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Our favourite wedding trends for 2017/18

Published on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Our favourite wedding trends for 2017/18

Colour swapping

Brides have been opting for shades of ivory, ecru, champagne and cream for their gorgeous gowns for centuries. For those who want to 'push the envelope' more colourful wedding gowns are becoming readily available, think patterns, metallics and bold hues! With many ladies choosing to dress their bridesmaids in white instead. Sound crazy? Not so much! The uniform backdrop of solid-white bridesmaid dresses ensures that nothing will distract from the brides big statement, as well as keeping the colour palette simple. 

Here's a throwback fact for you, a historical precedent for an all-white wedding attire was set back in the 19th century. Bridesmaids would wear white to weddings to "protect" the bride from evil spirits. 

Naked cakes

Bakers are holding back on the icing for an exposed look that makes for a chic, sophisticated and beautiful wedding cake! Choose between shaved and striped layers, sparsely placed icing - or no icing at all to achieve this raw aesthetic! Choose from any flavour without the worry of pairing the perfect icing - Chrissy Teigen and John Legend opted for a four-tiered carrot cake layered with cream cheese frosting. Creative bases surrounding the cake are popular, think crepes, pavlova, fruit... or even cheeses. 

Unconventional wedding food

Fun and tasty food is something your wedding guests will never forget. Food trucks, dessert bars and  bespoke catering companies with grazing tables - delicious! These unique options make for a memorable interactive experience while breaking the ice between guests.

Going green

Pantone 2017 colour of the year: Greenery. A gorgeous shade caught somewhere between green and yellow. It is rather bold and perhaps best described as 'zesty'. Green, natures neutral; cascading Eucalyptus, swags of fern and Ivy... sprigs of olive leaves. Foliage really can transform a floral arrangement from lavish to lush. Create texture with mixtures of matte and glossy leaves, we are loving seeing weddings infused with shades of green from the floral arrangements right down to the stationary. 


Gemstone engagement rings 

With young couples placing higher value on life experiences such as: Traveling the world and purchasing their first home the days of a large diamond ring being a status symbol are fast fading. According to Etsy, searches for 'alternative engagement rings' have hit a record high as couples seek a unique take on the traditional gold and diamond band. Hued gemstones such as bold Emeralds and iridescent Opals, antique and vintage-inspired styles, there is an aesthetic to suit every couple - the question is why not express your personal style in this ever lasting symbol of your union? 

Matte black 

Classic black has had a modern make-over when it comes to weddings! Remaining an ultra-chic and extremely versatile element to be used in an array of wedding palettes and styles. Trend expert Dayna Johnson states Matte black can be used as a base for pops of lush colour in a floral arrangement or as a counterpoint to a blush pink bloom in a boutonniere. Use this finish on place cards, invitations and contract with metallic foils. 

Jump suits and pant suits

Described as the greatest thing to happen to weddings - be confident, comfortable and beautiful while making a personal expression. We don't think this trend is only for the bridal party that is more Coachella than 'Get me to the chapel on time' - everyone from the bride to the flower girl can skip the skirt and stand out in any style of wedding. 

The inclusive bridal party

Who says your bridal party must be same sex or generation. 2017 has seen Nana and Grandpa as bridesmaids and groomsmen. Women as 'best men' and men as 'maids of honor'.

The French Country House caters for intimate weddings of up to 70 guests. Inquire about hosting your dream wedding with us today info@thefrenchcountryhouse.co.nz 

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