We are super excited as Wimbledon 2015 is about to kick off. And that means one thing. Summer is officially here! The oldest and most prestigious tennis championship in the world has us lusting after long summer evenings, drinking Pimm’s on the lawn and all things quintessentially British.
Take some inspiration from our tennis themed wedding blog.
Party At The Net
We are obsessed with these court side nuptials! A great idea to save on budget-busting wedding venues, why not make your ceremony and reception truly unique. Wow your guests in keeping with your tennis theme by hosting an outdoor summer affair in none other than a tennis court. Decorate with fairy lights, classic flowers and white outdoor garden furniture to adhere to the simplicity and elegance of the all-white Wimbledon dress code.Your wedding photographs will look simply stunning to this sophisticated English backdrop.
A Perfect Match
Take inspiration from 80’s tennis pros Mariana Simionescu and Bjorn Borg who walked under a tennis racket arch after their wedding in Romania.
If you are really serious about keeping to your Wimbledon wedding theme like the pros make sure and stick to these tournament rules:
- Refer to your guests as gentlemen and ladies on all your wedding stationary.
- If match-day falls on the same date as your big day, organise a projector to screen the game live for your guests before your banquet starts.
- Hire table tennis equipment for the kiddies while the adults enjoy your drinks reception.
- As with the world famous Championship, plan ahead for expected rain delays.
Pay homage to the elegance of Wimbledon by donning some British preppy tennis attire. Vintage cable-knit sweaters and dazzling white tennis shoes will have your groomsmen playing the part of handsome gentlemen. If your man insists on wearing a traditional suit and tie, add some sparkle to his outfit with some expensive tennis themed cuff links.
Aim To Serve
It wouldn’t be a traditional Wimbledon wedding without serving the age-old dish of strawberries and cream. The luscious red fruit became a furniture staple at the tournament in the 1950’s when strawberries were given to spectators before each match. This is a classic pairing to serve at your outdoor wedding reception for a tasty treat. At your food station, include some English tea sandwiches for a really Royal affair.
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