Posted: January 23rd 2019
by Belle Hutton
Wedding trends come and go, some quicker than others, so how do you know which trends are worth including in your big day? Here we talk to our wedding suppliers and round up what’s really going to be hot in 2019.
According to Pinterest, searches for garden weddings were up 441% in 2018, which is lucky for Holkham as we have two stunning outdoor sites for you to create your own secret garden wedding. There’s a marquee spot right in front of Holkham Hall with views over the south of the park or there’s the Walled Garden - complete with wild meadow flowers - all to yourself. For those not willing to risk the Norfolk weather, we are also seeing a trend of brides bringing the outdoors in, using fabulous trees and foliage as decoration.
Move over fireworks, the latest wow-factor at weddings is smoke bombs! Pink, blue, orange… Any colour goes, just make it bright and bold. We think this trend would be amazing over the lake at Holkham. Make your entrance as a newly married couple in a rowing boat to a puff of fabulous rainbow-coloured smoke, and just think of the photos!
Since Pantone announced coral as its colour of the year the bright and bold hue has already made its way into weddings, whether it’s in the flowers or the cakes. Emma from Buns of Fun is seeing brides bring coral into their cakes in different ways, from using coral roses on the top, to subtle washes of the colour in the buttercream.
Clean and Green
Perhaps inspired by Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding flowers, classic whites and greens won’t be going anywhere this year, predicts Sue Barnes from Lavender Green Flowers. She says they will just be used in more interesting ways. “With outdoor weddings on the up, tall grasses and palms will be popular. We are definitely seeing a slow move away from rusty shabby chic foliage in favour of a more linear look in both bouquets and floral installations around the venue.”
What’s going to be big in wedding food in 2019? “Sharing, sharing, sharing”, says Tristram Abbs of Julie Abbs Catering.“We are seeing more sociable platters being requested, full of colour, flavour and delicious aromas to excite all the senses and get guests interacting with each other.”
In contrast to the heavy sharing platters and trays of canapes, Tristram reports that couples are opting for small, bite-sized desserts, petit fours and delicate palate cleansers that won’t weigh the guests down, leaving them ready for a night of dancing.
But don’t worry, sweets aren’t being completely ousted from wedding days. Our own wedding expert Belle Hutton is a big fan of the doughnut wall and she isn’t the only one. Pinterest listed doughnuts as one of the big trends for weddings and celebrations in 2019 after searches for the pretty, round pastry shot up.
Don’t forget to visit the Holkham Weddings Instagram for the latest real weddings!