Uk bridal blog, Brides Up North, share their the 6 top wedding themes for 2017. Will any of these make the cut for your big day?
As the rules on when and where a couple can marry have become more relaxed, we’ve seen a rise in cool and creative weddings with brides and grooms thinking outside the box when it comes to their choice of venue and styling.
This in turn has led to a faster pace of wedding trends, with new and exciting ideas cropping up all the time; from ethereal woodland weddings to hot tropic style celebrations and opulent detailing by the bucket load.
Looking ahead to 2017, and themes are showing no sign of slowing down as couples continue to personalise their celebrations, rather than merely falling in with tradition.
So let’s take a look at the top forms of wedding styling that brides and grooms will be making their own in the New Year.
Loud leafy patterns are something we’ve seen recently in both homeware and fashion, so it’s little surprise that the look has made its way onto the wedding scene too. Simple yet strong, the trend is all about large textured greenery that can be used in bouquets, signage and décor. It’s up to the couple how bold they take this one. Keeping leaves more sparse against white with elements of wood and hints of metallic offers more subtle styling, but there’s nothing to stop brides and grooms going for much fuller foliage and striking hanging botanics either.
Image source, photography by Bethany Clarke Photography
Perfect for those who love all things that sparkle and shine, this eye-catching theme centres on precious rocks and stones. For those that want to go all out on the pretty, rose quartz detailing accompanied by a sugary blush pink colour scheme is the way to go. Meanwhile those that prefer a more simplistic looks will fall head over heels for the marble trend – a super sophisticated look that started in wedding cakes and is now spilling over into other elements, such as décor and stationery. Finally, for the boho brides out there, glittering geodes in varying hues are being teamed with stripped-back and natural settings for just a subtle touch of glitz and glamour.
Image source, photography by Happily Ever Captured
A spin off to the popular ‘rustic’ theme, this style of wedding is particularly well suited to those planning an outdoor or barn celebration, surrounded by enchanted woodland. Less structured than the rustic themes we’ve seen before, this look is inspired by nature with bare wood and earthy foliage mixed in with mercury glass vases and worn metal candelabras for an almost Midsummer Night’s Dream meets Lord of the Rings type feel. Metallic colour schemes work well with the look for a hint of wedding day glamour, but instead of polished metals, coppers and pewter are most favoured.
Image source, photography by Daffodil Waves Photography
Whether couples are jetting off for a wedding by the sea or staying closer to home, this fun and fabulous theme can be adapted to suit a number of different settings and style preferences. For those who embrace all things bold and beautiful, the full on Club Tropicana trend is the way to go, complete with bright colours, bold patterns and playful props. If however that’s a little OTT for what couples desire, the tropical trend can be stripped back and toned down for a softer and dreamier look. A lot of the same typical tropical props can still be used, but it’s about creating a more elegant feel with delicate textures and tones.
Image source, photography by ZT Photography
Perhaps the most traditional of the upcoming trends, this look is about taking all the elements that make a gorgeous classic wedding, and then taking them up a notch. So extravagant flower arrangements, super-slick groomsmen and a bride in head-to-toe lace, topped off with a veil. Though colour schemes for this look tend to be soft and muted, the more décor the better! Couples should go to town with their chair and table coverings in luxurious and flowing materials, candles should adorn every surface and there have to be a few showstoppers in there too; whether it be a fabulous floral archway, towering centrepieces or a Great British Bake Off winner-worthy cake!
Image source, photography by Katie Melling Photography
Metal and metallic accents have been a popular look in weddings throughout 2016 and will continue to rein supreme in 2017 too. While traditional silver and gold were initially the top picks, we’re now seeing couples branch out to incorporate more up-to-date metal tones into their day, such as rose gold, copper and bronze, that can instantly give weddings that luxe edge. The main trick is to keep the colour palette fairly simple but add in bold accents of metallics to heighten the opulence.
Image source, photography by HBA Photography
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