In my line of work, most weeks are spent immersed in beautiful photography of real weddings and styled shoots, blogs, Instagram and Pinterest. I make it my mission to keep an eye out for developing trends and decor choices I believe brides will be making in the year ahead.
So what are the predicted wedding trends for 2017? Will you be incorporating any of them into your wedding design?
Every year, colour giants Pantone release their predictions for the top colours for the coming year. Last year was the first time a combination of two colours were named Colour of the Year – Rose Quartz pink and Serenity blue, both seen everywhere from the catwalk to homeware in 2016. This Winter, Pantone announced their top ten predictions for 2017 colour trends – the list features neutral, subdued tones as well as bright pops of colour, and plenty of greenery.
Pretty Industrial Vibes
Metallics have been growing in popularity with brides for the past few years and this year will be no different. But instead of more stark gold and silvers, copper and rose gold will be winning out for 2017. These muted metals adapt to any theme or design but work perfectly for the industrial chic trend. Pairing metals and pretty foliage is the perfect blend of masculine and feminine for your wedding day – a warehouse filled with blousy blooms and pretty copper tableware, so dreamy!
Custom Food Stations
Couples will continue to get creative and personalise their wedding day menus in the coming year. We’ve seen food trucks and food stations become more popular in recent years, breathing new life into buffet style dining! It’s all about the visual display! Couples can serve up anything they want together to truly make it their own. Love doughnuts? Hang them on the wall for your guests to treat themselves to dessert. Got to wake up with a smoothie every morning? Serve some up for a welcome drink, with a naughty twist!
In keeping with the Pantone colour predictions, greenery is still top of the charts. Couples are forgoing expensive flowers and instead decking out their receptions and their bouquets with lush, wild foliage. It’s a great choice if you want a wedding style that isn’t too feminine, but you still want the softness of nature. It can be budget friendly but it can also look incredibly luxurious if you go all out! Pair it with neutrals and nudes for Scandinavian chic or bright pinks and yellows for an exotic twist!
Pared down and beautiful, this trend strips back all the embellishments and focuses on the perfect details. We’ll be seeing more minimalist colour schemes and design choices – white, blank canvas venues, simply decorated with garlands and bold typography. Pale, neutral tones with dark greenery is perfect for this kind of statement minimalism, but adding in cosiness and warmth with a lot of candlelight and soft textures when it comes to table linens and stationery.
Capes and Off-the-shoulder
The Spring bridal runways were a feast for the eyes and featured some incredible gowns and new styles that really wow. But two statement looks stood out for me and it all came down to the shoulders – to cover or not to cover? Capes and off-the-shoulder are my two contrasting favourite looks for 2017.
Off-the-shoulder is having it’s moment on the high street right now, and it seems that bridal is having a play with it this year. Bardot styles show off those shoulders in a new take on strapless.
Capes and caplets are perfect for Spring and Autumn weddings where it’s not so cold that you’d need something more substantial, but not too hot you’d want to bare all.
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