Classic romance and simplicity are key in 2015, with many couples choosing the route of classic elegance, while for those with the luxury of summer weddings, al fresco dining is top of the list, with simple tables left uncovered or simply draped with vintage lace. Eco friendly décor is all the rage with woven ivy and living centrepieces, or hanging floral chandeliers. Simple free-spirited wildflower floral arrangements are trending, with the use of seasonal blooms, lavish green foliage and scented herbs like rosemary, mint and lavender adding a whimsical Victorian fragrance. For autumnal weddings, florists are including non-floral details such as berries, acorns or even fruit to add a more unusual rustic touch.
When it comes to food, locally sourced and seasonal is the favourite for this year, with farm-to-table menus in particular being very popular and easily available with many wedding venues already having well established relationships with local farmers and suppliers. Buffet-style dining is becoming more and more acceptable, allowing guests to choose what they want to eat and creating a more interactive dining experience with plenty of opportunities for mingling and socialising whilst selecting the food they’d like to eat. With the growing need to accommodate the dietary needs of your guests, you may find that this is a good option.
Throughout 2014 there was a shift towards ‘naked’ wedding cakes, decorated simply with fruit or flowers, and whilst that seems set to continue into 2015, there also seems to be a return to more traditionally decorated and frosted wedding cakes, with couples choosing to incorporate the wedding theme or colours into the wedding cake. If you’re looking for a more unusual dessert option, dessert bars are still highly popular, with a wide selection of sweet treats for guests to help themselves to.
Of course, every bride-to-be is after the perfect dress, and this year we’re seeing more brides choosing a more unusual shade of blush pink. Rose gold is also a favourite for engagement and wedding rings too, offering an unusual and vintage alternative to the more traditional gold or white gold, and pastel bridesmaid dresses are becoming more and more popular. When it comes to colours, outside of the classic ivory and gold, this year we are looking at muted tones of sage and brown sandalwood, peach and rose, deep purple and aquamarine, or yellow and grey.