06 January 2018

Blushing Bride: The 2018 Trends for That Perfect Day

Getting married in 2018? As a new year rolls around so too does a new selection of gorgeous fresh wedding trends that will make your special day even more magical. 

Finding the perfect picks to complete the day of your dreams can cause more of a headache than a butterfly heart so whilst upholding those wedding day traditions may be high on your agenda, these 2018 trends will make your day even more personal to you and your groom. 

As a day of celebration and love, it's important for you to feel like a blushing bride high on unadulterated happiness so grab a drink and a notepad and take note of the gorgeous bridal wear gowns, unique decor updates and adorning various details. 

2018 brings with it a nod to atypical bridal styles enriched with personality and individuality, the striking arrival of Pantone ultra violet and creative floral accents amongst mini dessert tables.
Get ready to utter the most euphoric "I do" in your life amongst a backdrop of stylish dreams!

Prepare for goose bumps everywhere...

The Dress

A wedding dress is arguably one of the most personal and individualised elements to any bride's special day. From the countless dress appointments, champagne trips with mother of the bride and mother-to-be as well as well as bridesmaid dress dilemmas, choosing "the one" is one lengthy process not to be meddled with! Whilst wedding dress designs have their own internal style trends, choosing a dress comes down to the personal tastes of the bride herself and the style that flatters the body of its wearer.

Whether you're a bride who likes to keep things simple, elegant and minimalistic or you wish to dress in something dramatic and show-stopping, 2018 brides are in for a treat! The dress trends spinning into the 2018 spotlight are experiencing a romantic makeover with feminine sheer, sparkle, off the shoulder numbers and deep skirt side slits; giving designs a relaxed ethereal nod to bohemian romance. Just in time for Spring/Summer, the halter neck is back with girlish charm and pretty sophistication. Joining it are 3D embellishments from flowers, tassels, sequins and feathers, dramatic silhouettes with side split designs as well as colourful embroidered accents. 

The Venue

2017 was all about the "rustic" look whereas 2018 will move into the "woodsy" territory. Many couples are opting to say their nuptials in unique open spaces with central industrial-inspired architecture. Giving a stripped back and relaxed space for couples to decorate as they desire, the trend for industrial spaces allows for individuality to really shine through. From foliage wreaths, hanging fairy lights, candle light and mixed flower bunches, these simplistic venues with neutral embellishments combine to make one high-impact impression! 

The Decor: Flora & Fauna goes wild

Already seen creeping into many stylish weddings of 2017, the key decor trend making its way into 2018 is the creative spin on hanging floral wreaths and accents. An enchanting way of playing with space, height and dynamic venue viewpoints is hanging wreaths and instalments of greenery and dusky flower arrangements. 

A sleek and modern way of adding minimalistic sophistication to any wedding venue is adding a touch of metallic glamour. Rose gold was all the rage in 2017 and for good reason too but 2018 will see a more industrial nod towards copper. Metallic decor adds a touch of understated beauty to table tops in the form of cups, plates and cutlery; helping to bring together the design and style into relaxed and subtle simplicity at a bargain price!

The Sweet Life

The days of traditional three-course meals and a central show stopping cake are bidding us farewell and instead, couples are plumping for catering that is fun, quirky and relaxed. Gone are the days of waiting for a measly slither of icing and instead, the last course is replaced with pick n'mix dessert tables of sweet treat delights. Brides are forgoing tradition for experimental spreads of fruit meringues, cheesecake bites, trifle, flavoured cookies and jars of old school sweets. More choice makes for more sweet goods on your guests' plates - what's not to love?

The Foodie Revolution

Keeping in line with the dessert buffet trend, couples are also throwing out the traditional three-course meals of classic roasts and opting for dishes that they know both their guests and themselves will enjoy. Make your day more personalised to you and your groom by choosing the food you truly love - think Japanese, Peruvian and Mexican influences and dish up your culinary loves from sushi, tacos to mezze boards!

Love, Sarah

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