Couples getting married at Kent House Knightsbridge are increasingly looking at creative ways to personalise their wedding day. Ahead of engagement season, we spoke to wedding planner Lianne Tucker, founder of Blonde Army, for her advice on what she thinks the biggest wedding trends are likely to be.
Crowns & Tiaras
Brides are seeking something more fashion-focused that makes a subtle statement. And after two royal weddings this year, the crown/tiara is definitely a hot choice. Delicate embellished crowns and tiaras give a fashionable, editorial finish and certainly make you Queen of your day.
Veils and Capes
Something I’ve seen some brides doing is exchanging their veil for capes. Veils can create some awesome imagery and really add that little bit of magic but capes are about taking it to that next level. A little extra drama, a little more edge and again, a reflection of the influence from the Royal weddings.
We’ve seen copper, gold and brass be the metallic of choice in past years and now it’s time for muted metallics like pewter, glass & silver to take centre stage.
Round tables are being asked for less and less and replaced with banqueting tables. I personally prefer them as I think they’re more social and easier to style. Styling these tables will be more minimal with low level flowers or mixed glassware with single stems, interspersed with candles of varying height and thickness.
Florals often play a huge part in dressing a wedding. Maintaining the minimal theme we will see more low flowers adorning banqueting tables. This make it more sociable and easy for guests to talk across the table and it will express a low key luxury feel.
Bouquets are becoming quite experimental and dominant in photos and styling. We’ve seen small poses become huge forays of foliage and flowers and now we’ll see a more stripped back bouquet. Brides are opting for either a single flower, something like orchids or a trio or flowers for a contemporary bundle.
Bringing the outdoors inside will still continue. We’ve seen huge cascading staircases and fireplaces start to creep in towards the end of 2018 and I believe this idea will develop with more wild arrangements lining the aisles, surrounding ceremony arches and bar areas. These will include dried and exotic grasses to fill them out but keep them from becoming too expensive.
Catering choices will include Grazing Tables. They look incredible, are adaptable and easy to serve. They offer a wider choice and selections of breads, meats, fruits, cheese and nuts can be picked at during the day. No more grabbing 3 canapes before they run out – and they work especially well as dessert tables.
Another major, and I feel important, trend that will only continue to grow over the years, is how to make your wedding more Eco-friendly and environmentally conscious. I know a lot of suppliers who have already started to look at how they function as a business and therefore how they pack and send items, what products they use etc. I think couples will be keen to support suppliers who are conscious and make styling choices based on this, such as natural linen and candles, no plastic, natural and biodegradable confetti etc.
At Kent House Knightsbridge we work with the best suppliers in the events market. We were delighted to recently have Lianne and her team at Kent House Knightsbridge where they styled a beautiful wedding shoot and we’d like to thank her for sharing her insights on wedding trends 2019. Lianne’s wedding trends 2019 are influences not full design choices and she always encourages her clients to go with their choices not necessarily what the industry depicts.
For more information about Lianne and Blonde Army visit her website here or follow her on Instagram here. To view the full styled shoot here at Kent House Knightsbridge click here.
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