Wedding Themes...

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    MrsBrown

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    Yeh!! Where are you getting married? I am from Bradford, we are getting married at a place called East Riddlesden Hall near keighley!! Cant believe how quick time is going!

    Jayne
     
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    We've not gone for a theme but we've gone for gold and ivory for the colour scheme, although we did toy with the idea of green but gold was our original idea and seems to be the one we both agree on.

    We looked into the idea of holding our wedding reception at a place called the Black Country Living Museum, as we both live in the Black Country area of the West Midlands (I don't know if anyone knows of it) and its where both our families come from. Its basically a living museum, based around the Victorian era mainly but there's things a little more modern and also a little older. It has the old Victorian school, a fun fair, trams and trolley buses, an underground mine, an old village with a pub, church, various shops such as a bakery, sweet shop, hardware store, general store, chemist, etc, fish and chip shops, and they now have a women's institute. they also have the canal and have the pit ponies and horses to name a few things. They have recently started doing weddings there, both receptions only and civil ceremonies. Basically its a quirky approach doing the old fashioned traditional Black Country wedding, even with characters dressed up- including a chimney sweep! You get the whole museum to yourself for the reception from 6pm (when the museum closes to the public) until about 11-11.30pm, they run the tram and trolley buses, have your wedding cake displayed in the bakery shop window, and the food is unlimited fish and chips and bar snacks such as pork pie, black pudding, pickled onions, etc! It doesn't appeal to everyone but its traditional, unusual, quirky and something memerale not only for the bride and groom but also for the guests!
     
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    I LOVE the Black Country Museum!! I'm originally from Coventry, although live in Witney nr Oxford now, and went on countless school trips there. Got to go down the mine with a torch helmet, dress up as a victorian child and have a school lesson and go on a trip down the canal. Its so fab!! If anybody gets a chance, its really worth a visit. If we still lived up there I would def have looked into getting married there. xxx
     
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    MrsGroves2B

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    Its fantastic there! We went in August because its only about 5 minutes drive for us to get there with some close friends and gift aided the ticket so get 12 months free entry, so we've been about 4 times since! We love it so much, and its right on our doorstep! The venue is expensive for a wedding but so good!
     
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    Wow thanks mrsg2b! I've just been on ebay looking at andreasallthatglitters when I came across another shop called thecrystalchickadee where i've managed to find 200 black scatter acrylic crystals for £3.60, and no postage and packing! Thank you again!
    We're not really having a theme though the colour scheme is black, white and gold. Everyone else themes sound fantastic, especially the Alice in Wonderland theme. There's quite a lot of Alice merchandise around too at the mo. x
     
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    No probs juliak, really love being able to help people [​IMG] xxx
     
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    ooh, i love the Black Country Museum idea! That's fantastic! I always think I was born in the wrong century so that would be right up my street! [​IMG]
     
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    Love the museum idea too sounds super! :)
     
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    We'd absolutely love to have our reception at The Black Country Museum. Its where we are from, its where our families were brought up, its just tradition, and its a proper Black Country traditional fayre. I will put a link to it, but their website doesn't really have much information on their wedding packages, just a brief advertisement really. We did pick up a pack but it was all being put together when we went to have a look at it and a talk about it, so its sort of a new thing. If you wanted to have the ceremony there you can have it in the school or the women's institute, the church is not available. If you wanted just the reception there then guests can't arrive before 6pm as the museum closes then, and you get the whole museum to yourself. The downsides are that you can't have a DJ, but you can have a band (I think) and a street organ can be put on the bridge in the village and be played, and depending on the number of guests the venue hire alone is just over £3000, then add £15 per head (£8.50 children) for the food (that's not bad considering what you get).

    Here's the link anyway:

    http://www.bclm.co.uk/weddings.htm
     
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    *Pink-bride*

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    oh wow all ur themes are ace!
    love the alice in wonderland 1!
    we are having a vegas theme
    we are going to ask guests to follow dress code of black tie and cocktail dresses, we are aiming to have a casino, name the tables after the famous hotels and then possibly a rat pack style singer!
     
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    Ah I'm loving all the themes :) We hadn't planned on having a theme but then I decided to put a butterfly on my invitations and the butterfly theme took off!! Having them on all of the stationary, centre pieces, on the tables scattered, looking for a nice butterfly clip for my hair, think that's about it for now but maybe more :) xx
     
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    *Pink-bride*

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    ooh i know it and love it!
    didnt know you could hold reception there!
    how ace!
    i live in west bromwich and work in merry hill!
    xx
     
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    Gemz2702

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    I really love the idea of the Alice and wonderland theme. I don't think we are having a theme as such, but we will incorporate things that mean a lot to us as a couple.
     
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    We're having a black and white, geek chic wedding!

    I've tried to combine the grown up, sophisticated day I wanted, with the geekfest that my fiance and his friends will be comfortable with.

    I've asked all guests to wear black and white, and I'll be in those colours too, with a hint of red in the cake, my evening accessories , and my MOH's outfit.
    As for the geeky stuff, we're having some of our ceremony music from films we love, the tables are named after superheroes, with statuettes as table markers, and we're having giant board games in the garden.
    The REALLY geeky bit are the surprise "doormen" in Star Wars costume!
    I haven't told anyone except my MOH that I'm doing this. They won't be anywhere near the ceremony, as I didn't want to devalue it, but I can't wait to have my picture taken with them!
    Oh, and my inviations are pretty geeky too!
     

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    Frogbitch that's brilliant! I love it! [​IMG]

    Have you thought about walking down the aisle to the imperial march from Star Wars?! [​IMG]
     
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    No, I'm having "Han Solo and The Princess" by John Williams from The Empire Strikes Back!

    It's less obvious, and quite a nice instrumental piece, so the geeks will "get" it, but everyone else will hopefully just think it's a nice piece of music.[​IMG]
     
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    Frogbitch that is quality. We are having geeky bits in our wedding too (me & OH are both geeks and metal/rock fans) so I'm walking down the aisle to Kiss, we are signing the register to apocalyptica's orchestral version of Metallica nothing else matters and we are setting up a green screen for people to get their photos taken in front of so that we can have fun after the wedding! The beauty of this like you say is other geeks will recognise our music but everyone else won't and we will be having a secret smile as the songs mean something a bit special to us - Just hope the registrar will allow it.
     
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    Mrs T2B (Kel)

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    Hi,

    our 'theme' is victorian afternoon tea.. with hints of Alice in wonderland.. have loved Alice in Wonderland all my life, and we don't have a traditional family set up (who does these days?! [​IMG] ) so as a result we're having late informal afternoon tea as our meal, and a BBQ in the evening.

    Having teapots as centre pieces and I'll be buying flowers the day before from tesco/asda/sainsburys to go in them in a 'haphazard' manner.. anything they have in pinks, blues and lilacs.. vintage shabby chic/country garden style

    We're having giant playing cards, outdoor chess and croquet. Little biscuits as favours with 'Eat Me' on.

    I'm looking for some cheap topiary trees with white roses on.. that I can partially paint red, just for the entrance to the hotel. [​IMG]
     
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    Ah Kel, that sounds so lovely. We'll want pictures you know [​IMG]
     
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    I'll second the request for pictures - sounds great! [​IMG]
     
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