Looking for something a bit different?
The modern wedding has endless possibilities - whether you’re a classic, traditional wedding lover, or you simply want a casual get-together with your nearest and dearest!
If you’re looking for something a wee bit different, you’ve come to the right place. Our vendors love creating something unique, personalised, and custom to you. Perhaps you’re keen on a different take on the food, or you’re working with special dietary requirements? Check out this article on innovative catering ideas (containing several drool-worthy images of delectable treats) thanks to Sunday Cantina. Or maybe you’re feeling casual outdoor meal featuring a caravan that dishes out drinks to your guests as they dance the night away (enter Handmaid!). There’s no wrong answer.
To help get you inspired, we’ve got a few fun ideas that break away from tradition.
Let’s start from the top - the dress.
You might be feeling that the classic white dress just isn’t your vibe. No worries - why not go for something a bit different? Soft tones of champagne, rose gold or even powder blue can make a refreshing change from white - or maybe red is your colour! We’ve even seen some fantastic white jumpsuits trending - it’s a super striking look! What do you think?
If the idea of waiting to see your soon-to-be bride or groom at the top of the aisle, in front of the crowd, is all a bit too much, you could always opt to have a first look beforehand. This is becoming more and more common (perhaps as people become less superstitious!) and also provides a great time to get your photos taken with your bridal party - leaving you more time to mingle with your guests post-ceremony.
If you’re leaning towards doing a first look, ask your photographer and venue if they have any recommendations for photo spots. It can be such a sweet, intimate moment, so you’ll want to make sure it’s captured perfectly.
Looking for ways to mix up the dining experience? Instead of a classic sit down dinner, you could opt for food trucks - perfect for summer afternoons, where your guests are lounging and mingling in the sun! We have some fabulous food trucks available around Kāpiti. Grazing boards are also increasingly popular as an alternative to serving canapés - it’s such a social experience, and guests can come and go as they please.
If you’re a bit of a cheese-fiend, why not opt for a massive stack of glorious cheese, instead of a cake?
Hear us out on this one - because it’s proving to be a super-popular alternative to the classic cake. Just check out this gooooorgeous creation by the wonderful Kapiti Cheese Layer Cakes - it’s picture perfect, enough to serve all your guests (and more!) and truly delicious.
Bouquets and table settings are an opportunity to get creative and figure out your perfect colour scheme. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for florals, check out this beautiful creation by Gathered - ideal for a beach wedding! The possibilities here are endless, from dried florals to simple white roses, to succulents and silk flowers.
Your wedding is about what the two of you want - so go with your gut! Whether you are simply in love with the classic, traditional wedding day, or you want to get creative and make your own traditions, we say go for it!
This post was brought to you by our wonderful blogger in chief, Deanna Walker.