theme has been decided upon will be a colour scheme which normally appears throughout the whole day, and even beforehand if you decide to include the chosen colour in your wedding invitation designs.  Many couples are also choosing to send handmade invitations that fits perfectly with their theme and gives their guests a taste of what their big day will hold and having a guest book available on arrival for guests to add their congratulations.  The guest book can even be handmade to include the little touches added to the table decorations and the colour scheme.  Colours from pale pink, to soft blue, to rosy peach and even rustic grey look perfect alongside the distressed shabby chic decorations that are now available.  Lighting can consist of fairy lights in all sorts of shapes; teardrops, flowers, icicles, crystals, that can be entwined amongst rose garlands to match the colour scheme.  On the tables delicate lightly fragranced tea lights within distressed tea light holders can be scattered amongst freshly cut roses in shades of pink, lemon and cream held together with lace or twine.

Places names can be held with pretty holders in heart shapes and chairs decorated with lace and twine.  Tables covered in cream or white tablecloths covered again with lace or even sheer silk to add an extra effect.  Newly wed couples tend to thank their guests for coming with a little memento of their day and the most popular are poems or readings from the day, tiny bags filled with rose petals or baked cookies or homemade sweets.  There are so many little extras that you can add to your special day if you are one of the couples that do opt for a Shabby Chic wedding and Lyme Bay Field Kitchens are happy to offer their advice and suggestions when it comes to the food. Whether you would like your guests to sit down for a three course plated meal, or prefer a more relaxed mixture of buffet food, or even a summer BBQ or wood fired pizza Lyme Bay Field Kitchen’s 2014 wedding menu can offer you the ideal choice.

We have also dedicated one of our Pinterest boards to what we feel is ideal for any couple to add to their Shabby Chic themed wedding.