2018 has seen a number of exciting new trends whilst holding on to some golden oldie's....
I look back on what I think have been 10 of the biggest wedding trends of 2018 so far...
Sequins have been huge this year. The trend started in America and has managed to work its way to the UK, with local suppliers now offering sequin table runners and linens. Metallic sequins work well with most colour palettes and add a touch of luxury. They're a particular favorite of mine (having chosen champagne gold sequins as the main feature of my own wedding!) and I can't wait to see how this trend evolves into 2019.
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2. Trestle Tables
We've seen more and more use of rectangular trestle tables this year, lined up in straight rows to create a sense of uniformity and repetition. This trend is perfect for laid back couples looking for a relaxed, party vibe.
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3. Hanging Flower Installations
Whether they're hanging from chandeliers or hanging over a table, this is a perfect example of a stylist and florist coming together to create something truly magnificent.
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I absolutely adore velvet because it's an easy and relatively inexpensive way to add a sense of opulence to an occasion. I predict that more weddings will feature velvet in 2019, particularly in jeweled tones such as emerald, sapphire, ruby and amethyst for an added dose of old-school glamour.
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5. Unplugged Ceremony's
This was something myself and my husband opted for. The thought of walking down the aisle only to be faced with a row of camera phones not only filled me with dread, but also made me feel quite sad. Walking down the aisle is a remarkably special moment in time, which should be lived in the moment - not replayed on a camera phone. Ask your registrar to politely remind guests to turn off their mobiles and not to film your ceremony if this is something you can relate to.
6.Social Media Ban
It follows that the last thing any bride wants is for the first photo of them in their wedding dress to be a one of them caught at a bad angle. It should be down to you as a couple to share the happy news of your marriage - not your guests. Ask the registrar to kindly remind guests not to upload anything onto social media until you have!
Gold has had a great year and I would go so far as to say, gold is the new black. Again, it goes with pretty much anything and adds a sense of luxury. Gold cutlery, gold chairs, runners and candlesticks are all having a big moment. I love scoring local charity shops for unwanted gold items - you really can find some hidden gems in the most unlikely places!
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Deeply bold and passionate, burgundy has made a massive come back. It can work perfectly for an autumnal or winter wedding to add a sense of warmth. Silver and Gold accents work wonderfully well with this romantic shade of red.
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Foliage has always been a great way of bulking out a floral display or bouquet to keep costs down but this year, foliage such as eucalyptus and olive leaves have become a feature in their own right.
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10. Cheese Cakes
As a self proclaimed savory 'snacker', a cheese board fits perfectly with me. Brides this year have opted to ditch the sponge in favor of their favorite cheeses, and I can't say I blame them!
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