Whimsical weddings and other emerging wedding trends

Whimsical weddings and other emerging wedding trends

Bruisyard Hall is a beautifully, authentic and tranquil venue, that is particularly well suited to this year’s whimsical, bohemian and natural trends in both décor and food. Here the Weddings Team at the enchanting Suffolk wedding venue, Bruisyard Hall, take a look at the emerging wedding trends to provide ideas and inspiration for those planning a wedding.

Overarching themes

2018, has seen a definitive move in wedding design towards a more minimalist and natural look. In décor in particular, light pastel shades, natural light and stripped-back settings are increasingly popular. Light blushes and violet colour schemes, combine with attention grabbing crystal glassware, and the metal of the moment; copper. While 2017’s wedding metal was undeniably rose gold, we’ve seen a move towards lustrous copper candle holders, name places and even cutlery. Copper has a great ability to elegantly reflect the gentle candlelight of an evening setting, creating the perfect relaxed feel for an autumnal evening wedding reception.

Perfectly simple

The transition to a simpler, and often more cost-effective wedding theme has fed through to the catering. In the last few years, wedding planners have more frequently begun to stray away from both the traditional multi-course wedding breakfast. 2018 is no exception, and a more quirky and relaxed feel is being brought to weddings, through the use of large sharing food platters containing varied foods, beautifully arranged and decorated to the point where they have become an enviable table decoration in themselves. Dessert tables are also in, with macaroons and doughnuts remaining in popularity, but mini wedding trifles also stealing the show from the traditional cake.

Woodland chic

And to compliment the food and the décor? Flower arrangements are also simpler, more delicate and delightful in their small budded and often foliage-based arrays. Following the bohemian trend of woodland weddings, many couples opt ‘minature woodland’ displays to give their wedding a more authentic and free-spirited, natural feel. Tablescapes and bell jars, create a long and often low levelled form where soft dusky shades of petite garden flowers peak out from the leafy lengths.

Alternatively, the same light foliage themes can provide an etherial look when placed in hanging hoops above tables – which provide more space for both conversation and the food itself. Bouquets also do not stand separate from these floral trends, with light pastel garden flowers tucked between long stemmed lavender and dusky free form greenery, beautifully pairing with a venues décor.

Wedding dresses

Clean lines, natural forms and pure whites are not reserved for venue or décor either, with wedding dress trends clearly reflecting this movement. Plain gowns, with simple but defined lines, were seen most frequently in New York fashion week, stunning audiences with their embellishments of floral embroidery and intricate pearl detailing, which created both a timelessly classy, and yet effortlessly modern look. Headpieces, earrings, and dress backs are not to be excluded from the pearl frenzy, creating stunning asides to the striking dresses which have been so popular. Capes and veils delicately enhanced with floral needle work were also seen frequently on the cat walk this year, elegantly complimenting the often gauzy and see-through bohemian wedding dress trend.

Natural beauty

Hair and makeup this year has not seen any bold new moves, but a classic dewy, natural look remains in fashion, to compliment, while not overthrowing the elegance of the dress. Side partings and long, lightly waved 60s style hair is back in, with a distinctly turn of the century hippy vibe being present at New York bridal fashion week in particular. In contrast, the edgier bride has also been seen to further flatter a backless A-line dress with a stylish topknot and a bright red lipstick against a natural dewy face, to establish a more statemented look.

Visit and look round Bruisyard Hall and Barn to see how it could be the perfect setting for your wedding. Call to book a viewing on 01728 639 000.