The Wedding Trends Everyone Is Talking About
Not unlike fashion houses that launch new collections every season, the wedding market also keeps innovating and changing. From colours to flower arrangements, ceremonies and food offering, new trends come into play whilst other fall out of favour. We have selected nine trends we feel you should know about and that will hopefully offer some inspiration in the preparation of your special day.
Pantone’s 2019 colour of the year has been announced as ‘Living Coral’. More than just being on trend this colour is inherently classy, joyful and can be incorporated in subtle ways such as flowers arrangement, wedding favours and table decorations. Needless to say we are expecting a vast array of stunning coral blooms and special touches in weddings this year.
Tiaras and statement headpieces are back in serious demand following the Royal Wedding last year. Innovative headpieces such as floral crowns, ethereal pearls or gilded metallic designs make the perfect finishing touch to any bride wanting to feel like a princess for the day!
Pampas grasses are perfect for creating dreamy fluffy textures and organic forms, providing height to centrepieces and length to bouquet, the perfect discreet statement piece.
Grasses make a fabulous romantic backdrop for boho weddings, pairing well with any colour palate and bringing the beauty of the outdoors to your wedding venue.
Scenting your wedding
It’s well known that scents trigger the most intense memories, which is one of the reasons that scented wedding candles are in high demand. In addition to being a lovely special touch on the day stocking up on some additional candles is the prefect way for couples to reminisce about their special day for the years to come.
Enjoy The Langham’s signature scent for your wedding day featuring ginger flower with hints of peace lily, lemongrass and vanilla to captivate your guest’s senses from their arrival and to create an unforgettable ambiance.
A growing number of discerning couples are wanting to know exactly where and how their wedding suppliers are sourcing their products and are looking for ways to minimise the carbon footprint of their special day. This has led to a fantastic range of ethical wedding options becoming available such as locally and seasonally sourced food and flowers, biodegradable confetti, non-toxic candles and ethical bridal wear options. This year luxury stationary designer, Cutture has created their first inkless, sustainable and 100% recyclable invitation using clever print processes and paper made from recycled coffee cups. Visit their website here.
The Langham, London is proud to be championing hotel sustainability, receiving the Gold EarthCheck certification for three consecutive years and is on track to be the first hotel in Europe to receive platinum status. This encompasses both a seasonal approach to our menus and an ecological way we process our food waste. Please click here to read more about our sustainability initiatives.
More and more couples are seeking tailor made illustrated stationary which reflects their personalities, background and wedding themes.
Leading couture stationary designer Ceci New York has gone from strength to strength since establishing in 2004 and has seen a huge influx in demand for unique, collaborative design experiences.
‘We navigate a unique creative process for each client. Our personalized experience is truly the heartbeat of our business and what sets us apart’. Visit their website here.
Grazing tables are as much a feast for the eyes as the palate, from Mediterranean tapas to Artisan cheese and charcuterie. Sinner and Saint grazing tables are also proving popular to cater to both the health conscious guests and those looking to indulge.
Floral moon gates
These stunning floral, grass and leaf structures are appearing all over our Pinterest at the moment. A moon gate’s fluid design also represents infinity providing the perfect ceremony backdrop to say ‘I do’. London based luxury floral designers Farima Perry pride themselves on providing floral elegance and decorative sophistication to your special day. Visit their website here.
A decline of people attending church in the UK and many couples preferring the personalisation of a humanist ceremony over traditional religious ceremony has led to the Humanist Society of Scotland reporting that they have married more people than the Church of Scotland for the first time ever.
Last summer humanist weddings were legally recognised for the first time in Northern Ireland, creating further pressure on ministers in London to authorise humanist weddings in England and Wales.