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How To Pull Off A Minimalist Wedding

Sometimes going back to the basics is just what you need! Simplistic and modern does not necessarily mean drab and boring but really, it means less is more.

Below are a few of our favourite tips and tricks to pull of the ultimate minimalistic wedding.


The Wedding Venue

Consider choosing a wedding venue that leans more toward the modern architecture side of things. Not only will
it play into the minimalistic theme seamlessly, but it will more often than not have design features that highlight
the beautiful esque of industrial chic without you having to pay a cent to recreate this look.

Consider a colour palette of whites, greys and neutrals to introduce the minimalistic concept and use greenery and foliage to enhance the space. Reconsider the elaborate florals and use a more artistic approach when choosing your décor elements and pay homage to the resources available at hand such as glass panels, treated cement flooring and any interesting wall finishes.

Simplistic Wedding Stationery

As the first formal introduction to your wedding celebration, your stationery is a little teaser of what is yet to come.
The design style is a lot more simplistic and modern, but it can certainly still be impactful.

If going the paper route, consider using a monochromatic palette and enhance the design with a pop of metallic foil and statement envelope. If paper doesn't tick your boxes, our favourite lust have item are Perspex invitations. In true minimalistic style they are statement without being overstated. These beauties are completely customizable and remain a firm favourite in our books.

Make use of contemporary sans serif typefaces for copy and enhance with a modern brushstroke or calligraphy font to create the perfect balance between modern and romantic.

The Wedding Dress

The minimalistic wedding follows a more modern theme, and is suited for the intentional bride who prefers a
more artistic and artful approach to her event. This certainly applies for the wedding dress too.

Consider less overwhelming detail such as full lace gowns or intricate illusion bodices and opt for clean cut silhouettes with striking finishes in more focused areas on the gown. Fabric choice is of paramount importance as you can easily move into the category of “she didn’t do much”. Look at luscious Mikado or Duchess Silk to add volume and structure to your dress. Play around with neckline shapes and statement backs which frame the body and add that’s subtle hint of sexiness. Be careful to not be too extravagant or garish as it may disrupt the minimalistic approach you are after.


The minimalistic wedding theme lends itself to some pretty awesome décor essentials. Introduce modern furniture for the ceremony and reception such as ghost chairs in clear or black. It adds a chic finish to your space and creates a wow effect without being too overwhelming.

Consider moving away from tight arrangements for your florals and play around with organic arrangements that create texture and depth on your tables. If you feel like this is still too much, introduce different sized vases with single florals and foliage to create an artistic finish. Pair this with votive candles to create soft ambient lighting. Add a statement finish to your place settings by introducing metallic, black, gun mental or white coloured cutlery to add the ultimate stylish statement.

Play with textures – pair natural elements such as raw wood amongst your décor items to create contrast and depth. Not only will it warm up the room, but it allows your focused décor items and florals to be displayed in a trendy way.

Happy planning your ultimate minimalist wedding!

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