When you think of Ibiza, what springs to mind? Endless days on the beach and evenings spent al fresco somewhere cool and sophisticated?
When it comes to summer weddings, you can get the Ibiza vibe even if you won’t be jetting overseas to exchange your vows.
An all-white floral theme sums up the white isle perfectly. Bundles of pristine white roses, hydrangea, stocks, lilies and elegant orchids all work well.
Here, events furniture hire specialists Rio Lounge talk through more ideas on how to get the relaxed Ibiza wedding vibe with your choice of decor. Think stylish outdoor furnishing and the warm evening glow of romantic lanterns…
The Balearic Islands are the ultimate destination for sunshine, celebrations and making memories that will last a lifetime. And if you opt for an Ibiza theme for your wedding day, you can bring the sparkle and beauty of the white island closer to home. We look at how to plan an Ibiza-themed summer wedding that you and your guests will remember for years to come.
Create your dream wedding venue
To recreate a Mediterranean vibe but keep the British weather at bay, plan an outdoor wedding complete with marquee hire. Keep an open mind when you’re choosing a wedding venue; your Ibiza theme could work in a manor house with stunning grounds, in the gardens of a coastal holiday property or even on a hotel rooftop.
The trick of an Ibiza-themed wedding is to start with the outdoor space. Then with a bit of creativity and style, you can transform it into a dream venue. When you’re researching venues, make sure you check about wedding licenses – although some venues can host outdoor weddings others may only be able to provide the venue for the wedding reception.
Dress the marquee
It’s easy to transform your wedding marquee with Ibiza styling. Think about hiring stunning and contemporary white furniture like daybeds, scatter an abundance of white cushions throughout your venue or opt for a modern club set. Result? Your guests will be transported straight to the stylish beauty of Ibiza without needing to hop on an aeroplane!
Hiring a marquee also means that you get to design and plan out your perfect wedding venue. You can choose to have a chill-out area where guests can relax before the DJ sets up, formal tables for the wedding breakfast or a dance floor ready for your guests to enjoy some Ibiza club tunes.
Colour schemes for an Ibiza-themed wedding
Ibiza may be known as the white island, but it’s great to add pops of colour to your big day too. Raspberry and dark blue compliment a white theme beautifully. Think about weaving your colour scheme through every element of your day, from the wedding invitations and floral table decorations to your bouquets, buttonholes and wedding favours.
Planning your wedding menu
Top quality, light and delicious food is a quintessential part of Mediterranean life. If you’ve opted for a marquee then you’ll need to hire in caterers, so enjoy researching and tasting the best of Ibiza’s food and drink! Choose a caterer who can be creative with their menus and provide fresh Mediterranean dishes that will compliment your Ibiza theme perfectly. For a taste of Ibiza, think fresh fish, tapas and delicious summer fruits.
When the sun goes down
Ibiza really comes alive when the sun goes down, and one way to guarantee a romantic atmosphere is by hiring outdoor lanterns. You can bring the warm evening glow of the Mediterranean to your wedding with patio heaters, too.
Hire a good quality sound system so your guests will want to dance the night away to classic Ibiza tunes. Or perhaps herald the more traditional music of Ibiza by hiring a Spanish band to play as guests arrive.
Ibiza is the island of sunshine, music and celebration. By capturing the Ibiza theme for your wedding, you can guarantee a magical day to remember.