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11th December 2019

Will These Be The Top 10 Most Exciting 2020 Wedding Trends?

We all know wedding planning can be as fun as it is stressful, we intend to help all you brides out there get ahead of the game by giving you the top 10 2020 wedding trends.

These include ideas for the environment conscious couples, unique ways to record your special day and the biggest trend of 2020, lush green outdoor wedding venues, floral stylings and accessories.

Here are the most exciting predicted wedding trends of 2020 you simply must follow.

2020 Wedding Trends: Simple Gowns Are Replaced with Detailed Tattoo Lace

This year the wedding gown trend took a decided turn down a simple yet elegant path. Silhouettes were streamlined and detailing was kept to a minimum.


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But by 2020, the trendiest wedding gowns will feature intricate lace overlays and detailed embroidered finishes.

Choose your shape and opt for a nude or blush underlayers, mimicking the tone of skin, then cover with floral motifs and whimsical laced sheer slips and sleeves. The effect will hug your figure and show off your feminine silhouette.

In 2020 the tattoo lace and embroidery trend mean brides can give the effect of showing traces of skin, whilst still keeping things classy and modest.

2020 Wedding Trends: Get Ready to Video Map Your Venue

Make leaps and bounds into the future and bring a touch of technological wizardry to your special day in 2020 with the latest wedding trend: video mapping.


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Thanks to this unique concept, couples can project anything they want into their chosen venue, turning their venue into an exotic palace or woodland wedding in a deep forest.

Video mapping can project carpets of florals on every surface or fill the ceiling with stars mimicking the night sky.

The choices are endless meaning brides and grooms can get married anywhere in the world, no matter where they host their wedding.

2020 Wedding Trends: Blush Pink to Make Your Guests Wink

Whether it’s in your floral arrangements, on your bridesmaids or accenting your accessories, blush pink is the top colour of choice for 2020 wedding trends.


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The soft and subtle colour will be found in rose laden bouquets, lapel pins and table centrepieces. Blush ribbons will find their way into hair pieces or wrapped around chair coverings and bridesmaids will be draped from head to toe in the palest of pinks.

No longer reserved for girly style weddings, blush pink will give any and every wedding day a soft on-trend edge in 2020.

2020 Wedding Trends: Lush Green Garden Party Outdoor Wedding Venues

Outdoor weddings are tricky in the UK, with our fabulous unreliable weather you simply have to pray you?ll get a sunny day.

But thanks to one of the latest 2020 wedding trends, outdoor garden party style venues are the in choice for forward-thinking couples.

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Rainhill Hall – Outdoor ceremony

Not only does Rainhill Hall boast the most extraordinary outdoor wedding venue in Liverpool, but the flexibility of the space allows you to stick to your dreams of a lush green backdrop, come rain or shine.

Greenery and natural colours will play a big part in 2020 wedding trends, so there’s really no better choice for your 2020 outdoor wedding venue than Rainhill Hall.

2020 Wedding Trends: Lights, Camera, Action Wedding Movies

For a lot of brides and grooms, their special day can fly by in an instant, which is why many couples rely on a skilled wedding photographer to capture as many precious memories on camera as possible.

For 2020, wedding trends will include making epic wedding movies.

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As well as plenty of stills, a wedding video maker will put together a mini moving montage of your day, creating a one of a kind special memory you can watch and share with your guests.

Kind of retro, but with today’s modern technology this wedding trend is one we see being big in 2020.

Add a Princess Tiara For a Really Regal Wedding

Following on from the last royal wedding, we predict the princess theme still being one of the biggest 2020 wedding trends.


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One way to add a splash of royal class to your wedding day is to choose a tiara style headpiece to complete your princess wedding ensemble.

Choose from opulent crowns, to barely there embellished bands, either way, princess tiaras are sure to be spotted at plenty of weddings in 2020.

2020 Wedding Trends: Keeping Things Eco-Friendly

Saving the planet is on everybody?s minds these days, and for the most environmentally conscious of us, our wedding day shouldn?t compromise the health of our planet.

Wedding trends in 2020 will see eco-friendly couples doing what they can to reduce their carbon footprint.


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Compostable and biodegradable packaging and of course biodegradable petals.

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These will include recyclable materials being used for stationary and confetti or using in-season flowers. Wedding feasts will be sourced from local providers to help reduce transport pollution and favours will include edible options or encourage gifting plants or charity donations in guests? names.

Brides can even do their bit by sourcing responsibly made wedding gowns, or even choosing vintage fashion, and second chance wedding dresses. After all, someone else?s trash can always be made into treasure.

There are plenty of ways to throw a planet-friendly, sustainable wedding and this is one of the best 2020 wedding trends we hope will be adopted by happy couples tying the knot in the future.

We Say Welcome the Zen Do

When it comes to getting married,?ladies love a hen do.?Getting dressed up in a silly outfit and hitting the town with your girlies is something every bride looks forward to.

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In 2020, however, we predict a new trend will emerge in the form of a “Zen Do”.

Instead of the wild hen parties we?re all used to, health-conscious brides are predicted to opt for a Zen Do including indulgent spa retreats and elegant meals or dining experiences.

Not that we?re expecting the traditional hen dos to disappear, but you may start to see fewer tutus and ‘L’ plates in town and more treatments and bathrobes in your local spa come 2020.

Commission a Wedding Canvas

One thing we?ve seen recently, and adored the idea of is a wedding canvas.

As well as wedding photos and wedding videos, the wedding trend of 2020 sees couples hiring artists to capture their most special moments with paint and a brush.


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This unique 2020 wedding trend will give the bride and groom the chance to capture their day on canvas, giving them something to hang in their home forever.

Artists would be stationed in prime position ready to capture every detail of the venue, your guests and the entire feel of your special day, adding their own individual sense of style to the piece.

We hope our predictions of the top 10 2020 wedding trends will give happy couples inspiration to tailor their special day to their tastes, making the entire affair a day to remember and cherish forever.

At Signature Living Weddings, our coordinators will be on hand to help couples create the most amazing and unforgettable weddings. Their experience and knowledge of the business keep them ahead of the game and, when it comes to predicting the top wedding trends of 2020, they?ll have all our ideas above and much more to offer.

Call 0151 305 3753 to arrange an appointment with a member of the team and start planning your wedding with us today.

3rd December 2019

How to Craft a Magical Christmas Wedding

A Christmas wedding is slightly less conventional but perfectly festive and fun! In fact, it has the potential to be one of the most special days of your life. From beautiful wintry d?cor to festive floral bouquets, there are so many elements of a winter wedding to embrace.

To help you craft the most magical Christmas wedding possible, we at Signature Living Weddings have rounded up the best tips and tricks to ensure that your winter nuptials are remembered as the most wonderful time of the year.

Seasonal Decorations


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There?s something truly charming about soft candle light, twinkly lights and icy-cool d?cor. Synonymous with togetherness and joy, the decorations that come hand in hand with Christmas time are sure to bring a smile to anyone?s face. Weave a sense of Christmas cheer into your special day by incorporating luxurious colour schemes, plenty of candlelight and fun little touches like snowflakes – anything that will bring that all important feeling of enchantment and wonder.


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Plenty of light sources will also come into their own in a practical sense when it comes to getting the photos just right, as this will remove the need for too much flash photography.Originally a church, Alma de Cuba is a perfect venue for a seasonal theme. Awe inspiring architecture and rich heritage mean that Alma is ideal for a Christmas wedding full of wonder and intrigue.

Bring the Outside In

Think outside the box when bringing outdoor elements into your wedding venue. Incorporating seasonal greenery and foliage into various parts of your wedding is a sure-fire way of creating picture perfect Christmas nuptials; think birch, thistles, branches, mistletoe, roses and anemones.


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For example, why not have a row of trees lining the aisle, with the branches and twigs glittering with ?snow?? Looking to nature like this will create a cosy, rustic feel to your day as well as creating unique photo opportunities! Don?t forget to apply the same thinking to the bouquet. A festive arrangement full of wintry berries, leaves and texture will complete the theme perfectly.

Baby, It?s Cold Outside!


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Having a wedding at this time of year does have its challenges. One of the most important things to bear in mind is the weather ? especially if you will be moving from one venue to another in between the ceremony and wedding breakfast. Don?t worry though, just a little bit of creative thinking and you?ll have yourself covered if it gets too chilly. A long-sleeved dress is a usual go-to for a winter wedding, as is making sure your bridesmaids are equipped with a shawl, stole or something to that effect to protect them from the elements.


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Sometimes, in addition to the dress, a coordinating jacket or coat can be added to add utility but without compromising on style. The groom and his groomsmen also have the option to get creative ? with velvet suit jackets hitting the mark when it comes to being on trend as well as adding that little bit of extra warmth.

It?s the Little Things


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If you don?t want to go all out with the Christmas theme but still want an atmosphere full of festive cheer, adding small nuances into your special day will help to create a wedding that is both memorable and unique. Singing carols at appropriate times during the service can be a great way of tying the time of year in with the celebrations. Instead of standard bubbly, break the mould and serve mulled wine and cider to warm your guests up ready for the wedding breakfast. Instead of confetti, why not have your guests light sparklers or candles as you exit as a newly married couple?

Keep It Simple


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A great solution to some of the main problems you may face when planning a Christmas wedding is keeping the entire day contained in one venue. Instead of traipsing through the cold to another site, why not find somewhere with plenty of flexibility so you can have your wedding, meal, party and guest accommodation all under one roof? Venues like 30 James Street, The Shankly Hotel and Exchange Hotel are great options for those who want to keep their day seamless, luxurious and stress free.

Start Your Christmas Wedding Journey Today

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Feeling inspired? Want some more information? Give our team a call on 0151 236 0166 and we will help you begin to plan your very own winter wedding. Alternatively, make an enquiry online here.?

25th September 2019

The Return of the Engagement Party & Where to Host Yours

In the past engagement parties were thrown by the parents of the bride as they proudly announced their daughters pairing off. We are talking period drama times here though.

Since the start of the 20th-century engagement parties fell off the radar of socially acceptable events. They were even considered a bit cheeky by certain people who felt attending hen parties, bridal showers and of course the actual wedding to be celebration enough.

Now, in 2019, we welcome the return of the engagement party with open arms, celebrating our friends and family?s happy news with all the appropriate gusto.

And where better to book your engagement party than with Signature Living and any one of our amazing private party venues.

The Vestry

Hovering in the eaves, high above the heads of hundreds of party-goers at Alma de Cuba is where you?ll find Vestry, the perfect engagement party venue in Liverpool.

Not only can you enjoy the fabulous carnival atmosphere that Alma de Cuba always delivers, but you and your guests will also have access to your own private bar, stylish seating arrangements and a private dancefloor.

Think of The Vestry as the best of the best VIP party venues, giving you all the best bits of a night out in Alma de Cuba and the privacy of your own private party space to share with your friends.

Baby Eden

Snuggled in the back of The Bastion Bar and Restaurant at The Shankly Hotel a charming city centre venue, Baby Eden awaits you and your loved ones to celebrate the perfect engagement party.

Inside the intimate space can be decorated to your specifications along with a private bar and the most delicious catering.

We can help organise a DJ or a sit-down dinner, a day or evening event. No matter what you need Baby Eden is the perfect place to host unforgettable engagement parties in Liverpool.

Carpathia Private Dining

If you?re thinking of keeping things on a smaller scale and wish to share your happy news with a select few loved ones, consider booking your engagement party in Carpathia?s Private Dining Space.

Here you can enjoy an amazing dinner paired with spectacular views in first-class surroundings.

Lift glasses of bubbly to toast your happy news with a select few in your very own exclusive dining space at 30 James Street in our VIP private dining space.

Booking Unforgettable Engagement Parties with Signature Living

Any excuse to celebrate is a good one that?s why, at Signature Living, we look forward to hosting all sorts of special occasions and events in our stunning city-centre events venues.

Each one offers something different to our guests, whether it?s a small-scale intimate celebration dinner or a more extravagant affair in one of our larger private hire venues, every celebration is as important to us as the last.

When it comes to booking your engagement party, we have everything from delicious catering ideas, themes, cocktails concoctions and spectacular venues to suit all sizes.

Simply call our events team on 0151 305 5109 or email and start planning your engagement party today.

19th September 2019

Carnival Style Wedding Packages at Alma de Cuba

We?ve created a selection of the best wedding packages Liverpool has to offer in our stunning city-centre wedding venue, Alma de Cuba. Each one taking inspiration from the exotic elegance and vibrant colours of Latin American culture, providing your wedding day with the style of celebration befitting the most extravagant Cuban Carnivals.

The Most Amazing Wedding Packages Liverpool Boasts

Take a look at how wonderful we can make your wedding day at Alma de Cuba, by choosing one of the three most exciting wedding packages Liverpool has for 2020.

Within the ancient walls of Alma de Cuba, there lies a plethora of original evangelical features, retained from the buildings time as a church.

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Lofty vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, glittering stained glass windows and an impressive marble altar with flanking columns make Alma de Cuba a stunning city-centre venue to host a dream Liverpool wedding.

Choose any of the packages detailed below to ensure both you and your guests enjoy an unforgettable wedding day experience from start to finish.

The Alma Wedding Package

When you book the perfect wedding venue in Liverpool, everything else usually just falls into place, especially when that particular venue comes with its very own bespoke wedding package.

Our Alma de Cuba Wedding Package provides everything a happy couple could need on their special day, including creative cocktails served to your guests on arrival, delicious catering and the most glamourous wedding venue in Liverpool from which to enjoy your wedding.

Starting at just ?5,500, this amazing Liverpool wedding package caters to 50 daytime guests and 80 evening guests. Every happy couple has the option to book the entire venue for a civil ceremony* where they?ll be wed in front of the stunning Alma de Cuba altar.

After a spectacular service, let the celebrations can continue in our private events venue, The Vestry, where your party can enjoy a private bar, an evening buffet and a wedding reception that will be remembered for a lifetime.

The Rio Wedding Package

Don?t take your wedding to Rio, let us bring Rio to you with our sensational new wedding package at Alma de Cuba.

Garnering inspiration from the party capital of the world, we?ve taken all the charisma and charm of the city?s biggest celebrations and tailored them to suit the most amazing wedding day imaginable.

Think party, party, party as we?re going big with this one including samba dancers, confetti cannons, coloured sparklers and smoke cannons, as well as all the finer details included in all our Alma de Cuba Wedding package.

With prices starting at just ?7,500, our Rio Wedding Package will make your special day an unforgettable affair, inspired by the street parties of a city where the celebration never stops.

The Carnival Wedding Package

If like us, you just love a carnival, we?ve got the perfect wedding package for you at Alma de Cuba.

By booking The Carnival Wedding package you’re guaranteeing a wedding day that will go down in the history books.

An occasion that will be marked by plenty of fabulous party-themed favours, this wonderful wedding package includes our very own samba dancers, an amazing evening buffet and drinks on arrival, we’ll be sure to help you make your wedding the stunning celebration you always dreamed of.

We?ll take care of all the finer details so you and your intended can get on with the most important part of your day, celebrating and announcing your love for one another.

The Carnival Wedding Package starts at just ?6,500 for 50 day guests and 80 evening guests.

We can help create all the excitement of a carnival celebration on your wedding day with Signature Living Weddings.

Booking the Best Liverpool Wedding Packages

All our Alma de Cuba wedding packages can accommodate extra guests both day and night, we can add or change aspects of our packages that don’t suit your particular plans, whatever you think will make your wedding day memorable, our wedding coordinators are happy to arrange.

At Signature Living Weddings, we pride ourselves on getting to know our couples well so we can best advise on how to make the most of their special day. At the end of this year and into 2020, we?ll be hosting a series of free-to-attend wedding showcases at both The Shankly Hotel and 30 James Street.

Why not book to attend and come see what we do at Signature Living Weddings that makes us stand out from the norm.

Each of our unique and bespoke wedding packages can be tailored to suit your own personal preferences, and we?ll be with you every step of the way to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch.

Start planning a colourful, carnival-style wedding day with Signature Living Weddings by booking any of the most exotic and exciting wedding packages Liverpool has to offer at Alma de Cuba.

To start planning your wedding or to discuss our packages and venues please email or call? 0151 305 37 53 and speak to our team today.

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20th August 2019

A Maid of Honour Cheat Sheet to Planning the Perfect Wedding

Okay, so we know you won’t actually be planning the entire perfect wedding yourself but once you accepted the job for the Maid of Honour you became an integral piece of the big day.

The question is, are you ready for it?

Maid of Honour checklist for the perfect wedding

To help you help your bride when it comes to planning the perfect wedding we?ve drawn up a cheat sheet to make sure you are the best Maid of Honour you can possibly be.

What Exactly is the Perfect Wedding?

You may have your ideas of what your?own perfect wedding day would be but what about your Bride to be?

It’s important to know exactly how she wants her day to go unless of course, you are already well versed in every detail. Discover her dream wedding venue, the dream dress and do everything you can to help her make those dreams a reality.

Assert Your Authority

When it comes to bridesmaids, we all know they can get a little rebellious at times so it?s your job to herd them like a professional cattle wrangler. You are leader of the bridesmaids for the foreseeable future so let them know who’s boss, like Beyonce.


If one doesn?t like the dress or the other doesn?t like the fancy dress theme for the hen party, tough!

It’s up to you to keep the peace and get them to the dress fittings, hair and make-up tests, bridal shower and then hen party in an orderly fashion and with a smile.

Plan The Perfect Hen Party

Start your hen party plans by listening to your Bride-to-be’s wishes and then completely ignore most of what she has to say.

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Every Bride-to-be may say she wants a classy, ladylike hen party but deep down you know she’s lying. Pull out all the hen party clich?s and make sure the Bride-to-be is the centre of attention on the night and you?re golden.

Signature Living Hotel has the ideal group accommodation for hen parties and, when it comes to planning the perfect hen party in Liverpool,?they are number one on every list.?With everything from epic pool parties to Million Dollar Men nights and even adult-themed afternoon teas, a Signature Living hen party is always unforgettable.

Our helpful reservations team at Signature Living will help you plan every aspect of the most epic hen party ever, so all you need to do is pretend you are listening to your bride-to-be and let us do all the dirty work.

Plan An Even Better Bridal Shower

This is your chance to give the Bride the classy pre-wedding event she says she wants. Inviting all the right people and picking the perfect wedding shower venue?is key.

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Whether it?s an at-home garden party or a private soiree in an exquisite city centre events venue you are the hostess with the mostess and there’s no room for failure.

Learn How to Be a Human Shield

One of your most important jobs is to shield the Bride from any possible and unnecessary drama or stress.


So get out your Wonder Woman Bracelets of Submission and block all that negativity so your Bride will have the perfect wedding day of her dreams, without any of the bother or hassle.

Study That Guestlist

Time to climb the family trees of the Bride and Groom because you may think you already know everybody but you are wrong.

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Your Bride to be will have aunties and uncles you?ve never met and distant cousins you’ve never heard of and don’t even start on the Groom’s side.

You will be the main contact for all these guests on or before the big day so, to save your Bride having to answer everyone?s urgent questions, you need to know names.

Get Involved in Planning

If you know the ins and outs of the big day then you are instantly more helpful when the Bride forgets something or the Groom shows up in the wrong place at the wrong time.


Find out the when, where, how and who as fast as you can, and help your Bride enjoy the perfect wedding day she’s always wanted.

The Big Day Checklist

Just in case you get overwhelmed yourself it might help to have a small checklist to hand just for your peace of mind;

  • Don?t forget the veil
  • Have a safe place for the wedding band
  • Know the wedding planners number
  • And the Best Man?s (he could become your best friend on the day)
  • Don?t drink too much pre-wedding champagne

Keep it together missy.

Maid of Honour Emergency Kit

To make sure you are ready to meet the needs of your Bride pack our Mary Poppins-style emergency kit with everything you could possibly need on the Big Day;


  • Sewing Kit ? for rips and tears
  • Nail and eyelash glue ? in case either should falter throughout the day
  • Make-up touch up kit ? because
  • Hairspray and hairpins ? for any hair-related mishaps
  • Tissues ? for happiness tears
  • Stain removal wipes ? for spills and smudges
  • Paracetamol ? for your own headache
  • A hip flask ? for pre-ceremony butterflies
  • The Brides favourite sweets or chocolates ? for low blood sugars and nibbles
  • Flats ? because your Brides shoes are fab but very high
  • Phone charger ? you are the emergency contact and need to capture candid camera moments

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

After all, this is said and done you will have helped your Bride plan the perfect wedding and given her the support she needed throughout the perfect wedding day. And don?t worry, you can always pay her back by asking her to be your Maid of Honour when it’s your turn to walk down the aisle.

Signature Living Weddings

We are every maid of honours best friend at Signature Living Weddings because we have all the tools to make sure your Bride’s perfect wedding day is delivered.

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Our exquisite Liverpool wedding venues each have a unique character and charm that can be tailored to be everyone’s perfect wedding.

From the elegant and intimate to the grand and remarkable, each Signature Living wedding venue delivers exactly what any and every Bride could dream of for their perfect wedding day.

Call 0151 305 3753 or have a browse around our amazing wedding packages to see the different ways Signature Living can make all your wedding day dreams come true. We have put together the perfect packages that cover everything you could think of and more for hosting a dream wedding day with Signature Living Weddings.

Like our latest venue at Rainhill Hall where you can book;

  • Prosecco and canap?s (2 per person) on arrival
  • Three-course wedding breakfast
  • Half bottle of house wine per person with the wedding breakfast
  • Prosecco for the wedding toast
  • Mini Evening buffet
  • ?Love? letters
  • Fully stocked candy cart
  • A cake stand, cake knife and wedding post box
  • Table name/number stands and easel for your table plan
  • Bridal Suite the night of your wedding (subject to availability)
  • Civil Ceremony in The Chapel (optional)
  • A designated wedding coordinator and events manager

This will cater to up to 50 daytime guests and 80 evening guests all in Liverpool’s newest and dreamiest wedding venue.?Prices start at just ?8,500 (varying depending on dates) and can be booked as of now with our talented team of wedding coordinators.

Keep up to date with news from our wonderful wedding open days?and browse our blog archives for more ideas and inspiration.

9th August 2019

6 Things to Make a Same-Sex Wedding Stand Out from the Crowd

Okay, so we know not everyone can afford to have Liza Minelli officiate their wedding. Then perform her version of All the Single Ladies at the reception, ala Stanford and Anthony?s SATC wedding.

So, the question is how do you want to make your same-sex wedding stand out from the crowd?

We answer with a useful grooms checklist of all the things you can do to make a splash on your special day.

Start with the Perfect Sten Do

Not a stag party or a hen do, a Sten Do is the two combined and a great way to celebrate upcoming same-sex nuptials.

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Throw aged single sex party blowouts out the window and get your squad together for a sensational celebration of your pending wedding.

You can book spa days, group city breaks including meals and nights out and a huge choice of fun activities to enjoy together with all your nearest and dearest.

Tailor Make Two Terrific Tuxes

Attire is important and of course, you and your man will both want to be the centre of attention. It?s therefore crucial that you both select an ensemble that will keep all eyes on both of you.


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Your suits don?t have to match of course, but they need to be in sync. They should show off your own personal stylistic tastes, whilst still being able to stand next to one another without clashing.

Choosing the right tailor, fabrics, accessories and floral touches will be the making or breaking of your wedding day photos so, choose carefully and creatively.

Pick the Perfect Entrance Song

Breaking away from ancient wedding traditions, at a gay wedding it can be customary for grooms to walk down the aisle together.

Choosing your entrance music, in this instance shifts from the focus being on the bride(here comes the bride) to you as a couple. Therefore, the choice of entrance song can reflect the pair of you rather than either of you individually.

You guys can take a pew and sift through all the songs that represent you as a couple, then let battle commence as you choose a tune you both love to announce your joint entrance.

Pen a Personal Service

Although religion certainly takes a back seat to plenty of modern weddings these days, no matter who’s getting married, many of the services are still considered to be rather stereotypical and outdated.

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This gives you guys the chance to flex your creative freedom by penning unique vows and a service that encompasses how your marriage will bring your lives together forever.

Pen personal promises to each other that display to your wedding guests the journey you plan to take together in married life. The choice is yours to make your wedding service what you want it to be, not what tradition dictates.

Bag the Best, Best Men or Women

Okay, we know you?ve already bagged the best man ever, that?s why you’re planning on marrying him we’re sure, but, you?ve still got the role for another best man or woman of honour to fill.

Traditions aside, your best person could be anyone from your sibling to your best mate, and if you share a best friend let them do the job for you both.

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Their roles can be anything from a Groomslady, performing as a female attendant to a groom, or Best Man or Woman, the groom?s closest friend and attendant.

This is your wedding and you can do things however you want, steal a few wedding day customs from straight couples and adapt them to suit your special day.

When it comes to choosing your squad, look for those that will help you both stay sane during any stress or chaos that inevitably ensues at weddings.

Share the Night Before the Big Day

Another custom that doesn?t usually apply to a same-sex wedding is “not seeing the bride before the big day”.

For some, an adapted version of this custom may still apply, especially when you have a fashion dedicated partner who still wants his ensemble to be a surprise.

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But for many gay couples, spending the night prior to the big day apart just isn?t necessary. These couples tend to enjoy the night together talking about their ceremony, sharing the excitement of their up and coming big day and waking up on the morning of their wedding day together, knowing that by the end of it they?ll be married.

What?s more, couples who chose to spend the night prior to their wedding together can share the fun of getting ready together. Enjoy a toast to their wedding, spending a few special moments as single men before heading off to walk down the aisle to their future ahead.

A Same-Sex Wedding in a Modern World

Since Civil partnerships and symbolic commitment ceremonies began, formal vow exchanges and public declarations weren?t required by law. This gave same-sex couples the freedom to do as they chose to honour their commitments to one and other.

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Now that gay marriage is legal in many places across the world, more and more traditional same-sex weddings are taking place. The structure of a traditional wedding can simply make the day flow easier, however, many customs simply don?t apply to a gay wedding, and others still harken back to the days when a woman was sold-off to her intended.

Standing out from the crowd, same-sex weddings and indeed any modern-day wedding has become more about celebrating a shared love for another, about committing yourself to that person, rather than simply a legal binding of two individuals.

Start your modern marriage off in style by hosting your same-sex wedding with Signature Living. Our wedding coordinators are ready and waiting to host exciting and unique ceremonies and come armed with years of experience and plenty of ideas that will make your wedding day stand apart from the crowd.?

Plus our stunning city centre Liverpool wedding venues are second to none when it comes to hosting a stylish special wedding day. Let us help you arrange everything from night today and make the most of our unique wedding venues.

Rainhill Hall - dreamy gay wedding venue

Rainhill Hall

Rainhill Hall will give you guys the chance to host an exquisite outdoor ceremony as well as reserves your guest’s dreamy lakeside accommodation, and yourselves a treetop wedding suite.

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Or Alma de Cuba can play host to a carnival-style reception and ceremony, with samba dancers, petal showers and much much more.

Call 0151 305 3753 or email one of our team at to enquire.

6th August 2019

23 Wedding Table Centrepiece Ideas for Every Brides Budget

As your dream day gets closer and closer, the finer details of your wedding are sharply coming into focus. It?s time to start choosing favours or picking one of the millions of wedding table centrepiece ideas you’ve saved to your wedding Pinterest boards.

But how do you narrow your choices down?

We?ve got a long list of wedding table centrepiece ideas for every bride’s budget, ready for those who want to save and others who have cash to burn.

The Rustic Look

Perfect for those who love the outdoors, the rustic wedding theme is a popular?one, allowing the beauty of nature to set the tone of your wedding day.

1) Log Slices

Take a slice of a fallen log and give it a makeover by piling it high with tea lights, pine leaves or small glass jars filled with the sweetest smelling meadow fauna.


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Log slices can be stacked on top of each other at juxtaposing angles, with trinkets balanced on each tier.

An intricate golden photo frame next to a fallen pine cone or a naked pillar candle with a twine collar are just a few of the wedding table centrepiece ideas you can create from a slice of a fallen tree log.

2) Potted Plants

In keeping with the rustic and humble theme, the plant pot is something we see every day, in gardens and homes all over the world.

Use their simplicity as inspiration for some of the most beautifully rustic wedding table centrepiece ideas perfect for your most special day.


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Fill one large pot up with a variety of bright flowering plants or choose a different type of flower per table.

You could even gather a selection of different sized pots together and arrange them in irregular groups, filling them with succulents, sweet smelling herbs or the blossom of the season.

Bring a touch of English garden style to your wedding day celebrations, using the humble terracotta potted plant.

3) Foraged

Some of the most stunning things in life can be found in nature, so why not use them to make imaginative wedding table centrepieces and let your special day stand apart from the rest.

Go on the hunt in the woods nearest your home and pick up bits of fallen evergreen, pine cones, weathered branches and moss to form the most impressive wedding table centrepieces.


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Or perhaps forage on a nearby beach collecting driftwood, shells, sea glass and wave-worn pebbles to create a stunning seaside centrepiece.

Stand out among the crowds and give your special day that rustic touch, showing off your creativity and love for the natural world.

4) Teapots and China

Thanks to oodles of charity shops and ways to buy online second hand there are some fantastic examples of China-esque tea sets available to buy for buttons.


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For an elegant wedding table centrepiece, why not get your hands on a few sets, one for each table, and fill them up with your choice of flowering foliage.

British flowers look the best with sprigs of lavender, roses in full bloom, daisies, forget-me-nots, baby?s breath and fern leaves all reaching out from delicate cups and pots.

Fabulous Florals

It may seem fairly obvious but, thanks to the pioneering work of botanical artists, florals can be so much more than bouquets these days.

We?ve rounded up a selection of the best ways to put your favourite florals together to form some of the most fabulous wedding table centrepiece ideas.

All of which would look simply stunning in our Garden of Eden Rooftop Wedding venue.

5) Bouquets

Choose between spherical arrangements that sit perched upon stemmed vases and larger bouquets that flow out over the tops of elegant crystal chalices.


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Alternatively, give your bouquet a modern twist by adding elements such as baubles, jewels, brooches and buttons lending tidbits of your personality to your choice of floral d?cor.

6) Garlands

For long seating arrangements, make it seem as though your flowers are growing from the table itself by creating a meandering chain of blooms and greenery that snakes along the entire length of the table.


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Alternatively, for round place settings, gather a mass of your favourite blooms and arrange them in a mound to form the central focus of each guests table.

Both these wedding table centrepiece ideas give you the freedom to place your arrangements in a more natural manner, doing away with the difficult choice of what to use as a flower holder.

7) Birdcages

Pick up some decorative birdcages, get rid of the birds, and fill them with all sorts of flowering arrangements, decorated with strings of pearls, ribbons or fairy lights.


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Whether you wind your flowers, vine-like around the intricate bars or stuff them in until they push through the gaps, the delicate birdcage is an interesting way to display your choice of floral centrepiece and are so easy to embellish.

8) Afternoon Tea Tiers

A charming wedding table centrepiece idea, and one that is so simple to achieve, the afternoon tea tier filled with flowers and trinkets.

Simply place piles of pretty flowers on each tier balanced next to delicately painted china cups, pastel coloured macarons and specially decorated cupcakes.

This will serve as an attractive wedding table centrepiece and something for your guests to nibble at after dinner.

DIY & Handmade

Sometimes, when you want something doing right you have to do it yourself, and no matter how many times you?ve scoured the internet for the perfect centrepiece, you know it?d just be better if you made it yourself.

Use all the wonderful wedding centrepiece ideas you?ve gathered since the day you got engaged and get to work creating your own self-made centrepiece.

9) Succulents

Easy, pretty and so good for the budget, the succulent is the perfect wedding table centrepiece to add an evergreen chic to any reception.

Simply select a few succulents and arrange them in an elegant fashion then top with a gleaming glass cloche. Or set your succulents off with a collection of smooth grey pebbles and gleaming white candles.

The rich green of succulent plants provides an endless list of exciting wedding table centrepiece ideas, easily adapted to any and every wedding day theme.

10) Old Books

Turn those old, long forgotten hardback novels into the perfect wedding table centrepiece by piling them high and topping with flowers, lanterns and candles or wrapping them in vintage laces and elaborate ribbons.

Better still try your hand at book sculpting, transforming the pages of an old book into a literary masterpiece by folding down pages to create dates, words and images.

11) Recycled Bottles, Jars and Tins

Giving the Eco-friendly bride a chance to save the planet, save a jar from the recycling bin and give it a new lease of life as a wedding table centrepiece by filling it with flowers, fairy lights, glass beads or decorative branches.


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Or take an empty wine or liquor bottle, clean off the labels and use for tapered candle holders or fill with long stem flowers and such as lilies and roses. The humble tin can also serve a purpose as they make the most charming flower holders. Simply scrape off the labels and add a lace or ribbon embellishment then stuff with flowers to make a pretty and inexpensive wedding table centrepiece.

12) Lanterns

From intricate and vintage to up-cycled or wooden, lanterns prove to be a popular choice for wedding table centrepieces.


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Fill them with flowers that delicately spill out onto the table or flickering candles, alone or in groups.

You can choose to make your lantern the star of the show or pay more attention to what?s inside. Either way, your rustic wedding theme will be perfectly complemented by a well-placed lantern centrepiece.

13) Umbrellas and Parasols

Got an old brolly lying around? Fab!

Simply remove the fabrics and paint the frame in your theme colours then go to town, decorating it with dangling ornaments of every variety. Paper birds and butterflies, twinkling fairy lights, beads or jewels, all will look fabulous for your big day.

You could even get yourself a few ornate parasols with intricate lace frills or embellished paper ones with stylish artwork painted on.

There’s so much you can do with an old brolly, but this wedding table centrepiece idea is strictly not for the superstitious bride.

Extra & Extravagant

It?s your special day, the most important of your life so far, so it?s your chance to be as extra and extrovert as you care to be.

Here are a few wedding table centrepiece ideas that really do push the boat out and will certainly impress all your wedding guests on your big day.

14) Ice Sculptures

The glistening quality of ice lends itself well as a decorative material. Tricky to work with but, in the right environment, there are plenty of wedding table centrepiece ideas involving ice.

From huge blocks containing one frozen flower to carved champagne buckets and frosted artwork fantasies. Real ice is an impressive and elegant addition to any wedding table.

Tip: If your guests wouldn’t enjoy sitting in a freezer for your reception, consider using ice-like crystals to give the same frosty effects.

15) Opulent Candelabras

A more traditional choice for wedding table centrepieces, the candelabra is easily adapted to any theme of any?wedding.


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The stems can be as simple or opulent as you like and the material can be glistening gold, sleek in silver or beautifully black.

Add candles to the tops and leave the base bare or choose to embellish your candelabras with crystals, pearls, ivy vines or beautiful bouquets of flowers.

16) Hanging Ornaments

One way to make an impression upon your guests is to arrange hanging centrepieces above their tables. If you have the option, clear up some space and fix a flowered hoop to swing above your guests.

Other options include rope swing seats, strewn with candles, larger than life glass bubbles with industrial style lamps and strings of crystals or mini chandeliers.

Give your guests more table space and your wedding the wow factor by using these unique wedding table centrepiece ideas.

17) Decorative Trees

The delicacy of a blossom tree adds a gentle beauty to any wedding reception.


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Imagine them sprouting up from the centre of your wedding reception table, dotted with cherry blossoms, dripping with crystals or draped in baubles and hanging candles.

Better still, this is one of our wedding table centrepiece ideas that can be as big as you?d like as guests will be able to chat around the trunk and beneath the decorative branches.

Personal Touches

When brides and grooms add their own personal style and flair to their wedding day, you instantly know they?re going to cherish the day’s memories for a lifetime.

These are some unique and unforgettable wedding table centrepiece ideas that really say something about the happy couple.

18) Vinyl LP?s

?If music be the food of love, play on?


Couples who adore music will certainly share a favourite track or two, a special song that reminds them of a moment in their relationship.


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What better way to share their love of music, and each other, with their wedding guests than by using vinyls of their favourite tracks or songs from your wedding day to make the most memorable wedding centrepieces?

Each record or its sleeve would sit proudly among smaller flower arrangements, or cluster of candles, the record itself having a special memory or meaning associated with it, privy to the bride and groom alone.

19) Photos of the Bride/Groom

Some guests may have known the bride and groom for years, since birth in some cases, but others might only know them as a couple.

Placing pictures of their younger selves on guest tables allows everyone in attendance to see the journey the couple have been on, before making it to this, the most special day of their lives.

A great way to add something unique to any wedding day and a real conversation starter among guests.

20) Book and Movie Memorabilia

For some, it?s music for others its movies, and at any film fanatics wedding expect to see table centrepieces based on some of their all-time favourite movie moments.


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Whether it?s Disney quotes or Spielberg?s biggest blockbusters, every movie can be an inspiration for some of the most brilliant wedding table centrepiece ideas.

Quirky Table Decor

There?s something bold about doing things differently, standing out from the crowd and making a statement about who you are as people, and as a couple.

These are the sort of weddings where you wonder how the couple came up with such remarkable wedding table centrepiece ideas.

21) Hats

Not just for the head, in this case, the most decorative hat can also double up as a whimsical wedding table centrepiece, if you really put your mind to it. Use elaborate top hats with flowers and feathers stuck in the brim or straw hats decorated like bonnets filled with meadow fauna.


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Cowboy hats are great for western themed weddings and eccentric feather headdresses can adorn a Gatsby themed wedding reception. The possibilities are endless when using hats to inspire your wedding table centrepiece ideas, hats off to those bold enough to use them.

22) Skulls

A tad macabre for some perhaps, but for others, the skull can represent something extremely beautiful. Take the decorative day of the dead ornaments used in Mexico or the glittering or artist Damien Hirst’s stunning diamond-studded skulls, both frighteningly fabulous and beautiful in their own way.

Alma de Cuba would be the perfect Liverpool wedding venue and setting to host a marvellous mysterious wedding day, the perfect backdrop for quirky skull centrepieces to shine.

Used as candle holders, decorated with diamonds or stuffed with flowers, human or animal skulls are a popular choice for the quirkier wedding table centrepieces.

23) Balloons

Whimsical and nostalgic, balloons remind us of childish simplicity, giving us a feeling we could be carried away above the clouds on a string.

Add this sense of whimsy and wonder to your wedding day with bunches of brightly coloured balloons, or transparent spheres filled with glitter.


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Chose balloons that spell out words of love to float above your guests? tables or add baskets of flowers and string nets to create hot air balloons.

The most magical and inventive wedding table centrepiece ideas come from the heart and, after all, who doesn?t love a big bouncing balloon.

No matter what you budget our guide to the best wedding table centrepiece ideas should get those cogs turning and inspire you to bring something truly special to the table on your wedding day.

Read on to find out what kind of bride you are, see what you can do to make your wedding day planet-friendly or bring the outside inside for a botanical wedding as we help you to plan your entire day at Signature Living Weddings.

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31st July 2019

Wedding Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

From the moment you get engaged (or before, if you?re keen!) you will be thinking of all the potential themes, locations and intricacies of your wedding. Sometimes, though, all of the endless options can get a little overwhelming, you have a creative block and you just want a little guidance. That’s were these amazing wedding Instagram accounts come in.

That?s where we think Instagram comes in. Following some great wedding inspiration accounts can help populate your feed with beautiful wedding ideas, helping you to come closer to a decision on what you want for that big day.

We?ve picked the best of the best when it comes to wedding Instagram accounts, so read on and feel the inspiration come flooding in.

You & Your Wedding – @youyourwedding

Led by UK magazine You & Your Wedding, this account is filled to the brim with great wedding inspo from around the globe – making it one of the best wedding Instagram accounts to follow.


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Paper Grace – @papergraceuk

The award-winning stationery?company’s Instagram is full of beautifully minimal ideas. Great for when you want wedding stationery that is slick, stylish and straight to the point!


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Cotton and Crumbs – @cottonandcrumbs

This UK-based wedding cake designer makes some truly stunning traditional cakes with a twist. Good for those who want to keep things classic, with a touch of modern.


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Rainhill Hall – @rainhillhall

For fairytale wedding and enchanting escape inspiration, follow Rainhill Hall. Their majestic woodland venue is nestled amongst lush greenery in a Grade II listed house. How idyllic!


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Putnam & Putnam – @putnamflowers

These two guys really know their way around a bunch of flowers or two! They state their approach to floristry is “inspired by romance” – and we agree. See for yourself.


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Once Wed – @oncewed

This account is gorgeous, featuring inspiration for those who want their wedding to be a little more pared back and organic. Expect minimal?wedding dresses, creative photography and simplistic floral arrangements.


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Stephanie Fishwick – @stephaniefishwick

Stephanie’s colourful and unique creations make great inspiration for wedding stationery with a difference. Intricate illustrations, collage and calligraphy make up the majority of her amazing work. Perfect material for a botanical Spring wedding.


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Signature Salon – @signaturesalonliverpool

Get your glam wedding hair and makeup inspiration from Signature Salon. Their feed is full of beautiful looks! Give them a follow for chic, stylish beauty ideas.


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Riley and Grey – @rileyandgrey

Described as “non-wedding-y wedding inspiration & gorgeous wedding websites and invites for discerning couples.” They post some really lovely ideas that are sure to get your creative juices flowing.


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Jasmine Rae Cakes – @jasmineraecakes

We’ve honestly never seen cakes like it! Jasmine’s creations are out of this world. From marbleised geode cookies to ornate roses made out of sugar – her talents know no bounds.


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Love My Dress – @lovemydress

This fantastic wedding blog posts inspiring, varied and beautiful wedding inspiration. Definitely give them a follow if you’re wanting to build that mood board out!


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Bride and Tonic – @brideandtonic

This account is run by London-based wedding bloggers who believe in simplicity and sustainability. All the wedding inspo that they post caters to those who want a smaller, more intimate day with lots of little personal touches.


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30 James Street – @30jamesst

One of the most beautiful wedding venues in Liverpool, 30 James Street is a great account to follow for wedding inspiration. They offer some brilliant wedding packages, all in the buzzing heart of Liverpool.


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The Bijou Bride – @thebijoubride

This account is run by wedding designers and planners based in London. They work with “stylish, fun-loving couples from around the globe.” They seem to be the experts in effortless yet sensational celebrations!


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Way Out Wedding – @wayoutwedding

Consider yourself an alternative bride? Well, this Instagram account is good for those who are looking for a bit of “modern romance.” Their unconventional feed of wedding inspo is full of unique ideas.


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Signature Living Weddings – @sig_weddings

We may be a little bias, but we think our Instagram is fab for that all-important wedding inspiration. We post general bridal inspo as well as gorgeous pictures from weddings we’ve helped bring to life. Go on, give us a follow, it’s one of the best wedding Instagram accounts around.


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24th July 2019

7 Unique Wedding Themes to Inspire Your Special Day

If you?re stuck for wedding theme ideas, look no further! Enjoy our guide to 7 wedding themes to inspire your special day.

We’ve found something perfect for everyone, so it?s time to start planning the day you’ll treasure forever…

Unique Wedding Themes

1) Great Gatsby 1920s Weddings

Recreate the glitz and glamour of the Roaring 20s with a dazzling Gatsby wedding. Bring this spectacular era to life with an opulent black, white and gold motif complemented by feathers, tassels and sparkling details.


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Why not reveal your glamorous theme to guests with themed wedding invitations? This is the perfect way to give guests a head-start for planning their outfit and 20s accessories.


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Your choice of venue and decorations should recreate 20s extravagance in style. As F.Scott Fitzgerald put it, ?I like large parties. They?re so intimate. At small parties there isn?t any privacy.?

The Exchange Hotel is the perfect location for a lavish 1920s themed wedding. Take a browse at the stunning Grade II* listed venue here.


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Add bold feather table centrepieces to your wedding decorations to make your theme really stand out! We love the use of elegant candelabras as seen above above to hold the feathers in place.

2) Beatles Themed Weddings

All You Need is Love and a little inspiration for a wonderful Beatles themed wedding. So, we’ve gathered some amazing ideas for your special occasion.


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You could incorporate references to the Fab Four around your wedding venue in a variety of ways, whether it’s beautiful bunting or themed table accessories.


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Liverpool is the ultimate wedding destination for Beatles fans. And when it comes to securing the perfect venue, 30 James Street Hotel is only moments from the city’s famous waterfront and Beatles statues.


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For the ultimate Beatles wedding, why not have a themed wedding cake? This could feature the Fab Four themselves or simply be iced with romantic Beatles lyrics.

3) Carnival Themed Weddings

Ever thought of having a carnival themed wedding? If you haven?t already, we?re sure you will now! Alma de Cuba is renowned for playing host to weddings with a unique carnival twist.

Showcasing Brazil?s colourful carnival culture, Alma?s samba ladies will have guests on the dance floor in no time. Carnival-style weddings can be as daring as you like, and Alma is a fantastically flexible venue that can be tailored to you.

Creating the perfect party atmosphere with a sprinkle of romance, carnival weddings wouldn?t be complete without Alma’s famous petal shower!

4) Nautical Themed Weddings

Create waves of seaside charm with a stylish nautical theme, one of the very best wedding motifs. Why not opt for a seaside wedding or choose a venue with historic maritime connections?


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This charming theme leaves plenty of room for creativity. Nautical wedding decorations could feature everything from ropes and seashells to anchors and stripes, transporting your guests out to sea in style!


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Without a doubt one of the best maritime wedding venues, Grade II* listed 30 James Street Hotel is just a stone’s throw from Liverpool?s iconic waterfront.


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Once home to the White Star Line, 30 James Street is rich in maritime history, recreating the elegant era of RMS Titanic around its unique wedding venue and luxury rooms.

5) Christmas Themed Weddings

If you?ll be saying ?I do? during the festive season, an enchanting Christmas themed wedding could be the perfect choice for your big day. From mistletoe and wine, to the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree, you?ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to yuletide touches.


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Festive wedding cakes are often adorned by adorable robins, winter branches, glistening stars and delicate snowflakes. Not forgetting, guests could look forward to indulging in an array of winter treats, from mulled wine to festive cocktails.


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Your wedding venue could also be tailored to your merry theme. Rainhill Hall is a magical venue for your occasion, and its enchanting grounds can be given a special festive twist with deep reds and winter greenery woven around its grounds.

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6) Football Themed Wedding

If you and your other half are dedicated fans of the Beautiful Game, why not give your wedding day a fun football twist?


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The theme could be as big and bold or sophisticated and subtle as you like! This amazing wedding cake has all the trimmings of a classic wedding cake but has been personalized for a football wedding.


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There’s nowhere better to host a Liverpool Football Club themed wedding than The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool. The famous hotel celebrates the life of Bill Shankly with exclusive memorabilia, and is also home to The Garden of Eden, an exquisite rooftop wedding venue.

7) Fairy Tale Themed Weddings

If you can’t feel like a fairy tale princess or handsome prince at your wedding, when can you? This is your chance to have a day filled with flowers, sparkles, sequins and all things magical.


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One of our favourite wedding themes, take a first look at our plans for Rainhill Hall wedding venue, set to be the go-to fairy tale venue in the UK.


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Why not embrace this wonderful wedding theme with a bridal hairstyle fit for a Disney princess? We love this effortless look, completed with beautiful loose curls held in place by a delicate crown.


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You could also add some magic to your venue with fairy lights hanging from every angle. This simple touch will add a sprinkle of magic to your special day.


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Rainhill Hall’s unique treetop suite is the perfect spot for newlyweds to stay in between the celebrations. We’re sure you’ll fall head over heels for this wonderfully romantic venue.

Signature Living Weddings

We specialise in crafting bespoke weddings that stand out from the crowd. At Signature Living Weddings, our dedicated team of coordinators like to say that when it comes to planning, they never say no!

Whichever wedding themes you have in mind for your special day, our team will work their magic to bring them to life. Whether it’s dazzling decor or amazing entertainment, we can make it happen.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us today with wedding venue enquiries or more information regarding our wedding packages and coordinators.?

You can reach our helpful wedding team by phone on 0151 305 3753.

22nd July 2019

How to Plan a Wedding with a Fairy Tale Theme

Planning a wedding with a fairy tale theme doesn’t need to be complicated. From horse-drawn carriages, to enchanting woodland wedding venues and glass slippers fit for a princess, there are so many ways to make your wedding fairy tale themed.

Whether you dream of recreating scenes from Cinderella, or wish you could walk down the aisle with Rapunzel-style hair, check out these ideas and start planning a wedding straight from the story books.

A Fairy Tale Theme

Find the perfect venue

fairy tale theme - wedding at Rainhill Hall

The first thing to think about when planning a wedding with a fairy tale theme is the venue. And what better place to say ‘I do’ than in a stunning enchanting woodland setting?

Be transported into your favourite fairy tale at Rainhill Hall near Liverpool. Set with a Grade II listed country house with magical woodland grounds and beautiful bridal log cabins, this venue is the perfect place to enjoy a fairy tale wedding.

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The grand house dates all the way back to 1824 and was built by Bartholomew Bretherton. Nestled within scenic grounds and majestic greenery, this versatile space is set to play host to indoor and outdoor celebrations, straight out of a fairy tale.

Start the next chapter of your love story with a wedding at Rainhill Hall. With the venue opening very soon, be one of the first to get married at this gorgeous new venue in Merseyside. Complete our online enquiry form for more information!

Charming invitations


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Be our guest! The best way to establish your fairy tale theme is with some creative wedding invitations. The perfect way to set the tone whilst getting your guests excited for your big day, try and use regal language and gold detailing to really get across your fairy tale theme.

You could even add a personal touch and hand-make them yourself!

Enchanting flowers


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A wedding with a fairy tale theme would not be complete without an array of beautiful blossoms and bouquets. Opt for a colourful, whimsical colour scheme and keep your bouquets neat and perfectly arranged. We love using some pastel shaded ribbons to hold a wedding bouquet together, it adds a stylish accent and compliments the theme.

Every couple have their favourite type of flower, but if you want to stay with the fairy tale theme, some pastel roses are a must.

A themed cake


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Your wedding cake is the perfect opportunity to get really creative with your fairy tale theme. Gather inspiration from your favourite mythical stories, find the perfect cake maker and work together on the cake of your dreams.

Think enchanted castles made of icing, or a classic cake with subtle themed detailing, the choice is yours!

A pumpkin carriage


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Forget vintage cars, imagine arriving to your fairy tale themed wedding in a Cinderella-style, horse-drawn carriage! This is the ultimate transportation for a couple who love old fashioned romance. Just make sure you return the carriage before midnight!

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We all know how the fairy tales end, with love and fireworks! So, what better way to end your celebrations than with a breathtaking display of fireworks?

Take a romantic moment with your partner as you watch the show and celebrate your happily ever after.

Table settings as old as time


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If you dream of a wedding with a fairy tale theme, the table settings should definitely reflect that. Whether you want to keep the enchanted woodland theme going, or opt for more of a magical castle setting, think classical and delicate for your wedding table decor.

Keep it simple and choose your feature pieces carefully, from candelabras, to branches decked with fairy lights and a stylish pink and white palette, this theme always looks elegant. Hold your breath for any musical numbers from the cutlery!

Snow White and her flower girls


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There is no better way to feel like a princess than by being surrounded by beautiful little flower girls. Take inspiration from Snow White and go for emerald green velvet, miniature baskets filled with pastel petals, satin shoes and pretty botanical head bands.

Flower girls are a must for any fairy tale wedding after all!

Accessories fit for a princess


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A fairy tale princess wouldn’t be complete without her crown and a handsome prince would look out of place without a traditional suit.

Really embrace your fairy tale theme and wear an elegant tiara with your veil. Think traditional pearls and diamonds with sleek hair and subtle makeup, it’s the perfect look for your dream day.

A legendary menu


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One upon a time…? two people said ‘I do’, but first lets talk about their amazing wedding menu! We know that the food you serve at your wedding can be a tricky decision, but most wedding coordinators will be on hand to talk you through the options.

The style of the menu, however, can be completely designed by you! Why not keep your fairy tale going with a poem or rhyme to start off your meal?

The glass slippers


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If you love the story of Cinderella as much as we do, why not live the fairy tale theme and wear your very own pair of glass slippers. From silver sparkly heels, to fashionable clear stilettos, there are so many choices when it comes to choosing footwear that is fit for a princess.

A beautiful gown


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Whether you’re looking to keep it traditional with a beautiful white ball gown, or take inspiration from famous fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel and Sleeping Beauty and opt for a colourful princess gown, you’re sure to take your guests’ breath away. Try to step out of your comfort zone with your gown and wear something that really makes you feel your best.

Finding the perfect wedding dress is one of the hardest tasks, but if you know your theme, then the choice becomes much easier.

Fairy lights everywhere!


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Everyone knows that fairy lights instantly make any venue look completely magical. Whether you drape them from the ceiling like icicles, or twirl them around the branches of trees, these twinkling lights are sure to transform your wedding venue.

Fairy lights also create a gorgeous backdrop for all of your evening wedding photographs.

Rapunzel hair


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Channel Elsa from Frozen and Repunzel with a ‘messy braid’. This is a great way to keep long hair styled but out of the way during the celebrations.

You could even accessorise with a pretty twist. We love how this bridal hairstyle is finished with some delicate white cut flowers, perfect for a Disney princess on their wedding day.

The special touches


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Take inspiration from your favourite stories and decorate your chosen venue with pretty candles, winding ivy and floral features. The choices are endless when it comes to the interior decor you go for, but those little special details are the things you’ll notice even more on your big day.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide on how to plan the perfect wedding with a fairy tale theme. At Signature Living Wedding, we specialise in designing weddings with a difference. With a number of breathtaking venues across the UK and a talented team of wedding coordinators, look no further when planning your dream day.?

Start the next chapter of your love story by?getting in touch with our weddings team today!?Find more wedding inspiration over at?our Instagram page @sig_weddings.

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