We get to see our fair share of weddings - and have insider knowledge of what's hot and what's not. Giving your wedding a theme and colour scheme will inform every decision you make. From the table runners to the invitations, your theme will provide an aesthetic link and cast your wedding in exactly the light you have been dreaming of. Your theme can be incorporated everywhere: cake, ceremony, dresses, feast, flowers.
Here is our rundown of the most popular themes of 2019.
Organic Inspired Greenery
Foliage and greenery is a hugely popular theme which gives a relaxed, lush, feels. Fresh and simple, herb and greenery wedding styling is both budget-friendly and kind to the environment. Naturally beautiful herbs, plants and greenery can be used everywhere from the bouquets to a willow ceremony arch. The aisles can be lined with plants and candles, the tents can be lit with our foliage fairy lights strung on the trellis. Sustainable garden furniture decked with greenery and botanical garlands and chandeliers give a laid back, bohemian feel. An added bonus; florists are cutting down on the use of oasis for floral arrangements and using biodegradable alternatives.
Blush Colour Palette
The blush is an enduring theme. The gorgeous pinky, blush hues with a dash of peach and gold just scream romance. The look is soft, girly and beautiful. It works with all seasons and venues – especially spring and summer. Our Pearl Series of tents suit this romantic theme down to the ground. Your wedding dress does not need to be classic white. A soft blush dress will look modern and stylish. From the flowers to the dresses and even the cake, pink accents across your big day make for a memorable and romantic atmosphere.
Glitz and glam, old Hollywood glamour, high society. The classic glam wedding is a theme that will never get old. A theme featuring a sparkling bride and crystal details coupled with vintage touches creates a glamorous wedding style that will never date. Deep roses, a strong red lip, cascading crystal; the whole event will feel luxurious, elegant, decadent and classic. White ostrich feather centrepieces make for a super-luxe touch.
All that glitters is gold. A warm, dynamic golden colour palette suits every season, every bride and can be as bling or as subtle as you interpret it. It’s a high drama theme and coupled with creamy flowers, sparkling lights and candles will be nothing short of amazing. Gold wedding dresses have been super popular the past couple of years, cream with gold detailing or full-on sequins. Take it more muted and organic with warm neutrals or pale gold and copper for more highlighting. Gold accents can appear throughout (table centres, dresses, sequins scattered among candles and flowers), on the invitations, chandeliers and candle holders, napkin rings and even cutlery. Go for gold!
Hand-painted signs and a wedding that the whole extended family is a part of creating. In this YouTube day and age, with the wealth of information and guidance available, the DIY wedding is a huge hit. You and your team can create a joyous and rustic paradise. A Long table banquet with sharing platters creates a relaxed and convivial vibe, wild flower bouquets and personal touches make it more like a dinner party with all your friends than formal dinner. Potted plants or hand-made cookies as wedding favours mismatched bridesmaid dresses and laid back, hamper-style canapes on picnic blankets. Keep it relaxed and casual and you will be too.