5 Beautiful Themes for Your Wedding Day Catering & Decor

A bride with a slice of wedding cake

5 Beautiful Themes for Your Wedding Day Catering & Decor

A theme adds a personal touch to your wedding and can be an elegant way to bind you and your guests in a cohesive vision on your big day. A unique setting can create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Wedding options can seem daunting, but a theme can make your choices easier. You can narrow down your selection and streamline the planning process by choosing a single idea, thus saving time and reducing stress.

Whether you choose a classic, romantic, or a more eclectic theme, these ideas will excite and inspire you.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Audiences have been enraptured by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” since the play was first written more than 400 years ago. Although there are many elements to praise, the romantic and whimsical setting has always been the most memorable.

The following ideas can bring your dream wedding to life:

  • Soft ribbons of pastel colors, lavender, mint, and peach, add a touch of whimsy.
  • Greenery, such as roses, lilies, and ivy, surrounding the enchanted forest entrances.
  • Twinkling fairy lights and hanging lanterns create a soft glow and a magical ambiance.
  • For dinner, serve your guests from the bounty of nature with a menu of fresh, seasonal ingredients, such as herbs, fruits, and berries, followed by light and refreshing salads and grilled vegetables. For dessert, a touch of indulgence with cupcakes, fairy food, and tarts.
  • Themed cocktails inspired by the play, such as a Love Potion, would complement the night.
  • An outdoor wedding in a dreamy clearing, with bridesmaids in flowing, ethereal dresses. A crown of flowers for the bride. The groom and groomsmen wear light summer colors would create a magical and memorable atmosphere for your wedding.

Wine Country

Touring Northern California’s beautiful wine country is a life-changing experience. With a few key features, you can bring this rich and fertile land to your wedding for a beautiful celebration.

The centerpiece of this theme would be the historic vineyard. Highlight these elements with grapevines, wine barrels, and deep wine-red accents. Wine bottles and glasses can be incorporated into the scenery as vases for flowers or candleholders.

This would be easy for the menu, as you serve your guests all things wine or associated with wine! In addition to a selection of local wines, you could provide classic wine-centric dishes typically associated with the region, such as cheese, charcuterie boards, and artisanal breads.

For the wedding cake, consider a dessert that incorporates wine, such as a red wine chocolate or a white wine lemon cake.

Wedding favors could include small bottles of local wine or hand-made wine-themed gifts like corkscrews and cork stopper keychains.

Rustic Chic

Rustic Chic takes two disparate styles and marries them into one distinct aesthetic. What better way to remind your guests of your union than with a design fusion of your own? With the casual homeyness of a rural setting and the slick minimalism of chic contemporary design, Rustic Chic has quickly become one of the most popular wedding themes. These easy additions can make the style pop.

For rustic, it is all about the materials: burlap, lace, and twine can add a charming hand-made touch to your décor, working as table runners, chair sashes, and banners. Local wildflowers can bring a delicate touch to rough-hewn and distressed wood tables.

Gathering around a hearty and comforting meal would be a perfect fit for dinner. Classic dishes such as roasted chicken or beef, mashed potatoes, and sautéed vegetables could be served. Do not forget the smell of woodsmoke wafting through the halls. For dessert, sweets such as apple pie or peach cobbler would wrap it up nicely. To add a touch of sophistication, you can also offer a signature cocktail made with whiskey and local ingredients.

The ideal venue for a rustic chic-themed wedding would be an outdoor setting. A farm or ranch with a large barn would all be great choices. Alternatively, you could choose a venue with a rustic, vintage feel, such as a historic inn or a country estate.

The Golden Rule

In stark contrast to the Rustic Chic, we have the timeless and elegant Golden Rule. After all, there is no better time than a wedding to go all out. Celebrate the height of luxury and sophistication with these extravagant ideas.

At this wedding, all that glitters is gold. Fountains, sculptures, and floating balloons, with golden accents, should fill the space. Shimmering linens should adorn the tables. Gold roses could add a finishing touch.

Your guests should enjoy fine dining with classic dishes that are fit for royalty. Examples of elegant dishes include caviar, filet mignon, or lobster bisque. For the cake, consider a golden marble effect with gold leaf accents topped with a sugar crown to tie in with the theme.

Consider giving guests small boxes of chocolates or truffles wrapped in gold foil for favors. These could be tied with a golden ribbon and placed at each guest’s seat as a thoughtful gesture. Pop the cork and let the champagne flow.

Paradise Gardens

A wedding in the Paradise Gardens can evoke feelings of romance and innocence on your wedding day. A heavenly setting for a once-in-a-lifetime event.

To create a lush and exotic atmosphere, fill the room with tropical flowers and plants, such as orchids, hibiscus, and palm fronds. Natural elements, such as bark, river stones, and flowing water fountains, create a serene and peaceful ambiance reminiscent of an isolated grotto.

Foods can focus on tropical flavors and ingredients. Pineapple, mango, and papaya are all good ideas. All fruits fit well in the Garden of Paradise, but skip the apples!

Of course, it would not be complete without tropical cocktails, such as piña coladas and mai tais.

To create a paradise-like atmosphere, consider hosting your wedding outdoors, in a garden, or on a beach. This would allow you to take full advantage of the natural beauty of your surroundings.

A great wedding favor would be bags of seeds, along with instructions on how to grow them at home. This is a unique way for your marriage to grow with your guests long after they have left the wedding.


If you have been inspired by these ideas and want to bring a theme to your wedding, contact Command Performance Catering. Our caterers will ensure that every detail of your reception is handled with care for high-quality food, exceptional service, and a wide range of options. So relax and enjoy your special day. Trust us to make your themed wedding truly unforgettable.