Hello and a warm welcome to anyone new finding us, I am glad to be back looking at the new trends going to hit the wedding scene in 2019.
We had the announcement from the leader in colour trends a month or so a go and Pantone has released that 'Living Coral' is the colour of the year.
A beautiful, bright, vivid colour which will look fabulous for a spring/summer wedding day. Incorporate this colour in your flowers, cakes and bridesmaid dresses to show it off in style.
Here is the perfect example of a coral themed wedding done really well over on the Style me Pretty Blog
As you can see it look really fresh and vibrate.
Another way to incorporate coral is to pair it with Royal Blue as shown in the photos below, it can look very stylish if used just to give a pop of colour.
Image found on Pinterest
Other Trends for 2019
Due to the big Royal wedding we had last year, brides are going for that Meghan Markle look with classic and simple designs. With clean lines and few embellishments it will make tailoring an important part to find the most flattering dress for your shape. The halter neck style is set to be a favourite for brides this year.
Images found on Brides Magazine
Greenery is still very popular for 2019, flowers and foliage that feel organic and natural will make the perfect setting for any venue. Brides are opting for an airy, romantic feel with not too much fuss. Statement pieces such as trees and flower walls are growing in popularity to fill a big space. Brides are also getting very creative and the use of hoops are growing in popularity as they add an interesting piece, either a large one on there own or several together to make a fun backdrop. Plenty of DIY opportunities with this one if you have a creative flair.
Floral Crowns are replacing jeweled hair pieces to fit in with the relaxed atmosphere brides are craving more of.
All images found on Pinterest
Having two Royal Weddings in 2018 this will no doubt inspire couples to choose a classic design for their cake. Its all about the elegant and simple design this year with regal piping, amazing sugar flowers and metallic finishes to wow your guests.
There has been a change in table design for sitting down to enjoy the wedding breakfast , gone are the days for round tables of 10 guests, and a sweetheart table for the happy couple to spend time together. Couples are now after long bouquet tables in rows, so all the guests can see each other making it a more interactive and a pleasant atmosphere. And the happy couple can sit in the middle of their family and friends feeling more involved with everyone's conversation.
Sharing platters, and finger food, is what couples seem to be wanting to enjoy for their wedding breakfast with their guests as this gives a relaxed feel to the day and guests can eat what they want. Mini versions of classics like fish 'n' chips are a winner with guests.
Dessert tables will be growing in popularity as it is nice to have lots of choice. From doughnuts to cakes there will be something for everyone.
There is nothing wrong in tradition but we are seeing a strong break away from the 'norm' with brides standing up to do a speech of their own (something I wish I had done!) Sometimes grooms take on equal responsibility with the wedding and brides want to thank them in return for their hard work.
Groom's are having more than one best man as lets face it, sometimes friends are like family and you don't want to choose between them. And then there's Best Women, because why shouldn't the bride have funny stories shared about her as well as the groom. Basically the rules are now there more as guidelines. But it's your day so you have what will make you happy.
With the increase of destination weddings we are beginning to see more map illustration inspired stationery showing where your wedding will be held giving a nice personalised touch. This can also be carried through to other stationery elements of your day with a travel theme such as your favours and alternative guest book idea.
Monograms are also trending to add that personal touch to your stationery, especially with the influence of the two royal events last year, perfect for a more formal affair. A nice way to include this is a wax seal which looks stunning on vellum. Or maybe on your napkins for the wedding breakfast.
Wax seals are available in the shop here if you would like to add these to your beautiful stationery.
Gold, Rose Gold and Copper are predicted to still be very popular this year. Whether that is your writing, the material it is made of,or the envelopes.
Designs are becoming more fun, such as fold out, accordion style, to cleverly include all your details for the guests. Including separate elements such a coasters and drink straws that will be sure to start the excitement for your guests. Luggage tag style for a travel theme is fun idea, and geometric designs will be big this year too.
Darker colours such as black and royal blue are interesting and add some drama. Perfect for black tie weddings or may fit with a urban theme.
We have seen lots of creative ideas over the last few years when it comes to styling your table plan, and its all about up-cycling with shutters, windows, pipe, hoops, wheels, mirrors, ladders, whatever you can lay your hands on really.
Table plan using a peg board which were all the craze for your home last year.
Images from Rock My Wedding Blog
So there you have a little insight into the trends for the year ahead. I hope this has given you a helpful starter as to what direction things are going in.