Here at House of Hud we know a thing or two about weddings, having organised a good few of them every year, and what with talking to brides and grooms year-round about their ideas, inspirations and dreams and then helping to turn them into reality we get quite a good idea of what is hot and what is not!
Combine that with observations made by our Industry friends’ and we’ve compiled the Top 5 Trends you’ll be noticing at weddings in 2017….enjoy!
The tinkle of vintage porcelain teacups; a splash of Hendricks and cucumber, a gentle Summer’s breeze, the comforting distant knell of cricket bat against ball… and your great-Aunt Nora doing her best ‘disdainful Dowager Duchess’ on the lawn.Ahh. This is England.
The trend for old-English everything has leapt further back in time to Victoriana and beyond for 2017, as bright young things everywhere are channelling Downton Abbey, Oscar Wilde and Austen.
Think Victorian lace detailing, wild-flower garland table-runners, William Morris prints, elaborate topiary and lashings of strawberries and cream.
Taking a cue from experimental pop-ups and late night speakeasies, 2017 is the year to treat your guests to something a little bit original; as couples throw out the staid, tried-and tested menus and opt for exciting, contemporary tastes.
Add an element of surprise with artisan food-trucks and pop-up tasting stations of DIY Ceviche, pulled-pork, lobster rolls or Oyster shucking and don your mixologist cap to experiment with and personalise the brew of your favourite cocktails; served with prohibition panache in miss-matched miniature jars or Gatsby champagne glasses.
It’s OUT with the Bourgeois and IN with Bohemia as Weddings become less ostentatious conformity and more you and your loved ones pulling together to make it all happen.
Invitations drawn by the flower girls, wildflower centrepieces picked by your mother-in-law, funny anecdotes from friends and family printed on napkins… Get crafty and add quirky elements of humour to let your personalities shape the day.
More a huge dinner party for everyone you know and love, than a fanfare of fuss and formality; create a personal and intimate atmosphere by sitting together on long rustic tables, passing shared plates and lighting it all perfectly with homely, twinkling lights. Informal and unconventional weddings will be BIG in 2017.
You heard it here first.
The Royal wedding inspired us to bring the outdoors in, and we have it on good authority that the trend for green has definitely stuck.
Herbs such as rosemary and mint strung together with ivy, magnolia leaf and fern are adorning table-runners; framing cocktail menus, redefining tent ceilings and softening chandeliers. Topiary and architectural trees bring form and height in to tents and venues as well as adding life in to the spaces. The key here is to adorn with foliage and hint at the great outdoors, rather than sending your guests in to the jungle to forage for their supper (although that could be a lot of fun too).
Credit to: The Arabian Tent Company. www.arabiantents.com