Are you planning a wedding in 2018? From the beauty of the return of cut glass, to the strength of simple lines, to high-low hemlines, here are 4 wedding trends to watch right now:
Strength in Simplicity
Simplicity is back. It can often be hard to pare back, especially when it comes to weddings but bling and excess has been completely replaced this year. Clean lines, well thought through details that don't look showy but are personal and simple, local ingredients, easy seasonal flower arrangements and lack of adornments are making a big comeback for weddings this year.
A Comeback for Colour
Despite the trends for simplicity, hand in hand with this, colour is also the key to on-trend weddings this year. The past decade has seen pastels, light colours and nudes everywhere, influenced by Vera Wang primarily but now it seems that it's time to splash out and get brighter! This year's trend is to bring in colour everywhere from tablewear to high contrast colours in bridesmaids dresses to ties and in invitations. Anything goes and nothing seems to clash. The brighter the better!
Glass is a key theme this year with chandeliers appearing even in summer marquees. Crystal glasses are back and having a moment, matched with glass napkin holders and beautiful flower arrangements again in cut glass vases to reflect the light best. Glass is best matched with crisp white table linen. Rows of translucent Philippe Stark 'ghost' chairs can set off the look beautifully for the wedding meal.
High-Low Hemlines Are Hot
Fresh from the bridal catwalk shows that showcase bridal trends for 2018, it seems that it's all about the silhouette, as it always is with wedding dresses. The photographs are all important and the new trend of high-low hemlines adds interest, as the slightly higher length at the front gives a completely different look than the longer length at the back either with or without a train. The dip hem at the back, coupled with the higher level at the front, offers the best of both worlds. The high-low hemline is designed to show off and flatter ankles and of course the all important wedding – or for some – dancing shoes!
Top trends to try for 2018!