Getting married in a place like the Lake District, with all its wonderful locations and scenery, is the chance to make your day both memorable and special. Everyone wants a glam event that wows those attending and helps send the happy couple off to their new life together in style.
Glamming your wedding is the latest big thing for soon-to-be-wed couples, so here are our top tips on how to achieve it without breaking the bank.
Start With the Invitations
Even before people arrive for the big day and you’ve chosen the outfits, you can start the glamour with your invitations. Adding a metallic script font to the invite card can make a big difference and will quickly tell your guests what sort of occasion they can expect.
Add a Bit of Sparkle
There are lots of ways to do this but the place to start is with the wedding dress itself. You want to look like a million dollars and add sparkle to your outfit, for example, with diamante or 3D applique sewn into the material. Glittery jewels and headwear only add to the glam.
Another element way to make things look more sophisticated is to add pearls, which have a happy habit of shimmering elegantly in the light – add them to your neckline and even your shoes to create a film star impact.
Dressing your bridesmaids in gold can add an extra level of style and panache and will contrast wonderfully with your own outfit.
Hair and Makeup
Getting the right glam look for your wedding can take hours of experimentation. Hair in particular can make a big difference to how you look and feel on the big day. Working with a professional stylist or makeup artist can add a bit of expense to the big day but it’s all worth it in the end.
Carrying a bouquet is a traditional part of the wedding ceremony but there are a lot of choices when it comes to flowers. If you want opulence, go for delicate lilies that cascade over your hand as you walk down the aisle.
Of course, one thing that is going to add a little glam and grandiosity to your big day is the location where you get married. Fortunately, Broadoaks is a gorgeous Lake District country house, traditional and glamorous in its own right, and as an exclusive use venue, you can decorate the whole space just as you please.
The Altar and Aisle
With people opting for non-church weddings more often, there are a lot of opportunities to create that really look glam. Floral installations and paying attention to the details can help create that fairy tale experience you are searching for.
Look at your wedding venue as a whole and bring everything together so that it matches. Whether that’s decking the aisle in white roses or hanging crystal chandeliers from the ceiling, don’t let your imagination limit you.
Instead of the disco in the evening, opt to hire a band for the evening. Not only does it add sophistication, but people love live music and, if you pick the right performers, it can make the reception go with a real swing.
There are a hundred different ways to glam up your wedding celebration and not all of them need to cost the earth. A few changes here and there can make a big difference and ensure that you remember your big day for many years to come.