Wedding trends, like every fashion, are constantly changing and evolving. Our wedding co-ordinator, Rebecca Seyfried, uncovers the wedding theme predictions for the year ahead. She predicts natural, seasonal themes, with plenty of colour are going to be big 2019 wedding trends…
Seasonal and natural weddings
Firstly, couples are paying more attention to the seasons in their wedding themes. There’s a rise in the popularity of autumn weddings and winter themed weddings, in addition to the continuing trend in seasonal spring and summer florals.
Secondly, expect to see a rise in sustainability for 2019 weddings. Think living plants in place of cut flowers, organic menus and minimal waste.
This trend in eco-conscious couples has royal roots. Apparently Princess Eugenie’s wedding was entirely free from plastic, and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex choose charitable donations over wedding gifts.
We’ll see the conscientious couple opting for mix and match (or even mismatch) clothing across the wedding party. We’ll see bridesmaids choosing their own styles and groomsmen wearing their favourite suit with a common tie.
Industrial Chic Meets Rustic Weddings
Thirdly when it comes to seasonal and natural weddings, the use of hessian, wildflowers and mason jars is being updated after years of popularity. Couples are opting for a more industrial chic take on the rustic wedding trend. Raw wood will still be big. However this year it’ll be accented with metallics. Talking of metallics, the copper and rose gold hues that were everywhere in 2018 are anticipated to be as popular as more traditional silvers and golds.
Lastly on the trend of seasonal and natural weddings, Greenery was big in 2018 and will continue to feature in 2019 weddings. The wild and natural look will be achieved by mixing foliage.
To summarise the seasonal and natural wedding trend for 2019: Think uncovered chunky wooden tables paired with organic cotton textures and metals paired with plenty of greenery, seasonal florals and foliage galore.
Outdoor wedding ceremonies will continue to be big in 2019. Whilst the British weather doesn’t guarantee an al fresco ceremony, couples tying the knot indoors will be bringing the outdoors in with plenty of greenery in the form of floral hoops and other hanging decorations.
After several years of muted colour palettes taking a staring role in weddings, expect to see colour everywhere for 2019 weddings. Bright hues are expected to take a starring role in everything from flowers to bridesmaids dresses.
The Pantone Color Institute’s two palettes for 2019 color trend predictions are “cravings” and “classico.” Inspired by “fetish foods”, ‘cravings’ summons the colours of chocolate, peppers, and exotic fruits. Think vibrant, almost jewel-tones that conjure images of pomegranates, jalapenos, and mangos. The “classico” palette shades are more akin to the muted tones of wedding colours we’re used to, with dove grey, off-white, cool blue, and dark teal.
In 2019, bold Pantone colors will combine with the mix-and-match bridesmaid dress trend we’ve seen in 2018. During 2018, this trend tended towards pastel colours. The year, the result will be daringly bright wedding palettes with bold combinations. We’re likely to see pops of colour among the men of the wedding party too, with grooms and ushers, opting for checks, florals and polka dots patterns.
Grown up festival wedding
The popularity of festival-style weddings is expected to become more grown up in 2019. Think less Glastonbury, and more Coachella.
Tipis and barns will continue to be the venue of choice for festival brides, and we’ll see food-trailers replaced with sumptuous sharing platters served on long tables to seated guests. Camping, festival-style, on the wedding night will always be popular, and we’ll increasingly see a more refined style of accommodation in the form of luxurious tipis, yurts and wedding bell tents.
Oversized balloons will also be big, especially when packed with glitter, confetti.
All images taken at Cott Farm. Thank you to all the brilliant photographers and local suppliers featured in this article:
Emma Jane Lewis
Jessica Hill Photography
Tessa Chapman Photography
Heather Birnie Photography
Twigs and Twine Floral Design
Apple & Bramble Events
Party Craft Balloons