2016 is going to be a great year to get married. More than ever weddings are about creating something completely unique and personal to you two. Forget what’s gone before and go with you. It’s fair to say we think all weddings should be totally fresh and all about the bride and groom so trends really shouldn’t matter…but we thought we’d delve into what’s going to be hot this coming year in the world of weddings as it might inspire your own plans and send you spiralling into a whildwind of new ideas to try.
An abundence of palms, cocktails served from a trolley, tropical flowers and kitsch ornaments…Oh it’s so retro cool!
We’ve seen a rise in couples ditching flowers and going all green for their tables and bouquets and incorporating more palms, ferns and tropical leaves. It shouts fun and if that’s what you do are all about and want to create something a little less serious then jump on board this one.
Pantone announced their colours of the year as Rose Quartz and Serenity (a powdery blue.) They are subtle and definitely have a calming feeling about them. Casual opulence will become more accessible this year. From luxurious linens and opulent mixes of materials on the table; marble plates to copper cutlery. Simple beauty is at the heart of this movement; from the modern calligraphy hand-written stationery sent on the invites to the beautiful silk ribbons on the bouquet. Dressing venues with lots of flickering candle light in brass and crystal cut candle stick holders will be a must and providing guests with a styled lounge area to retire to in the evening will make any reception oh-so civilised.
GO BIG OR GO HOME
Let the focal point be all about the ‘I do’s.’ Making your ceremony backdrop the focus has never been bigger. Literally bigger, think big backdrops, big hanging floral statements and big sentiment. Go big, or go home. We’ve lots more ideas for ceremony ideas on our Pinterest this way. Geometric shapes and patterns and more metal stands and frames will be used through decor too and we can’t wait to start sourcing more for our growing range with this in mind.
SIGN IT OUT
Signage has been coming into it’s own the last year, but I’m loving the fresh new ways of signing your space. Be witty, fun and a little silly for maximum impact. From seeing your name in lights to bespoke couples motifs and banners let your imagination run wild and your signage be a big talking point.
Are you getting pulling in any of these themes into your day? Or maybe a mix of them all? We always love to talk wedding decor and if you’re still a little baffled by it all we’d be happy to help.
We’d like to wish all our lenders past and present the most amazing year ahead. May your 2016 be filled with light and laughter and a lot of love.
Penny @ The Little Lending Co. X