Welcome to 2018! I am excited and ready for the new year. Last year was full of learning, stumbling blocks, and a bit of finding myself. This year, I have big dreams, big plans, and I’m looking forward to seeing where my creativity takes me. To hear more about what’s coming up for me and this space, sign up to my newsletter. In other news, I am beyond excited that same sex weddings will finally be happening here in Australia! My heart is full with joy for the couples that can now legally wed, and I am so excited for the wedding industry.
To kick things off for the year, I put together a list of wedding trends that I love and are sure to be big over the next 12 months.
01. Navy Blue
True blue’s moodier friend, navy is classy and versatile. Flattering when used for dresses and suits, classy on invitations, and stunning in your table setting, navy is your new best friend. Looks great with white or cream, deep red, and blush pink.
02. Hanging floral installations
Flower walls are so 2017. Hanging floral installations from the ceiling is definitely not new, but we will be seeing a lot more of it in 2018. If you are as in love with this concept as I am, make sure that your venue allows you to hang things from the ceiling, because installing scaffolding to hang your florals from can get very costly. Also consider mixing in greenery and branches as well as flowers in your installation, as this will help keep costs down.
03. Creative invitations
While I will always love a great paper invitation, there are some seriously cool invitations around at the moment. If you’re after something more unique, consider having your invites printed on wood, acrylic, fabric, or metal. Interested in custom invitations? Take a look at my packages, or flick me an email.
04. Greenery over florals
Greenery is such a great wedding resource for a few reasons. It’s versatile, can be styled in a lot of different ways, and is often cheaper than flowers. Greenery makes a big impact, and is one trend that won’t be going anywhere soon. Ask your florist for recommendations to help you design a greenery-based arrangement to suit your style and budget.
05. The DESTINATION elopement
Elopements and tiny weddings are all the rage. Think intimate, meaningful, and cosy. If the thought of saying your vows in front of a large crowd, spending the day socialising with 100 of your nearest and dearest, and dealing with potential family drama has you feeling ready to hide under the bed, consider having a small wedding or eloping. Save some cash, or spend the same amount on a fabulous small wedding or elopement somewhere glamorous like Paris, Santorini, Hawaii… the possibilities are endless! Combine your wedding and honeymoon, and only take a few people that really mean the most to you.
06. Geometric shapes
Not into rustic timber decor and mason jars? Consider adding some structured shapes into your wedding decor. Incorporate them into your table decorations, hanging decor and invitations to create a cohesive visual style.
07. 3D florals on dresses
Oh how I love florals! These dresses are romantic, whimsical, and fairytale-esque. Perfect for the ultimate romantic, appliqué flowers can add flair to an otherwise simple dress. Cover your entire dress for maximum impact, or focus on one area such as the bodice or shoulders.
08. Translucent materials
Translucent materials add a sense of space and are a clever way to mix modern and vintage styles in your decor. Consider using translucent materials in your chairs, invitations, signage and decor. Materials of choice: perspex, glass, lucite and acrylic.
09. Wedding wreaths
The wedding wreath is giving the bouquet a run for its money. A different take on the hand-held floral arrangement, wreaths are gorgeous but also easier to carry than the traditional bouquet. And who doesn’t love something that’s pretty and practical? Wreaths can also be used in wall or ceiling floral installations for a modern take on greenery and floral decor.
What other trends do you see in the wedding world? Tell me below, or shoot me an email.