We’ve talked hipster weddings, we’ve talked about rustic weddings, now it’s time to talk about opulence. It may seem like that’s all weddings are about, but you’d be surprised, as we were, that there are few talking about adding that genuine touch of opulence and grandeur in the wedding sphere.
An opulent wedding is about letting your reservations go and embracing the fun and decadence of the grand! Thinking of a two tiered cake? Go for a four tiered! Thinking about a small vase of flowers for your tables? Go for a flourishing bouquet! Yes, this is a no holds barred look at creating something Marie Antoinette herself would be proud of!
For a venue that drips with luxury and beauty, then there is no better place than the magisterial Gosfield Hall, with it’s history connected with nobility, it’s a charming reminder of Britain’s noble heritage. A winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’ 2011 and Essex Wedding Awards ‘Wedding Venue of the Year – Heritage’ 2012. With CHW offering the entire venue to use you can invite up to 250 guests for the evening wedding reception and party.
A table fit for a king
Your wedding reception tables are where you can take the opulent theme to a micro level. By featuring an abundant floral centrepiece, featuring an array of gorgeous blooms from roses to hyacinths. From there mix and match cutlery and china, going for a blend of gold, brilliant white or alternatively an plentiful selection of different colours, kaleidoscopic or berry inspired. As long as you have that element of the regal about it, you will be sure to impress your guests.
A fairytale cake
There’s been a lot written about alternative cakes and minimal cakes, but for a wedding that’s based on the theme of opulence and grandeur, something fairytale like will be the only style that suffices. Choose a design that is over the top, something which will impress the eyes as well as a sweet tooth. The floral inspired wedding cake is a definitive winner, especially during certain seasons as we recently wrote about: “Spring and summer is the time of fantastic florals, from budding roses to vibrant daffodils. It’s no surprise that these seasons are saturated with weddings from start to finish. When it comes to your cake, embrace the season with a cake festooned in bright and evocative flowers. Whether you choose a block colour like mixing sunflowers and daffodils, or a stunning medley, a burst of colourful flowers will make your spring/summer wedding pop.”
Festoon with florals
We’ll admit it, we just can’t get enough of fabulous florals at CHW, and Gosfield Hall is a venue that you can go mad with. For the reception, we suggest, along with having flowers as your table centrepieces, dot mesmeric bouquets of elegant flowers around the reception hall itself, and bring to life the true nature of love by using a dozens upon dozens of red roses.
Finally, an opulent wedding is not playing by a rule book, it is whatever you see as opulent. For example, you can easily create an opulent boho themed reception, which is all about mixing and matching. Really, the possibilities are endless.