While we love trends, we’re also conscious that your wedding day should stand the test of time. Susie from Knot & Pop is amazing at creating stylish events that are current – but not faddy. She and her team plan events inspired by their couples and all their loves and lives, rather than sticking religiously to trends, so we asked her to explain a bit more about creating a uniquely personal celebration that feels fresh and modern.

Getting under the skin of our couples to discover what best suits and represents them is what leads the wedding design, and from that we conjure up and create the most bespoke wedding themes, unique to them.

Case in point…

Bollywood Beach isn’t a trend that can be pre packaged, and that’s what we love most about it, as did our fun-loving couple who were married in the summer of June 2014.

It fully reflected them with its fusion of fun that brought together delicate Indian intricacies with kitsch, totally tropical stylings.

So what kind of wedding is Bollywood Beach? We’re all too familiar with Art Deco inspired weddings, Festival Fun wedding days and those Minimal Monochrome looks. But we bet that Bollywood Beach isn’t a topical trend that readily appears across magazines and blogs…

To dig a little deeper into this unique wedding theme, we’ve picked out some nice little nuggets of ideas to share with you.

Bollywood beach themed wedding inspiration, via Bloved wedding blog

This alternative wedding theme is based around a warm Indian inspired colour palette of hot pink and orange with bursts of tropical leafy greens. Set against white, the palette is kept looking fresh and modern, with sea foam green or pops of citrus yellow to bring some summer fun to the look.

A traditional Mandep draped with fabric and strung with pink, orange and white flowers creates the perfect ceremony setting for the Bollywood bride.

For a lasting memory and to inject the fun factor that this theme speaks of (we should say shouts of – loudly and proudly!), vows can be engraved onto a golden pineapple plaque. We love creating keepsakes for our couples so they have something to treasure long after the last of the confetti has fallen, so always weave these little details in.

For a taste of the tropics, leave baskets of woven fans by the entrance and serve up coconut water or mixed fruit juices in jars, pimping up drinks with all manner of cocktail sticks and coloured straws. For those that fancy a favour, let guests take home a piece of the fun by decorating cookies with henna designs iced on top, or opt for an alternative wedding cake, with henna iced cake pops stacked high.

When it comes to decorating the venue for this look, think flamingo garlands, henna print tableware, elephant ornaments and an arch of tropical leaves for a photo booth or top table backdrop. As if the look wasn’t fun enough, entertain your guests by spraying pineapples gold to play games of lawn bowling and mark out the Bride and Groom’s seats by placing custom Mr & Mrs place cards onto gold spray painted pineapples.

For further inspiration, take a look at our Summer wedding that brought this theme to life – a riotous mix of rustic meets fun modern details. We mixed fringe garlands with honeycomb and colourful felt balls, whilst flamingos paraded around the venue pond. Throw in a table plan to rival Kerala beach and a Bollywood Beach wedding was born! You can check it out here.




Susie is one half of London-based wedding and event planners Knot & Pop, who plan, style and manage event for couples and clients throughout the UK and Europe. Whether tying the knot or celebrating with the pop of a cork, we mix flair and style to create events that feel personal, unique and above all fun and memorable.

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