By Bridget Mora
Many brides and grooms share an interest or a hobby in common. Your wedding is a great opportunity to highlight that passion and to share it with your guests. If you are a cycling enthusiast, these are some great ideas on how to incorporate your sport into your wedding to really make it reflect who you are.
Most people these days who are serious cyclists rely on the latest high tech bikes to help them take their sport to the highest level. This is great, but the fact is that modern day bikes do not really have an air of romance about them. However, old fashioned looking bicycles do, and this can be a terrific starting point for a wedding motif for cyclists.
Start with your wedding invitations. Choose either a letterpress or an engraved motif to use on the top of the stationery. Great ideas would be an illustration of an old-timey bike with the giant front wheel or a tandem bicycle. Even if you do not ordinarily ride a tandem bike with your intended, the symbolism of a bicycle built for two is perfect for the marriage of two cyclists.
There are all sorts of creative ways to include a cycling motif in your reception. One fun idea is to use creative names for your reception tables. You could name each table after a personal favorite place to bike, or after some of the most important cycling races. Table names like the Tour de France or the Giro D’Italia would be unique and interesting. Another idea would be to use illustrations instead of names for the tables. One could have a bicycle helmet, another a tandem bike, a third a bell, and so on.
The wedding favors offer another chance to do some fun and expressive. The obvious choice for cycling enthusiasts would be custom frosted sugar cookies in the shape of bicycles. Have some fun with your cake topper too; have one custom made with a tiny bride and groom riding together on a tandem bike. You can also think about incorporating your hobby in the design of the groom’s cake, which offers the perfect opportunity for personalization.
Brides who are very athletic sometimes find it a bit difficult to choose a gown that looks both feminine and natural on them. The likely trouble spots for wedding gown shopping are strong shoulders and powerful thighs, which look great in casual clothing, but can be tougher to fit into formalwear. Fabric and cut will help to flatter a muscular frame the best. You can soften broad shoulders with a gown that has draped chiffon shoulders, while an A-line skirt will not cling to muscular thighs. Feminine wedding jewelry will add elegance and grace to the wedding ensemble. The best part is that many styles of wedding jewelry can be worn again for future special occasions.
I have saved the best for last. There is only one natural fitting ending to the wedding of a pair of cycling enthusiasts, and that is making your grand exit together on a tandem bicycle. The image of the newlyweds riding off together on their bicycle built for two is the perfect ending to a beautiful wedding.
About the Author: Bridget Mora writes articles for http://silverlandjewelry.com/ to assist brides with all aspects of wedding planning.
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