Geometric Wedding Ideas + Inspiration

The start of 2013 saw a new and exciting wedding trend make an appearance – the geometric wedding!

Geometric design has been making a statement of bold colours and definitive shapes that makes for an interesting contrast to the types of styles that have been so popular over the last few years, we’ve seen the whimsical wedding take a complete u-turn in to a modern style this year.

Geometry refers to lines, shapes, symmetry and abstraction, and there are plenty of ways that you can incorporate these concepts into your big wedding day that will definitely give your guests something to remember!

Image on Left: French Wedding Style / Image on Right: Tied Bow Blog

The geometric bride and bridesmaid dress:
Square or boat wedding dress necklines work really well for this idea of the geometric dress, offering straight and defined edges whilst allowing the rest of your dress to remain elegant and traditional. Although your wedding theme may consist of different shapes and patterns you may want to stick with a traditional wedding dress but incorporate the geometric style in your jewellery or even your shoes.

A geometric theme allows the bridesmaids to make a statement with brightly coloured bridesmaid dresses, creating a rainbow effect that will look amazing in your wedding photos or different shapes for each of your bridesmaids. Geometric dress designs are on trend this year whether they are bridesmaid dresses or not so you could always hit the high street in search of the perfect dresses.

Sources: Geometric Necklace / Colourful bridesmaids / Wedding dress / Shoes

Geometric wedding favour boxes
These little polyhedron boxes, on The Ruffled Blog, will make your tables pop with colour and excitement and offer a great alternative to the familiar jam jar.

Firstly, all you need to do is print out the template found here, and follow the step-by-step instructions in the link.

Source: The Ruffled Blog

Take away the silk drapes and curtains and replace them little drops of colour wonders that will make for a more interesting and visual backdrop. You can use the same template as you used for your favour boxes using a range of different colours, or if you are sticking to a colour scheme then you can choose your colours in relation to that.

Buy this backdrop on Etsy

Attach your assortment of little cardboard ornaments to different lengths of string. Make sure your string lengths go from very short to fill the top of the backdrop and very long to fill the bottom of the backdrop. Attach all of your shapes to the string and go on further to attach those onto a support bar, or even more string.

You then hang this behind the altar or any other spaces you have surrounding your venue and there you have it!

Image on left: Etsy / Image on right: DIY backdrop tutorial on Project Wedding

Wedding centrepieces
There are lots of fun and interesting ways to get geometric with your centrepiece ideas. We all know how every bride loves a birdcage, why not opt for the colourful geometric alternative? You will be able to find loads of helpful guides and templates on-line to help you create these yourself.

Image on left: Table setting on The Ruffled Blog / Image on right: Table number printable by Martha Stewart

Or, to run along down the middle of the table or for an alternative cake topper, why not create a bold and colourful bunting out of triangular pieces of coloured card, bamboo sticks and string.

Source: 100 Layer Cake

The possibilities are endless when planning a geometric wedding, it is a style that allows you to bring out your creative side and show off your favourite colours and patterns your guests will be wowed and bowled over by the vibrancy of your special day.

Image on Left: Style by Alice Richards / Image on right: Etsy

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