Here at Wedding Ideas HQ, we love a bit of romance. So we’ve come up with 20 ways that will add a spark of passion into your celebration. with the dress

To create a romantic theme, why not start with your dress? Soft, touchable fabrics such as chiffon and tulle are bang on trend for laid-back weddings in 2013 and are perfect for creating that romantic look.

Sexy backs

Intricate detailing and cut-away backs are also big news when it comes to dresses this year. A chic updo will show off these romantic details perfectly during the ceremony., romantic hairdos

When it comes to your hair, keep it loose and tousled for a romantic style that gently frames your face. Whether you choose a chignon or keep your locks down and curly, the desired effect will be soft and almost bohemian. Finish with a floral accessory to complete the romantic look.

Personal details

Make your day even more personal by asking friends and family to bring along photos of themselves at their own weddings or with their partners. Display these around the venue for a super romantic decoration idea that’s absolutely free!

Candlelight romance

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Candles add a hint of romance to any space in an instant. Dim the lights and fill your ceremony room, aisle and reception tables with flickering candles for an atmospheric glow. Just check that your venue allows naked flames first!

Fairytale transport

What could be more romantic than arriving at your wedding by horse and carriage? Create that Cinderella moment you dreamed of as a little girl, and kick off the most romantic day of your life in style.

Romantic blooms

Add a little romance to your big day blooms with traditional red or pink roses. Gypsophila is also a popular choice for creating delicate floral displays that won’t blow the budget.

Express your feelings

Writing your own vows is the ultimate way to express your love for your partner, and melt the hearts of your guests. Romantic readings are also a wonderful idea for setting the tone of the day.

Ooh la la

A Parisian theme is a great way to incorporate passion and romance into your celebration. We adore the new ‘Love Letters’ range of stationery designs from Lucy Ledger, ideal for a French themed wedding.

From the heart

Hearts are a clear symbol of love and romance so include them as much as possible! From table confetti to hanging decorations, it’s easy to create a strong, romantic theme.

Come back tomorrow for part 2 and make your big day even more romantic!