Imagine hoiking up your wedding dress, straddling your bike and pelting it to the church on a gorgeous vintage bicycle. The romance, the wind in your hair, perhaps a little wicker basket on the front for your shoes and bouquet….
If this is you, and you cycle everywhere and love your bike to the extent you can’t live a day without it, then I applaud you. (You’re a rare gem, I envy your fitness level and the rest of the article doesn’t apply to you!)
Unless you’re fanatic cyclists and having a cycling theme for your day, there probably shouldn’t be bikes at your wedding venue. They became a big trend – riding in, so to speak, on the wave of vintage a few years back.
But for me a bicycle is a prop too far for 2017.
The details on your day should mean something to you. Their beauty is in their personal meaning. By all means make a table plan out of a 1970s tandem if your guests will exclaim “that’s sooooo them!” But if no one knows you’ve a secret passion for bikes then they can be the weirdest thing at weddings.
Wedding stylists, vintage-loving planners… I love you all. But please – it’s time to park your bike in the garage instead of decorating it and sending it to weddings!
The first time I saw a bike at a wedding was kind of cute. It fit with the sporty theme of the day. It was unique – and for me anything a bit unusual is pretty cool. But in 2015 half of the styled shoots on blogs included a – slightly random – bicycle. And the more I saw, the stranger they looked!
So let’s get real and forget about bikes at weddings from 2017 onwards. I’d love to see what will replace them though!