Every couple wants something slightly different from their wedding venue. While some people love grand halls, others prefer cosy spaces. Some couples prefer rooms packed full of balloons, flowers and other decorations. Others opt for clean, minimalist wedding settings.
One of the main trends emerging in 2018 is see-through wedding settings. As London Bride says:
“Think Glasshouses, or light bright spaces with full windows to Perspex hanging seating plans.”
Perfect for couples who want to focus all of the attention on their tables, décor and, of course, themselves. This type of setting is also great for increasing light and making your celebration even more spectacular.
Although the phrase ‘see-through setting’ sounds very futuristic, transparent venues have actually been around for a while. Conservatories, orangeries and glasshouses have been used for centuries to add style, space and a distinctly tropical touch to the UK’s stately homes and gardens. Using these beautiful venues not only allows couples to say their ‘I Dos’ in a unique and atmospheric setting, it also offers the perfect chance to create some truly original wedding décor.
At St Audries Park, we have our very own spectacular see-through setting in the form of an elegant orangery. Built well over 100 years ago, the breathtaking orangery is the perfect place for your wedding ceremony. Every window in the building offers a tantalising glimpse of the beautiful English countryside while flooding the space with light, even on the most overcast of days.
Fill the space with light
One of the main reasons behind the rise in popularity of the see-through wedding venue trend is the huge amount of light they provide. Even if the weather doesn’t play ball on the day, your venue will still feel bright, airy and spacious. In fact, a bit of rain can add to the atmosphere in a transparent venue, although bright sunshine will look fantastic too.
The best way to complement your see-through venue is with a few transparent decorative pieces. On your tables you could have clear glass vases for your flowers, printed Perspex for your place settings and even clear plates for your wedding breakfast. Continue the theme by having transparent balloons, semi-opaque paper in your guest book and even a clear jelly for your desert.
As transparent themes are by nature quite minimalist, they suit modern weddings perfectly. If you want your nuptials to be contemporary, stylish and cutting edge, this could well be the final piece of the puzzle.