Like fashion, wedding style evolves over time and trends come and go.
As stylists, it’s up to us to have our finger on the pulse and know what trends are emerging and what we’ll see in the next 12 months.
Styles that have gained popularity over the last few years and continue to grow are vintage, rustic and boho (lucky for us!). But don’t envision your Nan’s old lace tablecloth, these looks have become elegant and refined and really lend themselves to personalisation. They are also our speciality!
Wedding florals have gone insane over the last few years and now it’s not a matter of if you should have them but a must, and a lot of them!
Don’t worry, you don’t need Kim Kardashian’s budget to create an amazing floral impression. Florals can mean anything from those celebrity Instagram weddings right down to a low key backyard affair.
For the budget conscious, Baby’s Breath is making a huge comeback. Great for large arrangements, garlands and centrepieces, Baby’s Breath is soft and feminine with a classic familiar elegance.
Colours are very personal and the Bride and Groom will have strong preferences but there are key colours we expect to see more of over the next year.
A white wedding isn’t what it used to be. These days it’s more effortless and relaxed. Think less Princess Diana in her puffy prom dress and more Haley Baldwin in classic lace and beading.
Neutrals are timeless so it’s not surprising we continue to see their popularity at weddings. Neutrals take a back seat to the stars of the show, your florals and of course, you! They allow you to include creative elements that sing.
Pastels are a favourite over Spring and Summer. They bring a warmth and freshness that is familiar and inviting. Peach, dusty pink, mint and sage will be popular this season.
Metallics add a touch of luxury to invites, place cards, signage and cake design. Gold, rose gold and copper are trending and compliment most colour pallets beautifully.
Custom signage has grown in popularity over the last year and we only see it gaining momentum over the next 12 months.
Your wedding signage isn’t just about telling people where to sit, it can form an integral part of your styling and lead your guests on the journey of your day.
There are so many options to choose from and your overall wedding style will help you make a decision. Your signage should form part of your theming and integrate in the look.
Finding the perfect venue for your ceremony and reception can be one of the most stressful parts of the wedding planning.
The first thing to do is imagine how you want the wedding to look. Is it an outdoor soirée or a formal seated affair? Budget will also play a big part in the venue you choose.
If you know what you’re looking for but don’t know where to start, ask around. If you have a stylist or planner you want to use or suppliers that are a “must have” for your big day, ask them where they’ve done weddings before.
The most important thing to do is to be clear about what the venue provides and what you can and can’t bring in. A lot of venues require you to use their stylist and caterer where as others need you to supply everything yourself.
Whatever vibe you choose, be patient and look at lots of options. When you find the one, you will know straight away.
Remember, it’s all about you
Trends are a great place to start when planning your wedding style but remember it’s your big day and it should reflect you both as a couple.
Pinterest and Google are a great place to start. Do some research using the colours you like and that represent you. You might find seeing them in action might change your mind.
Wedding magazines are hard to come by these days but there are lots of online versions that offer great advice about industry trends and actual weddings.
How we can help
This is what we do!
Like any industry, all stylists have their own specialities, expertise and aesthetic. It’s important to find a stylist who understands your vision and can bring it to life within your budget.
Our first meeting with you is to understand exactly what you want in order to create your perfect day and to see if we are the perfect fit for you (that’s the most important part).