Summer is finally here and it is definitely the season for weddings. 2016 is the year that has brought us a new wave of wedding trends, prompting brides and grooms to be bold and move from traditional styles to non-traditional choices. This is the season to offer fun and memorable experiences for your guests and most importantly you as the bride and groom. Have a read of the top wedding trends and ideas emerging this summer, assuring you receive the inspiration you deserve for your special day.
- Cascading Bouquets
A trend made famous in the 1980’s by famed royal weddings, particularly the late Princess Diana, has made a comeback and we could not be any more excited to see the cascading bouquet hit the wedding scene this summer. This is a bouquet style in which the flowers cascade downward from the bride and incorporates the use of gorgeous trailing foliage. A difference in style from the classic hand-tied bridal bouquet that’s for sure. What we love most about this trend is that it reflects a less formal and more natural feel to its style, a definite winner that fits perfectly with a number of wedding themes for the summer season. Cascading bouquets is the perfect statement piece guaranteed to wow your guests the minute you walk down that aisle.
- Two-in-One Dresses
Most brides are faced with the dilemma of choosing that perfect wedding dress for their big day. You can now thank the couture gods because brides can now have that perfect two-in-one dress, settling all dilemmas of wanting to wear more than one style on your special day. The convertible wedding dress is taking the wedding world by storm and we can’t help but love this trend. Consider dresses with removable skirts where you would wear a more traditional gown for the ceremony then surprise your new husband and guests with a different and more chic look for the reception. Monique Lhullier is one of the biggest designers who elegantly showcased this trend in this years collection. Think about the two-in-one functionality and the great value for money this offers. Sounds like a winner to us.
- Woodland Theme
When you think of a woodland wedding theme don’t just think it’s restricted to the outdoors, because this summer trend is transforming wedding venues into an enchanted fairytale setting like never before. What we love about this theme is the combination of simple, natural, and stunning elements inspired by nature. Using dense greenery, wood slices and an overabundance of flowers to decorate the entire wedding venue is what this trend is all about. Consider foliage chandeliers and twinkling fairy lights to accentuate this gorgeous and romantic theme. Who wouldn’t fall in love with this style.
- Laser Cut Signage
If you are looking to add a unique touch to your wedding décor, then you should consider laser-cut signage. This is a specific laser technology used to cut materials to create a range of gorgeous and ornate designs. Consider creating place cards, table numbers, unique menus, weddings signs and so much more. Laser cut signage is the perfect element to enhance your wedding décor in an elegant yet simple fashion.
- Metallic Palettes
Thinking of adding a stylish touch to your wedding day, then consider incorporating metallic palettes into your style. From gold, silver, copper, rose gold and even platinum, we just can’t get enough of this gorgeous colour trend that adds a luxurious element to the finer details of your décor. When deciding on the perfect tablescape design, there is ample amounts of options to consider. Choose rose gold centrepieces adorned with fresh flowers, gold charger plates that make your guests swoon or even copper crockery. You can even incorporate this gorgeous look with foil-pressed metallic textures to your invitations, menu cards or table names. It is totally up to your discretion whether or not you choose to add simple or grand metallic elements to your wedding day. Either way, will work brilliantly.
- Spirit Stations
One of the biggest trends this summer is customising spirit stations in addition to your reception bar. Going beyond your standard beer and wine typically served at weddings, spirit stations is the perfect opportunity to feature your favourite spirits in a fun and impressive way. Offering your guests a unique experience is what your wedding day should be all about and this is one way to do just that. Spirit stations don’t have to be limited to the drinks itself, think about all the different ways you can style this station. Consider elegant glassware, monogrammed napkins and, elaborate garnish bowls. Go above and beyond and have a designated waiter serve spirits once dessert has been served. This trend is the perfect way to enjoy a summer wedding in a relaxed and satisfying way.
- Sweet Endings – Doughnut Wall
As we have witnessed over the past couple years, flower walls took the wedding scene by storm, however there’s something just as beautiful but delicious at the same time. Yes, you read right, doughnut walls have hit the scene and is the latest food trend you want to get on board with. As you might be aware nontraditional wedding treats have gained popularity this year in 2016, but nothing has screamed temptation quite like a display of doughnuts. Did we mention a whole wall covered in them?! The beauty about this trend is there are many options to display the doughnuts such as suspended from hooks, arranged on shelves and so much more. And by no means do you have to stick to original glazed doughnuts, be creative and choose a colour theme, opt for sprinkles, galaxy icing or elegant white doughnuts. You will definitely surprise your guests and leave them craving for more.