Your wedding will be the best day of your life and no matter what you may have organised, it’s going to be a magical occasion and one that you’re going to want to remember forever. Whether you’re planning to have a traditional gathering, or you want to incorporate some of the wedding trends that are growing as 2019 progresses, there are many ways in which you can make your big day stand out from the crowd and one you and your guests will always remember. If you have a dream but don’t know where to start with planning, our wedding and events team can help make your visions a reality.
The typical buffet table that we all know and love has had a revamp, revolutionising itself into a grazing extravaganza full of fresh, decadent and luxurious food that makes for irresistible eating.
We asked wedding planner Jennifer, from Jennifer Louise Weddings, about her favourite 2019 trends: “Whilst grazing tables have been around for a little while now, I predict that they will only get bigger, better and more extravagant in 2019. Gone are the days of the boring buffet table filled with cold party food… think fresh, decadent, luxurious food combined with exquisite styling equals a grazing masterpiece.”
Swapping out the traditional buffet table and introducing an elegant spread of small, tasteful and easily manageable treats brings an elegant twist and the wow factor to your dining offerings.
Wedding and events planner Carolyn Louise agrees: “I’m loving the grazing table trend that has come over from Australia, this trend is moving away from the traditional sit-down 3-course meal and allows guests to graze on food whilst chatting and enjoying time with friends and family - they also look amazing!”
An age-old component of wedding dresses that has staged isles for hundreds of years; lace is known as the eternal romantic bridal fabric but has seen a makeover over the last couple of years.
Stretch lace is edging its way into the trendsetting books as the easy, wearable fabric allows for intricate dress designs and veils of opulent variation. But, lace doesn’t just have to be used for dresses.
Wedding guests can expect to see more and more lace details on tables, wedding cakes and decorations. Lace ribbons around pastel coloured wedding cakes, table decorations including chair covers and table cloths and wedding flower decorations that incorporate intricate and detailed lace trimmings to tie the whole look together.
If you’re looking for simple ways to incorporate this delicate material into your special day, then think about adding lace ribbons to the back of your chairs, a lace hair fascinator or a trim around your wedding cake, simple but hugely effective and really stunning.
The Bridal Guide recently commented about the use of lace in wedding details on their website: “Ever since Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen dress, lace wedding gowns have been extremely popular. And while we love them, lace can also add a romantic feel to decorations, flowers, cakes, and so much more. Plus, this fabric can easily be adapted to fit any colour scheme or season.”
“Statement tree centerpieces creating fantastical tablescapes with exquisite detailing”. Says Pamella Dunn, a Yorkshire-based wedding planner.
“The UK is seeing a huge increase in big theatrical centerpieces as clients look to create something different. Trees and large-scale props with creative lighting are elevating the guest table experience, whilst overhead, suspended floral canopy's frame top tables. For the less is more client, elegant, parred back and classical styling featuring tumbling soft florals and seasonal blooms, that re-enforce an ecological and sustainable message are a growing trend. Whilst rustic luxe with soft natural tones and textures are growing in popularity, we say goodbye to hessian and hello natural hand-dyed linen.” Says Pamella.
In some peoples eyes, bigger really is better when it comes to huge table centrepieces that really have the wow factor. With the growing trend of theatrical centrepieces taking off, be prepared to see vast flower displays, fairy lights galore and towering props. They may sound daunting, but the impact is nothing but elegant and tasteful.
“Many couples are now going to pay special attention to the five senses when planning their wedding design. They will be looking at interesting and unique ways to increase guest comfort using taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. When planning wedding design, it is important to carefully balance the five senses as they give guests a great first impression and can make them feel not only welcomed but also comfortable throughout the celebration.” Says Luxe by Minihaha & Co.
Something you may not think of when planning your wedding, but if you really want to take your guests on a journey, the new trend is to awaken the five senses. Senses trigger memories that will make a lasting impression on your guests for months to come. Adding candles to the tables can enhance smell, fairy lights to enlighten the sight, great music to make the ears dance, gifts on the tables for touch and a delicious meal that’ll be a sensation for the taste buds to round it all off .
Festivals are increasingly popular events that run all throughout the year, and as the popularity grows, so does the want for festival-themed weddings.
Hitched recently wrote about festival weddings on their website: “More and more couples are holding festival weddings – many stretching their celebrations out over a whole weekend, with guests camping at the festival site. From live music and performance to delicious food and drink, festival style nuptials throw the rulebook away in terms of format and allow a bride and groom to really express their personalities. And, if your guest list is large, it’s a great way to make the most of your budget and still give the guests a great time.”
Having a festival-themed celebration gives you the freedom to have some fun with your ideas, introducing festival inspired wedding invites, canopy tents for hours of dancing, pop up food and drink stalls and a campsite to rest your head in at the end of the night. This trend is set to take off as we continue into 2019.
Our range of wedding packages Cheshire allows you to create your dream wedding day, all in the backdrop of our stunning location. Get in touch with our team today and start planning your special day with the help of our talented wedding co-ordinators.