2018 is proving to be a magical year for wedding themes and styling. This is fabulous news for brides and grooms tying the knot this wedding season, but it also means they have some tough decisions to make! From bright and beautiful colour palettes to whimsical, wonderful decorating schemes there’s certainly a lot to choose from. To make life easier we’ve shortlisted our favourite trends so soon-to-be-newlyweds can feel both inspired and informed. Have a look to find out which of 2018s most sumptuous summer wedding styles suits you best!
1. Go Garden Chic
The garden wedding has bloomed from mostly modest, paired-back affairs into lusciously styled, brilliantly abundant celebrations. Create your own magical Eden-inspired wedding by keeping the walls of your marquee open to bring the outside in and work the garden theme in wherever you can. Imagine mile-long tables, spilling over with centrepieces of sprawling florals, ferns, berries and other foraged foliage. Achieve this look by topping your tables with acrylic plant stands that can be adorned with either real flowers or arrangements of artificial ones in colours like red, white and pink. You may wish to explore decorating with table linen in rich, natural tones like aubergine (purple) table runners in satin, Lycra chair covers in woodland brown, cloth napkins in olive green and table cloths in sumptuous burgundy or navy. Work more earthy tones into your table settings with heart-shaped timber scatters and recycled paper place cards and menus.
2. Embrace Bohemian
The bohemian trend isn’t going anywhere soon! Instead this wedding theme is now more stunning and dreamy than ever. Dreamcatchers, crystals and feathers are working their way into decorations, centrepieces and bouquets along with wooden lettering, lacy accents and flourishes of hessian. Boho is still all about DIY though so try experimenting with fabric rolls in either floral lace or organza and plain hessian bunting. And don’t be afraid to add some sparkle and shine with a silver sequin backdrop or sequin rose gold table runners.
3. Create Something Classy And Colourful
For a long time, monochrome colour pallets have ruled when it comes to creating a classic, timeless look for your wedding day. Nowadays, however, it’s easy to be elegant while adding elements of colour and fun to your decorating scheme. You can start with a white tablecloth as a blank canvas and add colourful accents like Lycra dining chair covers in navy blue or feel free to abandon tradition altogether and try clashing in a classy way. It’s easy to mix and match your reception décor by being bold with your decorating choices. Try working with metallic gold chair bands, hot pink satin silk backdrops or paper lanterns in orange, red, pink or purple.
4. Be Vintage Inspired
Never forget that everything old is new again! And it can often be more gorgeous than ever. Beg, borrow or steal whatever vintage furniture, picture frames, luggage, fabrics, glassware and tea sets you can from friends and family. Then accentuate the old-school theme with table linen and decorations in timeless tones like brass, brown, gold, silver and ivory. Try starting with an ivory round table cloth and then tying in gold iron flower stand centrepieces, chocolate brown satin chair sashes or sparkling silver table runners.