15 New Wedding Trends We Love

Let these amazing new trends inspire you to create a wedding celebration that truly reflects your personality!

1. Breathtaking Venues

1. Breathtaking Venues
Image by Hannah Blackmore at Merribee

Be creative when choosing your wedding venue. Opt for a truly breathtaking and unexpected location such as a beautiful historic building, a unique city venue, such as a rooftop with unparalleled views, a romantic country estate, or a stunning secluded garden.

2. One-of-a-kind Ceremony Décor

2. One-of-a-kind Ceremony Décor
Image by Gavin Cato Photography, Flowers by Affair With George

Your wedding starts with a beautiful ceremony, so personalise it with a statement piece of décor that will make everyone gasp. Create a gorgeous arbour or floral canopy, use fresh blooms or foliage to create a fabulous backdrop, or if your ceremony is at night, add a romantic touch with soft lighting solutions.

3. Winter Celebration

3. Winter Celebration

Winter weddings can be very romantic! Imagine charming interiors with mood lighting and cosy fireplaces, décor in rich, warm hues, delicious comfort food and elegant wedding dresses with long sleeves and a pretty faux fur to keep you warm.

4. Unexpected Entertainment

4. Unexpected Entertainment

Think live music performances that are unexpected and utterly unique. From amazing aisle tunes to extraordinary entertainment at your reception, think a mariachi band, reggae band or blues band. Great music will impress your guests and make your wedding celebration a memorable one.

5. Quirky Foods

5. Quirky Foods
Image by At Dusk

Make your wedding menu special and think of fun ways to serve food during the cocktail hour and at the reception. Food trucks, ice cream bars and DIY food stations are very trendy right now and we are sure your guests will love selecting and creating their own food.

6. Non-paper Wedding Invitations

6. Non-paper Wedding Invitations
Château de Varennes by Ian Holmes Photography

Your wedding invitation should encapsulate the theme and the mood of your event, so think of a unique design and opt for surprising materials such as wood or acrylic instead of paper. This will definitely create that ‘wow’ effect!

7. Metallic Shades

7. Metallic Shades
Styling & Décor by Enchanted Empire

Metallic touches will instantly transform your wedding venue and add a touch of luxury to your stationery, cake and bomboniere, so incorporate copper, rose gold, silver or yellow gold into your wedding colour palette!

8. Back to Basics

8. Back to Basics
Image by Hannah Blackmoreat Merribee

Minimalistic styling is a prominent trend as well, so if you want a streamlined design, think simple colours like white or ivory with splashes of green or accents in muted tones such as soft grey or sand.

9. Personalised Weddings

9. Personalised Weddings

Personalisation is a powerful new wedding trend which allows you to be creative and break most of the traditional rules. You can personalise everything from stationery and glasses to décor and even the food and wine you serve!

10. Drones

10. Drones

This cutting edge technology will enhance your wedding photography and video. Drones make gob-smacking aerial shots of your ceremony and reception, so consider buying one or hiring a professional to fly it for you.

11. First Look Photos

11. First Look Photos
Image by Hannah Blackmoreat Merribee

According to tradition, the bride and groom should not see each other before the ceremony, but modern couples have embraced a new trend – a first look! Allow some time for a pre-ceremony photo shoot and create some amazing images!

12. Modern Groom Attire

12. Modern Groom Attire

A classic tux is elegant and stylish, but you can also opt for an original outfit that stands out from the crowd. Only one little detail like a bespoke bow tie can elevate the look; your groom can also opt for a coloured jacket or a patterned shirt.

13. Modern Ballgowns

13. Modern Ballgowns
Gowns by Marchesa Spring 2017

Instead of choosing a classical wedding dress design, opt for a modern ballgown with less weight and more sparkly embellishments, ethereal layers and beautiful illusion detailing.

14. 2-in-1 Wedding Dress

14. 2-in-1 Wedding Dress
Gown by Berta Bridal

A 2-in-1 dress with a detachable skirt is ideal for brides who want an elaborate gown for the ceremony and a more comfortable dress for the reception. Instead of purchasing two different gowns, find a fabulous two-in-one dress!

15. Exposed Shoulders

15. Exposed Shoulders
Gowns by Naeem Khan

Bare shoulders are another bridal trend we love! You can opt for a romantic wedding dress with off-the-shoulder silhouette and intricately embellished sleeves.

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