Wedding Decorations with Feathers Credit: Alleksana Photography

Wedding Decorations with Feathers

by Liz Gatherer

Incorporating feathers into your decorations will be a beautiful way to add extra luxury to your wedding day. From soft neutral feathers to brightly coloured feathers, wedding decorations with feathers will add interest, depth, height and texture that your guests will enjoy and remember.

We explore a few different options to consider from personalised wedding magazines and wedding stationery adorned with feather decorations to flower ideas and wedding attire.

Wedding decorations with feathers, personalised wedding magazine

Photo credit: Hayley B Weddings

Wedding invitation with feathers

Wedition couple M&N chose tweed and pheasant feathers teamed with lavender and sage green for their rustic festival wedding theme and colour scheme. They chose to give Wedition as a unique invitation to their weekend wedding. We styled their bespoke booklet to their colour scheme and included all the information that their guests needed to know in one handy place. Along with the invitation and a cut out RSVP page, we included the accommodation information, the weekend itinerary, the wedding day schedule, menu options, an introduction to the wedding party, the gift list information, a few important things to remember (flat shoes for the ceremony as it was taking place in a field and swimwear for the hot tubs!) and a few of the couple's favourite photos.

Wedition fun fact: Spirit feathers are given as a sign of gratitude and a symbol to honour a person's respect and love in American Indian culture. If you choose to incorporate a cultural element within your day and would like to share the story behind it with your guests, you can easily do this by including it within Wedition, a personalised wedding magazine which you give to your guests on the day of your wedding.

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Feathers in floral displays and decorations

Make a statement with you floral displays by adding feathers to them. Feathers will lift your display, not only adding height to it but texture too. Long peacock feathers will accentuate the sculptural quality of a display. Ostrich feathers in neutral hues and pastel shades can be treated like leaves in the way that they are used, adding volume to the display. They will draw attention and cause interest amongst your guests. Use bright, vibrant colours to create a striking look creating a festive or party feel.

Wedding decorations with feathers, feather and floral wedding archway

Photo credit: Alleksana Photography

Decorate your bridal bouquet with feathers

Adding soft, neutral feathers to a bridal bouquet will give a more luxurious look that would look great at a city or hotel wedding venue whereas adding pheasant feathers will give the bridal bouquet a rustic feel, perhaps suited to a barn wedding venue or outdoor wedding ceremony. The striking blues and greens of peacock feathers will add an unexpected twist to a vibrant wedding bouquet.

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Photo credit: Flora Westbrook

Groom's buttonhole with feather decoration

Wedition grooms P&M chose to add a single peacock feather to their lapels rather than a floral buttonhole - this gave a more masculine look and complimented their wedding colour scheme perfectly.

Alternatively play around with textures and team your feather with buttons and material, creating a unique buttonhole for each groomsman, a fun way to add a touch of personality to each look.

Real Wedition Weddings: Groom's P&M had their ushers hand out their Wedition just before the ceremony, it included their order of service, favourite photos, readings, wedding party fun facts, their proposal story, wedding day details, venue history and wedding menu.

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Photo credit: Lynsey Grace Photography

Sikh groom's saafa with feather decoration

Traditionally, the father of a Sikh groom will tie a turban, or saafa on his son’s head, the groom’s sister will sometimes add a feather to the centre of the saafa.

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Feathers as decorations on wedding dresses

Feather accented wedding dresses really raise the wow factor. A feather trimmed hemline will create a sophisticated playful look and will affect the way that the dress moves, making the bride look as though she is gliding along the aisle. Single feather plumes used to accent embellishments such as rhinestones, crystal accents or sequins will create a refined and graceful air. A fully feathered wedding gown will make a bold and glamorous statement.

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Photo credit: EVG Culture

Wedding accessories with feather decorations

If you would love to incorporate feathers into your overall look but your dream dress does not have any feathers then you can certainly accessorise with them. The are so many feathery options to choose from:

  • Feather hair piece.
  • Switch the boho flower crown for a feather crown.
  • A neckless, earrings or bracelet which have a feather design.
  • An ostrich feather bolero as worn by Wedition director Liz on her wedding day, not only adding warmth to a chilly October evening but lots of style too!
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Photo credit: Ideal Imaging by Alistair Jones

Feathers on your wedding stationery

If you would like to incorporate feathers through your whole wedding decoration theme then you can add them to your wedding stationery. Calligrapher Malka Klein Designs created a simple yet stunning look by adding feathers to the table name place cards and wedding menus of her wedding couple.

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Celebrate your unique love story in a very special way

If you would like to celebrate your special love story with your guests on the day of your wedding then we would be delighted to craft a bespoke keepsake booklet that your guest will love to take away with them on the day of your wedding.

We can style it with your wedding decoration theme of feathers and it will beautifully match your colour scheme too. Use it to incorporate your wedding stationery essentials such as the order of service, readings and wedding menu. Have fun with your Wedition as we can include custom games such as word searches, crosswords or colouring in. Celebrate your love as we will pen your unique proposal story and how you met.

Get in touch with to book in a video call to see how Wedition will work for you.

Wedding decorations with peacock feathers, personalised magazine

Photo credit: Hayley B Weddings

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