Sophie designs, styles and plans intimate weddings in Cornwall for adventurous, travel loving foodies. Sophie's ethos is all about creating a wedding day full of fabulous flavour, a fusion of cultures and fun, while helping couples create their very own untraditional traditions into your wedding.
A few words from Sophie:
When I say 'travel inspired', it’s probably more 'culture inspired' (but that doesn’t have the same flow). But what actually is culture? Culture is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behaviour and norms found in human societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals in these.
Did you fall in love with each other on your Indian adventure? Why don’t you have an Indian inspired umbrella feature?
2 - Your Wedding Menu Should Reflect Your Foodie Passions
Your wedding menu is such a lovely way of getting different cultures into your big day.
So many people worry about other people on their wedding day, they worry that they won’t like the food, or that it’s not “weddingy” enough, but honestly, being different is what makes your wedding memorable.
If you love moroccan food, don’t be afraid to have tagines or if you have a love for the Caribbean, have coconuts with fresh water in to bring back the summer vibes. One of my brides is having Australian pies at her wedding to share the memories of her and her future husbands year in Australia and New Zealand. Don’t be afraid to be different and reflect food that brings you happiness.
4 - Personalise Your Bridal Look with accents from Other Cultures
Lets face it, our British fashion can sometimes be a little safe (I’m not saying everything, but sometimes its just a bit “meh” compared to other countries), so why not accent different cultures into your clothing or accessories to truly personalise your look.
You don’t need to wear typical bridal earrings, go for something different inspired by your favourite country, wear extravagant shoes you bought on your adventures or offer tropical leis to all your guests to bring in Hawaiian vibes?
5 -Create Memorable Favours for Guests to Enjoy after the Wedding
I absolutely love it when couples break the rules with their favours. Donating to charity is lovely, and I do love nibbling chocolates while I wait for my dinner to arrive, but… why not have something memorable? Something your guests will use after the wedding.
We had recipe cards, we got five of our favourite recipes and attached the spices to the card for our guests to make the recipes at home (my mum still makes our pulled pork chilli recipe two years on!).
Did you love your trip to china? Why not get personalised fortune cookies? Or give a little bag of loose leaf mint tea to reminisce about your trip to Morocco. Something I can take home with me that is really special to the couple is my favourite kind of favour.
Hopefully I have helped you realise you don’t need maps, aeroplanes and carbon copies of things you saw while on your adventures to have a travel inspired wedding day. My biggest take away's are, subtle is sometimes all it needs, and do not be afraid to be different, it will make your wedding memorable.
If you need help with your travel inspired wedding, you know where to find me!
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