Luxury weddings are all about breathtaking venues, romantic ceremonies, elaborate parties, fashion, and a certain air of sophistication. Being an avid supporter and photographer of luxurious weddings myself, I aim to capture the beauty of each luxury wedding candidly and with acute attention to detail.
If you’re looking to craft the ultimate luxury wedding, here are 19 great ways to make your special day a stunning celebration you’ll never forget.
Nothing says glamour and beauty more than a statement wedding cake. Make your luxury wedding day enchanting with a dream cake – as elaborate as you’d like it to be.
Tell your baker that you’re looking for a showstopper, and reflect the theme and decorative details of the rest of the wedding in the design of your cake.
You can’t have a luxury wedding without the perfect dream venue. Much like the wedding I shot for Kevin and Nicole at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., the atmosphere of a luxury wedding venue needs to come with a certain amount of grandeur and awe.
When it comes to your luxury wedding, select the extravagant and romantic venue that suits you best. Look for venues that have higher ceilings, elegant decorations, and wide-open spaces for the ultimate luxury wedding.
For your luxury wedding, be sure to make a statement with an eye-catching centerpiece.
Opt for an extravagant floral arrangement, a complex art installation, or a wide variety of jewels and candles to make your luxury wedding truly spectacular.
Live music plays a crucial role, and a string quartet could be what makes the atmosphere of your wedding absolutely perfect.
This added detail is a fantastic way to ensure the details of your celebration radiate elegance and charm.
You could place the seating arrangement of your ceremony on a repurposed glass mirror and add a golden frame, or have it painted on a custom map of a significant place for your story.
These two classic colors are perfect for any luxury wedding. Gold and white are easily the best combinations to include in decorations, place settings, arrangements, and more – as they will make your wedding feel tasteful and leave it looking refined.
You can add gold and white details into your bridal party attire, your bouquet, and your dishes to tie in the theme throughout your celebration.
Right after the big kiss, have thousands of flower petals shoot out from cannons so they can fall over you and your guests as you celebrate the start of your forever.
For the perfect luxury wedding, cover the walkway leading to your ceremony location in delicate decorations such as flowers or lights. Then your guests can enjoy the full experience of a luxury wedding from start to finish, leaving no space untouched!
Whether during your ceremony or afterward at your reception, chandeliers are the perfect way to go if you’re looking to add a little extra flair and extravagance to your luxury wedding.
Hang chandeliers from the ceiling to ensure your wedding is truly magical. The atmosphere is set just right for a romantic mood.
Cover your entire reception area in white so you are sure to keep your white theme seamless and consistent.
Drape your chairs in white fabric, tie them with white bows, cover your reception tables in white linens and keep everything clean and bright for your after-party celebration.
Use multiple strings of light to create an outdoor tent-like atmosphere for your reception. Hang the lights in such a way that the night sky is visible, but you feel as if you’re under a twinkling tent. Dance under a cascade of lights with your loved one as you take in the splendor of your dream luxury wedding reception.
Drape fabric high from the ceilings to create the illusion of arches and a magnificent canopy. Feel free to display lights across the fabric to enhance the overall drama and take your dream venue to the next level.
Make your reception centerpieces as breathtaking as they can be by decorating with massive floral arrangements, vases, trees, hanging lanterns, etc. Dress up your space with oversized displays and don’t be afraid to play around with different ideas!
Quality paper makes a big difference to the feel of your wedding invitations. So, make sure you go for the heaviest, most refined paper type.
Take your stationery to the next level! You can do this by incorporating jewels and silk ribbons to each invitation for the perfect luxurious feel. Or decorate your invitations with beautiful studded beads and pearls to add an extra pop to your cards.
If you’re looking for a statement, then floral sculptures are the way to go.
Place these captivating sculptures all throughout your ceremony location. Enjoy the beauty they bring and the vision they add to your special day.
Set your wedding in tones of light blue or pink for a romantic feeling of enchantment and an atmosphere of magic. Let the lights reflect off of your gown as you walk down the aisle, or fall over your reception tables like moonlight as your guests begin to eat.
If you’re big on dancing, then this idea is a must for your elegant celebration. Elevate your dance floor so your guest can enjoy an all-around view of your first dance and enjoy tearing up the floor with you as you dance the night away.
Either at the entrance of your aisle or at the end of it, incorporate a beautiful arch to add to the splendor of your luxury wedding.
Your arch can be accessorized however you’d like it. Whether it’s covered in flowers, lights, or fabric – a breathtaking arch is sure to add to your big day.
If you’re looking for a beautiful backdrop for your luxury wedding, a flower wall is an ideal choice! Layer a wall in flowers of your liking and match their colors to the color theme of your wedding for an overall picturesque luxury wedding idea.
Now that you’ve read my list of 19 luxury wedding ideas for your ideal elegant celebration – I hope you feel inspired to add them to your wedding and make it one you’ll always remember. If you have any questions or want to inquire about my work as a luxury wedding photographer, feel free to contact me on my page!
Featured Image Credits: Photography: Kyla Jeanette Photo, Model: Julia Ryan Murray , HMUA: Marina Dubrovina, Gown: Kim Kassas Couture, Accessories: Janice Tan Couture , Shoes: Something Bleu Shoes , Florals: One Flower by L