2018 Wedding Trends
Dare we say that spring is finally here? Are we tempting fate by talking about sunshine and buds and lambs and all things new and fresh? Is #thebeastfromtheeast number 3 hiding around the corner, ready to strike? We blummin’ hope not! To have one lot of snow in our part of Devon is rare, but to have two considerable drops is unheard of! Let’s hope that’s the last of it. Don’t get us wrong, we love the white stuff when we don’t have to be anywhere, but we are over it now. 🙂
So on to more exciting things. We are always on the look out for what is trending in the world of weddings. Gowns, table centrepieces, food fads, colours, fabrics, etc. And according to some of the biggest and best in the industry, here’s a little breakdown of just some of the things that are going to be big this year…
It’s great news for the Great Barn, as open spaces and unique and alternative venues are very popular this year and perfect to really show off individuality and personality. The Great Barn is a blank canvas, with state of the art lighting and sound. You can use it for your wedding ceremony, for your wedding breakfast, for your dancing until the wee small hours… the choice really is yours.
Minimalist styling, with key detailing, is back. And greenery continues to dominate from last season, with bell jars, table wreaths and geometric metallics making delicious centrepieces for wedding tables.
For the bride, we are seeing more and more colourful, floral wedding gowns (just look at Katie’s beautiful gown; truly inspired and unique!) Brides will be carrying free form bouquets using seasonal, locally grown blooms, bridesmaids will be in separates, following on from the massive trend of mix ‘n’ match gowns that has been so, so popular.
Traditional classic pub dishes will be pimped up and alternative food trucks are still big business.
So, to sum up – think modern, minimalist, metallic with lots of foliage for a whimsical twist. Whites, greys, soft metallic colours to complement the green. Pies with unusual fillings, evening food from a van or a pizza oven or a upcycled horse box and all tied up nicely in a stunning, unique, alternative venue – preferably that you can have to yourself, exclusively, privately, intimately (or surrounded by all your friends and family).