It seems that for a few years now weddings are not only a love and butterflies affair anymore but also a beautiful encounter with styling and design. And what once were the goals for cinema stars and artists are now on the to-do list of every bride. With every passing year, the wedding industry is getting more beautiful, artsy and innovative. I am so happy to be able to witness all these beautiful trends in the industry being unfolded. I will look at what to expect in regards to trends and styling this year and present them to you.
Something which I really love and don’t mind seeing more of is the incorporation of macramé or any needle and thread form of art in the wedding design. It can be used for aisle decoration, backdrops, hanging on what would be bland walls at the reception venue. And any fabric work mixed with florals bring about the best and most sought after bohemian vibes.
Wedding Lounges are the next big thing. We have been seeing them starting last year more and more, but the experts say that this wedding season, lounge spaces are a must. And why wouldn’t they be? Cozy and cool ways of chilling out with your guests should have been a trend long ago. Morrocan decor is preferable for these areas, such as low seating, carpets, cushions and a myriad of lights.
Following the Morrocan feel that became a wedding style in itself, is the use of bold colors within any design element, flowers, table service, or linen. So no more the somewhat bland hues of white, blush and ivory but lively tones of maroon and rust.
Lots of Flowers
Speaking of flowers, a significant role in wedding styling will be the floral installations. The bigger, the better. Hanging on the walls, or above the dinner tables, in the form of arbors, or as decoration for the ceremony set-up. Floristry will have us in awe this upcoming season, and I can’t wait to see the artists creativity.
Bohemian Bridal Dresses
In regards to bridal attire, I love what I see: more boho dresses, with open backs and oodles of gorgeous lace, the word used in the bridal wear of this year is Modest and thank God because I wasn’t very thrilled with the ones of last years: Nude and Tattoo dresses. We also have the gorgeous bridal hat that brings a desert vibe, and I love that you can choose the type of embellishment, if you opt for one: fresh or dried flowers, feathers, you name it.
Another trend I absolutely agree with is color for the groom’s suit. I have seen some flattering cinnamon or dark lilac fitted suits and ever since I have my heart fixed on colorful apparel for the groom. It might not be for everyone or for the classy and elegant type of wedding, but it is for my ever favorite bohemian style.
Also as far as I have seen, “rust” will be the color most preferred in the wedding industry despite Pantone’s color of the year “living coral”. And guess which one I like most?
Last year’s magic word was “personalization” throughout the entire wedding planning process. Couples were advised to be as themselves as possible and to come with all the personal decor elements or details to conjure up a fresh wedding day. A trend I was very much on board with. This year I feel that the all-encompassing word for the wedding decor/design is “eclectic”.
I think that this year will be an outstanding one in regards to bridal aesthetic and I look forward to seeing it unfold and being shaped by awesome wedding suppliers around the world.
Have a wonderful wedding season ahead, everyone!