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2019 Wedding Style Trends

Wedding season is about to hit full force so before the madness starts we though we would share some of our favourite trends coming up in 2019...

Living coral colour palettes

Living coral colour palette

Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral and we started 2019 bang on trend with table styling at The Sefton Wedding Fair and had so much fun with it!

We wanted to use the colour as accents in varying tones across our table and complemented it with bright bursts of pink, yellow and orange. Gold cutlery and glassware gave the theme an opulent feel and hand-dyed napkins and chair backs added a different textural dimension.

Tall centrepieces such as these beautiful gold candelabras add drama to the room without getting in the eyeline of your guests, and the small vases of flowers around the base bring the theme right down on to the table where is it continued on the plates with eucalyptus and olive sprigs and pretty dried flowers on each menu and place setting.

Bringing the outdoors in

This trend has been slowly emerging since 2011 when William & Kate filled Westminster Abbey with an avenue of trees and now in 2019 couples are looking to more eco-friendly alternatives to decorate their venues, what makes more sense than to fill them with living plants?

Our very own stylist Emma not only had trees in the church for her elegant ceremony, but created a secret garden style photo-booth corner at their reception using trees, shrubs and lavender, with hundreds of paper cranes hanging from the branches.

Secret garden photobooth

Another option for this trend is for foliage rich bouquets and table centres, using herbs, eucalyptus, beech and other seasonal greenery for a loose informal 'just-picked' style.

Opulent wedding cakes

Aimee from Butterfingers was the obvious choice to ask about this trend as her recent award winning cake designs would definitely be described as opulent!

"Opulent, luxurious cakes are going to become less of an extravagance and more of a regular occurrence in 2019 as couples strive to bring that truly unique touch to their big day. High end finishes featuring real edible gold and silver will continue to be a presence along with ornate mouldings and hand crafted detailing to give a truly bespoke finish.

We are also seeing lots of interest in the relatively new techniques surrounding wafer paper. This unique medium can be used to create the lightest, most delicate looking blooms and has taken Australia and the United States by storm."

Eco-conscious weddings

2019 is going to see more and more couples opting for eco-conscious weddings and lets face it there are a number of areas that this could be introduced which is why this subject is going to be getting its very own post very soon!

Single use plastics are something that a lot of businesses are trying to ban, which would obviously include plastic plates, cutlery & glasses, but also items such as favours (mini bubbles anyone?), cake toppers, party poppers, balloons and floral foam.

Another Royal leading the way with this trend was Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank, understandably so as she is an ambassador for ocean charity Project 0. The Isle of Man has UNESCO biosphere status, so hopefully Manx couples will make this a priority for their weddings too!

Photo: St Joseph's Hospice, Hackney

Harry & Meghan also didn't want lots of waste from their day and had their flowers recycled into posies which were handed out to local Hospices the following day.

Illustrated stationery

There is a time to be bold. There is a time to be soft and romantic. Weddings can fall in both categories and illustration does too! Looking at how 2018 progressed in the wedding stationery world, this handmade element which evokes the sentiment in all of us is going nowhere.

For couples who are after something personal, hand drawn monograms, venue illustrations and maps are a sure favourite to be sticking around for the foreseeable. How better to guide your guests to the venue that your local landmarks beautifully drawn?

Emma of Oh My Pen & Press says "every bespoke illustration begins with a sketch" {top middle}. "It might not look like much, but with each draft the picture comes together until we have a perfect map, venue illustration or monogram".

Illustration can fill many a category, including sketching, watercolour and calligraphy. These three mediums can be combined to beautiful effect.

If you'd like to chat about adding an extra special element to your stationery, contact Emma who will be thrilled to discuss your requirements.

If you want to chat to us about how we can incorporate these trends into your wedding or event, these please get in touch.

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