Did you know that white/ivory was the most popular colour scheme for 2017? 'Rustic or Woodland' weddings came top for most popular #weddingthemes and Saturdays are still the most popular days to get wed, while Mondays remain least popular (I wonder why?!) With 2018's wedding season in full swing, I thought I'd help next year's brides get some inspiration with some of 2019's biggest emerging trends.
Stay with with me! I'm not talking cheap feather boa's borrowed from a Blackpool hen party here. I'm talking classy, wild feathers tucked in with lush floral arrangements or lining aisles as a cool change from petals. This trend is all about texture and blending your colour schemes, so dip them in glitter and hang from the ceiling, add life to a teal bouquet with the odd peacock feather or put make interesting buttonholes for the boys.
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Unless you've been living in a cave for the past month, you may have noticed a little party the royals gave recently for our six-in-line to the throne. Yes, #MeghanMarkle and #RoyalWedding were trending EVERYWHERE and despite mixed reviews about her simple #Givenchy gown, one thing everybody seemed to love was the veil. This has sparked a bridal frenzy like no other with google reporting the term #Veils skyrocketing in the days after the Royal ceremony. Visit the new 'Accessories' section of
our website to see what kinds of veils are out there for non-Royals.
Add a contemporary vibe to your nuptials with this #CoolWedding trend. The best bit? It goes with all colour schemes and is super easy & cost-effective to slide into your day! Centre pieces in the form of terrariums can double-up as gifts for your guests, futuristic wall-hangings made of wood and spray-painted gold make brilliant backdrops for photographs, and cakes will look geo-effective in squares or hexagons with sharp edges. Even hair-pieces are getting in on the trend (see the quirky creations at http://www.onfoundations.com/ )
4. Coloured Wedding Dresses
Soft blush and champagne hues have been around for a while now in bridal, but the latest catwalk trends are proving that amping up the colour on your wedding day is fast becoming a must-have for fashion conscious brides. Don't worry, ivory gowns are a timeless classic that aren't going anywhere but it's nice to have options right?! Take our latest addition from Sophia Tolli with lavender and violet lace appliques set over a champagne tulle. The gown is also available in ivory but designers are wanting to offer more variation to their brides. This gown is due in the boutique in July 2018 - Form an orderly queue ladies!
Visit http://www.sophiatolli.co.uk/ to view more of the collection.
5. Jewel Tones
It looks like you fickle #bridetobe ladies (and gents) have had enough of #pastels and will be opting for bolder colours instead next year. Lush greens, rich reds and lavish purples are everywhere at the moment and we kinda like it! Again, it's an easy trend to make your mark with as you can mix variations of one bold hue with another to pack a punch or mix blues, greens and purples together in your bouquet or with glass jars for centre pieces. This saves you the hassle of having to match everything in one particular shade. This brings us nicely to our next trend...
This particular trend works very well with trend number 5 above or works just as easily with softer themes like sugary pinks or mint, and also doubles up as a lovely keepsake once the day is done (and I do like multi-functional wedding decor!) Buy in bulk to decorate yourself or check out Etsy for ready-made bargains.
Get any ideas about naff birthday numbers out of your head - balloons just had a makeover. Clustered together in on-trend colours, in various sizes and usually matte, balloons can make quite the statement. Have fun by adding foliage or filling with glitter, drape coloured tulle around them or tie coloured fabric to the string. The possibilities are endless - and cheap! We have LOADS of other balloon-related ideas over on our Pinterest , Facebook and Instgram pages.
EVERYWHERE. Scrawled across invites and embroidered into veils, calligraphy is no longer just for Tudor royalty. We've all seen the beautiful stationary images like the one here, but have you thought about taking a class and literally leaving your mark all over your wedding? Calligraphy is an easy way to link everything together if you have a few ideas but can't decide on just one. Table plans written in gold or black on glass will have your guests queuing up for #selfies while stunning hand-written invites or centre pieces have a personal touch, and you can use your new skill long after the Big Day is over.
9. The Galaxy
The stars aligned for you and your soulmate, so why not bring that idea to your #WeddingDay with a celestial theme that will leave your guests in awe?! Create moody lighting with accents of blue & purple or go for a more subtle approach with gold or copper wall hangings in the shapes of stars and moons against on-trend grey or black. Think constellation place cards, chop up your own paper stars and drape them on the backs of chairs or simply add metallic's to your bridal ensemble for a gentle nod to this out of this world look.
Solange started it back in 2014 when she rode that bike (google it) and since then this trend has been quietly growing. At the recent London shows I attended, #bridalcapes were EVERYWHERE! Our favourite obviously being this embellished beauty that arrived in store last month (£525). It received audible gasps from the audience when it came down the runway and makes the perfect accompaniment for a more simple gown or even for the bride that fancies an outfit switch-up for the evening. But if bling isn't your thing, there are lots of options for brides with capes in short or longer lengths (this one is in-between and can be worn several ways), lace ones, satin ones or just very simple tulle versions. Give it a go, you might just fall in love.
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I hope these #2019weddingtrends have inspired you. I'd love to know what you think or if you'll be using any of these ideas for your big day. I'll be following on from this post soon with up-and-coming colour schemes so don't forget to sign up on the main blog page.
- Stephanie x