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2019 Wedding Trends to Watch For

With only a few days left before we sip and cheer in the New Year, we are so excited to be looking forward to the 2019 wedding season. Whether you are well into your wedding planning or just getting started, we are here to help you include some of the hot 2019 trends into your special day. Check out our hot tips and predictions:

Coral Colours & Pink Tones

Pantone has announced it’s colour of 2019 is a bright, sunny, pinky-orange named Living Coral. A cheery tone that’s perfect for Spring and Summer weddings, coral is a fantastic hue to incorporate into a wedding via everything from coral coloured flowers, bridesmaids dresses, cakes, makeup and colour schemes.

Looking for a natural way to bring Coral into your wedding scheme? Look no further than the peony! A timeless wedding flower, peonies have always been a popular bouquet choice, so you can expect to see lots of these in 2019, too. Peonies can be crafted into bouquets that suit any style of wedding, from very formal affairs to rustic garden parties. However, as the peony season begins in April/May and only runs through to late June, their availability is limited. If you have an early summer wedding and your heart set on peonies then you will be able to get your hands on them. But if your wedding is later in the year, then beautiful alternatives include garden roses (for summer), dahlias (for late summer) or ranunculus (for winter and spring).

Simple & Classic Wedding Looks

Minimalists can rejoice because 2019 heralds the return of classic designs and simple styles. The poster girl for this trend is Meghan Markle and her striking yet simple bracelet-sleeved, bateau-necked ceremony gown and halter neck reception dress. For this style, tailoring is key, as is finding the right silhouette to suit your shape. Nail both and you’ll be well on your way to modern princess bride realness.

Brides are going to be embracing a natural look that highlights their favorite features. Hairstyles will be simple too, think half-up-sweeps that frame the face with a few locks and are softly gathered in the back of the head.

Bring the Outside, Inside

Greenery continues to be a classic go-to shade, with flowers and foliage becoming more organic and lush. Trees and lots of foliage throughout floral designs will take centre stage. Florals will be natural, whimsical and romantic. Brides will also include an abundance of greenery in their bridal bouquets. Giant greenery with two to six amazing blooms, such as garden roses, peonies, and protea, are what brides will be carrying into 2019.

Another interpretation of the ‘bringing the outdoors in’ trend, is by using grasses instead of foliage to decorate your wedding. Ideal if you’re attracted to a neutral colour scheme, or wanting an updated bohemian aesthetic, pampas grass appears incredibly romantic when used to decorate arches and aisles.

Long Guest Tables with Layering Details

Our favourite design for a modern tablescape is lots of layering, clean lines, and loads of varying texture. Swapping the round tables and tall centerpieces for long banquet tables with rows of low flowers. Filling out long tablescapes with multiple floral arrangements in a high/low fashion will add depth and dimension at different levels with floral and candles. Guests can see each other, the happy couple can sit in the middle without feeling like they are on display, and it makes for wonderful photos.

One trend that will continue to prevail throughout 2019 is the pull towards refined elegance. A classic, simple, and refined aesthetic will always be in style; go for minimal decor and an airy color palette. An immaculate place setting—free of virtually everything but your charger, menu, and napkin—are both photographically and spatially pleasing.

Grazing Tables & Interactive Bars

Doing away with waiters serving traditional canapés, grazing tables that usually featuring cheese, meats and fruits are presented as a work of art, ensuring your guests never go hungry! What pairs perfectly with a well designed charcuterie spread? An interactive cocktail bar!  Couples like to include something interactive for their guests to do and a having a specialty bar, like a tequila tasting or scotch tasting bars are a fun activity. A mixologist onsite can assist guests in choosing different drinks to try and enjoy!

Week Day Weddings

Couples have been adding multiple events to their wedding program including welcome parties, after parties and post-wedding brunches for years, but instead of jamming everything into a three day weekend, more and more couples are turning to alternative days of the week to host their big day. Couples are hosting family and friends all week long and are opting to celebrate, with a full ceremony and wedding, towards the beginning or middle of the week. What do you think of hosting your wedding on a Wednesday?

No matter what you choose to include in your wedding day, we are here to help! Happy planning into 2019! xoxo, KEP

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