This year’s wedding trends are set to transform the traditional celebration, with fun and unusual ideas designed to get guests talking. Our top trends include everything from new colour palettes to seasonal, locally sourced produce on wedding breakfast menus.

Luxury Colours

Sleek styles can be achieved with bolder accent colours. The key is in the contrast. Our favourite combinations include white with a burst of red, or a monochromatic colour scheme juxtaposed with glowing greens. Ghost chairs work brilliantly with this look.

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Blooms in Vogue

There’s not much change in the preferred flowers this year; English roses, peonies, hydrangeas, dahlias and ranunculus continue to be go-to favorites among brides. They’re romantic and versatile, so we think they’re here to stay.

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Food Stations

Welcome drinks are traditionally accompanied by canapés, but a big trend this year is the move towards food stalls, inspired by the street food that’s currently sweeping the country. Food stalls allow you to offer tasting plates of your favourite foods, from mac n’ cheese to fresh seafood.

All Things British

Think Downton Abbey and Princess Kate – one of this year’s top wedding trends is the traditional British look. It’s all about vintage lace, buttonhole flowers and vintage Victoriana. We love the idea of afternoon tea and garden parties (hopefully without the typical British weather!)

Farm to Table

This year more brides are favouring a natural look when it comes to choosing their flowers. Arrangements are being built around seasonal blooms that are grown locally – our brides are spoilt for choice here at Painshill!

Champagne Towers

If you cant have a Champagne tower at your wedding, when can you! We’re glad to see the return of these fabulous things, if you want to make it a little more colourful you could substitute Champagne for your cocktail of choice.

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Floating Florals

Centrepieces don’t have to go on the actual table, don’t you know! Some more unusual weddings have seen floral arrangements suspended above tables; we think this is a great idea as guests are able to see each other much more easily!

Eclectic Dreams

Whilst there will always be traditional weddings, we’re seeing more of an interest in eclectic elements at some weddings. Think unique baked creations from Choccywoccydoodah or champagne towers replacing centrepieces.

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Family Style Dining

This year is set to see a big focus on family style dining rather than traditional meals served by waiters. Serving your meal from big platters in the centre of the table is great for guest interaction, and makes the meal a little less formal which many couples like.

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Tiered Desserts vs. Cake Bars              

There’s no rule that says you must cut into a cake at your wedding. Some couples are opting out of the traditional cake altogether, instead going for several different cakes served at a cake bar, or tiered desserts such as macaroons, cupcakes or even doughnuts.

Want to find out more from our team of wedding experts? Give us a call on 01932 584283 or email events@painshillevents.co.uk to arrange a site visit.