2016 bridal trends we’ve noticed and are in LOVE with.
The Festival wedding
As weddings become more and more relaxed, couples are taking the opportunity to let their personalities shine through their wedding decor. What greater way to celebrate the marriage of a fun-loving couple at a festival themed wedding? Teepee’s are a great way to do this; teamed with festoon lighting, mixed furniture and live bands.
Gone are the days when a three-course sit-down is the wedding catering ’norm’. Couples are choosing informal dining in the form of food trucks, banquet style or even buffets. This way couples can personalise their food choices, choosing dishes that they love and that represent them as a couple. Complementary to the relaxed festival vibes, this way of dining can save you dollars too.
Living in Australia, we are blessed with fortunate weather and perfect temperatures, not to mention some pretty stunning views. Make the most of our gorgeous landscapes with an outdoor ceremony; drape silk through trees or make an arbour out of wooden branches to perfectly complement the environment.
Coloured wedding dresses
Pastel’s are back, and this time it’s taking over the classic white wedding dress. Pastel pink and sky blue are creeping into the wedding scene more and more, since Freddie Met Lilly and Hayley Paige walked the runway with some gorgeous designs. At least you wouldn’t have to worry about your ‘something blue’!
With photo booths on their way out, photo back drops have made their way in. Less of the corny photo booth backgrounds and props, and more of the candid shots at a beautiful location. Position a large frame in front of a stunning view for an outdoor reception, or set up a wooden slatted wall or glittering streamer curtain for an indoor reception.
With our wanderlust-ing generation, it’s no wonder that the honeymoon has become just as important as the wedding day itself; with more and more couples taking round the world backpacking trips, after they say their I do’s. Wishing well’s are the perfect way to replenish the honeymoon cash fund after the expense of a wedding. As well as the fact that a majority of couples already live with each other, and have everything they need prior to getting married; they just don’t need another five blenders!
Pets at weddings
As weddings become more unique and personalised, the increase of pets at a couple’s special day has soared! We’re talking pooch ring-bearers and puppy page boys; we think this is a trend that just has to stay. Besides, if your dog is your best friend, then why wouldn’t you want them there?
Photographer’s have voiced their opinions and brides are listening. Too many wedding ceremony photos have been ruined by guests getting in the way of the photographer; snapping photos with their smart phones and digital cameras. We highly recommend encouraging guests to let the photographer do their job and save the snapchat’s for the reception.
Teamed with a gorgeous outdoor ceremony, native’s look fabulous as a choice of bouquet for the bridal party. Australia is home to a plethora of beautiful plants and flowers, why not take advantage? It’s all about the unstructured, messy bouquet’s – abundant with greenery such as eucalyptus and native florals such as banksia and king protea.
Alternate wedding cakes
Couple’s are using the wedding cake alternative as an opportunity to incorporate their favourite dessert or food into their special day. With towers of doughnuts, cupcakes or even cheese wheels; there is no limit to this delicious trend. Can’t decide on just one? Opt for a dessert table with all your favourite sweet treats, using one of them for the ‘cutting of the cake’.