#Rio2016 – Create Your Own Olympic-Inspired Wedding Theme

With the opening ceremony in Rio just hours away, we thought now would be the perfect time to take some inspiration from the Olympians out there, and put together our own carnival-inspired style board, which you can incorporate into your wedding.

These elements will bring a touch of life, colour and vibrancy to any event and will ensure your guests experience the fun and unmatched energy of a carnival.

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Your decor is going to be the key factor in bringing this theme to life. Choose from a mix of vibrant and bold colours, mixed with florals, hints of greenery and feathers to create a carnival vibe.

Pay particular attention to table linen and napkins and opt for bright yellow (as an example) rather than plain white. Colour can also be added through your choice of cutlery, crockery and glassware; again use patterns or colours to add a little something extra to your set up.

When it comes to the food and beverage keep it fresh and florescent. Consider having a bright macaron tower instead of the ordinary cake or a fresh fruit display instead of a typical dessert station.

Drinks on the other hand should be tropical, fruity and full of plenty of zest. Appearance will play a big role here.

Your stationery will help tie all the elements of your theme together. Work with an expert to create some colour bespoke visuals which are unique to you. These can be added to any signage around the room such as welcome signs, seating plans and drinks menus and even used on napkins or the evening itinerary. When it comes to place cards get creative; slot them into corks or place a stick into an orange or passion fruit with your guest’s name on it. You can make it as fun and quirky as you like because after all, it’s your big day.

Live entertainment for this theme is a must! Hire a steal band and traditional dancers and provide masks for all your guests, so they can turn your venue into a street carnival.

When it comes to the entertainment you really need to play on all senses. To cover the visual aspect, look for fire eaters, jugglers or even impressive acrobats to wow your guests with.

If you’re struggling to pick out the right style and theme for your special day contact a member of our team on 0116 268 8804 or email enquiries@carriagesevents.co.uk

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