Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, so with the very first Bonsai Wedding Fair coming up on Sunday, we’ve quizzed our exhibitors to give you the top wedding trends for 2016.
I learnt that there are lots of ways to make weddings more exciting and stylish then ever. And it’s all achievable with Guernsey-based suppliers and wedding experts.
Whether you want to create relaxed feel, need some creative inspiration or want the low-down on the newest technologies, you’ll find it at the Bonsai Wedding Fair.
Here is our take on the top wedding trends to give couples ideas to create an event to remember.
If you are a free-spirited woman then free-flowing dresses, pretty floral headbands and organic flowers will appeal.
Bright colours and rich hues
Hot summers mean hot colours. Trade in traditional bridal neutrals for a bolder, more refreshing palette. Yellows, teals and pinks, even the odd splash of neon. You could introduce colour in the bride’s flowers, bridesmaid dresses or at the table with linen, candles and other decorations.
Natural and organic
Reclaimed wood, cork and stone, it’s all about the rustic feel. Popular organic additions are pinecone place card holders, locally-made favours and hessian table runners. We love how reclaimed windows and wine crates can be used for signage or seating.
Rose gold / coppers
Metallics have been trending across homewares for several seasons and have now crossed over into events and weddings. Rose gold jewellery is a popular feminine choice. Copper table details, like cutlery and plates, look stunning in the evening candlelight.
Make your guests feel extra special and create a really exclusive vibe. Custom cocktails are very trendy and mobile bar companies like Aperitif make it easy to have your own personalised drinks. ‘His and her’ signature cocktails and even self-serve drinks are also popular.
360 degree wedding videos
The newest video technology for weddings available in Guernsey is 360 degree wedding videos from Dorfmeister studios. Happy couples will be able to relive the moment forever, from every angle.
Handmade touches have really come back into fashion, with the delicate lettering of calligraphy and hand-written invitations. Guernsey’s talented graphic designers are the perfect people to contact for on-trend typographic-based invitations.
Chandeliers hanging from opulent marquees, romantic bistro-style lighting tangled in the trees and letter lights to spell out the word ‘love’. These all bring a new level of attention to detail to your event. The latest technologies can also provide you with an LED patterned dance floor.
Photography has moved on a lot from the posed family shots in front of the church. Natural, reportage-style shots taken throughout the day are now the favourite. Some wedding parties decide to have a bit of fun with their photos and opt for a humorous take on the traditional pictures like this one from Your Moments Captured.
Mix and match styles
Very much like your home, wedding themes are now more eclectic with mismatched bridesmaid dresses and mix of styles. Use of vintage home accessories and touches like oddly-matched chairs add to this style.
So that’s it, the 10 wedding trends we love this year. Be sure to come along to Bonsai’s Wedding Fair on Sunday to see these trends up close and chat to the people who can make your wedding-day dreams come true.