LUXE Destination Weddings: Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2017
January 30, 2017
After being selected as the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2017, it should come as no surprise that we expect to see lots of this Greenery incorporated into wedding décor this year. This shade of yellow-green pairs beautifully with neutral colours like cream and beige to create a relaxed and natural ambiance. But it’s not just the pantone colour we expect to see lots of! We predict that more and more wedding couples will be trading in their blooms for foliage for their bouquets and centrepieces. Mixing different shades of green and textures really creates a unique standout look. This trend is especially perfect for a destination wedding with a tropical vibe – think palm fronds on place settings and big leafy centrepieces!
2. Perfectly Paired
A fun twist on a traditional cocktail party, with wedding couples picking their favourite bite sized treats and serving them with the perfect drink to compliment! A personal favourite of ours is tacos with margaritas. Think of it as more of a curated tasting experience for your wedding guests!
3. Monochromatic Neutrals
White weddings have been on the rise for a few years now, but in 2017 we expect to see a wider variety of neutral colours being pulled into this trend, like champagne, beige, taupe and or course cream. Using a monochromatic colour scheme throughout does run the risk of falling a little flat (especially in photos!) so the key to pulling off this look is to incorporate lots of textured elements to add a bit more depth. Creating dimension can be as easy as using different types of fabric throughout or even adding in varying heights for your table décor.
4. Going Vertical
In recent years reception décor trends have been on the lower side, with floral and greenery runners being a front runner for centrepiece. We anticipate that 2017 will bring a new wave of vertical impact with taller centrepieces, taper and pillar candles and suspended décor to fill the visual space above guest tables. For those taller centrepieces we anticipate greenery playing a huge role in keeping the look natural, with lots of cascading foliage rather than the more structure topiary style arrangements that have been popular in the past.
5. The Brighter, the Better
Softer, pastel colours have been dominating the industry for years, but in 2017 we expect to see more couples trading in the blushes and lilacs for more fuchsia and violet. The best part of this trend is that when it comes to this type of colour the more the better, so you don’t have to stick to just one shade! This won’t be regulated to just wedding décor either, as we expect this trend to influence wedding guest attire as well.
6. Heavy Metal
2016 was a huge year for metallic wedding décor, especially for rose gold! This year we anticipate this trend will continue but with a more subdued look. Think less glitz and sparkle, and more of a brushed metal look. We also expect to see less silver and gold, and way more copper and pewter.
7. Getting Candid
This is one wedding trend that has continued to grow in popularity over the last few years, and we expect it to continue to dominate in 2017. Couples are looking for less traditional posed photos from their wedding photographer, and more of a photojournalistic style that captures their special day in a more natural way. We anticipate that the most popular wedding photographers this year will be those who excel at telling the story rather than creating moments.
8. What’s Old is New Again
We expect that wedding couples will look to include more classic details into their wedding day, from vintage style furniture vignettes to more ornate lace detailing on wedding dresses, and even their bar! Gone are the days of fruity, colourful signature cocktails and instead we’re seeing lot more traditional drinks, like the very aptly named Old Fashioned.
9. Take the Plunge
For wedding dresses, last year we saw lots of higher necklines with low cut backs and in 2017 we expect to see a complete 180° shift in style to lots of deep-v necklines. This is one trend we are seeing pop up from lots of designers across all style of dresses, from a scalloped edge cut to add to the romance of a bohemian style to a more sleek-v that amps up a the modern femininity of a more traditional A-line cut.
10. Artistic Place Settings
Out with the venue’s stemware and in with the stylized, Pinterest-worthy place settings! In 2017 we expect wedding couples looking to customize every single detail of their table scape, down to the colour of the glassware and the masterfully placed napkin, all to create some serious wow factor as guests find their place at the reception. It’s all in the (meticulously designed and planned out) details!
What do you think?