Your enneagram wedding style is Type 6, The Loyalist. As a type 6, your approach is both detailed and elegant. We’ll find you digging into the details and troubleshooting to ensure things go off without a hitch. You approach wedding planning like you approach everything, with a list and a vision of making the day seamless from start to finish.
Your guests are in for a treat as your wedding day will exude positivity and friendliness with elegant, thoughtful touches. Most important to you is that friends and family come together to celebrate this unforgettable day with you and leave with memories to last a lifetime.
Start by a finding a top notch wedding planner (there are so many fabulous planners in our collective!) who will listen to your wedding vision and run with it. Trust your planner to be two steps ahead so you can let go of the minutiae. Focus on enjoying not only your wedding day but the months leading up to the celebration which can be fraught with stress for a couple. No one wants to come to the altar weary and worried! Wondering about your wedding day timeline – check out this post: Secrets for a Strong Wedding Day Timeline.
A neutral color palette is tried and true. There are so many gorgeous flower options to make your event both noteworthy and swoon-worthy. If you are a bride, think about the cut of your wedding dress and the style of your bridal party dresses. Do you want an eye-catching, luxe, cascading bouquet or a compact shape that draws the eye to a focus? Do you want to use lots of texture and greenery or stick with florals only? Your bouquet will set the tone for the reception florals so consider how you want to create cohesion with your favorite blossoms!
Dive into endless detail possibilities with your wedding stationery! Work with your wedding stationer to create the perfect custom monogram then use it as a touchstone for your other paper details. We LOVE this entire suite and day-of paper from Poeme in Cincinnati. Watercolor florals, custom monogram, and meaningful additions made this Cincinnati wedding a super detailed, Type 6 dream!
Many elements pulled together creating a delicate balance between classic, formal, colorful, and unique. Molly and Ross LOVED the idea of creating a monogram for use beyond the wedding – a family crest with a sense of longevity. Once the classically intertwined monogram was complete, Molly wanted an eclectic combination of the wedding colors, spring-time watercolors, and a nod to their home in Colorado, to play together seamlessly from start to finish!
Stationery: Poeme | Kortnee Kate Photography
Photo by Jonnie and Garrett. Planning by Lindsey Baer Company
No other Enneagram type loves picking out the linens, finding interesting table and glassware as much as you! Coordinating the look with candles, ribbon, or even an embroidered monogram makes for a beautiful setting.
We recently featured a beautiful, old Hollywood glam inspired wedding on the blog. Lauren and Josh were married at Greenacres Art Center in Cincinnati and tapped into brushed silver metallic as a neutral starting point. The warm beige linens were textured with an abstract silver shell pattern that paired beautifully with the smoke and blush elements.
Personalized menu cards were tucked inside embroidered dinner napkins with the bride’s new monogram and tied with a thin white silk ribbon. Florals and candles filled the tables. Note the blush and smoke wine glasses!
It’s no exaggeration to say the sky is the limit when it comes to wedding desserts! Cake or no cake, we love the addition of a dessert bar to keep the celebration going well into the night. All that work on the dance floor requires fuel! How fun are these bite-size treats from Columbus sweetery, Lavender & Honey Wedding Cakes?! Owner Kelly Jo has been dreaming up pastries, croissants, cookies, cupcakes, and tarts for decades. Her desserts have a reputation for being both gorgeous and heavenly to taste!
Kelly Jo shares her thoughts on having a dessert bar:
They add something visually and give your guests other options. Not everyone loves cake. Maybe they have a sweet tooth and want a little something else. Mini chocolate ganache tarts, macaroons, cookie bites, chocolate truffles, mini parfaits, donuts, fruit trays, mini parfaits with strawberries – you can make so many desserts elegant with gold leaf on the glaze – dress them up for the wedding occasion!
Any dessert can be miniaturized down to a couple of bites. Put the dessert table can be alongside your cake. Usually, a separate table that becomes a nice focal point for guests to come back to throughout the evening.
Annie McGinty, owner of Ivory & Ash Bridal Studio suggests the Nikki wedding dress from indie designer Karen Willis Holmes for the Type 6 bride. This dress is the perfect way to make a unique statement with a timeless look. Add a train for absolute perfection.
From Karen Willis Holmes:
Nikki is one of those special gowns that can take on the persona of whoever is wearing her and she’s perfect for any style wedding; sophisticated and elegant, or a more relaxed casual feel. The flattering bodice features a V-neckline and soft draping which continues into the wrap style skirt. This modern gown can be ordered with or without long sheer georgette sleeves that are finished with a button cuff.
Tanya R. Hartman, the owner of Gilded Social in Columbus, suggested her Jenny Yoo collection. Tanya shares, “What can we say, Jenny Yoo is, hands down, our most popular designer. She makes bridesmaid style totally effortless. Everyone looks great in Jenny Yoo.”
In the midst of all the celebrating, hugging, laughing, dancing, and loving through your day, remember to take a moment to slip away with your beloved. You will never have this moment again so cherish what you two have begun. Just a moment to take with you, to look back on and smile in the years to come.