Each month we delve deeper into subjects with the help from our trusted Whitewed Professionals! This month we've asked four of our vetted and approved suppliers to share their thoughts on the wedding trends they see coming for 2020 and beyond...
If you're in the mist of planning your wedding and want to know what our wedding professionals are seeing trending, then read on!
Cake, did someone say cake!? What's a wedding without a cake! Your cake can be a real statement piece, a work of art and a large part of the styling of your day. We ask Sharon of Bella Cakes by Sharon to share with us her thoughts on the trends to hit us in 2020, here's what she had to say...
Colours - Blush is still being used as a neutral to bridge deeper and lighter hues with couples opting for bold, bright palettes for summer and rich, moody palettes for winter for their cakes.
Creative Display - Couples are inspired to be more creative in the presentation of their wedding cake either in the displaying of the cake or it’s inherent design.
Wild & Natural Flowers - Flowers used on cakes will be natural and wild. More bold and vibrant colours with the greenery as less of a focal point though grasses can be still be used to give a touch of green as an accent – not the focus.
Aren't those wild flowers amazing on that cake!
On the subject of flowers, we asked Eleanor of Hibiscus & Hodge Flowers to share with us her thoughts on the floral trends heading our way! Here's what Eleanor had to share...
Try some Texture - As beautiful as a mix of greenery looks, couples are starting to utilise grasses and other unique elements in its place to create a natural feel, and are moving back to using more floral's for a traditional look. With the greenery trend came the onset of loose organic bouquets. This garden gathered look is something that is definitely sticking around for the foreseeable future. Reducing the greenery allows couples to incorporate a wide variety of stunning flowers and colours into their wedding decor, ensuring arrangements are definitely noticed at a wedding.
Colour bomb - While lighter hues are still being used as a neutral to bridge deeper and lighter tones, it is more likely to be seen as an accent colour in floral decor. Bold and bright palettes for summer and rich and moody palettes for winter are expected for 2020. Think contrasting colours of bright oranges with hot pinks and vibrant blues for Summer and shades of burgundy, aubergine and navy's mixed with candlelight for those romantic dusk winter weddings. Not only do these colous add a sense of uniqueness, but they also add drama and depth to your overall wedding decor.
Clean and Simple - Inspired by Meghan Markle’s sleek and elegant choice for her wedding gown, minimalism is back in. Achieve this look by using one type of floral for a romantic sophisticated look. A bouquet full of roses won't cut it though. You need something textured to achieve this look. Think about using naturally bleached ruscus, dried grasses or lunaria to create this. Using one colour and one texture can really help achieve the less is more look. The added beauty of using dried and bleached flowers and grasses is that they are totally reusable after your wedding making excellent decor for yours and your guests homes.
Talking dresses, we asked Catharina Eden of My Eden, a bespoke Dressmaker of fine, luxury wedding gowns, what she saw clients asking to be created in the coming months.. Here's whats Catharina had to say...
"My feeling is that my brides are finding the current economic and political climate quite tiring, and perhaps we are finally seeing a chink of light at the end of the tunnel! Brides are actually going quite bold and imaginative on their dress as an antidote. Whether it's by colour, texture, embellishment or just sheer size, I haven't seen a single "traditional" dress in my atelier. For me 2020 will be a celebratory year and the dresses will reflect that."
*William Morris Dress
It's not just dresses that couples are choosing to go bold and imaginative with in 2020 and beyond, food is another biggie where we see couples stepping outside the box, using their imagination and creating a real experience for their guests. We asked Hey Pesto Catering, award winning caterers & event coordinators based in Gloucestershire to share their thoughts on the food trends they see fast approaching...
Street Food - This has been the latest trend in the catering world – Bride & Grooms are opting to blend formal & informal dinning by having guests go up to a station – but sitting down at the tables to eat.
Cheesecakes - Are wedding cakes on the way out? (I personally hope not!) But a lot of couples are adding an equally beautiful Cheesecake as an alternative.
Loaded Desserts - Having a plain dessert like a cheesecake and letting your guests add to them is a perfect way to entertain during the meal
So there you have it... some of the top wedding trends you'll be seeing in 2020 and beyond! Why not head over to The Whitewed Directory and check out our contributors, they obviously know their stuff!
Want a delicious and luxurious handcrafted wedding cake? Head on over to Bella Cakes by Sharon here
Want a creative and imaginative florist? Head on over to Hibiscus & Hodge Flowers here
Want an award winning and enviable catering team? Head over to Hey Pesto Catering here