Top 5 Summer Wedding Trends for 2019
The summer of 2018 was filled with love and romance with two royal weddings taking place, paired with plenty of glorious sunshine here in the UK.
If this has left you feeling inspired to plan your own summer wedding look no further, as we’ve identified some of the key wedding trends for the warmer months of 2019 that will make your big day that extra bit special.
The first step is finding the perfect fairytale wedding venue, and then you can really get stuck into the details!
Bold dried flowers
Traditional summer wedding flowers are often blooming and bursting with colour, however a new trend is emerging seeing dried flowers steal the show. The most popular dried flowers include star flowers, cornflowers and daisies, and although they may not spark colour like a fresh bouquet, they have hints of more earthy and subtle tones – perfect for a dusty pink or pale green colour scheme.
2017 was the year of the cake pop, 2018 the year of doughnut walls, and 2019 is the year of the prosecco wall. With a slight twist on flower walls which have been a hit on Instagram, the prosecco wall is beauty meets booze! If a prosecco wall isn’t your thing, you could swap the fizz for your favourite tipple instead.
Rightly so sustainability is high on everyone’s agenda and weddings are no exception. Planning an eco-friendly summer wedding needn’t be as hard as it sounds – why not look for plantable favours like potted saplings, herbs or succulents? The use of paper can also quickly pile up when you’re planning and preparing for a wedding, there are save-the-dates, invitations, menus, and thank-you cards. So try and look for recycled options and where possible, consider sending emails to your guests for things like directions.
Thrift shopping has been a quirky trend for some time, creeping into big days up and down the country. The cost of a wedding can soon add up, so if you’re on a budget it’s worth rummaging through vintage shops for forgotten treasures you could give a second life to as wedding décor. You’ll be surprised at what you can find! Think outside of the box and look for table decorations, photo booth accessories and maybe even a chic hair accessory. There’s a high chance you’ll find something old but you could also bag yourself something new and blue too.
Opulent wedding cakes
Each year brings a new wedding cake craze. We’ve had wedding cakes made of cheese, some made entirely of cupcakes and even multi-layered cakes with a different flavour for each tier. However, 2019 is set to welcome even more impressive and beautiful creations. Summer wedding cakes of 2019 will feature metallic touches, personalised monograms and the classic regal piping. Think intricate sugar flowers, sculpted buttercream and even icing that resembles torn paper.
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