Shabby Chic Wedding Theme

A slightly more eclectic version of the vintage theme, shabby chic continues to be popular with a lot of couples as it is one of the prettiest styles you can choose for your day. The great thing about a shabby chic wedding theme is that your items do not need to all match perfectly. A lot of the charm comes from the fact that every table can have a different arrangement of items, so that the overall design has an eclectic feel to it, basically shabby but chic!

Pastel colours such as pinks, peach, greens, lemon and cream are favoured for this theme, as they are softer tones and do not overpower the space. A lot of shabby chic elements tend to be white or cream in colour so this also works really well with the tones above. These colours also look very striking when mixed with more distressed elements, such as wooden crates, painted mason jars, wooden picture frames, candle sticks or anything else that you can sand down to give that shabby edge to.

Think of using items such as lace bunting, tin boxes as vases, glass perfume bottles, vintage mis-matched china to serve afternoon tea to your guests, or used as part of your centrepieces. Any items with character, such as a suitcase that could be used to hold your cards and presents, will work really well with this theme. Hand painted signs written on distressed pieces of wood also add a charm to your decor and look lovely dotted around your venue.

The more quirky the elements you include the more successful this looks, so do not panic if you can only get 6 of something when you have 7 tables. Instead embrace the odd one out and make it a feature in itself. There is something very freeing about not having to worry that everything matches in size, number or colour, so enjoy the fun of mis-matching and make the most of it.


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